At first glance, the fall of man seems to make it look like people were corrupt from the start. The serpent played on Eve’s greed when it told them that they would be like God, knowing good and evil. Does this mean that Adam and Eve were corrupt from the start? Or were Adam and Eve simply naive and easily tricked by the serpent? I know that this contradicts what God says after he created them, that is was all good. but I don’t know how to explain this to someone whom I am discussing this with.
Was humanity corrupt from the start, or Just naive? Or neither?