Adam Died Long Before His Flesh Did


Dear Bro. Eli,

I know that brevity is important to you. I am trying to choose the most apt words to express this question of mine. Please bear with me.

Was there a promise of everlasting life in heaven to Adam had he not committed sin? Since Adam knew that he was going to die, was he expecting to be resurrected to join his Maker, our God, in the heavens when he wasn’t committing his erroneous act yet?

When God created man, was it already part of His plan to resurrect man and change his physical body in His time so that man could live forever with Him in His Heaven?

These questions pop up unintentionally in my mind when I heard you preached about Adam having known that he’d die. I really thought before that hadn’t Adam committed sin, he could have lived forever on the earth. That belief has been changed when I heard the words of God through you. Glory be to God.

Our love and regards to you and your fellows.

A friend Christian

Dear A friend Christian,

Reality and the bible makes up the truth that we have to discern. God’s word in the Bible is truth.

(John 17:17) “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

Reality is truth but, divided into two: Physical or ‘seen’ reality and spiritual or ‘unseen’ reality.

(Romans 1:19-20) “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse…”

There are angels, spirits, demons, and a host of other spiritual beings that exist in reality.

(Ephesians 6:12) “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

(Revelations 16:14) “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”

(Hebrews 1:14, 7) “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”

“And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.”

hypnosis2.jpgThere are physicists that do not believe in the existence of spiritual beings but, there unbelief does not make this reality a fiction.

You may have heard the term “the spirit of the glass” and “hypnotism”. The glass moves and conveys a message by an unseen force, proving that there is a supernatural power that moves it. Hypnotism works among people especially among those who do not believe in the gospel, and a person can be hypnotized by someone many miles away. In fact, hypnosis is being utilized in clinics around the world to treat or calm hysterical patients. These acts are prohibited by the Bible.

(Deuteronomy 18:10-12) “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”

God condemns these demonic practices.

God is a spirit, and He knows that flesh and physical things has their limit. Science has understood the wearing of physical things through the process of oxidation.


Oxidation is the interaction between oxygen molecules and all the different substances they may contact, from metal to living tissue. Sometimes oxidation is not such a bad thing, as in the formation of super-durable anodized aluminum. Other times oxidation can be destructive, such as the rusting of an automobile or the spoiling of fresh fruit.

God knows, when He created the body of Adam, that it can not exist for eternity.

(1 Corinthians 15:39, 50) “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.”

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”

God taught Adam the fact that there is eternal life. He will die the day he eats of the forbidden fruit.

(Genesis 2:17) “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
God is a spirit (John 4:23-24) and speaks of spiritual things. When He said that on the day Adam eat of the fruit he will surely die, He does not speak of the physical body of Adam. Evidently, Adam lived for nine hundred fifty years.

(Genesis 5:4-5) “And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begot sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.”

While the flesh or the body of Adam lives, his real being has died in the presence of God.

(1 Timothy 5:6) “But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.”

God speaks of those physically dead, but living in His sight, and those that live physically but, are dead in His sight.

(Matthew 22:32) “I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”

Of course, God is the best one to know who lives and who are dead because He sees the spiritual and physical side of reality.

(Ephesians 2:1, 5) “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sin.”

“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by (grace ye are saved)”

Physical reality suggests that everything physical known to man has its limits of existence. Science knows this for a fact. Oxygen gives life to the flesh of man, but would you believe that the word of God gives life, also?

(John 6:63) “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life”

(Matthew 4:4) “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”

Think about it and you will know why Adam died long before his flesh did.

Thank you and God Bless.



17 thoughts on “Adam Died Long Before His Flesh Did

  1. Every topic not only encourages one to think so much but it gives a challenge to search and to open one’s mind and heart to accept the reality,pure,undefiled and genuine Word of God.Thanks to Bro. Eli for being the intrument of all this… Also giving back all the Praises & Glory to our Lord Almighty… 🙂

  2. I love to see Christian Web Sites! There are so many with lies but, you have the Truth! Thank You and God Bless!

  3. Wow! we are very lucky to have found a true Preacher of God

    This topic really is very enlightening..

    Keep it coming bro Eli, with God’s help.. hope you can touch and enlighten more souls as you what you have done to us

  4. It’s hard to believe easily that Adam is not saved. When i was in my past denomination, I have this feeling that Adam is saved primarily because he was the first creation and all mankind owe this genealogy of some sort. I just thought that God would have some kind of mercy upon him in the judgment day.

