In Genesis we are told the story of Adam and Eve being evicted from the Garden of Eden. It is the end of what has historically been called “the fall of man.” It is not called that in the Bible unless one has a doctrinal predisposition toward it and then searches for supporting texts. It is a tragic ending to a tragic event.

I think there is something here for us if we can set aside, just for a moment, the idea of it being only about the fall of man. Leave it to us to make it about us rather than God. To be sure it damaged the relationship that we could have had with God. The apostle Paul addresses this from a Christian perspective in Romans, but that is for another time and place.

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