Genesis 2:17, Eating From The Tree

Question: hi PJ this is Alliyah chicos daughter I have a question in ch 2 v. 17 why did they not die immediately after eating from the tree of the knowledge of good n evil?

Answer: They did die immediately, but it was a spiritual death. This is actually the worst kind of death, because it is separation from God. Before this they had perfect fellowship with God, but now that fellowship was broken and limited by sin. This is why Jesus explained that you must be born again in John 3. By believing in Jesus we are given spiritual life, as Paul explains in Ephesians 2:1-10. They also began to die physically because they were no longer allowed to eat of the tree of life. -PJ