Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Fall, First Pivotal Event In History

The temptation process begins with doubting what we know is right, then we become consumed by the lust of the eyes and the desires of the flesh for what we want and through self pride we do what we know we should not. Lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life, this is the process through which we are always tempted to evil.

(Gen 1:7) Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.
They had previously been like two droids obeying all that they were instructed to do, living a happy but mindless life in the Garden of Eden. I’ll not be so bold as to make any assumptions about the mind of God other than to say that if I was the creator of my own universe and of all whom I had created none were knowledgable of both light and darkness as I was, I might decide that it would be desirable to let a chosen few become like me knowing both good and evil that I might enjoy real fellowship with them in time. This was a test, God doubtless knew that they would fail.

The first couple Adam and Eve abrogated their fealty to the Creator and favored bowing to the will of the serpent who is Satin and in the process took on elements of his personality, having become self aware they suddenly experienced ego and selfishness that was borne as the outcome of acquiescing to temptation and disobedience to God.

(Gen 3:20-24) The man called his wife’s name Eve,because she was the mother of all living. And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever," therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

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