AuldSoul:Was he actually given a command? Or was he rather not informed that there would be a consequence to one of his choices?
Coincidentally, I was discussing similar points to those that you raise, just last night (incl Rom.3:20).
I've already been over this. Perfect doesn't equate to sinless. That's a JW-ism. Perfection is a standard. Sin is a "falling short of the standard". It's possible to exceed the standard.
Therefore the term "sinless" would be equivalent to "falling-short-less", which is a bit of a mouthful. What's wrong with just using the word for it, rather than attempting synonyms? That word would be "perfect".
Some examples of perfection:
- Loud Lamborghini Countach
- Flawed 1ct diamond ring
- Pint of Guinness
- Shabby childhood teddy bear