Wouldn’t it have been better if God had just never created the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? We examine why we needed God to make it, what was up with dying “in the day thou eatest”, and what we learn about God’s character by how he set things up. Then, it’s a brief journey to the stars, binary stars, and a report on the King of Beasts, the lion!Olive grove, photo credit: Petr Pakandl

Why did God put that awful tree in the Garden?

Ken Ham has a chapter from his Answers Book for Kids on their website talking about this.

Russell Grigg wrote an excellent article on what was going on with this test at Creation Ministries International: Why did God impose the death penalty for sin?

For a really deep dive into this especially focused on the problem of thinking God used evolution, check out the Answers Research Journal: Adam, Free Choice, and the Cause of Sin

Dying you Shall Die

I found a great article about the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil not being an instant poison or just an allegory at Answers in Genesis.

Answers Magazine Binary Stars

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This award winning magazine is always a pleasure to read, and it was hard to pick a single topic to share with you for the show. The children’s insert is tiny, but bigger than the other magazines I’ve read and fun, too.

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The extra bit we found about what it takes for a lion to grow a luxurious mane came from the Institute for Creation Research’s Acts & Facts Magazine.

I also mentioned Lea, the spaghetti lioness from an article at Creation Ministries International.

The lion shall eat straw like the ox.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:7,9




Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!