In the Garden of Eden, God commands Adam and Eve to

"Be fruitful and increase in number" Genesis 1:28 (NIV)

Later, after the Fall in Genesis 3, we're told that

"Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain" Genesis 4:1 (NIV)

The Bible does not tell us the time difference between these two events, or even clearly state that Cain's birth happened after the fall (although it's implied by the order it is recorded).

Do any Christian denominations or beliefs teach that Adam and Eve produced children (Cain, Abel, or others) while they were in the Garden of Eden?

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    It is clear from his behaviour that Cain was a fallen creature, which is significant to the question.
    – Nigel J
    Apr 10, 2020 at 12:36
  • You must mean in context of a literal Adam, Garden, and Fall. In that case, I don't think there's any Christian sects that believe more than Adam and Eve fell in the Garden.
    – user3961
    May 20, 2020 at 15:52
  • Adam and Eve had many children, but most likely outside of the Garden of Eden. Jul 24, 2020 at 7:57


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