Blessed Ises Ark I
i still have to read the book of Enoch indepth, i havent even looked at the relevant paragraphs that the i has posted from that book yet, but first i wanted to deal with some of the different views i have on the Genesis story.
The i said, "The reason why Jah told them that they would surely die if they ate of the fruit is because Jah knew that when the generations of Adam and Eve no longer saw eachother as One, they would kill eachother."
i dont really agree with that view since ini well know that people die not only because they kill eachother. As i see it, corruption and decay of the flesh is a must, to the wise and the foolish alike,to the clean and the filthy alike, it awaits us all, Only JAh alone is above that.
The i said that JAh gave mankind the choice,,but i still question whether JAH indeed gave ini the choice or did ini take it for ini self.
In the Garden of Eden, there was only Good, there was only JAH, and if mankind had obeyed JAH, then ini would still be there, not knowing no evil thing, knowing only good, always in the Light, never knowing darkness
That is why i dont see it as how the i says it when the i said, "The reason Jah told them that when they eat of the tree they shall surely die is because Jah knew that their existence up to that time was short and they didn't have enough of a foundation to deal with this wisdom"
if the i really check it, the amount of time of ini existence upto that moment doesnt matter at all. Whether mankind existed for one day, or he existed for a million years, dont make no difference, because upto that moment mankind was in the Light, he never knew no darkness. So, after one day. or one million years of living in the light, if you are suddenly plunged into darkness, the result is the same, now you are in a place that you know not.
So i still question if JAh did give mankind the choice, or mankind took it unto himself by eating of the forbidden fruit.
ofcourse, when i say that, one may ask, then why did JAh create the Tree in the first place, and my honest answer would be i dont know.
Seen, when JAh said that if man eat of the Tree, he would surely die, i take that as it says....SURELY....there is no, if they were able to understand the knowledge they gained or anything like that....it is SURELY
Seen, when it says the Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil, i dont think of the word knowledge in the sense we usually use it, like knowlegde you get from school and things like that....i take it to mean to really KNOW....and there is only one way to really KNOW, and that it is to experience it.......lol, hope im not being rude in anyway, but it is almost like when we say A MAN KNOWING A WOMAN....we are not really talking about them being introduced, are we...
So when manking ate of the Tree of Good and Evil, he had to start to know Good and Evil, he had to start going through good and evil, no matter if he understood the knowlegde he gained or not, there is no escaping it.
I really apprecilove your reaoning on the cain and abel story and i sight much truth in that.
The ony thing i am questioning is when the i says
" So when they were ready and could Iverstand, Jah would have given them of the Fruit of Knowledge of Good and evil"
that is what i am questioning, If you have lived in the Light all your life and never saw or even knew there is any such thing as darkness, how do you become ready for the darkness?
ofcourse, if the i is right in your reasoning, that would explain why JAH created the Tree but forbid man to eat of it, but it still doesnt fit for i.
I hope i have been making sense.
I think from now on, when i reply to a long post, i should print it first and put it by my desk while i write my reply, its a bit hard and disconcerting to do it from the scree, going back and forth, lol
Anyway, now i will read properly what is written in the Book of Enoch and see if i have more to add