Who tells the truth and who is the liar: God or the serpent? God said on the day they eat of the fruit they would die, and the serpent said they would not die. If the death God speaking of is physical death then God is the liar and the serpent told the truth, because Adam and Eve did not die physically on the day that ate the fruit. It is only if God was speaking of a different kind of death like when in Luke 9:60 Jesus said, “Let the dead bury their own dead,” is it God who spoke the truth and Lucifer who lied. And is this the only time in the Bible that such a basic word has two totally different meanings? No it is not.
John 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicode′mus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicode′mus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born anew.’ 8 The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicode′mus said to him, “How can this be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand this? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things
And they are connected. For if there is both a physical birth and a spiritual birth then it is only natural to speak of both a physical death and a spiritual death. Birth and death are but the beginning and end of life, and so if there is both physical life and spiritual life, then one might think each has their ending just as each has their beginning. Of course there is a promise of eternal life in Christianity also and it is most consistent with the Bible to understand this as referring to an eternal spiritual life rather than a never-ending physical life.
The former implies very twisted thinking – that a child or an infant dies because of sin – that there are no innocent victims. It sounds like the thinking of a serial killer to me.
In summary making these passages about physical death is to turn the Bible on its head, God into the father of lies and victims into the criminals. To me this sounds like a theology straight out of hell from the devil himself.