In the beginning, Elohim created the heavens and the earth. He created all that is in the heavens, and all that is upon the earth... including humans. Those first humans were created to be in a perfect relationship with the Creator; this is called harmony... and it is all about being connected. For this relationship to be perfect, it required love... and real love requires that it be a choice. In this story, the bottom line is, choose: "God's plan" or "make my own up as I go along." There was total freedom to go anywhere and do anything... except. The Creator placed a tree in the midst of these humans, and called it "the Tree of Knowledge of God and Evil." The deal was pretty simple, God wanted real love and real relationship, so He gave his creation the freedom to choose to love Him and go with His plan... or to choose to be selfish... so He said to them, " Don't touch it. When you eat of the fruit of this tree, you will surely die.