The Garden of Eden is a biblical paradise described in the book of Genesis as the place where the first humans, Adam and Eve, were created by God. The story of the Garden of Eden has captured the imagination of people for centuries, and it continues to be a source of inspiration and contemplation for many.
According to the Bible, the Garden of Eden was a place of perfect peace and harmony, where everything was in balance and there was no suffering or death. It was a garden of abundance, where all the trees bore fruit and the animals lived in harmony with one another. The garden was watered by four rivers, which flowed out from its center, and it was surrounded by a protective wall.
In the center of the garden was the Tree of Life, which was a symbol of God’s eternal presence and the source of all spiritual nourishment. God also placed the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the garden and warned Adam and Eve not to eat its fruit, for if they did, they would surely die.
Adam and Eve were given dominion over the garden and all its inhabitants, and they lived there in perfect communion with God. However, their idyllic life was disrupted when they were tempted by the serpent to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. They disobeyed God’s commandment, and as a result, they were banished from the garden and cursed with suffering and death.
The story of the Garden of Eden has been interpreted in many different ways over the centuries, and it continues to be a source of controversy and debate. Some people see it as a literal description of a historical event, while others see it as a mythological allegory for the human condition.
Regardless of how one interprets the story, the Garden of Eden continues to be a powerful symbol of the human desire for paradise, and the longing for a world in which peace, harmony, and abundance reign. It reminds us of the importance of living in harmony with the natural world and with one another, and of the consequences that result from our disobedience and disregard for the laws of God and nature.
Through my research of the Garden of Eden I am led to believe the righteous spirits that died in Jesus’s name are returned back here to Eden. Here is a breakdown of my research in Luke 23:43 KJV And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Which in Greek is parádeisos meaning a King’s Garden also notice Jesus asks Mary- John 20:17 KJV Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God. Shows today Friday he and the man that was a thief went to paradise and not heaven yet because many underestimate the vastness of heaven and its dimensions. Thirdly, a book that was once in the bible but was removed in the fourth century the Book of Enoch gives a full account of Eden in the Book of Enoch Chapter 22 SECT.V. 9. And he “Raphael” answered me saying: ‘These three have been made that the spirits of the dead might be separated. And this division has been made for the spirits of the righteous, in which there is the bright spring of water. separated by water and light above it. while the wicked are sent to the mountain of darkness.
1. ⌈⌈And from thence I went to another place of the earth⌉⌉, and he showed me a mountain range of fire which burnt ⌈⌈day and night⌉⌉. 2. And I went beyond it and saw seven magnificent mountains all differing each from the other, and the stones (thereof) were magnificent and beautiful, magnificent as a whole, of glorious appearance and fair exterior: ⌈⌈three towards⌉⌉ the east, ⌈⌈one⌉⌉ founded on the other, and three towards the south, one upon the other, and deep rough ravines, no one of which joined with any other. 3. And the seventh mountain was in the midst of these, and it excelled them in height, resembling the seat of a throne: and fragrant trees encircled the throne. 4. And amongst them was a tree such as I had never yet smelt, neither was any amongst them nor were others like it: it had a fragrance beyond all fragrance, and its leaves and blooms and wood wither not forever: and its fruit ⌈⌈is beautiful, and its fruit⌉⌉ resembles the dates of a palm. 5. Then I said: ‘⌈How⌉ beautiful is this tree, and fragrant, and its leaves are fair, and its blooms ⌈⌈very⌉⌉ delightful in appearance.’ 6. Then answered Michael, one of the holy ⌈⌈and honoured⌉⌉ angels who was with me, and was their leader.
And he said unto me: ‘Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding the fragrance of the tree and ⌈why⌉ dost thou wish to learn the truth?’ Then I answered him ⌈⌈saying⌉⌉: ‘I wish to know about everything, but especially about this tree.’ And he answered saying: ‘This high mountain ⌈⌈which thou hast seen⌉⌉, whose summit is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit when He shall come down to visit the earth with goodness. 4. And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgment when He shall take vengeance on all and bring (everything) to its consummation forever. It shall then be given to the righteous and holy. 5. Its fruit shall be for food to the elect: it shall be transplanted to the holy place, to the temple of the Lord, the Eternal King.
And into the holy place shall they enter;
And its fragrance shall be in their bones,
And they shall live a long life on earth,
Such as thy fathers lived:
And in their days shall no ⌈⌈sorrow or⌉⌉ plague
Or torment or calamity touch them.’
true some might find the book of Enoch confusing but he was one of the first scribes to record, the beginning of the bible which shows there must be truth in his word even if we don’t understand the science behind it.
Contrary to this belief I did find some evidence where most believe the dead are asleep till the return of Christ like 1 Corinthians 15:20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)
20 But now Christ is risen from the dead and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. Ecclesiates 9:5 “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all……..” So with that being the case the dead are not aware of anything. Jesus said of his friend Lazarus after he died, that his friend was sleeping. John 11:11 ” Lazarrus our friend has fallen asleep, but I am traveling there to awaken him.” Therefore, the dead are sleeping in the grave awaiting the resurrection but some might say isn’t sleep a realm of dreams just to say our energy doesn’t permanently seize or die but transfer to another place. The reason for the forever fire to burn till there is no existence left.
In conclusion, the Garden of Eden is a powerful symbol of mankind’s longing for paradise, and it reminds us of the importance of living in harmony with the natural world and with one another. It is a story that has captured the imagination of people for centuries, and it continues to inspire and challenge us to strive for a better world.