Why was there a need for God to have a tree of life amongst Adam and Eve?
God could have chosen not to have a tree there and man would be in paradise forever.
Sure Adam and Eve could have listened to God and not eaten but it’s like telling your children not to do something when eventually they will.
The question then is if your children did something against your will how far would you go to punish them? Would you never love them again?
Would you also let satan amongst your children to tempt and let them fall to never see them again?
Now if we are his children and God our Father it doesn’t sit right with me? Sure some will say that’s free will but that free will could supposedly cost me my life in hell or eternity without God. Why do I need to be tested, tempted and judged?
For example one could say it’s not fair for Muslim to be born into that religion or the Hindu? One could also say it would be better to have died as a child to have a better chance of eternal life than to live a thousand years, sin and never see God again or eternal punishment?
I mean where does God draw a line in the sand when it comes to judgment and eternal life or hell? Imagine being an inch short and missing out. How crushed would you be!
Does God discriminate when it comes to judgement? I say this cause I imagine Moses, David and Paul are in heaven for some fairly big sins against the commandments of God? If God has pardoned their sins then one would hope others receive that pardon.
My take on all this is God had to show us everything that is good and bad. Why, because he doesn’t want to come across as some communist dictator who only shows you one T.V. station and broadcast so you only get one side of the story. In my opinion that means all are saved. In saying this it doesn’t mean one can do what they want like Paul’s longing to be with Christ doesn’t mean he can kill himself to get there. Doing bad things is not what people really want to do anyways! Fear is what makes us do the things we don’t want to.
The most beautiful thing I ever heard about God other than Jesus is God didn’t make us so we can impress him with our love; he made us so he can impress us with his.
Thank God for Jesus Christ the Lamb of God who washes away the sin of the world.
What’s your take on this?