He claims that Eve suffered a harsher punishment, believed she resembled God, and caused Adam’s sin. According to Foscarini, Eve sinned from ignorance and inconstancy. He backs up his argument by stating Eve is not excused because of her ignorance and is more knowledgeable than given credit, since God created her. Foscarini says that in the Bible, the serpent approached Eve with a question rather than through persuasion, meaning Eve simply answered a question and unknowingly fell into a trap. Although Adam was assigned to protect her, Eve is not off the hook.
The providence being described here is the knowledge of good and evil. However, ev... ... middle of paper ... ...nces for straying from God and it is because of this that his mind further and further spirals downward. On the other hand, Adam and Eve manage to realize the scope of God’s power and thus rewarded by God’s grace. The theme of free will is highlighted at various points throughout Paradise Lost through different characters. Through each characters actions and the element of choice displayed, Milton conveys his view point that while God is omniscient and there is an eternal providence, free will his not hindered.
Eating its fruit would allow sin to enter the Earth and since Adam and Eve both ate the fruit, the nature of the universe turned from good and perfect to sin and evil (Genesis 3 NIV). Sin was brought into this world and it has made us into selfish people, horrible people, murders, etc. God can not step in and control our actions for the same reason He put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden: freewill. Ev... ... middle of paper ... ...believe someone can come and change my worldview in an ambitious way. The only way to ever change my worldview is to prove that the Bible was, and I know for a fact from all of my experiences that there is a God and that God is my God.
God told Adam and Eve not to eat the forbidden fruit , they did anyways God punished them but also perceived .In Paradise lost there are many speculations to prove there was a superior and an inferior in every circumstance but god was the hierarchy of them all. He was the creator of all and superior. God had given each a different outlook on everyone. Though we are not created from free will , we are created by a desire from free will. Eve had the desire to gain knowledge.
He made Eve inquisitive and curious and placed a way of gaining the knowledge that she desired about the nature of Good and Evil right in the middle of the Garden of Eden. One might wonder why God did not just create humans with the knowledge that was imparted by the Tree of Knowledge and the so-called punishments that came along with it in the first place if what happened was unavoidable. What he did, however, created a very important situation. With free will and no knowledge, Eve was able to reason through God's thinking and come to the conclusion that in order to properly execute her will, she needed the knowledge that was denied to her.
He takes a very logical and easy to understand approach of understanding how God and sinning works. God is all good, therefore anything that is not God must be evil. However, I do have some arguments with some of his ideas on the world and human nature. Augustine often cites the creation story in his arguments, claiming that God created the world and it was good. He then says the fall of Adam is what created the initial problem of evil, “if Adam had not fallen away from thee, that brackish sea--the human race--so deeply prying, so boisterously swelling, so restlessly moving, would never have flowed forth from his belly.” (Confessions 8.10.22)” This implies that Augustine believes the Orthodox Christian teaching that humans were created in the image of an all good being, therefore it must mean that they started off good and then fell.
Was the fall inevitable? After Adam and Eve’s fall they are no longer perfect, but good humans. However, they develop a new fond appreciation and understanding of God’s love for them. Thus, they willingly begin working towards the path to his love. God gave Adam and Eve a choice to either obey God or their innate nature to eat the apple.
Because God is perfect and without error (infallible), we are a reflection of that. However, when Adam and Eve sinned against god, that infallibility was tainted.... ... middle of paper ... ...from generation to generation, which would possibly also include original sin. Because humans are created in the image of God, however, humans also inherit and overall goodness, as God is a perfect being. The theory that is least compatible with the biblical criteria is the learning theory. It is only compatible with only one criterion, because the learning theorists dwell too much on nurture and not enough on inward drives.
He shows the reader that only with the freedom to choose do a person's actions become meaningful and sincere. This idea also helps Milton to explain the importance of "the fall" and God's ultimate plan. Throughout the book, free will is demonstrated not only by Adam and Eve, but also Satan and the other fallen angels, as well as God's Son. Each character's fate further explains why freedom is so important in expressing true feelings. In Paradise Lost, Milton portrays his belief that God's real desire is power.
(Line 710: "That ye should be as Gods, since I as man, Internal Man, is but proportion meet; I, of brute, human; ye, of human, Gods.) Other arguments that the serpent used to manipulate Eve included; 1,) You shall not die, look at me, I have touched and tasted and I have not died. 2,) Should man not be allowed a fruit that a beast has? 3,) How can God's tree give knowledge out against his will, if he already knows all? Eve also states that by God forbidding the fruit he made it more desirable.