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No Children In Paradise

Adam and Eve were created as young adults i.e. Adam was immediately able to care for the garden and Eve was immediately able to become Adam's wife.

"2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground [see Christ The Creator], and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life [see The Spirit Of God]; and man became a living soul [see Where Is Your Soul?] ... 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." (Genesis 2:7,15 KJV)

"2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh [see also The Mother Bond].

2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." (Genesis 2:21-25 KJV)

"The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son"

As plainly stated in the verses quoted above, Adam and Eve were physically capable of having children while they were in Eden, but before they would have done so, they had themselves cast out of the Garden. Although the first two humans were "born" in God's world, their children would be born in Satan's world.

The Holy Scriptures

"3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them [see Who Invented Fur Coats?]. 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." (Genesis 3:14-24 KJV)

Children were thereafter born to Adam and Eve - children who never knew the innocence of the first two, before they too had become immersed in Satan's world.

"4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground." (Genesis 4:1-2 KJV)

"4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew." (Genesis 4:25 KJV)

"5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters." (Genesis 5:4 KJV)

The paradise that is coming (see the Fact Finder question below) will be the Kingdom of God, on earth, in which repentant people, after living sufficient time to demonstrate their repentance (something that children, by definition, need more time to do - see Why Isn't Infant Baptism Valid?), will be "born again" as spirit (see Born Again, How and When?).

One reason that the later resurrection (see Resurrections and When Will You Be Judged?) will be physical is to accommodate all of the humans who did not receive the means to repent during their lifetimes (see The Cure For The Carnal Mind).

The other reason is to give children, even of repentant parents, the time that they need to make an adult decision about their salvation (a future situation where the parents will have become spirit at the first resurrection, while their children are yet physical, either from the second resurrection, or of being alive on the day of Christ's return - with the parents still there for them, either way). The LORD isn't going to give eternal life to those who have yet to make up their own minds, after they have reached an age when they are accountable.

"18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him." (Ezekiel 18:20 KJV)

Fact Finder: Why was Jesus Christ called the "son of man"? What is it that the Messiah is doing to return the children of God to "paradise"?
See The Adam Family; also Satan's Seed

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