    But today, I am completely renewed and completely turned around in the teachings of Christ. In my heart, There’s a new spirit growing through the perfect teachings of Christ in the bible. Thank God! He led me to Bro. Eli who enlightens me how the righteous judgment of God works. ssD

  5. brother i like your blog and i really want to save on my computer. is there any downloadable file of your topic(s) so everyone here(who don’t know how to use computer) can read your article. thanks

  6. to seven u can paste it, i think to word document, be patience for waiting it will take a few minutes, but you are on the right track and you found the sensible preacher of the last days…speaking of the real truth written in the bible… and you can ask also in this website and and visit the other website post in upper right..see you again…God bless..To God be the Glory!

  7. Mark 4:11

    Hope you continue in your quest for the truth and the truth shall set you free!

    Romans 10:14

    More power to you Brother Eli

    GOD Bless in CHRIST

  8. Very well said! Never I’ve heard this to any Pastor’s proclaiming they’re selves as messenger of God. Never ever will they have an idea regarding this issue.

    Perfectly a gift from heaven with this wisdoms we are seeing in this blog, through a preacher blessed with WISDOM came from the Lord.

    Mathew 19:11

    To God be the Glory!!! Amen!


  9. I have never heard that explanation to anybody during my catholic belief days. but now here is the man pointing verses in the bible that explain matters, especially all the questions from different denominations’ members.

    With God’s help, you may reach all the people who want to hear and welcome the Almighty God in their heart.

    More Power!

  10. Good day Father…! ;D

    its been a pleasure for me for accidentally visited this site of yours. Father i just wanted to know of whats my purpose for living in this world I mean for grieving at the biting gold if all of us mortals has our own exceeding time I mean for what is my life and fight to live if at the tip end am sure gonna die..?! I know am very lucky person to have such a wonderful life.. thanks God for giving me such oppurtunity.. but that curiousity of mind always tingling on my head esp when im depressed! if u dont myn i just wanna know..! ;D take care and Godbless us all…!

  11. I read the answer given to the question above and decided to interject the truth of what the scripture says concerning this matter of death , especially making it perfectly clear that Adam was created perfect before God, and not to die.

    He did die, because of his sin of disobedience, which is the same sin that causes every man everywhere to die. (Acts 17:22-30):

    And his death brought death upon the whole human race (, this is clear from scripture.(1 Cor 15:22)

    There was no death figured into this first creation, the bible says at Romans (Rom 5:8-12), that Sin entered the world by one man, and that it passed upon all men, and verse 14, tells us who that man was.

    Fiuthermore, it goes on to tell us, that thou one sin brought condemnation, the free gift of God through the abundance of HIS Grace grace is of many offences unto justification.

    This to us should have tremendous importance, since Rom 5:16, makes it clear for Christians that in spite of sin and many transgressions, we will be saved.

    Because sin can no longer kill us again.


  12. WE GLORIFY AND PRAISE YOU O LORD GOD. Peace be with you Bro Eli, Bro Daniel, ministers, workers, members of the CHURCH OF GOD International, and to all of you in this blog. It is with gladness in our hearts that we welcome more and more of GOD’S TRUTH passed on to us thru Bro Eli. Since childhood, there was never an explanation about this issue in the roman catholic church where I came from, the priests never bothered, and left everybody at his own risky interpretation. Now I know that even if Adam and Eve did not eat of the forbidden fruit, they will die physically just the same. The death of Adam focused is the SPIRITUAL death as a result of disobedience. We can deduce from Bro Eli’s discussion that not only Adam, but all men will die physically to give way to that verse which says that man will go back to dust from whence he came from. Out of one’s own FREE WILL given by GOD, one can SPIRITUALLY die or live, depending on his obedience to GOD’s LAWS. We really have plenty more to learn, please be strong Bro Eli, Bro Daniel and be careful always. We will always pray that God will keep you from harm, persecutions, and evil dangers from the enemies of GOD. We need you, and many more need you, for the HEAVENLY BREAD OF LIFE from GOD.

  13. Eph 4:18 being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart;

  14. As one of Bro. Eli’s blogs say, the Bible will not contradict itself. The matter with some people is we only consider what we can see. Spiritually, as Bro. Eli said, adam died in front of God when he ate that fruit.

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