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Genesis:1–3: In the beginning …

When God had finished His creating:

Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!

If you have ever wondered why the world is no longer just ‘good’ and why we now experience bad as well as good, here is the answer:

Genesis 3:5  … your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat [fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden], and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her

Eve could have said she didn’t want any evil, that she was happy with good, but she didn’t. Adam didn’t stand in her way. They both wanted to know evil rather than just enjoy the good. So now we all know evil because of the bad things that happen around us. In short: humanity got what we asked for.

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