This may be a simple question, but it has me stumped…
The CCC states:
Death is a consequence of sin. The Church’s Magisterium, as authentic interpreter of the affirmations of Scripture and Tradition, teaches that death entered the world on account of man’s sin. Even though man’s nature is mortal God had destined him not to die. Death was therefore contrary to the plans of God the Creator and entered the world as a consequence of sin. (paragraph 1008)
I always understood this (and I’ve seen it in some basic Catechism books) that when they sinned, Adam and Eve lost their right to go to Heaven. If they weren’t going to die, how would they have gotten to Heaven?
Any references to books or articles that discuss this would be most appreciated.