Adam and Eve sinned by eating the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that was in the center of the Paradise. When they ate the forbidden fruit (as we still do today), they sought to take the place of God to judge good and evil and take the center position of acting like God. That is our problem today. We are tempted to take the place that only God can take. And we are terrible judges. The real tragedy occurs because as we take this position of judge it makes it nearly impossible to love God and love like God – the very purpose for which we were created.