Adam and Eve Were Created Without Sin
Adventure 6: God's View of You
When God first created Adam and Eve, what were they like?
Adam and Eve were created holy and happy, without sin and without sorrow. God was close to them, and they were close to God. Psalm 16:11 – You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
This Truth Makes
When Adam and Eve were first created, they were holy and happy. They were holy because they did not have any knowledge of evil, since they had never sinned. They were happy because they had a beautiful, close fellowship with God. But all that changed one day when Satan came into the garden.
Satan wants to be worshipped like God is worshipped. Satan knows that he cannot hurt God directly, but he tries to hurt God indirectly by tempting people to come short in giving God glory.
Satan knows that the way to keep us from reflecting God’s image is through sin.
Satan wants to spoil God’s Creation as much as he can because he has tried to take God’s place and cannot. (See Isaiah 14.) Satan still believes the lie that he is as great as God. He thinks he will take away God’s rule someday. Satan has been trying to get as many people as he can to buy into that same lie.
Satan encouraged Eve to justify her sin by questioning two things about God:
God’s Truth – Genesis 3:4 – Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.” [Satan was trying to convince Eve that God had lied to her.]
God’s Goodness – Genesis 3:5 – “For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” [Satan was trying to convince Eve that God was withholding something good from her.]
Many people still wrongly believe that God designs laws to make them miserable. But God’s Word is always true and right, and part of God’s character is love toward us. Obeying God is always beneficial, or good, for us (Psalm 84:11).
Deuteronomy 6:24 – And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.