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Adam and Eve in the Garden.

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If Adam, and Eve did not eat from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil", nor did they eat from the "tree of life", how long would they have lived for?

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since there was no death, forever. :D

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since there was no death, forever. :D

If you are right about Adam and Eve living forever if they did not eat from the tree God commanded not to, then what would be the purpose of the "tree of life" if all Adam and Eve had to do is not eat from the forbidden tree to live forever?

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If Adam, and Eve did not eat from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil", nor did they eat from the "tree of life", how long would they have lived for?

Until they die.

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I would imagine they would have lived a lifespan approximately 10 times greater than we live today.  Adam lived to be 930 years of age.  God shortened man's days to approximately threescore and ten years to fourscore years, which is 70 to 80 years.  Had God not shortened man's days, being denied access to the tree of life would likely mean a lifespan of 700 to 800 years on average.

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If Adam, and Eve did not eat from the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil", nor did they eat from the "tree of life", how long would they have lived for?

Until they died.

 

I think we can find a parallel here between Adam and Eve, and Jesus Christ. Since they were all sinless yet their physical bodies aged, even Jesus grew from a baby to a full grown man on earth. If Jesus never went to the cross how long would his physical body last?

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I would imagine they would have lived a lifespan approximately 10 times greater than we live today.  Adam lived to be 930 years of age.  God shortened man's days to approximately threescore and ten years to fourscore years, which is 70 to 80 years.  Had God not shortened man's days, being denied access to the tree of life would likely mean a lifespan of 700 to 800 years on average.

That was after the fall. How long would they have lived if they never disobeyed God, but never eat from the tree of life?

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Death came with adam according to the bible. So I think they would have lived forever, eating of the tree of life. Then they sinned and were kicked out of the garden so they would not eat of the tree of life and live forever. Because the Lord told them if they ate of the fruit they would die. 

 

Gen 2

9 And out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The tree of life also was in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

 

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16 ¶ And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, You may freely eat of every tree in the garden,
17 but you shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.

 

Gen 3

22 ¶ And the LORD God said, Behold, the man has 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 forever,

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I would imagine they would have lived a lifespan approximately 10 times greater than we live today.  Adam lived to be 930 years of age.  God shortened man's days to approximately threescore and ten years to fourscore years, which is 70 to 80 years.  Had God not shortened man's days, being denied access to the tree of life would likely mean a lifespan of 700 to 800 years on average.

That was after the fall. How long would they have lived if they never disobeyed God, but never eat from the tree of life?

 

 

They were not forbidden from eating of the tree of life until after they sinned. Death had come.

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This is what I think on this. God determines how long our life lasts. Luke 12:20 is talking about a parable of a rich fool who thought he could use his wealth to make his life better, but his time ran out. In dueteronomy 30: 20 it says God is our life, and the length of our days.

in genisis 6:3 we can see God does not want to strive with man forever, and limits mans life to 120 years and before this man lived for hundreds of years, as can be found early in genisis. Basicly, every day, every breath, every second is a gift from God and He is totaly in control of the length of our days. So adam and eve "could have" lived forever if God allowed, and as Pat said, the curse of death had not yet come. But the purpose of the tree of life can be found in genisis 3:22 where it says... and the Lord God said, behold, the man is become 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 forever.... this shows the tree of life was to give eternal life. To me it also shows God always gives us the choice to choose life and he desires to give us eternal life. God is good.

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