Did Adam and Eve go to heaven?

asked by Bailey Hook

Yes, Adam and Eve went to heaven. While the answer seems simple its the reason that is surprising. They are in heaven for the same reason that I and hopefully you will be in heaven, that is Jesus Christ. A common question people ask is since Jesus said in John 14:6¬†” Jesus saith unto him, I am the way , the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” and since¬†many, many people had died prior to Jesus being born and sacrificing on the cross how then can they be in Heaven when Jesus plainly says it is through belief in Him that saves. Jesus and the promise of salvation was made to Adam and Eve on the very day they sinned. In Genesis 3:15 we read where God (most likely Jesus himself but that’s another question) says: “15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” God is promising to send a “seed of the woman” (that’s Jesus) that will one day defeat Satan. So it is the promise of Jesus and the belief in His coming that provides the salvation. Oh and I’m sure that you may have asked this question not as deeply as I may have answered it :-). So just in case it was asked in the spirit of since they sinned first and cursed us all did they make it to heaven then let me say that while they made the first sin, and I’m sure they made many more, the Bible does not document any other. The Bible tells us that we all sin and fall short of God’s glory so yes they were first, not last, the same God that provided us a path to salvation provided them one as well.