The Serpent did his trick. Eve had a choice to make; life or death. And what choice did she make?
The woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good to eat. It was also pleasing to look at. And it would make a person wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. And he ate it. Then both of them knew things they had never known before. Genesis 3:6-7
God had warned Adam and Eve to stay away from the tree or they would die. The Serpent twisted the truth just enough to give Eve doubts. I’ve often wondered if they thought the Serpent had told the truth when they didn’t die right away. Did they believe they would immediately drop dead?
Instead of a quick death, Their death would be slow. Their souls would feel dead long before their bodies died. Adam and Even knew what it was like to spend time walking with God in the garden. Now they could no longer do that. Now that they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they had to figure things out for themselves. For the first time, they had to experience life without God.
The only problem is, life without God isn’t really life at all. It’s like being a part of the living dead.