Updated: Nov 10, 2021
When I thought I had finished up the Fall Part 2, I was wrong. Abba Yah showed me some important verses in the First Book of Adam and Eve which made me ask questions, yes more questions than I already had. Those questions got answered by a Rabbi.
Rabbi Manis Friedman
Manis Friedman is a Chabad Lubavitch Hassid, Shliach, rabbi, author, social philosopher and public speaker. He is also the dean of the Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies. Friedman authored Doesn't Anyone Blush Anymore?, which was published in 1990 and is currently in its fourth printing. Wikipedia
Some of my questions I have had my whole life:
Why did they chose to listen to the "serpent" when they were perfect and in perfection?
Because if you read it was In Jubilees it took only 8 Years for Adam and Eve to "sin", in the First Book of Adam and Eve it was 8 days, and Genesis leaves us to believe it was immediately too.
2. Didn't God Know They were going to Fall and If So, Why Let it Happen?
This was something I have been learning over time: what our Light is Really Meant for and Why We were Created IN God's Image yet suffer we suffer here on earth.
3. Why do We Suffer? Did Adam and Eve not know they would suffer?
I never understood how perfect beings would not know what death was or understand the concept. Was God Not Clear on His Intentions for Adam and Eve when He made them, and Did He Not Explain what was going to happen? Learning and Asking Questions is Key: knowing that there was a purpose for "The Fall", gives us a better understanding of what really happened.
Let us first look at Genesis 2:16-17
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that H3117 thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
The Most Important word in this verse is the 3 letter word: For
This is a perfect time for an English Lesson
What is a concessive clause?
A concessive clause is a clause which begins with "although" or "even though" and which expresses an idea that suggests the opposite of the main part of the sentence. ... BUT they don't introduce clauses. They have different syntax.
Although it was raining, he walked to the station.
Even though she is very old, she runs fast.
The First part of Verse 17 states: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it:
According to the concessive clause definition, Abba Yah is suggesting the opposite will occur in the very next line...
for in the day that H3117 thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Read it Like this: Even though I said don't eat from the tree, you will eat from the tree.
Do You Know Why We Were Created? Mankind?
We were created in God's Image Perfect! We were Made to Love God as our Father.
Adam was created to Tend the Garden of Eden: Humans were designed to build Yah's Kingdom.
When we Realized that we need to work as 1 helping and loving each other in obedience to Yah's Word, we actually live and prosper which is building His Kingdom. When we shine, He Shines.
We were meant to care for each other and the environment and animals
The first video I recommend watching is along the lines of the normal views. It discusses in detail great information we have learned our entire lives and gives the same information as the second just in a different perspective.
The Fall of Adam & Eve (Biblical Stories Explained)
The Second video to watch is one produced by Rabbi Manis Friedman where he gives a wonderful explanation of what happened. As you watch, I would recommend reading The First Book of Adam and Eve first. There are somethings the Rabbi says, that I felt Yah say he was paraphrasing from that book
Adam & Eve: The Whole Story Doesn't Make Sense, Until Now
I pray that you start understanding our purpose in life. That will be another sermon soon.