Satan’s Tree with Todd Tomasella and Travis Bryan III

How Does the Temptation Toward the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil Affect Us Today?


by Travis Bryan III

Two Systems Competing for Superiority:  Tree of Life vs Tree of Good and Evil (Law)

God’s tree is the Tree of Life (Christ).  John 1:4.

Satan’s tree is the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil, the Tree of Law. 

The Tree of Life, Christ, governs through unconditional agape love.  The Tree of Good and Evil governs through law which means reward and punishment. 

A person must have life to live for God.  The tree of law, good and evil, results in death.   2 Cor 3.6.

i-die-daily-cover-upright-large-jpgJesus died to get us out from under slavery to the tree of good and evil, law and death.

Strangely, the tree of law causes sins to increase.  Rom 5:20; 7:5; 1 Cor 15:56.  Only the tree of life, love, can reduce and defeat sin.

Jesus was killed by the law in order to remove us from the tree of good and evil.  We died with Christ to the law.  Gal 2:19.  He took upon Himself all of the  punishment originally due us under the tree of law.  There is no more legal punishment for believers because we have been delivered thru the death of Jesus from the tree of good and evil (reward and punishment).  All punishment for the believer is only restorative, never again retributive as law requires.

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Author of several enlightening and influential books on subjects ranging from false prophets, end times, the original lie of Satan to mankind, evangelism, last day / end times victory, and the daily walk of an authentic disciple. Todd’s books can be found on,, and on His websites include, A former Marine, contracted to NASA, youth pastor, TV show host, Bible College class president, and member of numerous churches throughout the south, by the saving grace of Jesus Christ Todd has and continues to learn to set aside all that involves the philosophies and whims of mere men to follow the King of the kingdom as a simple servant. His sincerity and ability to speak on a variety of topics from a broad and edifying perspective, and with a humble candor, is refreshing. Todd has an obvious understanding that he is nothing without Jesus and yet, by the working of divine grace, his Gospel tracts, articles, Moments with My Master email devotional, and books have taught, encouraged, and inspired thousands. Todd Tomasella is the author of several Christian, non-fiction books, hundreds of articles, devotionals, audios, tracts, videos, Bible school curriculum, and study guides. No matter the format utilized, the divine mandate is simply getting people into God's Word for themselves (Nehemiah 8:8; Habakkuk 2:2; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17). Let’s Grow Together! Sign up here to begin receiving the Moments with Our Master email devotional that is sure to help you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:2; 3:18). It’s sent out 1-2 times weekly for the edification and equipping of the body of Christ. Sign Up HERE:


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