WHAT HAS RELIGION DONE FOR MANKIND?
ing to God's great unit of time : "One day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day ." "For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past ."-2 Peter 3 :8, NW; Psalm 90 :4. 7 Adam was no longer to look after Eden's paradise. There was a good reason, for God now disclosed that there was a "tree of life also in the midst of the garden", and Adam had not proved worthy of eating of this tree . Eating of that tree was a sign of the eater's right to live forever, and this would not fit in with God's sentence of destruction pronounced upon Adam and Eve . "And he said, `Indeed! the man has become like one of us [Jehovah and his only-begotten Son, the Word], knowing good and evil! And now perhaps he will put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever!' Therefore the LORD* God put him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken . He drove out the man ; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the Cherubim, and the flaming sword, which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life."-Genesis 3 :22-24, CB. 8 God's words, "The man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil," may have been spoken sarcastically, but at any rate they indicate * LORD Is printed in all capital letters throughout the Scriptures to indicate that the Hebrew word in the original text is "Jehovah" . 7. Why was Adam no longer to look after Eden's paradise? a . How was Adam now "like one of us, knowing good and evil", and why could not his penalty have been eternal torment?