Sunday, March 13, 2011


"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." (Genesis 2:17).

Well, they did eat of it and they didn't die that day! Theologians for centuries have gotten around this one by stating that Adam and Eve died spiritually the moment they ate the forbidden fruit; but could there be another simpler, more elegant explanation? "The wages of sin is death;" and we understand that to mean physical death, do we not? My sister in Christ, De Trefethen, has posted an article on her Departure Ready Forum (a truly interesting one to join, btw!) that offers a different solution to the dilemma that may sound an inner chord in your spirit as it did in mine! She also offers an opportunity to explore the subject of soul-spirit-body and to join the discussion.

Here's that link once again. I hope you'll take a look; you will be prompted to look at this scripture (and others) in a fresh, perhaps more literal light.