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11 minutes ago, TrueTomHarley said:

It instantly changes the atmosphere. People love metaphors. They love to think that they are sensitive enough to figure out what the ancient writer meant. I play into it. Allow them to feel smart. 

After all..... what's a meta phor?

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29 minutes ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

Got a metaphor about where Adam in the picture above got a razor to stay clean shaven, and where Eve got a comb and brush for her hair?

Looks like Adam shaved his chest too. As for Eve, God gave her fingers. (Answer to a question Brigitte Bardot was once asked)

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1 hour ago, Anna said:

Looks like Adam shaved his chest too.

Total Manscaping?

This brings up ANOTHER question ... when Adam eventually became 900 or so years old .. fat and flabby with droopy, saggy  or otherwise oversized pectoral fat ... where did he get a Manzeer ?

...some people calls it a Brozeer ... Ah calls it a Manzeer.

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8 hours ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

This brings up ANOTHER question ... when Adam eventually became 900 or so years old .. fat and flabby with droopy, saggy  or otherwise oversized pectoral fat ... where did he get a Manzeer ?

 

Stop looking in the mirror. This is Adam we're talking about.

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On 11/18/2017 at 8:25 PM, Jack Ryan said:

Jehovah guarded the tree of life with a flaming sword once they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden but left the other tree that would apparently kill them totally unguarded?

Well, what would be the purpose of guarding the tree of "good and bad" when the act of eating of it had already been committed? The death sentence had already been carried out so eating from it once more would not have them dying twice. The tree of life was to be guarded so they could not eat of it and live forever. Guarding the tree of "good and bad" because of the offspring A&E were to have would not make sense either because they would be born dying because of the defective gene pool the children would spring from. The wording in Genesis is mhoth ta muth (dying you will die) the finality of A&E's death would be a process until death would be accomplished.

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On 11/18/2017 at 9:26 PM, Jack Ryan said:

so..in other words, before they ate they did not know right from wrong…hmmmm so how can you blame someone who does not know right from wrong?

 

I like the current video on the JW Library app:    'Why Does God Allow Suffering,' the one that uses the illustration of a disruptive student constantly trying to undermine the teacher's authority, constantly asserting that he knows a better way. Other students are being swayed. The challenged teacher can order the disruptive student out of the class. That will show his power, but it will not answer the challenge. So he gives the disruptive kid the chalk.

Jack scribbles answer after cockeyed answer on the board, each time rubbing it out in exasperation, as he and everyone else sees he has nothing to offer. Finally the teacher directs him back to his seat. But from his seat he continues to post challenges on the Internet even though he ought to know better. 

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Its not a matter of knowing right from wrong ....... everybody on this forum knows right from wrong ...

Try to get the "Big Picture" in mind.

Read about the two trees three dozen times, in CONTEXT.

..... only then will you understand what the two trees really are.

 

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5 hours ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

Its not a matter of knowing right from wrong ....... everybody on this forum knows right from wrong ...

Try to get the "Big Picture" in mind.

Read about the two trees three dozen times, in CONTEXT.

..... only then will you understand what the two trees really are.

 

Neither tree had any special powers of themselves. The trees represented God's Sovereign right to rule and determine what is good and what is bad. Adam and Eve were his children, they were not gods. By their act of disobedience they declared their independence from their Creator and Sovereign and took the roll of deciding for themselves what was good and bad and because they listened to Satan the devil, he became their god. What knowledge A&E received was a hard pill to swallow....they were counted as dead - they and all offspring coming from their loins. 

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If you get bite by a snake, what do you need?( in this metaphor I do not mean the snake in eden) You need the antidote.Who is not got bite by a snake, doesn't need any antidote . To eat from the tree of live could not have any result for a everlasting Live ( how to increase everlasting live?) or a perfekt human( without physical and moral corruption). But after sin it would be the antidote. This tree symbolizes what Jehovah will do to his certain time. (Revelation 22:2,Romans 8:21)

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