Joel Wentz

contending for thoughtful Christianity

Why is a piece of fruit such a big deal?? (Reading & Respecting Scripture, Genesis 3-2)

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Continuing our exploration (and untangling) of Genesis 3, we turn to one of the central symbols of the whole story: the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Have you ever stopped and wondering why God made this one of the trees in the garden? And why was it the only one they couldn't eat from? And what exactly made them break that rule? And why was it such a big deal in the first place? And why......? OK, so there are a ton of questions you could ask about this....

Listen for a brief exploration of what Genesis is claiming about humans, God, the world, and evil as symbolized in this tree.