The Bible doesn't make sense. It is obviously a human invention. Like all other religions it is doomed to become myth if not already to some. I looked at it this way, but it is unscriptural. Here is what I believed. The story of Adam and Eve tells the story of the beginning. Humans (Adam and Eve) evolved to a point where they could discern between good and evil (But good and evil are evolving concepts and are animal behaviours and code by beings who evolved to adapt to earth. We could not be "have been made" in the image of the supposed author of the universe because our brains were formed to adapt to certain environmental realities on our planet.)
I digress. Humans evolved to see the difference between good and evil. The eating of the apple is a symbol of that awakening. Innocence is gone. They are then banished from the garden of eden. The garden of eden is a symbol of innocence lost.
Fast forward and God comes in the form of a man with a message that God is giving us a chance to experience eternal life in Him if we believe in his offspring which is really Him. Jesus is comparable to a man becoming a bird to lead other birds into a barn on a stormy night. He becomes a sparrow so that he can speak to them in their own language.
I digress. Jesus is the first to be raised into a form that can live for eternity with Himself. God can double, triple etc.
He is the New body of God. And will be joined with us, the bride when we follow. Forget for a moment that many humans without eternal bodies have died and can't be brought back. We are what our brains are. Science proves more and more that the brain is responsible for all functions of the human being. Nothing left for the spirit to do.
I digress. Like Paul said we are joined with Christ. Christ lives through everybody in the bride. People who have been chosen to occupy larger positions in the body live through all below them. But then again. If we are all receiving eternal bodies we must be duplicated by God because brains are who we are. Brain structure literally changes as one learns.
I digress. Those that are bigger in heaven face bigger spiritual battles on earth. We receive eternal duplicated invisible eternal bodies that are perfect and exist along with our physical bodies once we receive the Holy Spirit.
If you don't accept Jesus you die.
The devil is an eternal being that wages spiritual battles with us and God.
Thus God gives eternal life and eternal bliss in Him.
Ps God created Israel to form an ideal environment for Jesus to be born in. Hence Judaism.
Looking back at my former beliefs it is obvious to me that I rationalize and the jumble of beliefs are not coherent. Plus it is not strictly alligned with scripture.