I believe it was mistranslated from the original Hebrew text. It is actually the "fruit of all knowledge". If we gained knowledge by eating the fruit, why would we be inclined to sin? Wouldn't that actually be a loss of knowledge if we were perfect before that?
"Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"
WHO IS US? No, it is not the trinity. I have researched that.
Sounds like the "Lord" doesn't want us to be enlightened. That is called hypocrisy. It's a sin when we do it, but not when he does it.
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Most people believe the story of the tree of good and evil was an explanation for how evil entered the world. I do NOT believe that this is the purpose of the story. I believe this is one prophetic allegory out of hundreds and thousands of prophetic allegories in the bible and the purpose of the passage is to tell us we should not discriminate between good and evil when we see somebody - we should love everybody whether they are good or evil, smart or stupid, good looking or ugly, fast thinking or slow thinking, rich or poor, popular or unpopular, hard working or lazy. God wants you to love everybody without discriminating between one trait and another. The reward for living this way is that you die a painless death, have LESS pain in child birth but not a completely painless birth, and work at a job you love instead of doing something you hate to avoid starving to death.0