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Did God lie?

 Many people asked the question that if God lied to Adam and Eve, and the answer is no.

God said, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."

This description gives us an impression that the fruits from the tree of life are poisonous, and Adam and Eve might have died at the day when they ate it. But what if Adam and  Eve were created to live forever, i.e. the were immortal? Because they ate the forbidden fruit, they did die when they became old . So God told the truth.

Then the next question: Did the serpent lie? The answer is also no.

"You will not surely die,"he then serpent said to the woman. "For god knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

We may conclude from the consequence, the second part of the serpent's words were certainly true, but how about the first part? What the serpent meant was Adam and Eve actually wouldn't die at the spot and/or the minute when they finish eating the fruit of the tree, just like Snow White's fell sleep after a bite of the poisonous apple. The fruit was not poisonous to kill them immediately, but would deprive them innocence  and pure perfection when they were created by God. They were supposed to live forever, but now condemned to pain, toil, getting old and ultimately death. God took away eternal life, and replaced with child bearing and reproduction, this actually degraded human being to the level of animal and plant.

So both God and the serpent told the truth. What God meant was that  Adam and Eve would not longer live forever, and what the serpent meant was that the fruit was not poisonous, and they wouldn't die at the day when they ate the fruit.

Then every human being dies from that day on, people die they just die, there are no after life, no heaven to go, no hell to suffer:

For the living know that they will die,
but the dead know nothing;
they have no further reward,
and even the memory of them is forgotten.
Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished;
never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun.


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