DEAR Reading-‘The Holy Bible’

I am currently reading the Holy Bible. Surprisingly, the language in the bible is much easier than I thought it would have been. I choose to read this book because a lot of books have elements from the bible. Therefore, it makes me really curious that what is written in the bible, and how it inspires people.
I am now reading the Genesis, which is the very beginning of the bible. I am really interested in the concept of the Garden Eden and the Tree of Life.
The fruit on the Tree of Life is forbidden to eat, because it has the knowledge of good and evil.

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying,
‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
‘but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’

The God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit from the tree. I am really curious why the God doesn’t let Adam and Eve to eat the fruit. Knowledge is the most important thing the human being has. Because of the knowledge, us human stand out from the other creatures. However, as God has mentioned, the knowledge are both ‘good and evil’.
Before Adam and Eve ate the fruit, they were innocent, ‘they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.’ Without knowledge, we would not know what is right and what is wrong. From this, I also learnt that, knowledge is a powerful thing. If you use it in the right way, it would help the others; if not, our own power would bring disaster to ourselves.
I really enjoy reading the Holy Bible.

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6 comments to DEAR Reading-‘The Holy Bible’

  • Aurora

    I guess without knowledge there would be no evil in the world, no wars, no disagreement and everybody would just be pure. However, I can’t really imagine a world like that.. It must be a really peaceful and nice place.

    • Aurora

      But without knowledge you wouldnt really know whats right and wrong..right? Which means you would eventually make someone else angry..

  • Dawn

    Lol~~ I guess so, yeah…
    It’s hard to imagine the world without knowledge…

  • Dawn

    I think, sometimes we use common sense too much. How do we know that the right thing is not right, and the wrong things are not wrong?
    maybe, without knowledge, our right and wrong just means nothing.

    • Aurora

      True…but people would still get hurt if somebody like did something mean to them and stuff..but i guess it depends on the situation..

  • (Jolly) Nga Wan

    This topic gave me lots of inspiration that I wrote too much for it to be called a ‘comment’. So I am going to write a blog post right now. Thanks Dawn for the inspiration!

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