Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: Eve

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Phillip Medhurst presents 006/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 Eve is tempted by the serpent Genesis 3:1-6 chromolithograph after painting in Jewish Museum New York

Phillip Medhurst presents 005/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden Genesis 2:25 Morgan Museum New York

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Phillip Medhurst presents 004/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 God creates Eve Genesis 2:21-22 Morgan Museum New York

The Apocalypse Revealed 5

Adam and Eve were able to eat all the trees of the Garden that were available for their food, except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. These trees included the Tree of Life, conferring immortality. But as result of their disobedience, God passed a sentence of death. The pair did not die immediately: the sentence took the form of an exclusion from the Tree of Life. Adam then went on to live 930 years reckoned in mortal time. If Adam was 70 years old – a mature man – when he ate the fruit, he was in fact alive for 1000 years. All of Adam’s children now pass into oblivion until the second coming of Christ. The perfect obedience of Jesus – after Adam, a second son of God – earned him the immortality denied to Adam.

Eden

 

Since Adam delved and Eva span

Man’s waywardness has spoiled God’s plan.

Disease and death here level all;

Our winding-sheet conceals a Fall.

Though God could make a bush to speak,

A dumb child tells us who is weak:

Though He made His dead Son to eat,

Yet feeding some would be a feat,

For they can neither dig nor spin,

And day by day their limbs grow thin.

Such is the consequence of sin.