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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Why Did God Create Mankind?

Why did God create Man? What is it about Mankind that God thought we were worth creating and redeeming?

Let's look at Creation.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and empty. And darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light. And there was light. And God saw the light that it was good. And God divided between the light and the darkness. And God called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. And God called the expanse, Heavens. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so. And God called the dry land, Earth. And He called the gathering together of the waters, Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth tender sprouts (the herb seeding seed and the fruit tree producing fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself) upon the earth; and it was so. And the earth brought forth tender sprouts, the herb yielding seed after its kind, and the tree producing fruit after its kind, whose seed was in itself. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years. And let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth. And it was so. And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night, and the stars also. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night; and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a living soul; and let birds fly over the earth on the face of the expanse of the heavens. And God created great sea-animals, and every living soul that creeps with which the waters swarmed after their kind; and every winged fowl after its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters of the seas and let the fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle, and creepers, and its beasts of the earth after its kind; and it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth after its kind, and cattle after their kind, and all creepers upon the earth after their kind. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:1-25 Modern King James Version)


God envisioned and SPOKE to create everything. By His SPOKEN Word everything was created. "God said", "God said", "God said". And it was good. Everything God created was pronounced "good" by God Himself. It was perfectly made and complete according to God's design and purpose.

Genesis 1:26-31 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Modern King James Version)

Genesis 1 is more of an overview of Creation. Genesis 2 embellishes with more detail. Let's see what Genesis 2 has to say about God creating Man.

Genesis 2:7-8 And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward in Eden. And there He put the man whom He had formed. (Modern King James Version)

Do you notice a difference between God's creation and God's creation of Man? In this instance, God DID NOT speak Mankind into existence. God got His holy Hands dirty by forming the first Man from the "dust of the ground". Then comes the dramatic moment. God leans over and puts His mouth to the dust man's mouth and breathes His very life into this Man. Man is now alive.

Genesis 2:15-25 And Jehovah God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, You may freely eat of every tree in the garden, but you shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. And out of the ground Jehovah God formed every animal of the field and every fowl of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. And Adam gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field. But there was not found a suitable helper for Adam. And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh underneath. And Jehovah God made the rib (which He had taken from the man) into a woman. And He brought her to the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife; and they were not ashamed. (Modern King James Version)


Remember, Genesis 1 is the overview. Genesis 2 gives us more detail about what happened in Genesis 1. At the end of all creation (including the first Man), God pronounced everything GOOD!

Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

God created the heavens and the Earth, everything on the Earth and crowned His Creation with Man and Woman. And it was all pronounced GOOD! I.e. it was perfect and complete. It was just what God desired and had planned. There was no sin, no death (which is the wages of sin), no aging, no killing, nothing that did not nurture and sustain God's Creation. Notice in Genesis 6:6-8,

"And God said, Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. And God called the expanse, Heavens."

and in Genesis 2:4-6,

"These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created in the day that Jehovah God made the earth and the heavens. And every shrub of the field was not yet on the earth, and every plant of the field had not yet sprung up, for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground. But there went up from the earth a mist and watered all the face of the ground."
God had surrounded the Earth with some sort of canopy to create a greenhouse effect. Some say that this was a clear ice canopy. Whatever it was, it was made of water and protected the Earth from the straight effects of the Sun. The Great Flood in Noah's day was the dissolving of this water canopy that had surrounded and protected the Earth. Before the Flood, it had never rained.

Genesis 2:5-6 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. (6) But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. (Contemporary English Version)

Men, animals and vegetation had been able to live for hundred's of years before the Flood. After the Great Flood, mankind began to live fewer and fewer years because we now only had the ozone layer to protect us from the direct Sun.

But back to our question. Why did God create Man and Woman? Why did He create the perfect world for these created human beings? Did He not know Adam and Eve would sin and bring death and destruction to His perfection? Was God caught in surprise when Adam and Eve sinned against Him?

