Let’s pretend there were only two chapters in the Bible—the first two. Let’s pretend your name is Adam, and all you know is what happened in Genesis one and two. There is no fall, no sin, no needs, no wants, no Gospel, and no need for an incarnate Christ. It is a beautiful world with you and Creator God (Genesis 2:7).
It is hard for us to think what it would have been like for Adam because we live in a post-Genesis three world (Genesis 3:6). Everything we think about the first two chapters of Genesis is filtered through a