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Q:

What would the world be like if Adam and Eve had never sinned? Or do you think it would be pretty much the same as it is right now?


A:

If Adam and Eve had never sinned, today’s world wouldn’t be the same as it was originally — not at all. In fact, it would be radically different, because it would be exactly the way God meant for it to be.

It’s hard for us to imagine what life must have been like before sin entered the world. But when God created Adam and Eve, He meant for them to live in a perfect world forever — a world without death or sickness or conflict or evil of any kind. And that’s the way the world was! Adam and Eve lived in a world of perfect peace and harmony — harmony with nature, harmony with each other, and most of all harmony with God.

But when they rebelled against God, they didn’t just fall away from Him. Sin — like a deadly, savage cancer — invaded the whole creation, and everything about our world changed. Death became the lot of the human race; evil gripped human society; even our hearts became hardened and rebellious toward God. The Bible says, “sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12).

The most important truth I can tell you, however, is that sin has been conquered! By His death and resurrection Jesus Christ defeated death and hell and evil — and some day His victory will be complete.

Yes, evil is real — but so is heaven, and so is Christ. Is your faith and hope in Him?

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6 Comments

  1. guy says:

    well, assuming NO future people eat the forbidden fruit (or it never being there) i guess the result would be interesting. weird maybe. but interesting. i think population control MIGHT be an issue if god knew how many planets can allow human life.

  2. Dianne says:

    Consider all the planets in the universe! Could not the Lord transport us to other dwellings? Justa thought. Or, if Heaven was our future dwelling, God at the rght time could have raptured us there.

  3. Andrew says:

    Has anyone considered the population control problems we would have had in a few thousand years if we weren't dying?Plus, how were we supposed to go to heaven without dying? Were we ment to ever live there?

  4. Mark says:

    One preacher told me that heaven is the garden of eden renewed… like it should have been.

  5. CIA Free says:

    I've come to a different conclusion. I believe that even if Adam and Eve had both remained obedient to God, there was nothing to prevent their children from sinning against God thus bringing about the same situation eventually.

  6. John says:

    But God knew that Adam would sin, so why do you think God went ahead and created humans with free will anyway?