What really happened?
Genesis 1:27 - God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them
Adam and Eve were created in the image and nature of God. What does that mean? It means they knew and saw things only from God's perspective. They were Kingdom minded.
Genesis 2:17 - but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die
God said they would die if they ate of the fruit. However, when they ate of the fruit they didn't die. Or did they?
Romans 8:6 - For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace
Adam and Eve didn't physically die but they lost their spiritual mindset which was now set on the flesh. Their perspective changed. They were now carnally minded and had lost their spiritual eyes when they were 'opened'.
Genesis 3:10-11- He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
Genesis 3:7 - Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
Who told them they were naked? Their carnal nature was revealed when their eyes were opened. They now had carnal eye sight. A carnal mind. A new perspective, a carnal perspective.