Sunday, March 15, 2020
The Creation of Evil, Justice and Mortality in the Garden in Eden
In the first story in the Bible the Creator introduced TOV (good) into his creation:
Doing things that protect and preserve lives,
make lives more functional and increase the quality of life.
When the man ate the forbidden fruit he introduced RAH (evil) into Yahweh’s Garden:
Doing things that destroy and threaten their lives,
make their lives less functional and decrease the quality of life.
It is important to clearly understand this point:
Good and Evil are concrete actions,
not an abstract internal or spiritual qualities.
The next wisdom principle taught by this story is how to respond to evil:
Justice is the divine response to evil actions.
After the man and woman stepped out of their hiding places and faced Yahweh, both wearing fig leaves, it was clear to Yahweh something had happened since he last saw them. Continue to read at --