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Why did God create Adam and Eve perfect and then put Satan right in their neighborhood?

If God really didn't want Adam and Eve to sin, why did God place the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil right in their "living room" where they had to pass by it every day?

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JamesKaeberle

It's called Free Will. The Most Powerful Thing In A Persons Life Is His Free Will. God did not want robots. He gives us a choice. So chose wisely.

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joshuabagel

To give them the choice

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Amen!
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nikeboy101

he knew they would commit a sin so he could send his Son to bring us heaven and forgivness

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What was the point? He could have saved us all then and there.
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So he required suffering and a blood sacrifice for something he could have just avoided from the start? Sounds like a sadistic jerk to me.
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so if he knew about that he should of known about all the murdering of wars and school shootings!
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nikeboy101
yes he did but sin lurks though this world anyway because if Satan. God is not satanic he is exactly the opposite. Read the bible and you'll figure it out.
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Reading the bible is a lot of the reason I'm no longer Christian.

You know how many people the devil kills in the bible? Ten. "God" kills millions, and approves of wholesale genocide, rape, and infanticide of thousands just for believing in different gods.
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He wanted to know if he could trust them

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If your god was supposedly all-knowing, he'd have KNOWN whether or not he could trust them and not needed to "test" them. Setting up the test when you know the outcome is suffering is sadistic.
Fortunately it's just a story.
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God wanted to test them, to see if they would make the right choice

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Go would have been omniscient, so he wouldn't need to test them. The Garden of Eden myth is incorrect.
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Good answer Rebecca. Also they wouldn't have had offspring if not for the fall
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If your god was all-knowing, he wouldn't need to test anyone. And if he knew what they'd choose and set the world up for suffering anyway, he's a sadist.

Fortunately it's just a story.
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Ellipsical

He was the original bad parent.

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It was always about choice. If Adam and Eve had no idea what the difference between good and evil was, how could they actually make an educated choice? Philosophically speaking, without the existence of evil, good is not GOOD, it is nothing. You need evil AND good to even be able to distinguish the difference between the two. If there was no evil option to choose from, Adam and Eve would have happily spent the rest of their lives as robots, not as creature of free will. God wanted them to CHOOSE to love him, not to force them.

God gave humans free will, and he knows the consequences and we know the consequences and in the end it just comes down to that. Would you rather marry someone who actually loves you and chose to be with you despite all other options available, or marry someone who had never dated anyone else and didn't know otherwise?

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So if you are given NO choices, how do you know if you'd make the right choices?

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God did not create Adam Eve perfect,He created them to be human,and gave them free will to choose between right and wrong.Humans were put here to worship God of their own free will,according to the Bible. I think the love would be more genuine, coming from free will,than it would be if God didn't give them the option.The serpent (Satan) was put in that tree to tempt them with the forbidden fruit, and free will was given to them to see how they would really choose. Satan tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to test them, same as Satan tempted Jesus, testing the human side of God on Earth. Adam and Eve failed, because they chose against God; Jesus,God's human side on Earth, succeeded and defeated the devil.Humans never were perfect, and never will. One of the big things that sets humans apart from angels is that humans not only have free will,but they also have faith;angels don't need faith, because they are constantly in the presence of God.I hope this answer was helpful to you.

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26Simmons26

To test them

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cjuepa

A sincere question. Please read this explanation slow and carefully. " When God created Adam, did he know that Adam would sin?
Here is what God set before Adam and Eve: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth.” “And Jehovah God also laid this command upon the man: ‘From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.’” (Gen. 1:28; 2:16, 17) Would you encourage your children to undertake a project with a marvelous future, knowing from the start that it was doomed to failure? Would you warn them of harm, while knowing that you had planned everything so that they were sure to come to grief? Is it reasonable, then, to attribute such to God?
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Matt. 7:11: “If you, although being wicked [or, “bad as you are,” NE], know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those asking him?”
If God foreordained and foreknew Adam’s sin and all that would result from this, it would mean that by creating Adam, God deliberately set in motion all the wickedness committed in human history. He would be the Source of all the wars, the crime, the immorality, the oppression, the lying, the hypocrisy, the disease. But the Bible clearly says: “You are not a God taking delight in wickedness.” (Ps. 5:4) “Anyone loving violence His soul certainly hates.” (Ps. 11:5) “God . . . cannot lie.” (Titus 1:2) “From oppression and from violence he [the One designated by God as Messianic King] will redeem their soul, and their blood will be precious in his eyes.” (Ps. 72:14) “God is love.” (1 John 4:8) “He is a lover of righteousness and justice.”—Ps. 33:5.
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Illustration: The owner of a radio can listen to the world news. But the fact that he can listen to a certain station does not mean that he does. He must first turn on the radio and then select the station. Likewise, Jehovah has the ability to foreknow events, but the Bible shows that he makes selective and discretionary use of that ability, with due regard for the free will with which he has endowed his human creation.—Compare Genesis 22:12; 18:20, 21.
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Does God’s ability to foreknow and foreordain events prove that he does this regarding all the actions of all his creatures?
Rev. 22:17: “Let anyone hearing say: ‘Come!’ And let anyone thirsting come; let anyone that wishes take life’s water free.” (The choice is not foreordained; it is left to the individual.) rs (jw.org)
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God said everything was Good. The Tree of Life, and Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil were metaphors. The Righteous Tongue is a Tree of Life. Seeing Good or Evil in others is only a psychological projection of what is potentially within each of us. When we condemn others we only condemn ourselves. Jesus mentions that a good man out of the Goodness of his heart only sees good, the Pharisees called Jesus Evil because they were evil inside of themselves. God said everything is Good, it was sacred just because it was created by God's Authority. Evil only means 'two', the knowledge of Evil is the entrance to the dualistic world of Man's mind that imagines itself to be separate from the Almighty Creator. Hence Adam and Eve were cast from the Garden which is representative of The Knowledge of God's Presence within our Spirits. Jesus conquers the separateness of our minds and reconciles us in our minds to be 'One' with God. In God's mind were are always 'One' with God. We are 'The Temple' We are 'The Church'. Atonement = at one ment-ally

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Very well said; thank you very much, and God bless you.
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Patches16

God chose to love us and He gave us free will. By doing so, He allowed us the opportunity to choose Him also. This is how I see it. Lucifer could have not chosen pride before God. And, we could have chosen to trust God and choose Him. He had never failed Adam and Eve and all that they had partaken of was good. It was pride also with them. The same as it was for satan. Pride is destructive.

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Because its a STORY, meant to teach us about right and wrong!!!! Don't take it literally

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It's just a story- and not even an original one at that. The Hebrews got the story passed down through the Sumerians- Genesis is basically a copy of the "Epic of Gilgamesh".

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