"In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate [it]; she also gave [some] to her husband, [who was] with her, and he ate [it].
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and every impurity.
In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
And no wonder! For Satan himself is disguised as an angel of light.
So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works.
They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods that God created to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth.
for, the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ.
Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm and inflated without cause by his fleshly mind.
All these [regulations] refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are human commands and doctrines.
For no one ever hates his own flesh, but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church,