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that man had moved himself out from under theocratic rule, the Theocracy . He had chosen to set up his own standards of what was good and evil, according to the religion he had adopted . But for this God did not sentence Adam and Eve to an eternity in a hell of fire and sulphur to be tormented endlessly, did he? How could that be possible, since God drove them out of paradise that they might not eat of the tree of life and live forever? To suffer eternal torment a creature has to live forever. The sentence was death for Adam and Eve, and death does not mean life after death. It was Satan the Serpent who said they would not die if they ate the forbidden fruit. God's Word states plainly : "The first man Adam was made into a living soul." "The soul that sinneth, the same shall die ." (1 Corinthians 15 :45 and Ezechiel 18 :20, Dy) So when Adam died 930 years old the soul died. There was no intelligent, conscious, sentient soul that survived Adam's death to go anywhere. A religion that teaches otherwise is the Devil's religion . 9 To prevent Adam's return to paradise the cherubim, together with a revolving flaming sword, were stationed at the entrance into the garden . All of us his descendants were born outside, all of us offspring of a sinner condemned to death . With what result to us all? Inborn sin, imperfection, disease, and death. How simple the true Bible explanation of the existence of evil in the earth for these past six thousand years! 9. How, then, does the Bible explain the spread of death to us all?

What Has Religion Done for Mankind?  

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