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Pro-life Sarah
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Posted - Nov 18 2008 :  09:39:13 AM  Show Profile Send Pro-life Sarah a Private Message
Ok, I know we can't get into the mind of God. But one of those nagging questions that comes back periodically and I throw out with my personal feeble explanations is this: Why do you suppose that God added the Tree of Knowledge and its temptation to the Garden of Eden? My thoughts are that perfect love requires a choice towards God, not a force.... and leaving out the choice would make it a force, so with the introduction of the tree, God gave Adam and Eve a choice to love Him in return. Other thoughts? I'm doing an on-line Bible study with Scott Hahn's St. Paul's site and the question reared its ugly head in my life....

Take Care and God Bless,
Sarah

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Pro-life Sarah
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Posted - Nov 18 2008 :  10:35:49 AM  Show Profile Send Pro-life Sarah a Private Message
And not because of something Hahn said, but because of my own questioning mind and perhaps even satan....

Take Care and God Bless,
Sarah

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Posted - Nov 18 2008 :  1:03:25 PM  Show Profile Send avila a Private Message
God will not interfere in man's free will.
Each day of our lives we have this choice, good or evil
Adam and Eve were pre warned and so are we in His word.

The issue Adam and Eve confronted was fear, fear of mortal death and so chose spiritual death.

This is the ultimate test the martyrs chose, to give their lives rather than die a spiritual death.
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