It’s Christmas time again, and that means good Christians everywhere are celebrating the birth of their saviour Jesus Christ. The rest of us are just enjoying a festive holiday of lights and colours and visiting friends and family.
With nativity scenes everywhere you look, and the kids putting on their school nativity plays they’ve been practicing for months instead of learning useful things, I can’t help but be reminded of the craziness of the Christian beliefs.
So, once again I’m posting Christian Christmas Questions in the 10 days leading up to Christmas. I’ll provide my own insights into the question in the following post.
Without further adieu, let’s begin with…
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Any story of Jesus Christ must begin with original sin. That, after all, was apparently the purpose for Jesus (God in the flesh) to live — and die — on Earth in the first place.
From biblical descriptions of the rivers (Genesis 2: 10-14), it seems likely that the Garden of Eden is approximately in the vicinity of modern day Iraq and could, maybe, be as large as the Arabian Peninsula. This begs the obvious question, with the entire world on which to place a the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which, apparently, God did not want Adam and Eve to eat from, why place the tree in Eden where they had ready access to it? After all, these are innocent humans, they could very well have eaten from it by accident. So, why would an omniscient, omnipotent being place an object in easy reach of beings he doesn’t want to interact with it?
Insight and longevity.