Gerald Flurry offered a newly updated e-book Mystery of the Two Trees on his latest The Key of David program. The program itself was titled “The Mystery of the Two Trees.”
When announcing the new offer, Gerald Flurry said, “Now we have a new booklet on The Mystery of the Two Trees that we want to send you and help you to understand this more and more, and believe me it’s some of the most inspiring truth you’ll ever read in the Bible. I guarantee you that.”
The program and the e-book were about the two trees found in the Garden of Eden—the tree of life, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The trees are discussed in the second chapter of the first book of the Bible. The Bible records that “the Eternal God planted a garden eastward in Eden: and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Eternal God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:8-9).
Several verses later the Bible records specific instructions about those trees: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Eternal God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:15-17). This was the first instruction God gave to the first man.
Gerald Flurry says in his program that this fact “should stun our minds and help us begin to see how important this subject is to God. He wanted the two trees to be at the foundation of Adam and Eve’s existence and of the world that they would build!”
He then goes on to explain the meaning of the two trees. Gerald Flurry says that the tree of life is “a mystery that you can solve and change the course of your entire life to one of love and joy and peace and hope, from one of depression and discouragement, and disappointment and anger, and all kinds of problems.”
It is a mystery worth solving. The updated booklet offers a deeper explanation on the subject and includes a simple graphic to help in understand what the two trees mean.
Gerald Flurry ended by saying it is obvious the two trees are “critically important” to God and asks how important are they to you?