Question 465

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? is Genesis 2:17 speaking of Physical Death?

Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Answer: NO,

When God DECLARED that Adam and Eve WOULD DIE he meant that they would die SPIRITUALLY in which they did.

Romans 5:12 says...

Wherefore, as by one man (Adam & Eve) sin entered into the world, and death (spiritual death) by sin; and so death (spiritual death) passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

Romans 3:23 further states…

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

Physical death as Young Earth Creationist and others falsely teach IS NOT in view in Genesis 2:17 although it was part of the consequence (Judgement) when they diobeyed the Lord and ate of the fruit from the forbidden tree but never the less BOTH Adam and Eve LIVED to be 930 years old (that is LITERAL years not figurative as some teach).

Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

They were both cast out from the Garden of Eden and denied access to the Tree of Life which would have allowed them to live forever in their sinful fallen state.

Genesis 3:22-24 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: (23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. (24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23