I have a question regarding the existence of the humanity. If Adam and Eve did not inherit sin, would we have been without sin? Would all the people from Adam and Eve have lived until today on Earth?
The first thing that I have to mention is that Adam and Eve did not inherit sin. They were the first people created by God and they did not inherit their sin from their parents, because they didn’t have such. They were the first once to fall into sin and this sad event is recorded in the third chapter of the book of Geneses, the first book of the Bible.
When he made the reference to Christ’s resurrection, Apostle Paul put our Savior in contrast with Adam, the first man and wrote this:
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming. (1 Corinthians 15:20-23)
So is, that death came into the world through Adam and Eve who have sinned. Death is the consequence of their sin, which spread over the entire humanity. We, all the rest of the people have inherited the sinful nature of Adam and Eve and we have also inherited the consequence of sin – death. If Adam and Eve hadn’t sinned, death would had never come into the world or had any power over us.
The good news is that through our Lord Jesus Christ God brought us resurrection. He, the Savior is the first fruits of those who are asleep, those who have suffered physical death, because the physical death of the saints in the Bible is referred to as being asleep. Whoever believes with all their heart in the Lord Jesus passed out of death into life, as our Savior said:
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. (John 5:24-25)
May God bless you with faith so that you can put all your trust in the Lord Jesus, become His true disciple, get the baptism of faith, cleave to the living Church and follow dearly the teachings of the New Testament so that you may take part to the resurrection of the righteous and inherit the eternal life. Help us God!
Translated by: Slavic Crilov