I cannot for the life of me find it….but somewhere recently a member made a comment about the “tree of life” and the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”, asking about various interpretations of these “trees.” Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work 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 a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:22-24 I believe that the “Tree of Life” is that presence of God from which Adam (and mankind) was separated in the Fall. So in terms of that “death” that entered as a result of Adam’s sin, I tend to look at it as physical death while I view this casting out (away from the “Tree of Life”) that brings eternal life as spiritual death. That is why, I believe, there will be a time we will eat of this tree freely. What other interpretations are out there?