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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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23 Comments

  1. Seth P says:

    God NEVER planned for Adam and Eve to live forever in the Garden. It was perfect, and it was paradise, but they were as children, having forgotten everything, doing no good because they knew not evil. They simply could not be happy because they did not know sadness. It was in his plan from before the world was to let Adam and Eve, and all of us, make mistakes and to let us learn from them. If Adam and Eve had not partaken of the fruit, WE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN BORN. We wouldn’t live in paradise, because we wouldn’t live at all. It was their fall that allowed God’s plan to come to fruition. It is, in fact, one of the integral parts of it, along with the creation of the world and Christ’s death and resurrection.

  2. NANCY Deskins says:

    I always wondered what life would have been like if Adam and Eve had not sinned. I think that life would have been really been a lot happier if it was like God had planned it to be. I know that it would be so beautful.

  3. Bruce VanBuskirk says:

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  4. Deepesh Gabriel says:

    God knew they would eat the fruit & sin. Read the questions God asked them. This example is used for all married couples that if they live separately, the accuser will tempt either of them to sin.

  5. Donald BrownD says:

    Okay, here we are in the year 2017. So what would the world today be like if Adam and Eve had never sinned? Well more than likely, we would be living on other planets out in the universe with each planet being a paradise of its own filled with human beings. Of course, we wouldn’t have any hospitals, doctors, police men and women, or any security forces of any kind whatsoever, and no military or military secrets either. We would have no need for those things because those things are needed for a world that has fallen away from God and has sin in it.

    We would be able to use 100% of our brain power which could also mean much higher technology which in turn would result in computers far more advanced than what we have here in 2017.

    1. Liz says:

      That sounds amazing, but I wonder how we would even be here if Adam and Eve hadn’t disobeyed god.

  6. Nancy says:

    What if one of their children sinned while in eden

    1. Draco Malfoy says:

      That won’t happen because In Eden our goodness is Pure

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.