There is a question that circulates in my mind every now and then.It is from Genesis.
In Genesis 2:17,God commands Adam not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for if he eats from it he will certainly die.The warning is only one phrase and ends there.
Comparing it with the warnings that Jesus gave us in the NT, in Matthew 24 :23-28,the same God commanded us not only to love one another but also gave us detailed warning of false prophets that would appear in the form of the same serpent - "At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time. “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
I wonder if Adam really understood what death is, since he has not seen anyone dying before . Maybe he thought death was not such a horrible thing. Maybe he did not really know how miserable and destructive the world would be after he sinned. Most of the time, when doctors tell us to avoid certain things or else we would die as a result of those things, we do not give much attention to their advice. Perhaps, if God had told him,that his children would be in grave danger, Adam would have been more careful,for no parent would want to see his own child suffer.
Why hasn't God, given Adam and Eve a more stern and detailed warning, such as "..the devil will try to tempt you into eating from the tree, but don't listen to him". God knew the serpent would tempt them, but He never warned them in advance as He did warn us in the gospel of Matthew. Any views on this will be appreciated.