Ephesians 3:9, 11 God, who created everything, wanted me to help everyone understand the mysterious plan that had always been hidden in his mind...God did this according to his eternal plan. And he was able to do what he had planned because of all that Christ Jesus our Lord had done. (Contemporary English Version)

God would not be God if He didn't know everything. He knows the Past, Present and Future. There is no time where He dwells. God knew Adam and Eve would sin. He knew that His Son would have to give His very life on the cross to redeem us. He knew that some would and some would not accept His free gift of salvation and restoration to a relationship with Him. Nothing was a surprise to Him. Nothing is hidden from Him. It was His mysterious Wisdom and Purpose to put all this in motion.

Ephesians 1:7-11 In Christ we are made free by his blood sacrifice. We have forgiveness of sins because of God's rich grace. God gave us that grace fully and freely. With full wisdom and understanding he let us know his secret plan. This was what God wanted, and he planned to do it through Christ. God's goal was to finish his plan when the right time came. He planned that all things in heaven and on earth be joined together with Christ as the head. In Christ we were chosen to be God's people. God had already planned for us to be his people, because that is what he wanted. And he is the one who makes everything agree with what he decides and wants.(Easy To Read Version)

Let's go into more detail about the creation of Man. Let's look at the King James version with Strong's Exhaustive Concordance (the Hebrew and Greek meanings of every word in the Old and New Testament).

(Gen 1:26) And God (H430) said, Let us make man (H120) in our image (H6754), after our likeness (H1823): and let them have dominion (H7287) over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

(Gen 1:27) So God (H430) created man (H120) in his own image (H6754), in the image (H6754) of God (H430) created he him; male (H2145) and female (H5347) created (H1254) he them.

(Gen 1:28) And God (H430) blessed (H1288) them, and God (H430) said unto them, Be fruitful (H6509), and multiply (H7235), and replenish (H4390) (H853) the earth, and subdue (H3533) it: and have dominion (H7287) over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The "H" stands for Hebrew. The original language of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew. (The original language of the New Testament was written in Greek.) I only focused on the words that have to do with creating Man but Strong's Exhaustive Concordance translates EVERY word in the Bible.

Verse 1:26
God (H430) - Elohyim pronounced El-o-heem, plural form, Gods, which indicates the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
Man (H120) - adam pronounced aw-dawm, which means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind
Image (H6754) - tselem pronounced tse-lehm, shade, phantom, resemblance, representative figure
Likeness (H2145) - d'muth pronounced de-mooth, resemblance, concrete model, shape a likeness
Dominion (H7287) - radah pronounced raw-daw, subjugate, reign, to tread down, rule
Verse 1:27
God (H430) - Elohyim pronounced El-o-heem, plural form, Gods, which indicates the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Man (H120) - adam pronounced aw-dawm, which means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind
Image (H6754) - tselem pronounced tse-lehm, shade, phantom, resemblance, representative figure
Male (H2145) - zakar pronounced zaw-kawr, male, man, mankind
Female (H5347) - nqebah pronouned nek-ay-baw, female, woman

Verse 1:28
God (H430) - Elohyim pronounced El-o-heem, plural form, Gods, which indicates the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Blessed (H1288) - barak pronounced baw-rawk, to kneel in an act of adoration (to God) or an act of benefit (to man), praise
Fruitful (H6509) - parah pronounced paw-raw, to bear fruit, bring forth, grow, increase
Multiply (H7235) - rabah pronounced raw-baw, ton increase abundantly, be in authority, enlarge, excel, make to nourish, more, plenteous
Replenish (H4390) - maleh or malah pronounced maw-leh or maw-law, to fill to fullness
Subdue (H3533) - kabash pronounced kaw-bash, to tread down, subjugate, conquer, bring into bondage, force, keep under
Dominion (H7287) - radah pronounced raw-daw, subjugate, reign, to tread down, rule

Genesis 1: 26-28 (Amplified Bible version)
God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.
So God created man in His own image, in the image andlikeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.
And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.

