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Is eating apples a Sin?

God said not to eat an apple but Eve did anyway, so is eating an apple now still a sin?

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No, the bible never identified the fruit as apples, so you're good

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No... God told Eve not to eat an apple from a specific tree because it belonged to the devil.. it was a test.. Apples are Not a sin Haha!

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Nothing belonged to the devil.
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The devil was a snake hanging from that specific tree, tempting Eve with an apple.. That's the biblical children story I heard when I was kid just like the one asking this question.
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Yep. :)
The tree belonged to the Devil.
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Yes the snake may have been hanging in it...but the tree was Gods. The devil happened to be in that tree because that is the tree that God said not to touch..and the devil was there trying to persuade Eve to challenge Gods rule.
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I KNOW THE STORY.. sorry about not knowing who the tree belonged to -_-
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We have no way of knowing it was an apple. The Bible doesnt say. All God says in the Bible is 'fruit'. Not 'apple'.
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Other theories include pomegranite, a much more common fruit in that part of the world.
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That kid probably got the that question from the same Biblical Children Story that say plenty of times as a child.. In The Children Books nd Cartoon Yes it was an Apple.
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I Mean the same Biblical Children Story that I saw as a child.. lol
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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.

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Sweetheart, God does not have to use the devil's devices to accomplish His aims.
The rest of what you state is correct.
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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.

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Exactly.
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The bible never said what they ate. And you completely missed the point of that story if you are sincere in your answer.
Eating the fruit was not the sin. Disobeying God was.

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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.

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OK, OK Geez i'm sorry for asking such a stupid question. I'm not very well educated in the ways of God; my family aren't Christian.
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Ignore this person.
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No honest question is stupid. That is why we are here..don't apologize.
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:) thanks guys :) .xx
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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.

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Harden of Eden ? You're slipping! Next comes the complete breakdown.
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The G and the H are very close together. It's an easy mistake to make.
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Oooh, Oh....:0).
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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

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There is nothing special or sinful about apples, yes you can eat them, just like pears, etc.

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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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Though never explicitly named, the fruit from that particular fanciful tale was most likely a fig.

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Hey.. Novelty. How r u liking those night shifts? R u able to have "normal" hours during the day on the weekends? Great answer, too!!!
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I can't stand it. By Sunday night, I'm completely ready to go to bed at a decent hour! I think I will need a couple more weeks of this to get to the point where I keep my schedule over the weekend as well.
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Yes....its not easy. Iv worked off and on night shifts for years. One job i had was 7 nights on, 7 days off. So.i had a week to try go go back to day hours.
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Ugh! That sounds like the most unhealthy shift possible!
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I feel your pain. :) i havent worked a night shift for about 2-3 years now. Been working home care rather than in the hospital. Been contemplating going back to the hosp. But, with it comes shift work. Lol
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I'm leaving in 20 minutes. I feel nice and awake.
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The Bible does not say anything about an apple it's not in the Word of God the fruit was the tree of Good and Evil satan , the tree of life is JESUS He said stay away from Satan not a apple

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Thank you for that insight. I really didn't know for sure what the tree of life was.
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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.

10... 9.. 8.. 7....

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6...5.....4......LoLoLoL!! But so, so right!!!:0).
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Surprised it's still here.
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Not so bad actually, funny as all Heck! Ha,ha..
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Doesn't make sense that God told them to; "Go forth and multiply." then blame them for doing just that.
No, the sin was turning their back on God and making themselves their own god.
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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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Good answer.
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Hi guys!
star for you
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Thanks, James.
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There's my Sandra. Are you ever gonna come out from hiding & show me what you were talking about so I could give you my opinion when I said I didn't know anything about it? I'd sure would like to know about v and what transpired. If I don't know the story, From where can I get my story? LOL I be luvin' U!!
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Thank you so much Susan, my heart just melted to a puddle on the floor. Thanks so much for sticking up for me. I was getting a bit fed up with all this 'Go read the story' nonsense. I'm trying, really I am, but it's hard to try when people are putting me down so thank you so much and God bless again and again!! .xx
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You're welcome, my precious. As you can tell I get a bit sick of it myself. <3
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Nop it is not. Eat away :p

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Hi Blue!
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Heyyyy sweet heart. Listen I think Dubai is the only solution. Let's move there at once and beat this time zone a** :p
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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

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only If you eat the worm inside..
worms have a right to exist too

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Why am I not surprised1
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