Where does the concept of Living For Ever come from?
Around six thousand years ago humanity mucked up big time. Man and wife were enjoying all the perks of paradise when the wife was seduced and tricked by a snake. Her hubby took her word for it, instead of obeying the authority. Both of them busily pointing the finger instead of owning up.
Long story short; thanks guys for all of that, because it meant that humanity was kicked out of the garden. As an aside, it probably wasn’t an apple, more likely a fig that the couple thought irresistible enough to lose paradise over. Yep, just a bite out of a bit of food and they were out on their bum.
Curses and all and out they went
God was clear enough about it; curses and all, and out they went. Guards with flaming swords were put in place to keep away all of those who can’t keep their hands to themselves. To keep out those who blame others for their misfortune. To keep out those who cannot control their primitive urges and those who believe and follow creeps and snake oil merchants over authorities. To keep out those who don’t appreciate their good fortune but instead take what is not theirs to take and entice others to do the same. To keep out those who do not uphold standards but instead take the easy way out and join the disobedient. To keep out those who don’t heed warnings of deadly dangers (sins). I guess you’re getting the drift.
Adam and Eve got the drift too, driven right out of paradise they were.
And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
The above scripture quote is from the first three chapters of the bible. All things considered, humanity did not start out that well. It looked like we were going to be just fine as long as we obeyed and did no sneaky things. It was not to be. A sweet forbidden taste was all it took for the couple to forfeit paradise and be prevented from living for ever.
Adam called his wife the Mother of All Living and we sang a song about it which you can watch here.
The song Mother of All Living by People is Grass lives at itunes.