You are what you eat. It is common knowledge that the food we eat is turned into “us” through the body’s digestive process. For instance, when we eat an apple its essential nutrients are turned into our very bio-structure.
What goes unnoticed is that the same holds for information and mental ideas. When we believe in certain ideas and information, they too are turned into “us.” However, our belief-system and worldview, which is derived from the ideas we favor, represents the true spiritual “us” verses the true physical “us.”
The quality of our heart and mind is who we really, and inwardly, are. Religion, which focuses on our “inner” health, is therefore concerned over the ideas and values we have an appetite for. All eating in Scripture symbolizes psycho-food.
The Forbidden Fruit in the Garden of Eden actually refers to harmful ideas (psycho-fruit) that ultimately poison the soul. It was not physical fruit. It doesn’t make sense that the entire human race be damned just because two people ate something growing from the wrong tree.
God does not make weird rules just to test our obedience. God is infinitely pragmatic and makes rules so that we do not wander from TRUTH. To wander from truth is to “swallow whole” a lie – a tantalizing and delicious lie.
This kind of mental metabolism is made evident in Hosea 10:13 – “Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity, ye have eaten the fruit of a lie…”
If you were the “subtle” Serpent in the Garden of Eden, would you not want to feed humans a great lie? The Serpent’s lie consisted of convincing Adam and Eve that they did not need God. By eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they would “be as gods.” What is sweeter to the human mind than such flattery and a verification of one’s self-importance?
Adam and Eve were seduced by the worldly love of their own self-importance and ego reasoning. This is the psycho-fruit that damns us.
Now then, if we apply the same rules that allowed us to derive a higher meaning for fruit to every word in Scripture, it would reveal a new and unexpected depth to the story of our salvation! It involves elevating physical terms to their psycho-spiritual equivalent.
It would be worth your while to seek instruction concerning the Holy Word’s spiritual depth! This is the secret behind the Lord’s Second Coming.