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Death is not separation from the life of God

DEATH ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES SERIES – TABLE OF CONTENTS

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DEATH IS NOT EQUIVALENT TO SEPARATION FROM THE LIFE OF GOD

Again, the story of the fall is given as a prooftext for this notion of “death = separation from the life of God”. The only separation that happened was from the garden of Eden and from the tree of life that was in there, but that was a totally separate (no pun intended) act of God in response to Adam’s actions, and not something that happened to Adam as part of death per se. If that specific separation that occurred there were death, then “death = escorting Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden + placing cherubim and a rotating flaming swords at the entrance”. I am not buying that equation.
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