Why did God create Adam knowing he would fall?

BibleAsk Team

God could have created Adam and Eve so that they cannot fall. This would also mean that they would not have a free will. Adam and Eve would not be able to choose right or wrong because they would be “programmed” to only do right. Had God chosen to do this, there would be no meaningful relationships between Him and His created beings. But instead, God created Adam and Eve with freedom of choice. And because of this, they could respond to His love and trust Him or choose to disobey.

Do parents that give birth to children get a written guarantee that their children are going to love them? Of course not. Knowing that, parents still take risks because love takes risks. In creating humans, God took the risk that some humans may choose not to love Him and even rebel against Him. God appeals to His creature’s love, their senses, and reason but He never uses force because love doesn’t use force. God says, “Choose you this day who you will serve” (Joshua 24:15). The only service acceptable to God is cheerful, voluntary service motivated by love. God does not want His children to obey Him out of fear.

Sadly, it is God Himself that paid the price for our own disobedience and sin. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). God offered His only Son to carry the punishment of our sin in His body. Christ risked all to redeem us back to the Father. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

Also, Jesus came to change men’s hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:17). And He made every provision for men to live fulfilled, victorious and happy lives (Philippians 4:13). And through the power of the Holy Spirit, He made it possible for humans to live above sin and to walk in His pass. “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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