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    What would happen if Adam chose the tree of life?


    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher

    God put both trees in the garden. He knew which one Adam would eat from.

    If Adam would have ate from the tree of life after he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he would have lived forever and been lost from God. So God chased Adam out of the garden and kept Adam from eating from the tree of life.

    If Adam would have eaten from the tree of life BEFORE he ate from the tree of knowledge; He would have lived forever and would not have sinned.

    It is knowing that we are going to die that causes us to sin. It causes us to hang onto our life, or be selfish.

    The fact that death causes sin is stated in 1 Cor 15:

    54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

    55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting
    ?”

    56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post
    What would happen if Adam chose the tree of life?


    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher

    God put both trees in the garden. He knew which one Adam would eat from.

    If Adam would have ate from the tree of life after he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he would have lived forever and been lost from God. So God chased Adam out of the garden and kept Adam from eating from the tree of life.

    If Adam would have eaten from the tree of life BEFORE he ate from the tree of knowledge; He would have lived forever and would not have sinned.

    It is knowing that we are going to die that causes us to sin. It causes us to hang onto our life, or be selfish.

    The fact that death causes sin is stated in 1 Cor 15:

    54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

    55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting
    ?”

    56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I would have thought that this post would have sparked some questions about it.

    The fact that God said that Adam must be kept from the tree of life after he sinned is not debatable.

    The Holy Scriptures clearly record "the sting of death is sin". So the fact that we know we are going to die causes us to sin.

    BUT we do not know that if Adam had ate from the tree of life first, that he would not have ever sinned. He would not then have death causing him to sin, but could there be other things leading him to sin ?

    The angels in heaven do not die. They do not have the sting of death. BUT did not one third of the angels rebel against God, and so were thrown out of heaven ?

    So while the sting of death is sin, or the fact that we are going to die causes us to sin; that is not the ONLY thing that causes sin.

    Pride caused Lucifer and his demons to fall into sin. Pride can cause any of us to fall.

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