In spite of what happened in Eden, have Adam and Eve been saved and are they in heaven now?

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Speaker 1

Yes.

Speaker 2

All right. So France is asking, in spite of what happened in the Garden of Eden, have Adam and Eve been saved, and are they in heaven?

Speaker 1

Now, it’s funny how the long questions have short answers. In the short, short questions have long answered tonight. Okay, so kind of two parts of this one are Adam and E saved? I don’t think we have anywhere in the Bible where it exactly says that. And T. And if I’m wrong, let me know. But I haven’t looked at every referral to Adam and Evan. There’s nothing about them.

Speaker 3

No.

Speaker 1

Yeah.

Speaker 3

We don’t know.

Speaker 1

But if you look at some hints, you could see that Abel was a good person. He is righteous. We’re told that in Hebrews. And then, too, after he was killed by King Seth came and replaced him. Seth was a replacement. And after Seth, it says, people began to call on the name of the Lord. That’s Genesis 426. And that name of the Lord. We’re coming back to that. People are now starting to really have a relationship with God, getting to know him, get closer to him. This is, to me, a good indication that Adam may have done some good work trying to keep his sons, as many as he could in the space, knowing God. And so I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s good things for Jesus, sorry for Adam, and if I were told Genesis five three that Adam lived 139 years and then begot his son in his own likeness, after his image and named him Seth. So it’s not telling us that I hear that Seth just looks like Adam. I believe it’s really telling us that Seth took on the character, personality. Adam was as a person. Seth was very much like that.

Speaker 1

And so we know Seth was a good person. His lineage was the lineage that led to the lineage of righteousness, you could call it that, led up to Enoch and Noah and ultimately to Abraham. So this is a good sign, again for Adam, I would say. So where is Adam now? He and Eve, are they in heaven? Well, let’s see. Genesis 55, it says, So all the days of Adam live were 930 years, and he died. Does it say, and then he went to heaven. Just says and he died. Romans 514, it says, nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned, according to the likeness of transgression of Adam, who is the type of him who was to come. So death reigned from Adam. You guys see? Adam is always associated with death. First corinthians five. Sorry? 1522. One Corinthians 1522. For as an Adam, all die, and in Christ all shall be made alive. Here, if it says we die because of what Adam did, Adam is dead. And then Abel died, and then Seth died. Everybody has been dying. And then Christ has broken that cycle, and Christ now brings us to life.

Speaker 1

Jesus says, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live. And so you might die, but someday you will live again. This is John 1125, and it’s Jesus here saying that if we die, he’ll immediately call us into heaven, will be a floating spirit. I would say no, because then what’s the point of Jesus saying I am the resurrection? Why would there be a resurrection then, if we’re going to be in heaven anyway, as a spirit? In fact, Jesus gives us a hint of what death really is. Like in the Gospel of John, chapter eleven, starting at verse eleven, it says, and after that Jesus said to them, our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up. And his disciples said, Lord, if he sleeps, he will get wealth. However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought he was speaking about taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them, plainly, Lazarus is dead. So here Jesus associates death with like being asleep when you’re asleep. I mean, I have intense dreams, but maybe not everybody does. Some people you go sleep, boom, you’re totally out.

Speaker 1

And this language of sleep is not unique to Jesus. Like if you read the Old Testament, for example, one Kings two, verse ten, it says, so David rested with his father’s. And you think, well, maybe he was still in bed. No, next part. And was buried in the city of David. One Kings, oneone 43. It says, Then Solomon rested with his father’s. And what are the fathers doing this? They’re resting too, by implication. And was buried in the city of David, his father. And you could go on and on. Look at almost all the kings. They rested, they rested, they rested. This is what the Bible is using to refer to death. Now we know another person who has died, right? And let’s test to see where he is. We’re told where he is. This is Acts two, starting at verse 29. It’s about David King. David and Peter speaking. He says, Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, right? So we were told earlier he’s resting. Well, he’s dead, Peter, and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

Speaker 1

Next verse. He says, therefore, being a prophet and knowing that God is sworn with an oath to him that is the fruit of his body according to the flesh, he would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne. He foreseen the spoke concerning the resurrection of Christ. So no, Christ didn’t float in his spirit. Go up to heaven, it says, no, he was resurrected. That’s how Christ did it, that his soul would not be left in Hades. If you really research what Hades means, the NIV does a better job translating it. It might say, like the grave or the realm of the dead. It’s not heaven, it’s more like the earth. Nor did his flesh. The corruption this Jesus God has raised up. And then if you skip to verse 34, it says, for David did not ascend into heaven. David did not ascend into heaven. So David is dead. He’s in his tomb. His body is probably fully decade now, let’s say, and his spirit is not in heaven. This whole concept is not really a biblical one. And I know we have so many verses on this. You say, well, what about this versus what about that verse?

