(Quote) Valentin-119637 said: (Quote) Cindy-534370 said: Yes there were all kinds of trees in the garde...
(Quote) Valentin-119637 said:
Yes there were all kinds of trees in the garden, and I am not sure if they had manged to eat the fruit from each one, no, they still didn't eat from the Tree of Life yet, but did eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, so God made every kind of tree bearing fruits, and also He place two special trees in the middle of the garden. If Adam and Eve would of ate from the Tree of Life than they would no longer had been humans but would of became immortals.
Aren't our souls immortal? Does this not make us immortal?
Just to go back here for a minute, of where I was coming from, it is said our souls are immortal, however we are not immortals?
Am I getting confused? Are we not considered mortal beings?
Jerome Biblical Commentary writes;
In Genesis.......Gen. 2:15 resumes to the additional remark that the earth creature is to cultivate the garden. A limit is place on his mastery; he is not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and bad. .....you shall die: ; To die; here means to be cut off, excluded from community with God, as in Ezek 18 and in other P texts; the man and woman will be driven from the garden of God, not killed.
........ a different anthropology in early Judaism and Christianity insisted that God made humans incorruptible ( Wis 2:23; Romans 5:12 ), and from this arose the Christian theological tradition that death is a result of sin.
......In the Ancient Near East, not to die would mean that one would have to become a god since only the gods were immortal.
For God formed man to be imperishable;
the image of his own nature he made him.
But by the envy of the devil, death entered the world,
and they who are in his possession experience it.
" Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world and with sin death,
death thus coming to all men inasmuch as all sinned-
before the law there was sin in the world, even though sin is not imputed when there is no law--
I say, from Adam to Moses death reigned, even over those who had not sinned by breaking a precept as did Adam, that type of the man to come."
Are we immortal? Or are we mortal beings?