30 January 2009

A Biblical Theology of Trees

1. God created mankind, giving us a tree of life and a tree of death (Gen 1-2)

2. We chose the tree of death, then as now (Gen 3; Eccl 8:8)

3. As the inevitable consequence of our rebellion, God declared that the ultimate curse would be on the one who hangs on a tree (Deut 21:23; Gal 3:13)

4. Jesus came, dying for us that cursed death on a tree (Acts 5:30; 10:39; 13:29; 1 Pet 2:24)

5. At the end of all things, because of Jesus' cursed death, the saints are invited to eat, once again, of the tree of life (Rev 21-22)

2 comments:

Nicholas T. Batzig said...

Dane,

I just finished posting my first post on "A Biblical Theology of Trees" over at www.historiasalutis.com and then saw that you had written one not long ago. I believe that more can and should be written on this subject. I appreciate your post and will be posting a follow up in the days ahead.

Thetruegospel said...

http://thetruegospel1.blogspot.com/ please read and comment on this blog about young Christians.