This is a review of the fictional aka fake video game Genshin Impact and how it relates to the nonfictional aka true Bible. I’ve been playing Genshin Impact since October 2020, like with my younger sister. My favorite character is Raiden Ei.
Genshin Impact version 4.0 update there’s the Archon Quest for the new Fontaine region. Here’s the following dialogue that appears: “It says that every person in Fontaine is born with “sin.” No matter how the Nation of Justice holds trial after trial, this sin cannot be absolved.”
If we were to replace “Fontaine” here with “Earth” meaning Descendants of Adam, then this makes sense, because we all inherit Original Sin from Adam.
Romans 5:12 ESV Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
It’s an interesting connection to the true doctrine of Christian Universalism, which posits that those with sin shall believe in Christ to be saved, therefore all sinners shall be saved.
1 Corinthians 15:22 YLT for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive,
So, it’s interesting how this Nation of Justice tries to do so much works salvation, with trial after trial, but they’re still unable to remove the sin. The grace of God triumphs over judgment. James 2:13. This is a good point, as it’s only by faith alone in Jesus Christ, only by His blood, that washes away our sins. Because only He paid for the wages of sin, which is death, by Him living a perfect life free of all sin, by dying on the cross, being buried and bodily resurrecting 3 days later.
John 11:25-26 ESV Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
We can see how the virgin birth that Christ experienced was His way of avoiding being born with sin.
Isaiah 7:14 ESV Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Genshin Impact continues with this dialogue “Until one day, the water levels in Fontaine will rise, and the sinful people will slowly be drowned…”
Which I believe is a reference to the Flood from Genesis
Hebrews 11:7 ESV By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
We see here that because Noah had faith alone in God, in Christ, He was saved.
Genesis 7:4-7 4 NKJV For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will [b]destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.” 5 And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him. 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth. 7 So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
Genshin Impact continues saying “In the end, the people will all be dissolved into the waters, and only the Hydro Archon will remain, weeping on her throne… Only then will the sins of the people of Fontaine be washed away”
Well specifically, the only way for the sins of any people, whether they’re Fontaine sinners or sinners in another region in Teyvat, like here on Earth, would be to have faith alone in Christ. Yet, even for those who drowned and died in the flood in their unbelief, who remain in Sheol/Hades Psalm 55:15, or in the Lake of Fire/Furnace of Affliction Isaiah 48:10, will still have always have the opportunity to believe in Christ to be saved, and eventually all will choose to have faith alone in Jesus and to be thus saved.
Genshin Impact continues with Paimon asking “That sounds pretty gloomy… Why are people in Fontaine born with sin? What is that supposed to mean?”
Biblically, the reason we are born with sin is because of the sin that Adam committed in the Garden of Eden, by eating the Forbidden Fruit Genesis 3:6.
Genesis 2:15 NASB “15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and tend it. 16 The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for on the day that you eat from it you will certainly die.”
We see that the Forbidden Fruit was the one from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The reason this was sinful is because God commanded Adam not to eat from it, yet Adam ate from it anyways, thus violating God’s commandment. Any violation against any commandment of God is a sin.
Genesis 3:17 NASB “Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; Cursed is the ground because of you; With hard labor you shall eat from it All the days of your life.”
Genshin Impact continues with Paimon saying “If even the people in Fontaine don’t know what sin they committed, wouldn’t it be better just to ignore the prophecy completely? Why bother feeling guilty all the time?”
The problem is, whether a person subjectively feels guilty or not about their sin, it’s absolute fact that they have sin. All descendants of Adam, all us humans, me, you, we all have sin.
Romans 3:23 ESV For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Luckily, we see that God takes away bloodguilt. God will take away the feelings of guilt felt by all people by convincing them to believe in Jesus Christ, so that they can gain the Holy Spirit and became permanently righteous in paradise.
Joel 3:21 CSB “I will pardon their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, for the LORD dwells in Zion.”