Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Adam & Eve
Question. Minus the fall, do you think Adam & Eve would have lived forever? We discussed this question last night at M.O.S.T. (my small group). Basically, are humans by nature immortal? Opinions differed in our discussion. I'm of the opinion that, hypothetically, they would have lived forever had they remained in Eden and continued to eat from the 'tree of life.' In other words, I don't believe that mankind is immortal by nature, but must continue to partake of God's gift in order to live eternally. The true gift is, of course, Christ. And only 'in Christ' do we have eternal life. Death is not so much a punishment for sin as it is a natural consequence of being separated from God. What do you think?