A Territorial Imperative

The Garden of Eden story intimates the possibilities of a geographical expansion. What if Adam and Eve had been successful in resisting the wiles of the serpent (as Jesus did in the desert)? What if their offspring had been able to replicate and “fill the earth”? Just think, with continual access to the tree of life, morticians would have quickly gone out of business.

A territorial imperative would also have to be issued (by no less than God Himself). The Garden of Eden would fan out exponentially in all directions.

In effect, a new partnership would burgeon between God and humanity. We would move away from the simplistic idea of God creating two human beings just to watch them fail.