I believe he had a plan, but he describes what he had created as 'good' therefore nothing would have needed to change because it was perfect. Am I correct in saying that? If so, then if we had kept reproducing, wouldn't we eventually have too many people living on the Earth? We would have either had to stop having children or the earth would have had to be made bigger. It just seems to me that nothing should have to change when his original plan was perfect..
I think I would have to disagree with that.... I truly believe that God intended for Adam and Eve to fail and have Lucifer/Satan responsible for them knowing good from evil... When he made Adam and Eve they were not qualified to be any kind of judge..... and since we are told by Paul that we are going to judge the angels, I would find it rather stretching for him to make us not capable of doing that.... just as I think it is beyond a stretch to think he just decided for us to to the judging as a secondary thought after we fell.
At the end of the sixth day, everything was set and it was actually well. The trap for Satan had been set and he fell right into it... and as they say the rest is history.
Why would he set a trap for Satan to fall into? What would his motive have been?
to show the whole of creation that he was a just God..... he didn't make the jury for them so all of creation understands the justness of his actions...... That's probably why he didn't just squish Lucifer like a bug from the very start. He is letting the dark side show everything what eternity would be like if he lets Satan exist freely.
Isn't a perfect world in which Lucifer is running around a bit of an oxymoron?
who said it was a perfect world? I said it was what he had in mind at the time. When he said all is good, he didn't necessarily say the world was perfect...... means it is what he wanted. He made it good and Satan messed it up..... he put it in motion again and Satan and the angels who married Adams daughters messed it up again.. He wiped it out again and Satan messed it up again... over and over he has given the world and then the Jews chance after chance and every time we tend as whole societies to drift to Satan in the form of one god or another.
It's like the whole 6000 years has been an object lesson as to what happens when this dark entity runs loose.... and he's pretty much been running loose since Adam fell. Soon The Father will say enough is enough and he will send Jesus back and lock the old devil up for a thousand years....... after that the world will go downhill again and he will dispose of him permanently...... along with all the trash that followed him.
We were perfect before the fall, so therefore why were we in such an imperfect world? To me it doesn't seem right that he would put us into a world with Lucifer. Did we deserve that or something?