|Death Before Sin?
|How are we to understand the original state of God's creation? Here we must explore what God meant when He declared His creation to be "very good," in Genesis 1:31. The Hebrew word for "good," like the English word, has many meanings.
|Adam and the Animals
|Initially, however, human beings were to have lived strictly on "every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed," and land animals were to have lived on "every green herb"
|And God saw everything that he had made. Either all that he had made on the several six days of the creation, he took a survey of them, looked over them again, as workmen do when they have finished their work, to see if anything is amiss or wanting