Fall of man

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The Fall of Man, according to many major religious faiths, is a tragic event whereby the earliest ancestors of humanity - shortly after the divine Creator brought them into being - departed from their original status or purpose and became beings with the dual nature of goodness and evil. Accounts of the fall generally try to answer the question, "How did evil come into the world?" or more specifically, "If God is an omnipotent and benevolent Creator, why does the world He created contain evil and suffering?"

In the Christian tradition, the fall is often seen as a consequence of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, as recounted in Genesis, chapters 2 and 3.

The Unification Church teaches that the human fall has a sexual element, wherein Adam and Eve began a conjugal relationship before getting permission from God to marry. Eve tempted Adam, after having first been seduced by the archangel Lucifer.