If we believe that God knows the future, that Adam and Eve would fall, that the atonement of Christ was planned before the foundation of the world . . . I just tend to be silent pretty much on the question.]]>
Regarding Don’s post #17 . . .
1st question? I would assume so.
2nd question? I would have desired to be there forever. Wherever I can walk in God’s presence that is where I would desire to be. God’s presence makes it paradise.
3rd question? A&E were thrust out because of sin, so would anybody. Sin can’t exist with a holy God. No matter who it is, rebellion against God is not progress. It leads to separation from God.
4th question? I would assume this would be possible. I do know this, Don. The person and work of Christ can separate family members. Those that believe on Christ will be with Him in Heaven. Those family members that look not to the redemption from their sins, offered in Christ, will be in Hell.
Don, I will say this. Anything that I try to answer in regard to your questions not specifically mentioned in the biblical scriptures is purely Todd Wood speculation, nothing more. I carry no authority within myself, no matter how good-lookin’ I might be. :)
(Well, only my wife thinks that I have any good looks).]]>
But I sure hope Todd follows-up on Don’s clarification.]]>
I might also ask where the Savior comes into play with all this. Would we not need Him if Adam didn’t fall or would Hius role change? I assume the former but I’d like to know.]]>
My assumption is that if A&E didn’t partake of the fruit they would have lived in the garden and had children. Is that correct?
If that is correct, how long would they have lived in the garden?
If one of their children, or several of them for that matter, partook of the fruit would they then be kicked out of the garden?
If that is the case then some people would be living wonderful lives in the garden of eden and others would be living in the world as we see it now, outside the garden?
Am I missing something here?]]>
According to Romans, the sin of Adam wreaked devastation upon the human race. Thank God for the second Adam. If the repercussions from the first Adam seem unfair, think of the extraordinary outcome from the work of the second Adam. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul is a master in working his way through this thread.
Don, the account of the fall in Genesis offers no hope except through the protoevangelium.
In regards to your questions, could you offer me any evangelical sources that say it is impossible for the children of innocent parents to sin? I am scratching my head over this. But Scripture does make clear where one sinned, all sinned. Sin is that devastatingly unfair.]]>
I certainly look forward to Todd’s answer to your question.]]>