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It is not God who gave all future generations a severely limited lifespan ... it was their parents. But didn't God reduce that life span to 120 years then 70 years ?  3 score year + ten. 

@James Thomas Rook Jr.  NWT Genesis 6 v 3  Then Jehovah said: “My spirit will not tolerate man indefinitely, Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  because he is only flesh.Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  Accordingly, his days will amount to 120 years.” NWT  Psalm 90 v 10 10  The span of our life is 70 years,Or 80 if one is especially strong.Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it

Death was punishment for Adam sin. I don't recall what verse said Adam and Eve will live this or that number of years before they die. Verse that say: “in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die"  not giving specific number of how long human will live. "Day". This is something that is under interpretations. No one know for sure of what day JHVH thought about. And what Moses thought when wrote word "day" or whatever that word had been. And what did translators understand later, word "da

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Question:  "If a son is not to pay for the sins of the father, why did we have to suffer for the original sin? Wouldn't that be making everyone pay for the sin of one man?"

It's really quite simple ... Adam and Eve could not pass onto their children genetic attributes that they themselves did not possess.

It is not God who gave all future generations a severely limited lifespan ... it was their parents.

Actions have consequences.

 

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@James Thomas Rook Jr. 

NWT Genesis 6 v 3 

Then Jehovah said: “My spirit will not tolerate man indefinitely,

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 because he is only flesh.
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 Accordingly, his days will amount to 120 years.”

NWT  Psalm 90 v 10

10  The span of our life is 70 years,Or 80 if one is especially strong.

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But they are filled with trouble and sorrow;They quickly pass by, and away we fly. 

@TrueTomHarley Mr Harley, one good point about JW Org. Easy access to the Bible for reference when conversing on here. Though for personal use i do cross ref' it with others of course.

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The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

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The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty if we are strong—yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

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Death was punishment for Adam sin. I don't recall what verse said Adam and Eve will live this or that number of years before they die. Verse that say: “in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die"  not giving specific number of how long human will live. "Day". This is something that is under interpretations. No one know for sure of what day JHVH thought about. And what Moses thought when wrote word "day" or whatever that word had been. And what did translators understand later, word "day" is. WT Society interpreting day as 1000  years. But that is not only calculation that word "day" have. Genesis context also speaking about "day", seven of them. And no one of bible scholars today in WT Society don't say how such day is 1000 years long. Adam lived in Genesis context, not in some other Bible book context when one day is one year or other similar and not similar parable, prophetic day - year etc.

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Just a passing thought ... could be the Day that was the "Rest Day", which if  creative day, and the rest day are actually 500,000,000 solar years (3.5 billion year old Earth, divided by 7 "days" - 500 million solar years), then A dam and Eve DID die DURING ( perhaps at the very beginning ??) that  500,000,000 year day..

My understanding of the meaning of that scripture could be accurately paraphrased as: "..Sometime during the epoch that you eat of the tree, you will surely die.", a pronouncement Jehovah made before there were any human garden rats running sround. ... as they were born OUTSIDE the Garden of Eden.

Only a guess ... please feel free to disprove the logic.

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One ordinary day in a Paradise.

Eve said: "Adam, what shall we do today? If you have plan go fishing, don't stay whole day by the river". I have new recipe, and will prepare fine supper, but you have to come before day ends. Just watch at the sun and when sun come two ell measure above the top of the red tree, that is moment when you have quickly walk back for meal. 

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