Adam, Eve and the Serpent
The serpent is more sly and cunning than any other animal that God had created.
One day, the serpent said to Eve, “Did God said that you cannot eat from any tree in the Garden of Eden?”
Eve answered, “God said we can eat the fruit from any tree in the garden except the ones in the middle of the garden. If we touch or eat it, we will surely die.”
The serpent deceived Eve, saying, “That is not true! You will not die if you eat it. If you eat it, your eyes will be opened. You will be as wise as God, knowing good and evil.”
Eve stared at the fruit on the Tree of Knowledge and it looked very tasty to her. She took the fruit and gave it a bite. Her husband, Adam was with her so she gave the fruit to him and he ate it too.
Suddenly, they realized they were naked and felt ashamed. Immediately, they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.
During a cool day, God took a stroll at the Garden of Eden.
When Adam and Eve heard God’s footsteps in the garden, they were afraid and quickly hid themselves.
God called out to Adam, “Adam, where are you?”
Adam answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I went to hid myself. I was afraid because I am naked.”
God said, “Who told you that you are naked? Did you eat from the Tree of Knowledge?”
Adam answered, “The woman whom you put here with me gave me the fruit and I ate it.”
God asked Eve, “What have you done?”
Eve answered, “The serpent deceived me and I ate the fruit.”
God said to Satan, the serpent, “You will crawl on your belly forever because you deceived Eve. From now onwards, you will bite her heel and she will use a club to hit your head.”
God said to the woman, Eve, “You have disobeyed me so you will suffer labor pain when you give birth.”
God said to Adam, “The ground will no longer produce food for you because you listen to your wife instead of me. To obtain food, you must work the ground. You cannot live forever but you will die and return to the ground one day.”
God made two tunics, one for Adam, and one for Eve. Later, he chased them out of the Garden of Eden.
After Adam and Eve went out of the garden, God placed a cherub to guard the road to the Garden of Eden. He also positioned a flaming sword that turned around all ways to guard the Tree of Life.