No, See there was a gigantic garden full of fruits, in the middle was the tree of good, and evil, God gave it to the Devil so that he could test Adam and Eve. God said they could eat from any other tree, other than that one tree.
No. The bible says Eve ate a fruit from the tree of knowledge (good and evil). It wasn't the fruit that caused the sin, it was her disobedience against God who forbade her and Adam to eat from the tree.
No. Geez. Why would eating an apple be a sin? Firstly - the Bible just says FRUIT it doesnt say what the fruit was. Apples are part of human religious tradition, not Biblical Truth. Secondly - the fruit itself was not cursed or magic or the sin. The sin was in the eating, in the disobedience and betrayal of God that EATING the fruit represented. If that particular fruit, whatever it may have been, still exists today its not a sin to eat it. I figure thats why God never bothered to name the fruit because it wasnt about FRUIT it was all about choices and making the wrong one and the consequences of that choice. Just as it is now.
You're over thinking this whole thing. Firstly, the Bible doesn't state what fruit Eve ate. Secondly, God just didn't want them to eat the fruit of that particular tree. He never said that the fruit in general was illegal. Just the ones of that tree. Thirdly, scientists don't think that apples grew in the Harden of Eden because of the climate. Apples are just the common guess. So you're good.
The key element in the passage is not the fruit itself, but the prohibition against eating it. God gave Adam and Eve only one prohibition in His instructions. Whether there was some spiritual property within the fruit is really irrelevant. The sin was in disobeying God's command. By eating the fruit (an act of disobedience), Adam and Eve gained personal knowledge of evil. They already knew good, but now they had the contrasting experience of the evil of disobedience and the guilt and shame that came with it. Satan's lie was that knowing good and evil would make them like gods (Genesis 3:5). In reality, they were already made in the image of God, and had the blessing of His good pleasure. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/forbidden-fruit.html#ixzz2ZgbINFko
Why don't you sit down and read the story? It's a very good lesson. We listen to temptation every day, that "snake" whispering in our ears to do what we know God forbids. Some people give into temptation and become separated from God. Finding our way back can be a rocky road. The fruit is not important, disobedience on the 1 thing God told them not to do, is.
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A lot of misconceptions have occurred because of inaccuracies in the King James translation of the Bible. For instance, Jonah wasn't swallowed by a whale but by "a big fish". A VERY big fish, I'd guess.
And in Eden it wasn't an apple that got Adam in trouble with God. Eve gave him her cherry.
And THAT was the first step in what we now call "the population explosion".
So go ahead and eat as many apples as you like but be very careful about cherries.
In answer to this question, I think Niall has gotten plenty enough "answers" from, of course, evident non-Christians, but even "Christians" who have made a young person who is trying to find out about the Bible (because her family is not Christian) feel foolish for asking this question. This site is to help people, not hurt, humiliate or embarrass people and what some of you have done is just exactly that. To continue to pound her with "You need to read the story" and such is uncalled for. I think we all need to look back and see one of the biggest things God wants from us is to show compassion. Think of that the next time you're answering a question to a young person or any age person for that matter. They look to us for guidance and some of these answers were great, but some were scary.
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Nope. The sin was in turning away from God. The apple itself was never mentioned. The Bible just says, fruit. I admire your desire to keep yourself pure. The only way to do that is through Jesus. His finished work on the cross wiped out our sins past, present and future once and for all. So even if we do blow it, we rest in Him. As believers we sustain a relationship with Him and it fills our being with His goodness and love and grace and truth. God bless ya honey! Oh, and by the way, Adam was standing right there with Eve. He could have stopped the whole thing but didn't. Don't be angry with him, just know that fact too. lol