According to Christian theology, the first human beings to walk the Earth were Adam and Eve. For the purposes of reconciling God’s omnibenevolence with the existence of evil, this provides a convenient starting point (with a very convenient minimum of variables).
Given Adam and Eve, there are four possible states of affairs regarding the possible entrance of evil into the world.
- Adam is transworld depraved.
- Eve is transworld depraved.
- Both Adam and Eve are transworld depraved.
- Neither Adam nor Eve is transworld depraved.