Aesop’s famous story of the Lion and the Mouse ends with the explanation from the author that, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
What exactly is “the knowledge of good and evil”? Why would God want to withhold this knowledge from man? And why did its acquisition warrant death, and cause Adam and Eve to become afraid of God?
Atonement is all about oneness, which includes the putting away of any selfishness (sin) that separates us from God. As Christians, we understand that Christ saves/rescues us not from the penalty of sin, but from sin itself, thereby liberating us into the life of our Lord, bringing us into harmony and union with God.