Again, let us look at Strong's Exhaustive Concordance at the more detailed creation of mankind in Genesis 2.

(Gen 2:7) And the LORD (H3068) God (H430) formed (H3335) man (H120) of the dust (H6083) of the ground (H127), and breathed (H5301) into his nostrils the breath (H5397) of life (H2416); and man (H120) became a living (H2416) soul (H5315).

Gen 2:8) And the LORD (H3068) God (H430) planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man (H120) whom he had formed (H3335).

(Gen 2:21) And the LORD (H3068) God (H430) caused a deep sleep (H8639) to fall upon Adam (H121), and he slept: and he took one of his ribs (H4480) C and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

(Gen 2:22) And the rib (H6763) which the LORD God had taken from man (H120), made (H1129) he a woman (H802) and brought her unto the man (H120).

(Gen 2:23) And Adam (H121) said, This is now bone (H6106) of my bones (H4480) (H6106), and flesh (H1320) of my flesh (H4480) (H1320) she (H2063) shall be called Woman (H802) because she (H2063) was taken (H3947) out of Man (H4480) (H376).

Verse 2:7
LORD (H3068) - yhovah pronounce Yeh-ho-vaw, Jewish name for God, self existent, eternal one
God (H430) - Elohyim pronounced El-o-heem, plural form, Gods, which indicates the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Formed (H3335) - yatsar pronounced yaw-tsar, to mold into a form, squeeze into shape, like a potter, to determine, purpose, fashion, frame, make
Man (H120) - adam pronounced aw-dawm, means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind
Dust (H6083) - aphar pronounced aw-fahr, dust, powdered or gray, meaning ashes, dust, ground, earth, mortar, powder, rubbish
Ground (H127) - adamah pronounced aw-dawm-maw, soil, ground
Breathed (H5301) - naphach pronounced naw-fakh, to puff, inflate, blow hard
Breath (H5397) - n'shamah pronounced nesh-aw-mah, a puff, wind, vital breath, divine inspiration, soul, spirit
Life (H2416) - chay pronounced khah'ee, alive, raw, fresh, strong, life, alive, quick, running, strong
Man (H120) - adam pronounced aw-dawm, means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind
Living (H2416) - chay pronounced khah'ee, alive, raw, fresh, strong, life, alive, quick, running, strong
Soul (H5315) - nephesh pronounced neh-fesh, a breathing creature, vitality

Verse 2:8
LORD (H3068) - yhovah pronounce Yeh-ho-vaw, Jewish name for God, self existent, eternal one
God (H430) - Elohyim pronounced El-o-heem, plural form, Gods, which indicates the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Man (H120) - adam pronounced aw-dawm, means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind
Formed (H3335) - yatsar pronounced yaw-tsar, to mold into a form, squeeze into shape, like a potter, to determine, purpose, fashion, frame, make

Verse 2:21
LORD (H3068) - Yhovah pronounce Yeh-ho-vaw, Jewish name for God, self existent, eternal one
God (H430) - Elohyim pronounced El-o-heem, plural form, Gods, which indicates the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Sleep (H8639) - tardemah pronounced tar-day-maw, lethargy, trance, sleep
Adam (H121) - adam pronounced awdawm, the same as H120 (means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind) except used as the proper name of the first man.
Ribs (H4480) - min, minniy, minney pronounced min, minnie, minnay, a part of , from out of
Ribs (H6763) - tselah pronouned tsay-law, rib as curved, literally of the body, the side of a person; architecturally a plank or timber or a side chamber

