Sermon No: 40111-Genesis - The tree of the knowledge of good and evil
SERMON TOPIC: Genesis - The tree of the knowledge of good and evil
Speaker: Ken Paynter
Date: 2 September 2018
Topic Groups: GENESIS, CREATIONISM, BOOK STUDY
Scripture makes it clear that the trees in the Garden of Eden were actual trees, there is no hint that they were meant to be seen as just symbolic.
In Western Christian art, the fruit of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” is commonly depicted as the apple, but it is not possible for us to determine anything of the nature of either of the two specified trees in the Garden of Eden.
The Bible does not emphasize there was anything magical about the fruit on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The life humankind experienced would be due to their obedience to God rather than any physical results from eating from the tree.