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Why were there negative consequences for becoming "like God" when God had already made mankind in the image of himself?

I am of the Protestant church and seeking some understanding of a concept from the book of Genesis. I will try to summarize this as succinctly as I can. Genesis 1:27, states that God created mankind ...
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Does Romans 5:12 say that we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve?

Romans 5:12 New International Version Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people because all sinned It seems that we ...
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Did death enter the animal kingdom as a consequence of the curses that God declared in retribution for sin after the Fall (Genesis 3)?

As retribution for sin, God declared a series of curses in Genesis 3. Below are some relevant quotes from the chapter: 14 The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you ...
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Does Genesis 1:29-31 leave any room for the existence of animal-based diets in the period between the Creation and the Fall?

Genesis 1:29-31 (ESV): 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. ...
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Why did God approve of animal-based diets if Adam and Eve were originally vegan?

Genesis tells us that Adam, Eve and all animals had originally plant-based diets, as God provided them with every plant and tree for food: 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant ...
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Is becoming like God good thing? [closed]

Genesis 3:22. Please notice the two different translation samples below. The same scripture but different outcomes. Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and ...
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Who are "The Fallen" (Ha-Nofelim, הַנֹּֽפְלִ֑ים) God supports in Psalm 145:14?

In Psalm 145:14, we are told God supports all The-Fallen. Tehillim / Psalms 145:14 [MT] YHVH supports for-all The-Fallen ( סוֹמֵ֣ךְ יְ֖הֹוָה לְכָל־הַנֹּֽפְלִ֑ים ) Who are "The Fallen" (Ha-...
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In Gen 3:17, why was Adam blamed for heeding the voice of Eve?

Given God said it is not good for man to be alone and created Eve for Adam, what is significant about the phrase “because you heeded the voice of your wife”?
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What happened after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6¶And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that ...
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Why is Adam's disobedience to God in Genesis 3 referred to as 'the fall'?

'The fall' does not appear as a title for the events of Genesis 3 in the Bible, so who first called it 'the fall' and why?
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Did Adam blame Eve?

In Genesis 3, when God asks Adam and Eve if they have eaten from the infamous tree, Adam says, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate." And Eve says, "The ...
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In Genesis 3 - is the translation of verse 16 accurate?

In Genesis 3 we have "The Fall" and from v16 onwards we have what the consequences of the fall are to be. As I read the consequences, they are mostly not things that God does to mankind, but read more ...
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In Genesis 3, does the serpent's curse include a demotion?

In Genesis 1, three broad categories of creatures are brought into being before the creation of man: 24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock ...
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Luke 4:6-7 How do we read that Satan receives authority over the kingdoms of the world?

How do we read that Satan had received authority over all the kingdoms of the world? That is, he received them, and so offers them to Jesus in the following verse (and of course he cannot offer ...
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