"Tree of Knowlege" - is it for Christians?
It has been said that True Christians(tm) should carefully guard against all possiblities of compromise with Satan. Certainly this would be true when selecting leisure time activities, would it not?
Some brothers have encouraged others to participate in playing a board game titled, "Tree of Knowledge" that purports to increase the players' understanding and memorization of scripture. But does it?
The phrase "tree of knowledge" occurs only once in the Bible, and is associated with man's fall from perfection and God's grace. Partaking from this original tree of knowledge was forbidden to the first human pair. Why would the situation today be any different?
Remember that it was the serpent who seduced Eve into partaking of THIS original "tree of knowledge." Could the same serpent be trying to seduce Christians of this 21st century with something similar?
A 12 1/2 year old baptized speical pioneer sister in Milton Freewater, Washington, relates this experience: "I was doing some IM witnessing on the internet one Saturday evening when I received an urgent message of concern from my cousin. She has a friend whose uncle bought a copy of the board game "Tree of Knowledge" and within one year was disfellowshipped from the congregation as an apostate."
Sobering words indeed. Let us be sure to keep our spiritual armour cinched down tight, and gird our heads (in a figurative sense) with the protective aluminum foil helmet of trooth. Satan will drive his wedge of doubt in wherever he can, especially as the triumphant day of Jehovah draws near.
Edited by - Nathan Natas on 3 February 2003 11:21:53