Verse 2:22
Ribs (H6763) - tselah pronouned tsay-law, rib as curved, literally of the body, the side of a person; architecturally a plank or timber or a side chamber
Man (H120) - adam pronounced aw-dawm, means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind
Made (H1129) - banah pronounced baw-naw, to build, to make, to set up, repair, obtain children
Woman (H802) - ishshah pronounced ish-shaw, a woman, wife, every female, each female
Man (H120) - adam pronounced aw-dawm, means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind

Verse 2:23
Adam (H121) - adam pronounced awdawm, the same as H120 (means ruddy (indicating blood), human being as representative of the species, mankind) except used as the proper name of the first man
Bone (H6106) - etsem pronounced eh-tsem, bone, by extension the body, substance, self-same body, self-same flesh, self-same strength
My bones (H4480) - min, minniy, minney pronounced min, minnie, minnay, a part of , from out of
(H6106) - etsem pronounced eh-tsem, bone, by extension the body, substance, self-same body, self-same flesh, self-same strength
Flesh (H1320) - basar pronounced baw-sawr, flesh from it's freshness, by extension body, person
My flesh (H4480)- min, minniy, minney pronounced min, minnie, minnay, a part of , from out of
(H1320) - basar pronounced baw-sawr, flesh from it's freshness, by extension body, person
She (H2063) - zoth pronounced zothe, irregular feminine, likewise, the one other, the same, she
Woman (H802) - ishshah pronounced ish-shaw, a woman, wife, every female, each female
She (H2063) - zoth pronounced zothe, irregular feminine, likewise, the one other, the same, she
Taken (H3947) - laqach pronounced law-kakh, primitive root to take, carry away, drawn from
Man (H4480) - min, minniy, minney pronounced min, minnie, minnay, a part of , from out of
(H376) - iysh pronounced eesh, a man as an individual or male person

Genesis 2: 7-8, 21-25 (Amplified Bible version)
7 Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being. 8 And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden [delight]; and there He put the man whom He had formed (framed, constituted)...

18 that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper* (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him. (*helper means a helpful counterpart)
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every [wild] beast and living creature of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name.
20And Adam gave names to all the livestock and to the birds of the air and to every [wild] beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh.
22 And the rib or part of his side which the Lord God had taken from the man He built up and made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
23 Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man.
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not embarrassed or ashamed in each other’s presence.

From this we see that God created Adam first. But God was not done with His Creation. There was yet a woman to be made. But God allowed Adam to see all of His Creation and to view the animals and name them before He made Eve. Why? Maybe God wanted Adam to see that throughout all creation there was none like him, no other Adam. It would create a need in Adam to have one like himself. Therefore, Adam would value Eve as the only created being like him.

Then God let Adam fall into a deep sleep and God took part of that perfect DNA, part of that perfect and complete man to form the woman. She was not spoken into being. She was not formed from the dust of the earth. She was formed from the man. When Adam woke up, he was in awe of what God had done. He said, "This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man." If you look at the meaning of the words it means Eve was literally taken from his bone and flesh but it also means Eve was a part of his own body, a part of his personhood, substance of his substance, essence of his essence. 

In the Garden of Eden on the planet Earth in the Universe that God had created, He placed a perfect Man and a perfect Woman who were in total harmony with God and with themselves. God had provided a perfect world to nurture and sustain this crown of His Creation! We can only use our imagination to try to come up with a picture of what this perfect, immortal Man and Woman looked like. We can only imagine what the perfect and complete planet of Earth looked like. Today, after the Fall and sin came into the world, mankind can only use a fraction of the brain that we were given by God. What must it have been like to have the whole use of our brain? Probably no need for a subconscious and all the problems that has brought us. Geniuses above and beyond any we see today. And since there was sin there was no death, there was no aging, no sickness. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (King James Version) Adam and Eve and their progeny would have been immortal.


Please don't misunderstand. Adam and Eve were NOT gods. There is only one God. Adam and Eve were created beings. They were created by God. But they are different from all other created beings because God formed them with His very Hands. He made them, alone, after His own Image. He breathed His very life into them. It pleased God to make a species in His image and imbued with His life. 

