Category Archives: Garden One

Genesis 2:16, Protection of Punishment?

Using our knowledge of good and evil to interpret the effects of the knowledge of good and evil has led to many assumptions which are not in keeping with the loving nature of God. The effects of the disobedience of Adam and Eve can only be understood backwards. In other words, when we misunderstand theContinue Reading

Romans 12:16, The Body Harmed

The pain the Body of Christ is in is immense.  His wounds bleed and life flows out. We would care if we knew but instead we do harm; It makes us feel superior. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly thanContinue Reading

Romans 8, Choosing To Be Led Over Being Driven

Chapter 8 of Romans contains many treasures.  To discern these treasures we must appreciate the difference between our carnal nature’s love of the knowledge of good and evil compared to its love for the Tree of Life. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Romans 8:6Continue Reading

The Purest Form of Prayer: Surrender

Common in our Christian experience is the revelation that our lives are not our own.  The simple purity of this revelation is all we need to move forward.  The only thing God does not own is our will.  The only thing God desires from us is our will.  Our will and God’s will are notContinue Reading

Hebrews 4, When Good Works Come From Doubt

Chapter 4 of Hebrews is the conflict between the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the Tree of Life condensed into one chapter.  Within this beautiful chapter’s riches, we find the conflict defined and the answer made plain. When Eve began to doubt God’s word, she failed to resist the lies ofContinue Reading