2:9. And the Lord God planted all sorts of trees in the garden-beautiful trees that produced delicious fruit. At the center of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 3:15. The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and care for it. 16. But the Lord God gave him this warning: "You may freely eat any fruit in the garden 17. except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit, you will surely die." 7. At that moment, their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they strung fig leaves together around their hips to cover themselves. 21. And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife. 22. Then the Lord God said, "The people have become as we are, knowing everything, both good and evil. What if they eat the fruit of the tree of life? Then they will live forever!" 23. So the Lord God banished Adam and his wife from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made. 24. After banishing them from the garden, the Lord God stationed mighty angelic beings* to the east of Eden. And a flaming sword flashed back and forth, guarding the way to the tree of life. A. First Adam and Eve were not commanded not to eat of the fruit of the tree of life. See verse 16. B. Second the only tree they were not to eat of was the tree of the knowledge or good and evil. See verse 17 C. If you eat you will surely die. Verse 17 D. The Lord God said, “What if they eat the fruit of the tree of life? Then they will live forever!” verse 22 E. God makes sure they can not eat of this tree. Verses23,24 If they could eat of the tree of life and live forever in that the tree was there with the tree of good and evil then that would imply they would not live forever as humans. But because God told them they would die has some bearing on the matter. If they would only die by eating of the tree of good and evil and even if they did not eat of the tree of life would they have lived forever? Or if they had eaten of the tree of life before they ate of the tree of good and evil would their state be change to an eternal state as innocent people only and in so doing not be able to be tempted? In their fallen state had they eaten of the tree of life would they be living eternally in the fallen state? In their fallen state they were fore bitten to eat of the tree of life so that they would not live forever. Are you inclined to believe this infers the physical state or physical and spiritual state or something else? I think this could be a very good discussion. I would like to ask that you offer your feelings, opinions, and quote form scripture yourself. Please forget about what others have written about and simply answer it yourself. Put it in your own words. My thoughts: 1. If Adam and Eve had eaten of the tree of life in their state of innocence they would live forever in that state - both spiritually and physically and never be tempted. I can't prove it - it is what seems correct to me. 2. If Adam and eve had eaten of the tree of life after their eyes were opened they would have lived forever in that state both physically and spiritually. 3. In the state they were in prior to the fall they would have continued to live in the Garden in that state until they either ate of the tree of life or the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.