Comment on the
Tree of Life
Genesis 1-2:3 and 3:22
One does not
have to deliberate at length to realise that
no one saw the actual acts of Creation and whoever wrote the record of
events, must have received, from The Creator, some sort of direct
impossible to describe all the facets of such a
complex happening in one continuous statement. It is necessary to
the event into logically associated pieces and to compile details that
are related into a series of overlapping, coherent commentaries.
is like a virtual reality documentary of
six periods of creation revealed in six daily episodes. The individual
periods may have been long or short and several must have run
in our space-time continuum.
we are not given any clue as to the beginning
of the fourth day but we can see the closing scene, (as viewed in our
Reality Documentary"), as coinciding with the end of the flood of Noah
as this was the first time the sky was clear enough of cloud ("the
above the earth") for the sun to shine through and create a rainbow.
nothing to suggest otherwise, and there is much
categorical evidence in favour of the idea, that until the time of Noah
the earth was wrapped in a huge cloud blanket and that although night
day continued, (as we can still witness on days when dense cloud
mankind was not actually exposed directly to the sun.
In fact, the
longevity mankind enjoyed before the flood
suggest that something such as the cloud blanket protected the human
from the destructive effects of solar exposure. After the flood, the
life-span very rapidly dropped from 800 - 900+ years down to 120 and
averaging 70 or 80 as to this day.
the flood there was a limitation to human
life-span probably due to environmental factors. So, initially, in
plan, He had provided a rejuvenation means, a "tree of life". This
was a real natural therapy as after the fall, Adam was prohibited
to "the tree of life" lest he partake and become an eternal sinner. "And
the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good
and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also
the tree of life and eat, and live forever." Genesis 3:22
Back to Index