If God knew Adam and Eve would sin, why did he make them?

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Ephesians 1:4

Pastor, if God knew that Adam and Eve would sin why did he create them?

I’ve been asked that question many times. It is true that God knew Adam and Eve would sin, but when we come to answering the question “why did he then create them” we need to be careful.

First of all we shouldn’t try to peer into the mind of God beyond what he has clearly revealed in his word.

And second we need to be very careful that we’re not trying to hold God accountable to us, rather than ourselves being accountable to God.

But with those two things in mind how can we answer the question? Why did God create Adam and Eve even knowing that they would sin? It is true that he knew they would sin, but he knew something else at that time too.

This is what Paul wrote in Ephesians chapter 1:

He did this when he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy and blameless in his sight. (Ephesians 1:4)

Yes God knew Adam and Eve would sin and he knew how he would pay for their sins. In fact, he knew that you would sin and he knew how he would pay for your sins before the beginning of time. God had seen you and decided to send Jesus to take away your guilt.

So we may wonder about why God did it, but it’s clear that God loves us despite our sins. God loved us so much that he didn’t let our sin stop him from coming to take away our guilt. Jesus didn’t let our sins stop him from suffering and dying in our place.

God created Adam and Eve.

God created you because he loves you. Amen.

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