Ages Past and To Come

…of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die… Genesis 2:17

Eden was not the perfect paradise, not yet. God made man and woman innocent. He had a plan to teach them more, good and evil, the meaning of free will and righteousness. Eden was a paradise waiting to happen if man and woman would love God in spite of the choice to do otherwise. There was no death. There was not yet any evil there. But evil had been introduced already among the sons of God, the heavenly beings. And one, in the form of a serpent, brought that evil into the almost-paradise and it wasn

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2 Responses to Ages Past and To Come

  1. Sean says:

    Thank you. I continue to be a devoted reader. I have been more helped by your blog than just about any other source I have at my disposal. I don’t comment much because I don’t have much to say, but I learn from you all the time, and from all those who comment here. Many thanks to you, Derek, and to those of your readers who continue to engage you.

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