Jesus said Satan the Devil tempted Adam and Eve. Was this just an allegory or did he mean what he said LITERALLY?
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
I don't recall him saying that. No, it was not allegory if he really said that.
- SnowbirdLv 61 month ago
The temptation of man to sin was done by the Devil - Satan. Adam's Father - God, told Adam that he could eat of every tree i the garden EXCEPT the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and God said in the day that they ate of that tree, they would surely die (Genesis 2: 16 - 17) You can read of the temptations of Adam and eve in Genesis chapter 3, where Satan slithered in as a serpent and threw doubt on what God had said to them and lied to them.
It wasn't any allegory. That literally happened. So much so that when they sinned, they were afraid and they hid from God (as we all do when we have sinned because we are afraid of God also) and God had to turn them out of the Garden of Eden and cover the entrance so they couldn't go back in. He covered the entrance with a cherubim at the east of the Garden and a flaming sword which turned every way guarding the entrance back into the Garden, to guard the Tree of life (Genesis 3:24) because God was protecting Adam and Eve from going back in and eating of the Tree of life in their sinful state, because if they had done that without redemption, if they had eaten of the Tree of life, they would have lived FOR EVER in ill health, sickness, disease, degradation and a living death.
But God already had His plan of salvation in place and that came to pass a few thousand years later when He sent Jesus to die for us on the Cross for our redemption and our reconciling back to the Father.
- JoeLv 51 month ago
Please cite the verse reference from the Bible.
- A Yahoo UserLv 71 month ago
How do you know that Jesus said that?
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Jesus never said anything, he never existed.
- LailaLv 61 month ago
Don’t remember that 🤔
- El Nerdo LocoLv 71 month ago
The Christian version of the Adam and Eve story has Satan being the serpent. So if you're of a tradition that takes that story literally, he was probably being literal.
- yesmarLv 71 month ago
Whether literal or allegory, the truth learned from the story is still the same.Source(s): Jesus follower