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Akhil Jijo wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Would we have remained in the Garden of Paradise forever if Adam had not sinned?

Thank You!


  { Would we have remained in the Garden of Paradise forever if Adam had not sinned? }

Eric replied:

Dear Akhil,

A very good question. The answer to which we do not know but can only speculate.

The Eastern fathers thought that God always intended, whether Adam sinned or not, to become incarnate and so share in the nature of man but that doesn't really answer your question.

Most of the fathers believe that Adam was put in the garden as a kind of test. What would have happened to him if he had passed the test is purely speculation.


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