When is accountability of a new born baby (Innocence, “like one of these” is heaven made up of) measured?
And when it is measured, does death set in?
Case in point: Adam was created like as a new born babe as did Eve.
Innocent, until…what…knowledge was gained?
Was this gaining of knowledge inevitable? Was death inevitable?
Could Adam and Eve ever know what it was to be like God if they could not have access to knowledge of good and evil?
Would disobedience be a way to describe the inevitability of gaining knowledge, thus bringing about separation from God, understood as spiritually death ?
And if the gaining of knowledge resulted in spiritual death, would God not provide a way to recoup that which was lost in the process?
If God did provide a way, a path back to life for us, would He not do it unconditionally?
After all, was it our fault that we are destined to gain knowledge after we are born in the flesh?
These are some questions that are geared for the more spiritually mature individuals whose faith is solidly grounded in the word, meaning Christ, and are confident enough to venture out of the norm without fear of loosing their salvation.
I would like to discuss this topic in relation to the differing religious beliefs and see if knowledge is not also at the root of their separation from the entity they understand as God.
A “Tree” has roots, trunk, branches and leaves.
A tree can also be said to be a Government, with roots as a foundation, a trunk a its visible standard of strength, it’s branches the offices and the leaves it’s employees.
If then the word tree represents something like I said above, would it be not like the governing body of heaven?
Was not the Tabernacle a replica of the heavenly temple?
Rev 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
The “tree of knowledge of good and evil” was then a necessary evil, if you will, in order for the intelligent ability of Adam to know what it was to be like God, in experiencing through pain and suffering, the value of goodness in the midst of an opposing force: the world.
Can we appreciate the gift (life) then, that is given unconditionally, with the privilege of experiencing life in the flesh, right or wrongly, without the penalty of eternal separation?
If you can, with all I’ve said above, then I believe you are solidly grounded on the heavenly “tree” of which God the Father is the roots, Jesus the Son the visible trunk (the standard) the branches, Jews and the leaves the church triumphant, the people.
Take it anywhere you like, let’s talk about it.