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Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Calvinist Critique of 2003 “Auburn Affirmation” – Refutation of the Hypercovenantal Sacramentology of Reverend S. Wilkins

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4) The Bible never calls the prefall tree of life, a Sacrament.   Yet it was not for manducation by the unweaned or by toddlers (neither of which existed before the fall) — but only for adults.   Even if the fall had never occurred, the fruit of that tree would not have been given to unfallen children at least until after weaning them (probably around four years of age) — and more likely yet, not till they attained adolescence and became capable of marrying (cf. Genesis 2:24).   Indeed, the fruit of that tree of life would not have been given to anyone — until all were fully mature in their service of God (cf. Genesis 2:9; 3:22-24; Proverbs 11:30; 13:12; 15:4; Revelation 2:7; 22:2,14,19).

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