Why Did God Put the Tree of Knowledge in Eden ?

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    I’m going to preface this post by stating I’m a Christian. I’m not challenging the judgment of the Almighty, but simply inquiring as to why he has done what he has done.

    That being said I’ve always wondered why God put the tree of knowledge of good an evil in the Garden of Eden. It seems to me had the tree not been present things would have gone a bit differently.

    Knowing that God hates sin it seems an odd choice for him to install a tree that breeds sin among his creations. I also think that God knows the past, present, and future meaning that he had to have known the result of putting the tree in the garden. Seems to me that much suffering could have been averted had God not put the tree in Eden.
     
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    Because God knew everything and knew that Eve would eat of the fruit of the tree and get Adam too as well.

    It was a stacked deck.
     
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    Where is Eden?
     
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    Missouri I think according to Moremoans.
     
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    Because of the purpose of creation.

    God desires to be loved. Love cannot be had without free will. Free Will requires a choice between the two. Disobedience is a clear demarkation of choice. To obey, or not to obey. And now, with our separation from God through sin, we get into REAL free will: believe or disbelieve. You cannot force someone to love you, and God is not a spiritual rapist. You can always choose to disbelieve in Him.

    This also goes to the very heart as to why you cannot "prove" God except in the matter of whether or not you choose to believe or not.

    It's pretty simple really when you boil it down and understand the base concept is God wants a personal, loving relationship with every individual on this planet who will love Him back.

    Like the game of Go, you can learn the basic rules in a few minutes and spend the rest of your life trying to master and understand it's complexities.
     
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    Because it wouldn't have done any good in Chicago?
    *shrug*
     
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    Why does the supreme being in the entire universe want and need our worship?
     
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    Whatever became of those nifty talking snakes?
     
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    Why do YOU feel the need to be loved? We were created in God's image. Perhaps that same need is reflected in us.

    And of course, if you don't feel the need, what's wrong with you?
     

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