Have you ever questioned if something is true or not? My colleague Eric Nelson, Committee on Publication for Northern California, posted a thoughtful blog on this subject that originally appeared on Communities Digital News. Eric writes:
Even if you’re not much of a Bible reader, you’ve likely heard the story.
God creates Adam, and out of Adam he creates Eve. He tells them both not to eat from “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” but a talking snake convinces them to do otherwise. God finds out and decides to banish them from the Garden of Eden, forever sealing the fate, not just of these two renegades, but of all their descendants, including you and me.
What’s often lost within this abbreviated retelling, however, is any clear indication of the one responsible for our supposed downfall.
Read more from Eric Nelson’s blog.