Was there evil before Adam sinned?

by terraly 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • dreamer

    In Genesis 3:22 Jehovah says 'Here the man has become like one of us in knowing good and bad...'. This occurs AFTER they have eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad.

    Here is a definition of 'bad'...

    bad1 (bd)
    adj. worse (wûrs), worst (wûrst.)

    -Not achieving an adequate standard; poor: a bad recital.
    -Evil; sinful.
    -Disobedient or naughty: bad children.
    -Disagreeable, unpleasant, or disturbing: a bad piece of news.
    -Unfavorable: bad reviews for the play.
    -Not fresh; rotten or spoiled: bad meat.
    -Injurious in effect; detrimental: bad habits.
    -Not working properly; defective: a bad telephone connection.
    -Full of or exhibiting faults or errors: bad grammar.
    -Having no validity; void: passed bad checks.
    -Severe; intense: a bad cold.

    A question...

    If they gained the knowledge of good and bad AFTER eating from the tree of knowledge of good and bad, is it fair to judge them on the basis of making a BAD decision?

    Maybe I'm missing something...

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