posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 08:15 PM
I won't begin to pretend that I understand what actually happened in the Garden of Eden that day. But there are two trees, which I seem to be
reading that people think there is one. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the Tree of Life. Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge of
Good and Evil, and then were kicked from the garden before they could eat from the Tree of Life and live forever in their sin. That would have been
bad for us. We needed death to have any chance of escaping our sin.
What I think may have happened, is that the fruit was really a metaphore. God created it as a test of our loyalty. The fruit on it doesn't matter,
what matters is that man chose to disobey God and eat from it, and that act put them in a state of sin which we inherit to this day. That state of
sin is what gave them knowledge of good and evil, because now they knew what it meant to be outside of God's will and they actually thought they
could hide from Him.
So God banished us from the Garden, and Adam and Eve started a life on this planet. I also wonder if this Earthly plane of existence wasn't here
before they sinned, and that's why we see a planet with a longer history than that told by the Bible. The Bible does say that Satan fell and took a
third of Heaven with him. Maybe he took a few other human beings with him then as well, and what we have in the Bible is the history and story of
Adam and Eve's fall and the generations that came from them, but maybe other humans had already turned their back on God and were banished to this
planet. It's not really clear how many humans God created on that day, but theologins tend to think that the term Adam was used to describe a
population of humans, not just a single man at the time of creation. After a specific human sinned, then he took the name Adam in the story, and the
female human became Eve.
It's interesting to note that recently, a couple books relating NDEs have touched on subjects related to this. In Heaven is for Real, the child says
he has seen both these trees growing in Heaven. This gives a little creedence to my theory that we were kicked out of Heaven, not removed from some
garden that was here on Earth already. I don't think anyone will every find a gate on Earth wiht an angel standing and guarding it. In another NDE,
a neuro surgeon related that God allows certain areas of sin to exist in the universe to keep free choice valid. There has to be some place to go to
that is outside of God's will if there is truly to be free will. God wants his creations to love Him and all HIs other creations implicitly. If you
want to play this game of sin, then you come here.
Just some thoughts and I offer no proof that could mean anything. I wait for the day when I'll know for sure.
But one thing that this train of thought leads to. If you want to follow God, think on what this may mean. When we die, you may go to Heaven to
live with Him forever. If the tree is still in Heaven, then you will still have to make the same choices to serve and obey Him every day for
eternity. The temptation will remain.
So chose now who you will serve, and be ready and happy for the chance to serve Him!