Monday, November 05, 2007

The First Sin

I was just reading yesterday and and something jumped out at me for the first time. In Genesis 3:3 Eve says to the serpent, "you must not eat from the tree in the middle of the garden and must not touch it or your will die." Of course God never said that you should not touch it, at least he didn't say it in my Bible.

I have always known that Eve made this statement that seems to exaggerate what God really said. It just never occurred to me that this, and not the eating of the fruit, could have been the first sin. Or maybe God did say it but it was not written down.

Just thinking out loud this morning. What do you think.

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