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TODAY’S HOT TOPIC: What if We Didn’t Lose Our Innocence as We Grow in this World?

Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and their innocence was lost. I feel this same loss of innocence occurs when children transition into adulthood. It’s inevitable, really, because people are always influenced by their experience and the knowledge they pick up as they go through life.

If only that loss of innocence didn’t take place–what a world we would live in. Don’t you think? Would it be as God initially intended when He placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to live?

Would we be all living together in perfect harmony?

Would it be something like this?

What an awesome example of kids just coming together.

Is it unrealistic to assume that we would be living in a Utopia had Adam and Eve not been tempted? What do you think, ladies? 

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15 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Skye on December 22, 2012 at 16:14

    I use to wonder why Eve ate the fruit but then I dreamed of a tree with the most beautiful fruit I’d ever seen.Its beauty was indescribable and I ate it because it was just so beautiful.When I took a bite it was full of blood.I woke up and understood why she was tempted.

  2. Nellie

    Posted by Nellie on December 21, 2012 at 09:32

    Interesting idea though i do agree, somehow God knew what would happen and everything from the apple to right here is a part of his plan.

  3. Nellie

    Posted by Nellie on December 21, 2012 at 09:31

    Interesting idea though i do agree, somehow God knew what would happen and everything fromthe apple to right here is a part of his plan.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Journalistlove on December 24, 2012 at 14:51

      I really don’t believe he planned to create a world full of sin. He cannot control everyone’s decisions, so I don’t think every single thing that happens is planned by God.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kathrie on December 20, 2012 at 18:08

    If God knows everything that is, was, and is to come, then he knew before it happened that Adam and Eve would eat the fruit. It was a part of his plan. If we are going to be on the subject of innocence, we should consider that.

    Also, if earth was sinless, what would that make heaven? If earth was peaceful, heaven would not be as amazing, special, and sacred as it is.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lilliterra on December 20, 2012 at 14:59

    I think the question is misleading. People don’t really lose their innocence, because they never really had it in the first place. We’re all sinners from the beginning, the Bible says that. Anyway, I think if Adam and Eve didn’t eat the fruit, we would be a different species. They only did what any other human in their position would have done, and from then on the rest of humanity was corrupted. (Not saying that “only what the rest of us would have done” makes it any better.)

  6. Paris

    Posted by Paris on December 18, 2012 at 19:42

    If Adam and Eve didin’t sin,we would be living in a sinless world and everyone would be so nice to each other. 😀 No war,hunger,poverty,murder,drugs or anything like that.

  7. Aria23146

    Posted by Aria23146 on December 18, 2012 at 15:29

    If Adam and Eve hadn’t been tempted, we would all be in the Garden of Eden!!

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by hugsnkisses0706 on December 18, 2012 at 13:53

    not unrealistic at all! i think about this almost everyday! since i go to a public highschool in houston, tx i know what “loss of innocence” means!

  9. jesslt

    Posted by jesslt on December 18, 2012 at 10:27

    I love how kids are so innocent. I mean why do you think Disney world/ land is so popular, it’s because it symbolizes that innocents.
    I have heard that without the fall of man at the garden of Eden we wouldn’t be able to choose. I kind of think that even if God didn’t originally have planned for us to fall into sin, he has worked it in a way that has allowed us to choose him for ourselves. Just like now we have the free will to choose to follow Him, and the free will to choose to follow his truth and not to follow sin.

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by on December 18, 2012 at 09:21

    Honestly, I would love to be able to blame Adam and Eve, but I would probably have done the same in her situation, because sadly, breaking the rules is tempting. I don’t think it’s unrealistic at all to think that it would be a Utopia of peace and harmony, I think it only sounds unrealistic because we live in such a world where it’s not Utopia like at all. I think that the world be a utopia, but a lot of us wouldn’t be born, and nothing in the Bible would mean a thing. Maybe it’s better off this way, because God’s love has been tested, and we know he’s true, and we still get the chance to be with him in heaven. Idk, just my opinion.

    • sisterwhocares

      Posted by sisterwhocares on December 20, 2012 at 22:55

      Hans Christian Anderson actually once wrote a children’s fairy tale about the same subject of claiming to do better than adam and eve, yet falling into sin when placed in the garden. its called “the garden of paradise” and its a great story!

    • MissDaae1988

      Posted by MissDaae1988 on December 18, 2012 at 09:39

      I agree with you completely! I mean, I would much rather live in a Utopia right now than this place, but I think our life is just a big test. We are always tempted to do bad things. Sometimes we resist, other times we give in. We are no different than Adam or Eve, they were just tempted on a much grander scale.

  11. Aileen

    Posted by Aileen on December 18, 2012 at 07:59

    Either we wouldn’t have even been born, or someone else would’ve messed up and we’d still be where we are now.