Interesting answers, too.
If death is caused automatically by sin,.......why is it that Satan & the demons have to be put to death?
What is it then that made the difference for us humans?
Why did we need a test in the first place? Although simple by the looks of it, however, without it there would have
been no obvious reason to deviate.
As Paul so eloquently has put it:
...because due to works of law no flesh will be declared righteous
Therefore by works of law no flesh will be declared righteous before him, for by law is the accurate knowledge of sin
It could be held that the first law men were under was: not to eat.
Therefore: because they ate, they sinned and caused death, no?
What was Satans sin? What law did he break to have caused death?
The Demons, who mingled with men: it is said that the lot of them went back to heaven and lived happily ever after.
Since S&D are still alive and kicking........and have to be put
to death, would you say they suffer the same ailments as we humans?
And now to somethng completely different:
If you want to answer these questions I am sure you will be aware of the pasages where Jude and James wrote about these heavenly states
they quoted from some dark jewish writings which of course are not be found in todays canon. If they quoted from the sources we have now available,
I am inclined to say that homer did a far better job at telling tales about heavenly things than the writers of those sources did.
The same goes for the things written down in the letters of Peter on this topic, so perfectly quoted by you.
The fact that Peter says they are punished by God with darkness is of interest.
*** w03 12/15 p. 28 Questions From Readers *** It must be stressed that even before that, when the wicked angels still had access to heaven, they were outcasts from God’s family and under definite
restrictions. For instance, Jude 6 reveals that already in the first century C.E., they were “reserved with eternal bonds under dense [spiritual] darkness
for the judgment of the great day.” Likewise, 2 Peter 2:4 says: “God did not hold back from punishing the angels that sinned, but, by throwing them into
Tartarus [a state of utter debasement], delivered them to pits of dense [spiritual] darkness to be reserved for judgment.”
Please note how it has been turned into spiritual darkness.......a place where 6 billion other humans are as well.
(Mark of the beast 666 / 616 suggests Revelation predates 70. If that can be accepted as established the comments made by John, Peter, Paul, Jude and James
are perfectly sound (although it does not corroborate in the present))
1)The thousand years as one day text, has all to often been used in a very literal sense, with consequences, I might add.
The simplest explanation is that he meant a long time, longer than any of us can really fathom because it is more than 10 times
our natural life when all our improtance has gone to dust......
2)Of Adam it is said he dyingly died. Could you please, provide scripture where it is said of S & D? As I stated: they need to be
put to death which is a totally different concept..... 3) future? well compare that with Rom 16:20 and please, notice the "shortly" bit.....I am sure that
accounts for the 2000 years since....
Since the story is about knowledge, you could also say: they suddenly became aware of things......
It is perfectly understable that although bible based religion has had it´s mouth full of acurate knowledge,
it was never meant to be.....knowledge is detestable. The Gods have tried to hide knowledge from us humans. Why
else would you punish someone to go through horrific torments on a daily basis for only revealing the secret of...
FIRE Seems the A & E story coincides very well with the story of IO and Prometheus.