I’m starting this thread as result of some thoughts branching from a current thread entitled “Real Gospel or Psuedo-Gospel”. Here, I question the mainstream teaching of Genesis 1-3. The majority of Christians believe God’s creation, as recorded in Gen. 1 and 2, the universe, sun, moon, stars, earth, plants, animals, and the human race, was pure, holy, and complete. A “paradise” of sorts in which darkness, sin, death, or any other evil did not exist. Furthermore, many believe this created order if left untainted would exist eternally in its perfection. The transgression of Gen. 3, as many see it, threw the “paradise” of God into chaos transforming it into a dark, sinful, evil world which only the grace of God could remedy. As a result, God sent His only begotten Son into the world, etc., etc. If you agree with this synopsis, at least to some extent, I ask you the following question; Why do you believe this and what Biblical support is there for it?