What is the way of the "Tree of Life"?


#1

“And he cast out Adam; and placed before the paradise of pleasure Cherubims, and a flaming sword, turning every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” 3:24

What is the way of the Tree of Life? :shrug:


#2

3:24
To “cast out the man,” is to entirely deprive him of all the will of good and understanding of truth, insomuch that he is separated from them, and is no longer man. To “make cherubim from the east to dwell,” is to provide against his entering into any secret thing of faith; for the “east toward the garden of Eden,” is the celestial, from which is intelligence; and by “cherubim” is signified the providence of the Lord in preventing such a man from entering into the things of faith. By the “flame of a sword turning itself,” is signified self-love (amor proprius)
In like manner, had the words “the flame of a sword turning itself” been applied to the people of the present day, they would have been “the sword of a flame turning itself.” Nor would it have been said the “tree of lives,”, but the “tree of life;” not to mention other things in the series that cannot possibly be explained, being understood only by the angels, to whom the Lord reveals them; for every state contains infinite arcana, not even one of which is known to men.

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God bless


#3

It’s to partake of God, the source of life, and receive eternal life. That way was not opened again until the time was ripe. Now, by the Atonement of Jesus Christ, reconciliation between man and God is realized so that we may partake of Divinity again, and live.


#4

The tree of life Christ Jesus. The “way of” is the revelation like the one Simon Peter got of whom Christ is.


#5

The way of the tree of life is the Cross. The tree of life is the Cross.

The God of our fathers raised Jesus whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. (Acts 5:30)

The way to eternal life is through the Cross. You can’t get to the resurrection without taking up your own Cross.

-Tim-


#6

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