The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil

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Hi M____,
Every question you ask in this letter is answered in the paper The Law of Moses Versus The Law of The Spirit.
So I am going to be very brief in answering these questions. Yes, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was typical of the law. It was the fruit of that tree which made them aware of their naked, sinful condition and made them want to hide from a righteous God.

Rom 7:7  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

Adam and Eve “knew they were naked [ sinful flesh]… by the law.” They were sinful flesh before they ate of the tree. But just as the law showed Paul his lustful, covetous nature, so the tree of the knowledge of good and evil showed Adam and Eve their naked sinful nature, and then they were ashamed.
The only other question I will take time for in this letter is with where you say “Paul say[ s] he wished to know nothing but Christ crucified in Corinth…” No, Paul said nothing of the kind although that is exactly what the entire orthodox Christian world teaches. What Paul did say was:

1Co 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

“I determined” is a far cry from ‘I wished.’ Paul had to force himself to speak only of the fact that Christ had died for their sins. Why was this so? Why wouldn’t Paul teach these Corinthian Christians that they needed to “fill up in their bodies what was behind of the afflictions of Christ?” In the very next chapter he tells us why he could not speak of anything more than Christ and Him crucified.

1Co 3:1  And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
1Co 3:2  I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1Co 3:3  For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1Co 3:4  For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal

There; that is why Paul “determined to know nothing among you but Christ and Him crucified.”

I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

Christ and Him crucified is “milk of the word.” It is good at first “that ye may grow thereby.” But if we refuse to go beyond the milk of the Word, then there comes a point, just as in the physical world, if we eat nothing but milk as adults, we will spiritually die of spiritual malnutrition.
Four times in four verses Paul tells these Corinthians that they “are yet carnal… babes in Christ.”
All the rest of your questions are answered in that law paper. Read that, and if you still have questions then please get back to me.
Your brother in Christ,

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