The Bible begins with the Old Testament where mankind fell by eating something from a tree.
The Bible ends with the New Testament where mankind is saved by eating something from a tree.
Let me explain, this concept of eating something from a tree and never dying is a biblical reference to the cross and the Eucharist. Peter says in Acts 5:30 that “The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.” The cross, then, becomes the New Testament tree of life, because the great sacrifice of Jesus on that tree leads to eternal life for us all. In Matthew 26:26-28, Jesus gave us the Eucharist, or Himself, to eat of, so that we will never die which counteracts Satan, who roams throughout the world seeking someone to devour. Therefore, the Eucharist is the fruit of the tree known as the cross. This is a kind of “a beginning and end theology,” where mankind in the New Testament is saved by the exact same method as mankind fell in the Old Testament – by eating something from a tree.
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