If Adam should take of the Tree of Life, he would Partake of the Life of God.
Thus he would Become a Son of God, in the sense of Having In him a Life that is Derived From God.
There you would have God’s Life in Union with man: a race of men having the Life of God in them and Living in Constant Dependence Upon God for That Life.
But if instead Adam should turn the other way, and take of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, then he would develop his own manhood along natural lines apart from God.
As a self-sufficient being, he would possess in himself the power to form independent judgment, BUT he would have NO LIFE From God.