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Why did Adam and Eve not die after eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? [duplicate]

I just began reading the Bible. In Genesis 2, it says And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and ...
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When God said to man that if he sinned he would die, was he speaking of death of the human body or death of the Soul, or the Spirit? [duplicate]

When God warned Adam about eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil he said that in the day that he ate there of he would surely die. Genesis 2:17 KJV But of the tree of the ...
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Man's immortality in the Garden of Eden [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the specific meaning of “die” in Genesis 2? In the book of Genesis, God said they would die if they eat from a certain tree Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the ...
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Why didn't Adam and Eve die when they ate the fruit? [duplicate]

God gave Adam and Eve the following command, followed by a cause Genesis 2:17- But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest ...
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Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?

It would seem that the first part of the book of Genesis contradicts what science teaches about the origin of life on earth. If I am to reconcile evolution and Genesis, it seems that I have a number ...
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How is Christ's death so significant?

(the question title isn't quite right; I welcome any better phrasing - it is not intended to sound inflammatory) This is a genuine question, that regularly occurred to me during my youth, and was ...
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Does God lie? And does the devil tell the truth?

The Bible quotes God assaying: And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, ...
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Why did God make it a sin to eat an apple?

Eating a fruit* is not even a real wicked deed like killing somebody or something. Why did this whole sin thing get started with something so innocuous that by today's standard it wouldn't even be ...
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What is the significance of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden? [closed]

If Adam and Eve were created perfect and without death (immortal), then what is the significance and purpose of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Garden of Eden?
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Was Adam mortal before he partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? [closed]

Was Adam mortal before he partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Has this matter been considered in Christianity? I believe there could be only two possible options here: "Yes, he was" and ...
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How do Old-Earth Creationists explain Romans 5:12-19?

Old Earth Creationism incorporates evolution, which requires natural selection, which requires death. If death pre-dated Adam, then death pre-dated sin. How then do Old Earth Creationists explain ...
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If humans are now genetically tainted by corruption, what was perfection like? [closed]

I have frequently heard the argument that various human frailties, such as dying of old age, are the result of corruption after the original sin; less frequently, but often enough to get my attention, ...
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If Adam and Eve were exempt from death, why did they need to eat? [closed]

Genesis 2:17 gives the implication that Adam and Eve were exempt from death prior to eating from the tree of knowledge, and indeed many literalists take this view. but you must not eat from the ...
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Did Adam and Eve understand death? What did death mean to them? [closed]

This answer says that the serpent convinced Eve to eat the apple to avoid death by saying "surely not die". Since they are described as the first people that existed, what could death mean to them?
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What is the basis for the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy?

Referencing one or more passage of scripture, and any seconday external sources, what is the supportable, Biblical basis for the doctrine of the innerrancy of the Bible?
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