But when God created Man he gave him such a constitution that, if the highest part of it rebelled against Himself, it would be bound to lose control over the lower parts: i.e. in the long run to suffer Death. This provision may be regarded equally as a punitive sentence [‘In the day ye eat of the fruit ye shall die’], as a mercy, and as a safety-device.—C. S. Lewis, Business of Heaven, p. 193.
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