Did God Foresee Adam’s Disobedience?

Answer: Yes! Because God’s wisdom allows Him to see the end from the beginning (Isa. 46:10), God knew that he would disobey when presented with Satan’s lie and so the provision of Christ’s sacrifice for Adam was made even before the foundation of the world. “Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, (19) but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. (20) For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you.” (1 Peter 1:28-20 NASB

Apostle Paul confirms this in Eph. 1:3-6 (NASB): “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (4) just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love (5) He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, (6) to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.” God chose the followers of Christ in him before the foundation of the world. This means the sacrifice of Jesus and hence, its need – Adam’s disobedience – was foresee by God before the foundation of the world.

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