And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)
Now the serpent was craftier than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” (Genesis 3:1—3)
Falling happens when —-
First of all, we listen to the wrong messages.
Adam may have not been clear when he explained the eating instructions to Eve.
Eve was alone, with no backup. She was vulnerable.
Slippery words are always cause for a beware sign.
Satan twisted the words just enough for Eve to fall for his wiles.
The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. (Kierkegaard)