Originally Posted by ManM
I was going back over the posts that I disappeared from, and I noticed this:Quote - JD:
...and the string I am trying to pull is that First Man did consider equality with God something to be grasped...a characteristic that originated the
post-fall condition of Man.
The desire to become like God was natural. When God created the world, he called it good, and that included all of the desires of man. The deception of Satan was so powerful because it turned this good desire against us. The fall wasn't due to the desire, but rather was a result of pursuing it the wrong way.
Adam and Eve were tricked into trying to become like God by
separating themselves from Him. And when they separated themselves from the
source of life, they fell into death.
Anyway, I just wanted to point out that difference between our theology.
Wanted to post this for consideration...