1. If Adam (and Eve) had not sinned, would creation have been better off from God's perspective? Why/why not? 2. If Adam (and Eve) had not sinned, would creation have been better off from our perspective? Why/why not? 3. Does it matter what we think about whether or not creation would have been better off? 4. Did God foreknow everything about creation before creation? Did He create everything knowing the outcome, or did something like Adam/Eve's sin catch Him by surprise? Is it Biblical to claim God did not foreknow everything about creation before He created? 5. If God foreknows everything about creation before creation, then does it follow that everything that happens in creation is according to His plan, or does creation have its own power outside of God's will? To ask this another way, if God foreknows everything about creation before creation, then could God have created things differently if He foreknew something would have gone against His will? 6. Given that it was the only thing that was "off limits", why did God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden? 7. Is it Biblical to believe satan can do things without God's permission? 8. Given that satan can do nothing without God's permission, and that God foreknew what satan would do and how Eve would react to satan's lies, why was satan allowed in the garden?