The Tree of Life: God’s Promise of Eternal Life
For ages, scientists sought solutions to death, making progress in curing diseases and slowing aging. Yet, only God holds the key to everlasting life. In the Garden of Eden, two trees stood—the tree of knowledge of good and evil, leading to death, and the lesser-known tree of life, promising eternal life (Ge 2:15–17).
“Then the LORD God said, ‘Humans have become like one of us ... We must keep them from eating some of the fruit from the tree of life, or they will live forever.’”
Genesis 3:22–24 (NCV)
God blocked access to the tree of life because of Adam and Eve’s sin. Fortunately, Jesus came and revealed the reality of the tree of life, which is His body and blood (Jn 6:53). The New Covenant Passover, established by Jesus 2,000 years ago, is the way to eat and drink His flesh and blood. In turn, this is how we can eat from the tree of life.