Monday, August 30, 2010

The Fruit of Knowledge


The Fruit of Knowledge



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THE FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
Creation
Creation
The third Day. I stood naked before Lord.
The dust was upon my skin.
The breath was fresh in my lungs.
But I knew nothing.
East in Eden I stood naked before the Lord
The trees grew from the ground.
Fresh fruit hung low on the branch
But I knew nothing.
Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden
At the River I stood naked before the Lord.
The sweet waters feed the trees.
In four parts it left the Garden
But I knew nothing
With much food I stood naked before the Lord.
Eat from every Tree but one.
He said Knowledge will bring you death.
But I knew nothing.
With the animals I stood naked before the lord.
He let me name every one.
And what I said that it became.
But I knew nothing.
With no mate I stood naked before the lord.
He lay me down to sleep.
With his hand He took my rib.
But I knew nothing.
With my mate We stood naked before the Lord
He made her from my bone.
From my flesh she too had flesh
But we knew nothing.
We knew no shame standing naked before the lord.
Innocent we could know no sin
Only by knowing can you make choice
And we knew nothing.
We walked in light of day naked before the lord.
Knowledge stood centered in our Garden.
The promise of life filled our bodies
And we knew nothing.
The Serpent saw us naked before the Lord
And knew we could not choose
He knew knowledge was sweet fruit of truth
And at last we knew.
No longer could we stand naked before the Lord
Because we had come to be Gods.
And They were afraid to let us live.
Because knowing gave us choice.
expulsion
Expulsion

Genesis 3 : Verses 22 & 23 Then the Lord God said, “Behold the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now,lest he stretch out his hand ,and take also from the Tree of Life, and eat and live forever”_ Therefore the Lord God sent him out from the Garden of Eden……
Verse24 So he drove the man out………He stationed the cherubim … to guard the way to the tree of life.
Prometheus gave man fire to help them have better life. The Serpent gave man the secret of learning that they might have Liberty. The Gods gave man ignorance and slavery and death. If men ever learn that they do not need Gods then the Gods also will also know death.
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