Today in Bible Class we got into a discussion of what the actual point was that Adam and Eve fell into sin. Was it not until they actually committed the sin (actual sin) of disobeying God, or was it in their discontent with what God had given them? Adam and Eve were different than us in that we have concupiscence. We are naturally inclined to sin. We live under the power of sin. But in the primal innocence of the Garden, there was no such thing. Just thought I’d throw it out for discussion.
It’s interesting that the first thing the Devil does is tempt them to think that God is holding out on them, that there is something they could have other than what God gave them. Like he is saying, “God doesn’t really love you. He is not concerned about you. He just wants you to be under his controlling thumb.”
So, discuss. Did sin enter the world before ever a bite was taken?