Let me start at the very beginning. Man was in the garden of eden. He was allowed to do whatever he wanted to do,except for one thing. He was not allowed to eat from the tree of knowledge. This was God’s one command.
Eve was tempted by an evil serpent to disobey God and then she persuaded Adam to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge,which God forbid them to do.
Adam ate the apple. They suddenly became aware of their nakedness. God knew this because when God asked Adam why he was hiding,Adam replied”I was ashamed of being naked.” At this point God Knew he Disobeyed him and ate from the tree of knowledge which God forbid him to do. This is what the bible says.
At this point I have two questions. Obviously the apple was symbolic of something else. Because there is nothing wrong with eating an apple. My first question is,”What is the apple symbolic of?”In other words” What deed really transpired?” My second question is” What was the knowledge that which God forbid?”
The inspirational bible verses does not answer ,or even address these questions. I know that some of you may be saying the answer to the question about the knowledge,was that man would acquire all the same knowledge that God had. But this was stated by the serpent who was the devil and the devil is a liar. So that does not answer that question for me.
O. k. Now lets jump ahead to the seventeenth century. There was a French philosopher named Rene Descartes. He is referred to as the father of modern philosophy. He reached a point in his life where he had a lot of doubts. He even doubted his own existence. He felt that he could be just a figment of some ones imagination. Then he realized one thing. Doubting was going on. He realized doubting was a thought process. He then knew he was able to think. He is well known for the quote” I think therefore I am.” He needed to be sure of things in order to believe.
Now Rene Descartes confronted his belief in the existence of God. He was Catholic and he attended the Catholic church. He was being told many things about God by the Catholic church. He wanted to know where these teachings were coming from,And by who’s authority. The Catholic church told him they had Sacred scriptures that were in sacred places. Rene Descartes wanted to examine them for himself to interpret and believe for himself. The church told him that was impossible,because only certain anointed religious leaders of a high order were allowed to go and view such sacred documents.
Well,Rene Descartes would not accept this. He said if he could not see for himself he could not believe their teachings. He was banished from France. In 1663, the Pope placed all of his great works on the index of prohibited books.
Why were they hiding the teachings of God. It reminds me of a quote that Jesus,” Woe to the pharisees,for they are like a dog sleeping in the manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen eat. . .”
God’s word is like a light to guide man to keep him from stumbling in the darkness. Jesus said.” If you have a lamp that is lit, do you put it under a table and cover it, or do you put it on top of the table so all can see the light. ?”
Jesus also said,” Where there is light there can be no darkness.”
Atman is a child of God, who is known for his great insight into religion. He has a knack for teaching through quotes and short stories,he is considered an expert writer. He claims that God is his mentor, because he asked God to be. God shine your light on me. God give me the strength and fiber to remain in your light.
” All Men Have Fears The Brave Put Aside Thier Fears And Go Forward…Sometimes to Death…Always To Victory…”
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