Nailed it

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Over 2000 years ago, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was nailed to the Tree of Life.

Col 2:13-14 says, He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.

- FB post by Ted Nelson
 
Hardly a plausible translation or interpretation, even from an antinomian perspective, given:

15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

16 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

Which implies strongly that that which was nailed were the extra-scriptural decrees of the rulers and authorities (which some translate as "ordinances").
 
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Hardly a plausible translation or interpretation, even from an antinomian perspective, given:

15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

16 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

Which implies strongly that that which was nailed were the extra-scriptural decrees of the rulers and authorities (which some translate as "ordinances").
Nailed it.
 
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Then why was the knowledge of good and evil a bad thing?
Ans: it leads anyone on a God-less charade of self improvement (self righteousness, self sufficiency) and away from union life, which was God's intention from the start.
 
Then why was the knowledge of good and evil a bad thing?
Ans: it leads anyone on a God-less charade of self improvement (self righteousness, self sufficiency) and away from union life, which was God's intention from the start.
That's certainly an unorthodox take on the Tree of the Knowledge. I also have an unorthodox take on the Tree of Knowledge, but I don't force it upon unrelated Scripture to the obscuring and denial of proper interpretation.
 
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That's certainly an unorthodox take on the Tree of the Knowledge. I also have an unorthodox take on the Tree of Knowledge, but I don't force it upon unrelated Scripture to the obscuring and denial of proper interpretation.
Then why did God not want man to have such knowledge of good/evil?
What did Adam posses before taking the fruit of the tree? Wasn't union life of more value than being like God, knowing good & evil?
 
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Then why did God not want man to have such knowledge of good/evil?
Gen. 3:22
Then the Lord God said, "Behold the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"

What did Adam posses before taking the fruit of the tree? Wasn't union life of more value than being like God, knowing good & evil?
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil made none perfect, just like the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope DID.
Heb 7:19-20
And here we go — cold-trailin' until we get to: "is it (everything) about God or is it about man?"
 
Hardly a plausible translation or interpretation, even from an antinomian perspective, given:

15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

16 Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

Which implies strongly that that which was nailed were the extra-scriptural decrees of the rulers and authorities (which some translate as "ordinances").
Awesome, Hummer, and absolutely true! He took the "dogma" (as the greek says) of the rulers and pharisees away....which He fought continually during His ministry, but kept perfectly the Torah. Not only did He keep Torah, but He told us that we would be great in heaven if we kept it. He did not like the traditions of men, though, and reminded them of how Isaiah prophecied about them replacing God's commandments with the traditions (dogma) of men. Many do not know that and, most likely, will continue to ignore.
 
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