NARRATOR: In the
beginning, there was only Adam and Eve, they were both created by God.
Adam first, then Eve from the rib of Adam, while he was napping. Adam
and Eve were fortunate; they were given the opportunity to live in the
Garden of Eden. Can you imagine living in garden created by God? Can
you really imagine if there was only one rule to obey instead of
trying to keep all ten of the commandments? Yep, thatís right. Not
only did Adam and Eve have the perfect place to live and work, but
they only had one rule to obey? Not Ten Commandments like we do. Well
anyway, they broke that one rule Ė and they were banned from the
Garden of Eden forever . . . They were exiled. Given the big boot.
Kicked to the curb!
ADAM: Enough already;
they get it. We were thrown out.
(NARRATOR turns away from ADAM and EVE with an arrogant look, and
NARRATOR: You only had
one rule to obey, not ten commandments! All you had to do was NOT eat
from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. You had all of those
other trees to pick fruit from.
EVE: Well, it's not that simple.
NARRATOR: (pointing at
Adam) You are to blame. You brought sin into the world. You did it!
ADAM: (pointing at EVE): Well, she started it, not me.
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EVE: Me! Donít you
dare! You were right there with me! And by the way, it was NOT an
apple. I don't even like apples.
NARRATOR: Okay, it WAS a
fruit, but not an apple. Where was I? Oh yes, God sent them out from
that perfect garden he had created. They were flat out evicted. Thrown
out in the cold.
ADAM: Okay, okay, on with
EVE: You know we really did feel awful about eating that fruit
from the tree. Really we did.
ADAM: Yeah, we did.
EVE: And we apologized. We told God we were sorry.
ADAM: And he forgave us for what we did.
EVE: (to ADAM): Wait a
minute- he forgave us? So why did God make us leave the Garden?
NARRATOR: God cast them
out, showed them the front door . . .
(ADAM and EVE stare at the NARRATOR with disgust)
. . . for a very, very good reason: He loved them!
EVE: What? I donít get it. He loved us, so he kicked us out
of our nice home where we barely had to lift a finger?
NARRATOR: (looking at audience) God wanted to protect Adam and
Eve from themselves, and keep them away from the Tree of Life. Put it
this way, if they had remained in the Garden eating from the Tree of
Life, they would have remained in their fallen, sinful condition,
separated from God for eternity. And all people born after Adam and
Eve would live in this world in their sinful condition forever and
never reach heaven. We would have to deal with pain and sickness in
these aching, aging bodies. I for one am glad he expelled them, and
gave them the boot!