Paradise Lost

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God’s original purpose for the earth was to have mankind live forever on a paradise earth.

And God went on to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. 28  Further, God blessed them, and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving on the earth.”  

Genesis 1:27,28  

Photo by Manuel Torres Garce

Creation of woman

22 And Jehovah God built the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman, and he brought her to the man.+

23 Then the man said:

“This is at last bone of my bones

And flesh of my flesh.

This one will be called Woman,

Because from man she was taken.”+

24 That is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he will stick to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Genesis 2:22-24

18 Then Jehovah God said: “It is not good for the man to continue to be alone. I am going to make a helper for him, as a complement of him.”

Genesis 2:18

So Jehovah God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was sleeping, he took one of his ribs and then closed up the flesh over its place. 

Genesis 2:21

16  Jehovah God also gave this command to the man: “From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction.17  But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die.”

Genesis 2:16, 17

 Consequently, the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was something desirable to the eyes, yes, the tree was pleasing to look at. So she began taking of its fruit and eating it. Afterward, she also gave some to her husband when he was with her, and he began eating it.

Genesis 3:6

*What Was the Original Sin?

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/original-sin/

Jehovah’s judgment on the rebels

16 To the woman he said: “I will greatly increase the pain of your pregnancy; in pain you will give birth to children, and your longing will be for your husband, and he will dominate you.”

17 And to Adam he said: “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree concerning which I gave you this command,+ ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground on your account. In pain you will eat its produce all the days of your life. 18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you, and you must eat the vegetation of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken.+ For dust you are and to dust you will return.

Genesis 3:16-19

Why Do People Die?

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/why-do-people-die/

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