Tree of Life

Along with the forbidden Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, this Tree of Life was the other special tree in the Garden of Eden.  God allowed Adam and Eve to eat from any tree in the garden, except the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, as He indicated that would cause their death.  After they sinned, God sentenced them to die, and He forbid them to take from the Tree of Life.  God banished them from the garden and the Tree of Life remained there along with its healing properties that would allow humans to live forever.  God stationed cherubim and a fiery revolving sword to guard the way to the Tree of Life.

The Earth was in peril after the nuclear disaster and God sent 18 birds to retrieve the Tree of Life, which had been relocated to a secret place during the flood of Noah.  The birds were taking the tree to the Vatican, so it could be transplanted there.  God wanted there to be peace on Earth this day, as it was the celebration of the birthday of His son Jesus.  God felt that this would provide the spark of hope that humanity clearly needed now, so people could live in harmony with each other.  God desires that all men and nations live in peace, be friendly with each other, and feel free from being attacked in their lives, so they can rest and be content.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie NEKNEERAJ’s Photo Challenge #295.

16 thoughts on “Tree of Life

    1. They were totally healthy and under God’s protection, so nothing would have ever harmed them as long as they obeyed His one simple rule, They did not need the Tree of Life till they were thrown out of the garden.

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      1. I think that the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was more of a test of faith, than something that would make Adam and Eve any more knowledgable. I don;t think it actually had any special powers as it was just used as a test of loyality. Adam and Eve certainly didn’t seem to be any smarter to me after they ate the forbidden fruit.

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  1. Is there actually a Tree of Life in the Bible story? Interesting as the Tree of Knowledge is always the one that takes center stage. I’m of two minds on the ToK. On the one hand it was a test of faith. On the other it was an acknowledgment of unquestioning paternalism, where critical thought would not be needed. I believe that God had full knowledge that his children would disobey him and actually designed it that way. Otherwise, how could we choose to have faith beyond that one bite of the apple? As to the ToL, many would love to have eternal life, if only to stave off the fear of death. I don’t want eternal life on Earth, yet at the same time, I’m terrified of death.

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    1. I have a story about the Tree of Life in my second book, where Adam is over 900 years old and his life is failing. Eve goes back into the Garden of Eden to get some life giving oil to help her husband recover from his illness. God is supposed to know everything, so He must have known about Satan tempting Adam and Eve and them being disloyal. It is hard to understand why God would not punish Satan, but at one time that was His most beloved angel.

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    1. I always thought that Proverbs 3:18 was saying that those who embrace the Lord will have wisdom which is the tree of life, but there are so many interpretations that I could be wrong. Maybe the Torah provides this knowledge. The Vatican only entered my story so the tree would have a place to be transplanted, as clearly the picture showed that it was going some place.

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    1. God told Satan, “You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.” Later on in the book of Job, God appears to be friendly with Satan and they engage in a wager. Later yet, He lets the devil try to temp Jesus in the wilderness. Lucifer challenged God’s authority and the reason God did not destroy the Prince of Darkness, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles or the origin of all evil is because God wanted the other angels to follow Him out of love and not fear. It would have been so much easier for everyone if God had destroyed the devil, but since you can not have light without dark, I suppose you can’t have good without evil.

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