Watershed Formation Studies

Chapter 2 - Catastrophe

In chapter 1, we heard of the story of creation and the goodness of God. We left “ha-nahash and ish-sha” (Adam and Eve) in unity in the garden. They experienced the nearness of God and each other, being "naked and unashamed". 

In chapter 2, a shadow creeps across this perfect picture as the serpent tempts them to mistrust.  As they begin to investigate the fruit of the tree they are not to eat of, a seed of doubt is sown in their minds. Why are they not allowed to eat it? What will happen, really? Surely they won’t die?! The serpent suggests that their eyes will instead be opened and they’ll become like God. blogEntryTopper