Adam and Eve chose to rebel. We are not perfect and under the curse of sin. God created wonders in His great creation, both in us and in the universe. Yet all is under the stain of sin. We watched a DVD over the last few weeks in our life group that showed the wonders in God's creation. We have only to get up in the morning to see some of the problems caused by the curse. No, I wasn't talking about looking in the mirror. We do notice problems with ourselves that Adam didn't see in his self-examination in Eden. What makes this interesting is to ask if Adam had the same healing abilities in Eden as we have now? Did God know that we would need these abilities even before Adam and Eve had their positions eliminated in Eden? If I may use the phrase corporations like to inflict on us these days.
Hmm, power outage, I hope that isn't a sign that I'm treading on dangerous theological ground here!
Praise the Lord for a UPS to keep me typing!
I suspect that God knew quite well what Adam and Eve would need outside of Eden. Whether He created the first two humans with healing abilities or granted those abilities after the expulsion doesn't really matter to us. We need the ability to heal now and we need salvation now. Adam may not have needed the ability to heal in Eden, and we know he had no need of salvation there, but he fell and we went down with him. Praise God for the ability to heal and more importantly, for salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus.
Note that like the other abilities we have in this portion of our lives, we cannot heal perfectly. Jesus did heal perfectly; he wasn't fallen as we are. By that, I conclude that Jesus also saves perfectly. This is no brilliant deduction; Jesus did everything perfectly! We believe in Him, and we receive the knowledge of His perfection. What a wonderful God we have!