Death And God - Heaven Or Hell
Death And Beyond


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God claims to be a God of life, the Creator. These pages will show from the Bible how death began, and reveal the origins of these dark experiences in our lives.

When God made the world, He looked at it and stated that ‘it was very good’. Everything was new and fresh and filled with the vitality of springtime. In Creation week, God had made all the life on the earth – the plants, trees, fruit, fish, birds, animals, and on the sixth day He created Adam and Eve, the first human couple. God made a special home for Adam and Eve. He planted the garden of Eden for them, and placed them there. It was their work to tend the garden, and also to be the carers for the creatures in the new world.

And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden and there He put the man whom He had formed.’ Genesis 2:8
And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it. Genesis 2:15

God also said,

Be fruitful and multiply … and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:28.

Adam was to be responsible for this new world. He was God’s steward. God Himself had direct contact with Adam and Eve and talked to them in the cool of each evening.

And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day. Genesis 3:8

God’s intention was that they should have children to populate the world and that the earth would be filled with praise to God in response to His love and His goodness.

God had laid down one condition or rule, however, that they should adhere to.

It was very simple. He told them there was one particular tree in the Garden of Eden whose fruit they were not on any account to eat.

And the Lord God commanded the man saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17

Adam and Eve lived and worked in a garden, so a rule and a test about eating the fruit of a tree was something they could understand.
God had created Adam and Eve with the capability of choice so that they could understand His love for them and would be able to respond to it in return. He did not make mere robots or slaves. He gave them the capacity to choose. Sometimes this is known as ‘free will’. In other words, they were not slaves having to do God’s will, with no other options. They could look at a situation, weigh up the choices, and act accordingly, just as we do all the time. God had given them all the information they needed to be able to make the right choices. They could choose to obey God or to disobey Him. This was in fact the proof of their freedom. A free person can say either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

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