1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
“You shall not surely die”. Was that a line sold by the world’s first travelling salesman or what?
Satan sold the first parents on the idea they were immortal; and gullible people, by the billions, have been swallowing that line ever since across every one of the world’s religion.
The truth is the Bible says that the penalty for sin is death. And only acceptance, on God’s terms, of Christ’s sacrifice can save from death – eternal death.
In this sermon Garner Ted Armstrong expounds on the falsehood of this world’s doctrines and the Truth of the Bible. It is encouraging and gives hope where perhaps there was none.
A free CD or DVD copy of the sermon can be obtained by writing to GTAEA, PO Box 173, Botany, NSW 1455 Australia or in the USA, GTAEA, PO Box 747, Flint, Texas, 75760-0747 or by calling 1300 885 066 (Australia) and (903) 561 7070 (USA).
There is also a booklet titled “When I Die, What Happens Next?” and a brochure titled” Do You Have an Immortal Soul?’