Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - October 24, 2019
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Sin in the Garden of Eden, part 1
  2. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Sin in the Garden of Eden, part 1

All nonfiction accounts are partially false, and all fictional stories are partially true. Nonfiction aims to get the facts straight, but the choice of facts and how they are presented to create a cohesive, coherent story cannot encapsulate the entire truth. Fiction is only meaningful if it captures true elements of human experience. Otherwise, it is uninteresting and boring.

There is little reason to regard the Garden of Eden story as an accurate historical account of the genesis of the universe and of life within it, because voluminous scientific evidence contradicts that theory and there is virtually no scientific evidence to support it. Nonetheless, the story resonates with many people because it says a great deal about the human experience.

We all know that Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden for eating the forbidden fruit. Why was it the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil? Why were they banished rather than reprimanded or punished in a different manner? In the next several weeks, I will endeavor to answer these questions.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.


2. All-Creatures.Org Ministry


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