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10.27.2009 - Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Last time...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Last time concentrated on the “fall” the disobedience of Adam and Eve because they ate from the tree of life. In the story the word fall does not appear at all, they are rather “ejected,” in a sort of birthing sense, they are born into a new life. Argue now that this same sort of fall may also be interpreted as a rise. It is not simply a movement downward, adam exhibits a sort of downward nature in his disobedience, and they are made to take a fall as God’s punishment. Same act of falling also makes quite clear adam’s spiritual side. Adam’s failure to obey God, is regarded as sort of a threat to God. The point is that the serpent in some way spoke the truth, in that by taking the fruit he has become more god- like. God says “behold he has become like us.” If man becomes more god-like, what is this god- like character. The difference between God and man in the story is that God has the power to create man. And to create in general. In particular it is the idea that human beings could not have created themselves originally. The capacity that man must have acquired by becoming more like God mus have been the capacity for creation, yet this is the very capacity that God limits. It is this capacity that man must have in some way acquired. He acquires this ability in the sense that he has the ability to make choices. However, the capacity for choice was given to man by God. He was already made in God’s image, yet he must have been equipped with the ability to
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