Saturday, April 02, 2005

In the Ashes of the Garden of Eden

Genesis 2:16
And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."

We all know what happened when Adam and Eve broke God’s commandment. They were expelled from the garden and they forever put humanity under the curse of death. . Verse 22 and 23 explains the reason for this banishment. There was another tree; the tree of Life. Verse 22: He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever. Man was banished and our years became numbered, life became hard.

Genesis speaks of two trees in chapter two. One was off limits, one was not. The tree of life, according to verse 22 was the source of eternal life. And we were banished, impart, to block our access to eternal life. Man has has been pursuing that tree ever since.

Technology has put man back at the Garden’s Gate and the cloning of Dolly is the first knock. Is man poised, once again, to make a run at becoming like God? Is the Tree of Life this ages' fall. What will be our punishment this time? There is not much more left for us to be banished from, except this earth. What will be the consequences for once again trying to become like God? Only time will tell, I guess, until we learn how turn it back it as well. One tree down, one to go.

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