Speaker 1

Please ask and we can answer. But let’s go back to Adam, Genesis 217. It says, and the Lord God form man of the dust of the ground and breathe into his nostrils, and breathe into his nostrils the breath of life. And man became a living being. I don’t like how the King James says a living soul, because then you start thinking, what’s the soul NIV also better translate that as a living being. He’s alive, a living creature. So dust matter, physical matter, carbon, all the stuff that makes us up. Plus, the breath of life is a living, breathe, living, breathing being. That’s what the Bible teaches. God says, when you die to dust, you shall return. Genesis 216 to 17. Here’s another interesting thing about the story of Adam. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat. For in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die. It’s easy to say you’ll become a spirit and then maybe you’ll suffer forever or whatever it is. No, it just says you will surely die.

Speaker 1

And that’s important. And also, we just looked here about a tree there’s a Tree of Knowledge. But that wasn’t the only tree. God had also planted the Tree of Life, justice two eight to nine. It says, God had planted a garden eastward of Eden, and there he put a man. He put the man whom he had formed. And now the ground of the Lord made every tree to grow that is pleasant in the sight and good for food. The Tree of Life was also in the midst of the garden and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. So there’s these two special trees. Why do you think the one tree was called the Tree of Life? What might its function be?

Speaker 3

Give life.

Speaker 1

Nice. Yeah, it gives life. And this becomes very important. Like after Adam and Eve, sin God kicks them out of the garden and he says genesis 322 and the Lord said, Behold, the man has become like one of us to know good and evil. And now let’s he put out his hand and also take of the Tree of Life and eat and live forever. Therefore the Lord sent him out of the garden to till the ground. So he drove out the man and he placed Sherban at the east of the Garden of Eden and a flaming sword which turned every way to guard the way to the Tree of Life. So God kicked Adam and Eve out of Eden to cut them off from the Tree of Life so that they would not live forever. Implication here is by eating the fruit of the Tree of Life, that they will live forever and ever if you keep continually eating the tree. And it’s interesting. As we come to Revelation, god now starts promising that his righteous will gain access to the Tree of Life. Again. Revelation 22, verse two says in the middle of the street and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, which bore the twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every year, every month the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nation.

Speaker 1

In Revelation 20 214. So just a couple of chapters down, it says blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the Tree of Life and may enter through the gates of the Holy City. There’s nothing intrinsic in us that lets us live forever and ever. Romans 623 as it says, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Eternal life is a gift and ongoing gift. And the Tree of Life is a reminder of our continual dependence of God and his continued provision for us. And to me it’s so beautiful. Again, God helps keep us humble and reminds us that we are not immortal beings like he is. In fact, the Bible clearly says one Timothy 615 16 that only God is the one who has immortality. Says who alone has immortality. We don’t have immortality. And this notion that if we die within our spirit, we don’t really die. Where does this come from? Where does it come from? If we go back to Genesis three, it says Genesis three, verse two says and the woman said to the serpent, we may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden, but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden.

Speaker 1

Goddess says, you shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die. And the serpent said to the woman, you will not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of your eyes, your eyes will be open and you will be like God knowing good from evil. So the question is we’re just like in same position as Eve. Are we going to believe that snake? Are we going to believe the serpent? Are we going to believe what the Bible is telling us? Are you going to believe the serpent that we don’t die? That we have eternal spirits that will go somewhere and exist forever and ever as spirits or do we believe what the Bible says, which we do die. Our bodies can die. They could decompose. We don’t know anything when we’re dead, we’re just like asleep. And someday God, christ, who is the resurrection and life, will come and will call us to be with them again. Revelation 20, verse six. Blessed and holy is he who is part of the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power. One. Thessalonians 415 to 17. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means proceed.

Speaker 1

Those who are asleep, those who are asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout and with the voice of an archangel and with the trouble of God and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus in this way, we shall always be with the Lord, with resurrected bodies is how we will be of the Lord. Hope that is helpful to you. Thank you for asking. France and any other comments there, tina.

Speaker 3

I think you covered it very well. I was just like, quote first, closing first. I was like, that’s what I would have definitely shown, because like you’re saying, death is asleep, as the Bible says throughout the Bible, the book of Psalms, ecclesiastes everywhere throughout the Bible. Jesus, they all call death sleep. And so when you’re dead, you’re asleep. And when Jesus comes, if you’re in Christ, you will wake up to the resurrection of life. And those leaders who did not accept Christ, they are part of the second resurrection, as it says, revelation to the resurrection of damnation. And so we want to be part of that first resurrection where Jesus is the one waking us up to go with him to heaven. So, yeah, not in heaven right now. Only some people had a special resurrection or were translated, but we don’t see anything or any indication of that for Adam and Eve. Yup.

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