I learnt that, Lord God is the one who planted, and out of the ground made he to grow every tree that was pleasant to the sight, and good for food, but there was other two trees which were identified as, the tree of life which was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil on Genesis 2: 9 (KJV)
There are lots of questions concerning these trees which God planted at the Garden of Eden, were they all trees for food or if there were some for food and others were not trees? I am going to allow the Bible to explain itself and I will only put colour were is necessary to do so.
Reading through Judge 9: 8 (KJV); Jothan is talking about his brother Abimelech who decided to turn against his own brothers, and slaughtered them, because he wanted to be crowned the king, but what made me to be curious was that, Jothan referred to Abimelech and his brothers from his mother’s side as trees.
Jothan said, the trees meaning brothers of Abimelech went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree meaning Abimelech, reign you over us, so it shows, that men in the Bible are also described as trees.
Jesus Christ also described himself as the tree, and us as branches, and God as the person who cultivates and prunes the branches, so that the branch can bring forth more fruits, on John 15: 1-2 (KJV) so from these two examples it is clear, that in the Bible trees can also mean living creatures.
I need to squeeze in the last one, on Luke 6: 44-45 (KJV) where Jesus Christ was teaching about a tree which bears good fruits, and the other tree which bears bad fruits. He then explains what he meant by that, saying, a good man out of his good heart bring forth good fruits, but an evil man out of his evil heart bring forth evil fruits in abundance.
Which means in the bible both the good and the evil man can be described as trees, like Jothan described his evil brother Abimelech, and Jesus Christ described himself also as a tree.
In Genesis 2: 9 (KJV) God planted trees for food, and in the midst of the garden there were two trees; the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
I have two questions:
1. So would you say, the tree of life was a normal tree for food or was the Bible describing a living creature which had a good heart?
2. Concerning the tree of knowledge of good and evil would also say, it was just a normal tree for food or was the Bible also here describing an evil creature?
What do you think?
Remember this on 1 John 5: 11-13 (KJV) Jesus Christ tells us, that God gave him eternal life, and this life is inside of him to give to us.
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Lord Jesus Christ is God
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