God created every living thing. He also created a safe place for Adam and Eve to live – in the Garden of Eden. As long as man wanted to live by faith, trusting God for life, he was safe.
But when Adam ate of the forbidden fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he rejected God’s safe place and was thrust outside. Now we must wrestle with the many problems caused not only by Adam’s sins, but our sins and the sins of people around us.
Fortunately, all these pests will be done away with or changed and a new Garden will be established on Earth – and sin will never again have a place in it. This is the expectation of the Christian. Those who believe on Jesus expect to inhabit a kingdom upon Christ’s return without any evil or suffering.
What Do You Think?
a. Don’t you endure some troubles a little longer when you know they are about to end and you’ll forget it after you’ve reached your destination? So it seems reasonable to endure the sufferings in this short life to live forever in paradise.