“Chapter 3: Adam and Eve,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 15–18
Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. God and Jesus came and talked to them. There were many trees in the garden. God said Adam and Eve could eat fruit from all the trees but one.
Genesis 3:8; 2:16–17
It was the tree of good and evil. If they ate fruit from that tree, they would know what was good and what was bad. They would have to leave the Garden of Eden. If they did not eat it, they could always stay in the Garden of Eden. God said they could choose.
Genesis 2:16–17; Moses 3:17
One day Satan, the devil, came to the Garden of Eden. He told Eve she should eat the fruit of the tree of good and evil. Eve said God had told her and Adam not to eat it.
Satan said the fruit was very good. He told Eve it would make her wise. She would know good and evil. Eve chose to eat the fruit.
Eve told Adam she had eaten the fruit. She would have to leave the garden. She gave Adam some of the fruit. Adam ate it.
God came to see Adam and Eve. They had not obeyed God. They were afraid. They ran and hid.
God talked to Adam and Eve. He asked if they had eaten the fruit of good and evil. They said Satan told them to eat it. So they ate the fruit.
God told Adam and Eve they must leave the Garden of Eden. They could not live there anymore. Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden.
Adam and Eve worked hard to get food. They grew older. They knew they would die someday.
Genesis 3:16, 19; Moses 5:1
Adam and Eve knew good and evil. They had children. Sometimes they were happy. Sometimes they were sad.
Genesis 4:1; Moses 5:2, 11
God gave Adam and Eve commandments. He said they should pray to him. God told Adam to make sacrifices to him. To make a sacrifice, Adam killed an animal. He burned the animal on an altar of stone.
An angel came to Adam. He said Jesus would sacrifice his life for us someday. It would be his gift to us. The sacrifices helped Adam and Eve think about the sacrifice of Jesus.