There are international standards of weights and measures, even for the passage of time.
The gold standard for a moral, eternally abiding life now sits and the right hand of his Father.
Diametrically opposed is the man of Sin, our natural proclivity and the spirit working in our minds and members. We sin as naturally and freely as water cascading down a water fall.
Our mouths, swear, our minds envy, covet and indulge in vilest most despicable imaginings.
We are bitter, abusive, hateful, coldhearted, murders, whisperers, callous, without natural affection, haughty, high minded, quick to anger, insufferable lot. Deserving all of the natural catastrophes that beset us, including AIDS, tsunamis, hurricanes and tornadoes. As AIDS spreads rapidly around the earth it becomes evident that everybody is sleeping with everyone across the whole planet. A sure marker of the moral turpitude that besets the earth.
But a standard was born. Eat his flesh, drink his blood and let him abode in your mind and members that you may abide forever.
A dog is obedient to it's master despite having no sense of good and evil.
You can be obedient without knowledge. Look at any child.
That is absurd. Have you ever trained a puppy? Ever seen a baby start toddling? Small animals are not naturally obedient. They are naturally curious and inquisitive and have no concept of behaviors society considers right or wrong. They must be taught to obey.
Yes, a child or dog does need to be taught which "good" behaviors and curiosities will be tolerated or rewarded and which "bad" behaviors and curiosities won't be tolerated to be obedient. This is why children brought up without discipline are brats. This is why feral children are more like wild animals. This is why puppies chew your shoes. This is also why you can program an impressionable mind to be a racist sexist homophobe and follow you to protests holding signs that say "God hates fags" if you're so inclined. Knowing "right" from "wrong" and obedience do NOT come naturally.
Good luck explaining consequences to an infant or a puppy before they do something wrong. Fear of consequences only comes AFTER the discipline for the undesired behavior.
Really not sure what would be worse, being your kid or your dog?
Take the story a step further and understand these two knew nothing about consequences, according to the story there had been no death. So what the hell would death mean to them?
You are implying God didn't know if they would be rebellious or not when he created them.
I think you mean "he knew they would be rebellious and eat from the tree before he created them, but he created them and told them not to eat of the tree anyway, just for the lols."
Fixed that for ya.
Here's a question for you -
You have a dusty old book, it was based on a dusty old book the jews have, islam has a dusty old book which is related to the jewish & the christian dusty old books. Three similar dusty old books. Add to that the many dusty old books of hinduism, the dusty old book of sikhism, jainism, buddhism, mormonism, the not so dusty old book of scientology, and many other dusty old books of religion which are now dead.
How can you be so sure that your dusty old book is the correct dusty old book? Its not the oldest, not the newest and its not original.
@Aksay Bist. You have asked a profound question.
"How can you be so sure that your dusty old book is the correct dusty old book? Its not the oldest, not the newest and its not original."
Truth is, if we must rely on dusty old books, we are dead men.
Christ has left a spiritual legacy such that if we commune with him we will become oracles of God, living books, with life flowing from our bellies. How can you tell that you are living book?. Well, you will have spiritual gifts in the life that now is, as a token of the great power that you will have in the future. The gift of prophesying, healing, speaking tongues, interpreting tongues, healing the sick and raising the dead.
In the beginning was the 'word' and the word was god because the word created the world in the mind of man. Armed with the word man was no longer a part of the world but something outside the world. The word divided man from the world and also divided the world because then everything had a name.And one thing was not like another thing because they had been named, and they were different.
And the word brought the knowledge of good and evil. All that was good brought harmony to the people and all that was evil were the things that men saw that made them like the beasts. And all that was good was said to come from something above the world, which they called 'God'. But they had forgotten that the word had created the world, and when they thought that they were in the world but not of the world, the word became 'God' and it was said that 'God' was the creator, and that through the word of 'God' they had been created, and the world had been created. But they had forgotten that it was the word that had created 'God'.