The tree of the knowledge of good and evil
God created Adam to be like Him.
God created Adam to live forever.
God created Adam to rule.
Adam needed knowledge to rule.
Adam’s knowledge came from God, and accorded with God.
The tree = Adam could know good and evil by himself.
The tree = The tree of autonomy = morally autonomous
Adam chose to eat the fruit = sin
Sin = separated from God
The law of sin = always against the law of God
God says “don’t eat” => Sinners eat
God says bad => Sinners say good
God says good => Sinners say bad
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). 祸哉！ 那些称恶为善，称善为恶，以暗为光，以光为暗，以苦为甜，以甜为苦的人。
Genesis 3:22, And the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, to know good and evil (autonomously)…”