Q. The Bible makes it very clear that sin is an abnormal state brought into this world because of a choice made by Adam and Eve. I’ve been trying to picture what my life would look like if there was no sin in this world. My question is this. Does the Bible paint us a picture of what life for a human would be without sin in this world?
A. There are plenty of verses that tell us what life is like because of sin, but as far as I know there’s only one passage that tells us what life will be like without it. Rev. 21:3-4 says, And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Think of a life where nothing would ever make you sad, you wouldn’t ever mourn the loss of anything. You’d never experience the pain of separation, there would never be any sickness or injury, and no one would ever die. By extension I could say that whatever work you did would be by choice and would bring only a sense of fulfillment, with no stress, no fear, no drudgery. You would never feel discouraged or frustrated. There would never be any financial pressure.
Your heart would never be broken, you’d feel no envy or jealousy. You’d be close friends with everyone, and they would always be concerned for your best interests, as you would be for theirs. Your days would be without number, but you’d never feel bored or restless. Each one would bring a new excitement for life, a new thirst for adventure.
And here’s the best part. If you’re born again someday soon your life will be just like that forever.