- Jun 29, 2009
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- Wichita, KS
I would only contend that they were made immortal by grace (via 'tree of life'), not by nature however. That is, God provided man with the tools to obtain immortality.jckstraw72 said:even if that is so, they were only cut off from the Tree of Life because of sin. they were not mortal because God made them that way, which, as has been pointed out many times in this thread, is a belief anathematized by the 7th Ecumenical Council.Ortho_cat said:I think it's pretty clear in genesis that the tree of life is what provided adam/eve with their immortality; once they were cut off from it they were no longer immortal:
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24After he drove the man out, he placed on the east sidee of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.