NIV Jas 4:
4 You adulterous people, don’t you know [G1492] that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
14 Why, you do not even know [G1987] what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
Was God's motive for barring man from eating of the "tree of knowledge" as given by the serpent true?
Jesus speaks to the Pharisees in
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he ...
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil represents the true God's sovereignty, his right to rule over what he had created. In other words, only the true God could rule in such a way for deciding what was in the best interests of what he created (good) and what wasn't in the best interests of what he created (evil).
The True God wanted Adam to have faith ...