The six fastest ways to die according to the book of Genesis:
1. The first of the six fastest ways to die is to question what God has said – Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say…” This inquiry was the question posed to woman by the serpent (of note first question ever recorded after creation).
2. The next of the six fastest ways to die is to engage in dialogue about God’s sovereignty, with the devil based on sensual analysis rather than declaring God’s will by revelation knowledge and spiritual judgment.
The serpent launched his first missile by the stimulation and titillation of woman’s senses. The first sense that was stimulated by the serpent was the sense of hearing. A well-timed blow aimed at the sense of sight quickly followed this first attack and this (in combination with the former) resulted in the creation of an image. An image which when imprinted on the woman’s mind led to focused action based on the analysis of the input from auditory and visual sensing. This process is clearly evidenced by woman reaching out to take the fruit, smelling the fruit on its way to her mouth, and ultimately tasting the fruit. All of the five senses willfully engaged – hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste – Woman lived, or rather died by her senses.
“… For we walk by faith and not by sight.”
“There is a way that seems right unto man, but the end thereof is destruction.”
“But I say unto you, that whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
Note that Satan’s methods have not changed. He pretty much follows his usual modus operandi by posing questions to Jesus in the wilderness and rather than Jesus engaging in dialogue with the devil, (which quote and would have led to sin), He effectively silenced him with the phrase
“It is written…”
3. The third fastest way to die is to disobey God.
4. The fourth of the six fastest ways to die is to attempt to cover up the consequences of sin with self-righteousness.
The fig leaf is a symbolic representation of righteousness. The fact that man and woman covered themselves with these leaves effectively drove another nail into their proverbial coffin.
5. The fifth of the six fastest ways to die is to run and hide from God making excuses for why sin was committed rather than running towards Him, freely confessing sins committed.
“And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.”
6. And the sixth of the six fastest ways to die (the last but not the least) is to love, esteem, and place preeminence on, obey and swear allegiance to the created rather than The Creator.
“Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”
Adam knew that Woman had eaten of the forbidden fruit, and she was sure to die. But he however willfully and knowingly chose to eat the fruit when she offered it to him because he chose to die with, and for the ‘created’, rather than to live forever with The Creator, who paradoxically had the power to raise her up from death because she was formed from man – Selah.
“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”
And so my friends even though I have enumerated six of the fastest ways to die (and I am sure you know that I mean spiritual rather than merely physical death) that you can take to the bank and cash out, there is only one way to live, and that Way is entirely embedded in the first of the 10 Commandments:
“I Am The Lord Thy God! Thou shalt have no other gods but Me”.
The only way to Life Eternal is to obey Him and for man and woman to obey him would have meant eating from every tree in the garden with the exception of the tree of knowledge of good and evil but most certainly including The Tree of Life.