The other tree in the Garden of Eden which was revealed by Christ Ahnsahnghong

Before I thought that the bible was a book of moral stories on how to live, I always read the bible but I never understood anything.  After studying the bible at the Church of God World Mission Society, I came to realize that the bible is a book of prophecy.  I also came to realize that the bible is difficult to understand because the bible is written in parables.  If you just read the bible from beginning to end, you won’t understand anything.

Matthew 13:34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. 35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”

Jesus Christ spoke in parables but what is a parable? A story with a hidden meaning.  One of the most famous stories in the bible, is the story of Adam & Eve.  Everyone knows this story, Adam & Eve were tempted by Satan and they ate from the tree of knowledge of good & evil and then they came to face death.  Some people think that they died because the fruit was poisonous but who commanded them not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil?  God, they came to face death because they disobeyed God.

I realized that Adam & Eve’s story, is my story because I would have to face death at some point.  Death was a problem from me because I knew that I didn’t want to die.  I’ve always heard the proverb, Wherever there is a problem, there is a solution.  I thought, then if death is problem, there has to be a solution, but what is it?

Many people only know about the tree of knowledge of good and evil but when you look in the book of Genesis, there is another tree.

Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”

If you eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, you will die but the results are different if you eat from the tree of life.  If you eat from the tree of life, you will live forever, in other words you will have Eternal life.  The tree of life is the solution to the tree of life.

When I read this in the bible, I said to myself, I must go eat from this tree right now.  I asked myself, where is this tree, how come know one has heard about it?  Then I remember, Jesus Christ spoke in parables, if this tree doesn’t literally exist, then its a parable.  What is the reality of the tree of life?

Colossians 2:17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

The Old Testament is a shadow and the New Testament is the reality. In the old testament, if I eat from the tree of life, I can have eternal life, then what can i eat in the new testament that can give me Eternal life? What is the reality of the tree of life?

To be continued…

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