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What is the “first resurrection”? I see the "first resurrection" described in Revelation 20:6 as having relevance to Old Testament saints and those who die during the tribulation. Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. The reason is that ...


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At the heart of the question is: Were these 'Trees' actual trees, and if not, what is the significance of them? Since there is no tree in nature that can give one "life", nor is there a tree that in itself can confer knowledge. Augustine, in City of God(XII:20) says, the tree of life is the holy of holies, Christ; the tree of the knowledge of good ...


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According to Leon R. Kass, author of The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis, it was not until they had eaten of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, that Adam and Eve became aware that their destiny was to die. Once they had become aware of this, God knew they would seek immortality by eating of the Tree of Life. By eating the fruit of the first tree, ...


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Mark was the earliest to be written and it starts: "The beginning (arche) of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God" (Mark 1:1) The Greek arche means beginning such as first in a series. When the reader gets to the initial ending they would be expecting more since what is written is incomplete. Not incomplete in the sense of lacking sufficient evidence ...


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If you believe each day was a 24-hour day, there is no conflict with the natural world of today since plants can survive one 24-hour day without sunlight. The question speaks to the conflict between what all men know (that the sun is essential to life) and what God did (create plants before the sun). In effect God is placing greater importance on the ...



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