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When you say it may have been the case that where there was free will it was inevitable that there would be some kind of fall- what would that then tell us about the new earth?
As in, if it's the case that producing creatures with free will necessarily would lead to a fall:
- would it therefore not lead inevitably to further falls?
- would the nature of free will be limited differently?
- would the fact we've already fallen mean that there's no room for further falling and our relationship with God would continue kinda as-is with regards to us messing up and needing forgiveness?
I think there is this idea of heaven where we are all perfect and never sin again, and that calls it into question.
(I know it might not be the case at all, it's just raised thoughts, and if it turns out that there's no situation which is compatible with what we already know to be true then we can discard it as a possibility)