The Bible,        A Unification Perspective

The Crime of the Angel and the Fall of Man 
  So then what was the meaning of the fruit, and the crime of the angel Lucifer?
Jude 6-7 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

  It was sexual immorality and fornication that doomed the cities 
of Sodom and Gomorrah, and likewise it was the sin of fornication that corrupted the Angels and Adam & Eve. They could not maintain their purity and proper place in the garden, and were cast out. 




The fruit is the part of the tree through which it multiplies itself. Within the fruit are the seeds of it's next generation. So the fruit of the garden was symbolic of the sexual act.

Song of Songs 4:12-16  You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. Your plants are an orchard or pomegranates with choice fruits,,,   Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden,  that it's fragrance my spread abroad. Let my lover come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.

     The commandment not to eat the fruit was not a test, but it was a warning given by God to Adam & Eve not to engage in the sexual act before it was their time to do so.  Just as a fruit needs to ripen before it is eaten, it was also God's plan for Adam & Eve to mature and perfect themselves through the growing period before they could consummate their love as husband & wife. The fact that they sewed fig leaves as aprons to cover their lower parts shows that it was more than their nakedness that they were ashamed of,, but it was because their sin and shame involved their sexual parts.