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How Many Significant Trees Were in the Garden of Eden?Submitted by Jaymes on August 6, 2010 - 9:05 am 90 Comments
I picked up the good book, dusted it down, opened it and began to read from Genesis. I like to do this every now and then as it reminds me why I am now an atheist. You see, the Garden of Eden account was one of the real clinchers in my decision that there was no God, no Jehovah.
The real cracker is the account of the significant trees that are mentioned in the Garden of Eden account. Let me put this easy question to you; were there one or two significant trees in the Garden of Eden?
If you said one; the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad, you’d be wrong. If, by the magic of chance, you guessed there were two trees; the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad and the Tree of Life, you’d be spot on.
“Oh yeah! Of course there were two significant trees in the Garden of Eden.” How did you forget that? If you didn’t forget that there were two trees, kudos to you.
Please open your bibles with me to Genesis chapter 2, verse 9.
“Thus Jehovah God made to grow out of the ground every tree desirable to one’s sight and good for food and also the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and bad.” – New World (Masonic Alert – Masonic Alert) Translation
Interesting, isn’t it. Now then, we come to the crux of the conundrum. Why oh why, do ALL Christian religions rarely talk about the Tree of Life?
The answer can be found in the bible. Please turn with me to Genesis chapter 3, verse 22.
“And Jehovah God went on to say: “Here the man has become like one of us in knowing good and bad, and now in order that he may not put his hand out and actually take [fruit] also from the tree of life and eat and live to time indefinite.”
Hmmm, that’s interesting, isn’t it? This scripture shows two things; 1.) that the trees were not symbolic, for Moses, the secretary to whom the privilege was bestowed upon to write Genesis, states very clearly that the tree and fruit were actual and not symbolic, as many would have you believe.
Point 2.) Jehovah God made Adam and Eve perfect, but their perfection didn’t merit living forever; we can see that clearly from the above scriptures. Let’s not forget; in order for Adam and Eve to have lived eternally, they would have had to eat from the Tree of Life; their own perfect bodies could not sustain living forever. To clarify this point, please turn with me to Genesis chapter 3, verse 24:
“And so he drove the man out and posted at the east of the garden of E’den the cherubs and the flaming blade of a sword that was turning itself continually to guard the way to the tree of life.”
Therefore, Jehovah knew that he would need to cut them off from the Tree of Life if he was to make good on his promise that man would not live forever.
Also, the word “perfect” cannot be found in any scripture, but I don’t want us to get sidetracked, so I’ll talk about that in another article.
So then, why do you think the topic of the Tree of Life is mentioned only on very rare occasions? Could it be that Jesus Christ died so that we could live forever? Oh, but wait, we would all need our very own Trees of Life, right?
Think about it.
Always ask questions and seek logical answers.