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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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14 Comments

  1. Gilbert Gutierrez says:

    Funny I was asking this question to a friend.. that the world would have been so different from where we are today. This, after looking it up answered my curiosity.

  2. Kevin says:

    Jeremiah chapter 1, God told Jeremiah in person after he was born that he knew him before he was formed in the womb and had plans for him

    Jeremiah 29 God said he has plans for good and evil for people 70 years down the road

    Psalm 139 is about David actually saying to God you made me in the womb

    Judges 13 God planned Samson’s life from the womb

    God has chosen people in both testaments of the bible
    Jesus said he was only sent for a certain people
    Matt 15:24 I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    Romans 9, children while in the womb having not done good or bad, God is them designed as either children of the flesh or children of the spirit

    John 15 Jesus says you don’t choose me, I choose you

  3. Janine says:

    Well if Adam and Eve had never sinned from the beginning, all of us would live in paradise forever, and we can all have fun with the wild animals and even the dinosaurs and the other prehistoric creatures too, as if there’s no such thing as sin.