And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.(Genesis 1:29-30) NKJV
The last thing we want to clear up is this: when God said to Adam, regarding the tree of knowledge, for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Adam didn’t die. As we saw yesterday, he began to die. Biological senescence started.
June 25 – Dying You Shall Die
“in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Adam didn’t drop dead the moment that he ate the fruit, he lived for 900+ years. Is this a contradiction?
This gives us an obvious implication: Adam wasn’t created for the purpose of dying, dying is a consequence of eating the forbidden fruit.
We know the big picture and that mankind was created to fulfill God’s plan of redemption. We we had to fall, however, the actual fall was still an act of free will by a person who had been created to live forever.
This confirms the hypothesis that the soul is eternal. Even if the soul is spiritually dead, it’s still going to continue to exist for eternity. This leads us to another question, this time the type of question that atheist science trolls (ASTs) ask because they don’t understand what the Bible teaches about the soul.
- IF the soul is eternal,
- THEN why was there a tree of life which Adam and Eve were prevented from eating after they were banished from the garden of Eden?
It’s a reasonable question, but we’ve got a reasonable answer.
June 26 – Vegetarian Silurian
What was the serpent in the garden of Eden? We propose that the serpent in Genesis 3 was a bipedal reptilian humanoid.