And here comes another flaw in the concept: How can a being that is so much less than God, do exactly that: "make the same choices, recognise good and evil, right and wrong"? Right, it cannot. Because it has no idea of the results of his actions, at least not as far and as profoundly as God might. Unfair even, pretty much puppy like, ....to me, ....in a way, to put us human beings into this "godly spectacle".
being able to make a choice (or even the same choice) isnt the same as overseeing the bigger picture, thats part of where we differ from God. So imo we have the power to make the choice, but we have to concider the fact that we lack the knowledge of all aspects to truely understand the importance and/or results of (some) choices.
Might be unfair, yes. But I do believe that I can lay choices i cant judge right in the hands of God.
Where He leads I am able to follow, for He will never lead me into situations I cant handle. Even if it seems so, afterwards I can see that I wasnt alone on the road.
The journey to judgement and salvation is exactly where God interferes. Thats His way to bend right what we did wrong in our misjudgement.
It isnt because of the deed of accepting the fruit by A&E, but in similair situations we would still do the same as they did.
And sometimes healing costs time.
Think of the situation with the child and an highly alcohol-containing drink (with a nice red or yellow breezer-like colour
). It looks nice to the child though his father told him it would hurt him.
And his neighbour-friend persuated him to drink it by saying it is very nice to drink and not as bad as his father told him. So the child tries and as a result he got an alcohol-poisoning.
When his father sees that, he is dissapointed in his childs choice, but he would do anything to save his child and brings him to a hospital to save his child.
But this cant be done in an instant, it takes time and effort to bend right his sons error in judgement.
The child didnt oversee all the aspects of his choice, he couldnt possibly, simply its beyond his capability to understand, and at that point he should have followd his fathers lead instead of taking judgement in his own incapable hands.
This father-child relation is comparable with the God-human relation, so it seems childish to you? youre quiet right about that!
The difficulty lies in the fact that we humans seem to think very high of ourselves, that we know so much and are able to think for ourselves, but the opposite is true.
And when man thinks he can handle things by himself it is very difficult to lay some choices in the hand of someone else.