The Fall of man had absolutely nothing to do with taking a bite out of an apple. In fact, the word apple is never mentioned in the book of Genesis. It occurs much further into the bible, where several references mention it only as a term of God's endearment, such as: "The apple of his eye".
This blatant lie was manufactured in the bottomless pit of Hell and delivered by the Dragon himself to camouflage the truth. The lie was made into a palatable fable, sugarcoated and twisted for man's consumption, due to his ignorance and total misunderstanding of the scriptures.
God created the earth for mankind to inhabit and enjoy. Hell was originally made for Satan and 1/3 of the fallen angels. Leaving the rest of the angelic hierarchy of Gabriel and Michael, each with a third of heaven's angels to be under their guidance for spiritual warfare.
God with his unconditional love has always desired to commune intimately with his creation. In return, he asks to be loved with one's entirety; commanding all of us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Adam was formed in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) as a human being and lived 930 years. He was elevated above angelic superiority and placed in the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. Given the responsibility and authority to have dominion over every created thing placed under his care.
Adam and his descendants were created solely for the purpose of having fellowship and to worship the Creator of the universe. Adam was formed with the purity, holiness and righteousness of God; crowned with the gift of freewill. At the same time, a seed was placed in Adam called Eve (the mother of all the living), for both were created as one flesh and soon Eve would be brought forth from within (Genesis 1:26-27).
Male and female created he them: and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day that they were created (Genesis 5: 2). This is why in the unity of marriage two become as one flesh (Genesis 2:23-24).
Jesus Christ existed with the Father from the beginning and was later to be manifested by the WORD. He then returned unto him. Just as our souls are given to dwell in the body, and then return unto the Father from whence they came. By God's design, everything created starts from a seed within, blossoms, then returns from whence it came.
God commanded Adam and Eve not to partake from the tree of Life (Jesus), or the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Satan), which were in the midst of the garden. All other trees were created for them as a food source to enjoy. The tree of knowledge of good and evil represents Satan. He was created as an angel of goodness, known first as Lucifer, then became Satan when his evil pride tried to overthrow God. The tree of life represents Jesus, with His royal roots and branches growing in our lives; who would ultimately serve as the gift of grace for our future: the very tree to be crucified on a tree to give us eternal life (Revelation 2:7, 22:2). Both of these forbidden trees are symbolic as hidden parables and acronyms. In Isaiah 61:3 the text states: "that they might be called trees of righteousness."
God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28). The primary meaning of the word fruit in the bible is considered our Christian work for which we will be judged and rewarded. Jesus said, Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree can not bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7: 16-20).
In the garden Satan paraded as an angel of light (2Corinthians 11:14) and through temptation caused Adam and Eve to Fall due to their innocence and naiveness. Eve told God that the serpent (Satan) beguiled her (Genesis 3:13). The definition of beguiled in the Strong's concordance from the Greek translation means to morally and wholly seduce. Satan knew about the Messiah to come through Adam's bloodline and altered the plan by having intercourse with Eve and impregnating her with a child named Cain. (1John 3:12) The bible says that she gave birth again to a child from God known as Abel (Genesis 4:2). In the process of time, Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him (Genesis 4: 8).
First In Heaven, then on Earth this was the beginning of a constant struggle of good vs. evil, manifested from the start by the murderous hands of Satan against God. Throughout Bible history Satan has attempted to dethrone God Almighty and failed repeatedly.
Before the Fall, both Adam and Eve were naked and were not ashamed (Genesis 2:25). After the Fall, the bible says, that their eyes were opened; they knew they were naked and sewed fig leaves to cover their sexual organs. They heard God's voice and hid themselves because they were afraid (Genesis 3: 7,10). God showed them they could not hide their sin. Unto Adam and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. This was done not only to cover their nakedness, but more importantly represent the first sacrificial offering of the shedding of blood to atone for their sin. The significance of fig leaves in the garden is why Jesus placed a curse upon the fig tree that bears no fruit (Matthew 21: 18-19). He spoke it in a parable and commanded that we learn it (Luke 13: 6-9).
Before the Fall Adam and Eve were in innocence. After the Fall and having had contact with Satan, everything became sexually oriented. The temptation became pleasant to the eyes; a tree to be desired; she took of the fruit; gave also unto her husband. The woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die (Genesis 3:2-3). The word touch is used as a euphemism, but its true Hebrew definition from the concordance means to lie with a woman.
Adam tells God that Eve gave him of the tree and he did eat. Again, using the concordance to reference, the definition tells us that Satan also seduced Adam to create an abomination unto God. It is here that homosexuality was born into existence. Direct from the loins of hell and the father of evil, which eventually manifested itself at Sodom and Gomorrah and God destroyed (Genesis 19:24).
The Lord God said unto the serpent, because thou hast done this, thou are cursed and upon thy belly shall thou go. I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed. The serpent (Satan) was stripped of his limbs and no longer considered a tree. Condemned to a body writhing in the dust, twisting and turning with deception. Unto the woman God said, I would greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception: in sorrow thou salt bring forth children; thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Unto Adam God said, because thou hast harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, cursed is the ground for thy sake: in sorrow shall thou eat of it all the days of thy life (Genesis 3:14-17). If the problem had been the eating of an apple, their mouths would have been covered for the sin, not their loins.
All of this was a futile attempt to undermine God's loving creation of a man and woman cleaving to each other as husband and wife, and becoming one in a marriage union with Christ.
Adam and Eve were removed from the garden and barred from reentry by Cherubims and a flaming sword, which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life. Guarding it so that it could not be partaken of until a provision could be made (Christ crucified and resurrected as an atonement for sin). Preventing humanity from being lost and locked into hell with damnation for all eternity.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them, and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make of it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shall thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shall thou finish it above, and the door of the ark shall thou set in the side thereof, with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and they sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
Our sinful nature to this day is herein explained. We must always fight the flesh, becoming less and less, seeking the Father in Heaven for his will through us. We are commanded to fight evil with goodness and glorify God in all that we do and say. We were created for God's enjoyment and to have a personal and intimate relationship with him. Our purpose in this life is to become less in flesh and more in Spirit (2Corinthians 5:8).
The Fall of man was done through disobedience. To be touched tells man that he was loved by the world. To touch tells man that he is a lover. Touching is Tango ergo sum. I touch; therefore, I am. We were given yearning oneness to define our need. In our hungering to be touched, we found out who we are. Heartbreak is indeed life's education, and unfortunately doesn't come with an eraser. The greatest sin is calling love hatred! The list need not go any further. There are no other sins of consequence, for God says without love there is nothing. Divine love conquers all.
A solitary soldier of servant hood believed himself a regiment and so he died alone. As he saw it, an entire army fell with a single shot through his heart. Fools are made to feel secure in egotism. The wise know their weakness and gather into troops to walk through the mind of another. God said, it is not good for man to be alone. So he has created all of us to enter into the family of His kingdom. Let us allow his perfection to wash away our sin in the river of life, and be ready to board the ark of salvation when the Earth is flooded with his eternal Glory. As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God (John 3:16-21).