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FormalPaper1 - Kirsten Moran September 14, 2007 Theology...

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Kirsten Moran September 14, 2007 Theology 101, Fielder Fighting Temptation In the passage Genesis 3:1-24, Adam and Eve are faced with temptation. Temptation can bear one of two results, refusing temptation or giving in to temptation. Through the temptation of the Serpent, symbolic for Satan, Adam and Eve learn there are consequences for disobeying. In order to avoid these punishments, one must learn to fight temptations and know that in good one will prosper. The lesson in temptation in this situation is knowing and believing in good versus evil. LORD God represents good and all that good entails, while the Serpent, or Satan, represents evil. Satan successfully does his part on Eve in that he convinces her to doubt in LORD God’s word. He makes her doubt the good by making all that is evil seem more appealing. The Serpent tells Eve she can have what she desires and appeals to her, wisdom and good food. With the instilled doubt for the LORD God Eve is easily swayed toward evil. Temptation is not meant to make things easy and clear, but it is the will to
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