Question:

I realize many things happened when man ate of the tree of knowledge. I think I had said once because of such all pain, suffering, and sickness came into the world. I'm not sure why I had said this other than maybe just something I was convinced was true at the time. Is that true?


Answer:

"Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return"" (Genesis 3:17-19).