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The Tree of Life (a discussion)

 
 
Reply Fri 17 Jan, 2014 08:45 pm
The tree of life was originally in the garden of Eden. According to the account, withholding the fruit from the tree of life was a part of gods punishment for Adam, the way to it was blocked by cherubs, so it had a strong significance. The reason was given as
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Now in order that he may not put his hand out and take fruit also from the tree of life+ and eat and live forever


So a question arises, Could Adam have eaten from the tree of life and lived forever had he not disobeyed God?

Further, revelation 2 covers a part of john of Patmos vision where the offer of eating of this tree of life would be given to those who listened to the word of the angel of the congregation.
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7 Let the one who has an ear hear what the spirit says to the congregations:+ To the one who conquers+ I will grant to eat of the tree of life,+ which is in the paradise of God
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What does this mean for mankind?

For the purpose of this discussion, the validly of scripture is not the question, for that would be another thread.
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neologist
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2014 12:41 am
@Smileyrius,
Hovering
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fresco
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2014 03:12 am
@Smileyrius,
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Could Adam have eaten from the tree of life and lived forever had he not disobeyed God?

According to Paul Cohen's analysis of "the continuum hypothesis" for which he was awarded the Field's Medal, the answer is both "yes" and "no". Wink
Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2014 03:53 am
@fresco,
It's neither here nor there that Cohen's proof of the undecidability of the continuum hypothesis within the standard Zermelo-Frankel-Choice won the Fields Medal and no amount of forcing it will change that what happened in the garden stays in the garden fresco, or does not as the case may be.
fresco
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2014 04:08 am
@Miss L Toad,
Shocked
You could be right !
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neologist
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2014 05:47 pm
@Miss L Toad,
What will my friend Joe Sixpack make of this? The Bible was written for him also.
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