Originally posted by Scyman
Well to believe in the Garden of Eden you must also believe in the flood no?
Of course, The Biblical Flood is quite believable. Was it so extensive that it envelvoped and destroyed all those from the area which Noah lived.
Was it Global? Of Course Not.
The Garden of Eden was not a city but rather a place where two people enjoyed fellowship and communion with God.
Now, this is a valid point, from the perspective of Adam and Eve alone. This is where they dwelt.
They were the only two to enjoy it, after the fall of man God commanded an angel to guard it. So that no one would either enter nor partake of
the TREE OF LIFE.
Again a valid consideration.
3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of
us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand,
and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of
Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the
garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned
every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
This Chapter is the Fall in the Garden, which is very Specific to two individuals. They are the main charaters of the Chapter, and as such, are
specific to them.
Like any sentance, or paragraph. They are thought specific.
The thought is specific through Chapter 3 to Adam and Eve alone. Chapter 4, picks up and moves to Satan's Son, and the first murder by Cain. Chapter
4 is Specific again, to Cain. He is the Topic in this portion.
'the man" in this noted text, is specific to Adam.
So, it does not denote, that anything other than Adam and Eve where removed from the Garden, to Toil, and Guards where set in place.
But it is clear, this was not banishing man, at that time, from the Garden. There is a Sixth Day Recreation of man, both male and female created in
the image of God and the Angels, in a colaborative manner, (let us, make man, in our image, NOT, my image) so the suggestion is.
I believe they lived and sustained themselves eating the fruits, fowl, fishes, and Beasts of the trees, air, sea, and earth. Adam was created with
intent for a purpose, and that was to be the Tender of the Garden. No one else had this charater trait.
I also believe, they ( the Sixth day man) habitated within the region of Eden, but within the City proper, or in their homelands. It is clear,
pilgramage is a duty, and one we are expected to observe when in the presence of God. This will again, be part of the Millenium Kingdom.
Some of these people may have been the Builders of the City? Some of those that escaped when Atlantis disappeared?
But I do not get the impression, Adam and Eve, lived "Within the Confines" of a City. They seem to be rural, in nature.
God resided on Earth, at one time. His Throne was here. His Place of worship was here, on earth.
Plato descibes a place that reflects this. The Place was accessed by Vessels/Boats. This was the means of Transport. How else do you get to preform
So, I do not think that there was one, Eden, without the other, Atlantis, in all's it's splendor.
And of course, at some point this was lost thru/in some devestating event. (The Flood? That Night?)