The question of what happened to Adam when he ate the ‘forbidden fruit’ has been debated for centuries. Was Adam’s death physical or only spiritual? Was it instantaneous or delayed? God promised that Adam would die if he disobeyed, but the Bible also says Adam lived for hundreds of years afterward. Which is right? The answer requires an understanding of the underlying Hebrew wording and a comparison of how those phrases are used elsewhere. Yet, answering this perplexing question also has very important ramifications for New Testament theology. The promise was that physical death would follow disobedience. This is why Jesus had to physically die to pay for sins.
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