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What we take from Original Sin and the Fall of Man The idea that God created our world that God is perfect and good but the fact that evil still exists amongst us is something that is difficult to grasp but is necessary to realize Why does evil exist Why is there original sin in the perfect world created by God And probably most importantly how do we expect to maintain a sense of faith in God with evil in the world These questions are troubling to think about and difficult to understand because evil is not a pleasant thing by any means but something that we must acknowledge and deal with as Ware points out Suffering our own and that of others is an experience through which we have to live not a theoretical problem that we can explain away If there is an explanation it is on a deeper level than words Ware 57 Unsettling as this is it is still something that we can try to understand and hope to learn from in the best manner possible Perhaps it is best to first explain how original sin and the fall of man came to be then to focus on what exactly evil is As we know Adam was the first that God created He was placed in the Garden of Eden by God with specific instructions on what he is allowed to do and what he is not allowed to do The Lord God gave man this order You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and bad From that tree you shall not eat the moment you eat from it you are surely doomed to die Genesis 215 Although it was clearly outlined what Adam was not permitted to do God also gave Adam the gift of freewill as he does to
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