Adam and Eve had a purpose and a job to do. God told Adam to go forth, be fruitful and multiply. He also told them to subdue the Earth. Adam and Eve were given dominion over the Earth. Looking back at our word definitions that meant to subjugate, conquer, reign and rule the Earth. This may seem like a big job that would be overwhelming but, before sin, work was a joy, a satisfying fulfillment of God's command. Talk about the perfect boss! God knows everything. He knows the truth and there is no ego involved. He would confer with Adam and Eve everyday and they would go forth and do the work God called them to do. There were no office politics, no back stabbing, no greed or selfishness, no misunderstanding or miscommunication. Now that's the kind of career I want! 


They were totally innocent of evil, wickedness and sin. They had no experience or knowledge of sin and death. Our life, today, would have been as alien to them as their life is to us. There was no pain, no disease, no murder, no stealing, no lying, no destructive pride or jealousy. Even the animals did not kill. All animals ate vegetation, there were no meat-eaters.

Genesis 1:29-30 I have provided all kinds of fruit and grain for you (Adam) to eat. (30) And I have given the green plants as food for everything else that breathes. These will be food for animals, both wild and tame, and for birds. (Contemporary English Version) 


Adam and Eve lived in a Paradise that beggers our imagination. Every day they spent time walking with God, conversing, taking God's commandments for the next day. He provided for their every need and protected them. He was their covering in every sense of the word. The word, "covering", means To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal; to overlay or spread something over; To invest (oneself) with a great deal of something as in "they covered themselves in glory"; To hide or screen from view or knowledge; To be sufficient to defray, meet, or offset the cost or charge of; To make provision for; take into account; To protect, as from enemy attack, by occupying a strategic position; To act as a substitute or replacement during someone's absence; To hide something in order to save someone from censure or punishment. Think of how God covered Adam and Eve. He protected them from physical harm, as well as, protecting them from the harmful consequences of sin. All their needs were met, God covered them. He made provision for them. He occupied the strategic position in order to protect and direct them. God is omnipresent, everywhere at once. God is omniscient, all knowing. God is omnipotent, all powerful. They were totally covered and hidden within Him and the world He created for them. Their physical, spiritual and emotional needs were covered by God. 


But sin did come into the world because of Adam and Eve. How do you tempt absolute innocence? Maybe the very fact that they had no experience or knowledge of sin made them vulnerable. God only had one rule.


Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground Jehovah God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The Tree of Life was also in the middle of the garden; also the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. (Young's Literal Translation) 

Genesis 2:17 but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you may not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, dying you shall die. (Young's Literal Translation) 


God gave that command directly to Adam. 


Genesis 3:1-9 Now the serpent was more subtle crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden? And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit from the trees of the garden, Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die, For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil blessing and calamity. And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate. Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apronlike girdles. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you? (Amplified Bible)
The serpent was Satan. Where did Satan come from? Satan had been created as an Archangel of God. An archangel is a special created being, a highranking angel. 


Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent being called devil, and, Satan; he deceiving the whole habitable world was cast out onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Literal Translation of the Holy Bible) 

Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. (Modern King James Version) 



Ezekiel 28: 13-19 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold.* On the day that you were created they were prepared. You were the anointed cherub that covers with overshadowing [wings], and I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire [like the paved work of gleaming sapphire stone upon which the God of Israel walked on Mount Sinai]. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until iniquity guilt were found in you. Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was proud lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I lay you before kings, that they might gaze at you. You have profaned your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities the enormity of your guilt, by the unrighteousness of your trade. Therefore I have brought forth a fire from your midst; it has consumed you, and I have reduced you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who looked at you. All who know you among the people are astonished and appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and shall never return to being. (Amplified Bible)
*Other translations read like this: "The workmanship of thy tabrets, and of thy pipes, In thee in the day of thy being produced, have been prepared." (King James Version, Young's Literal Translation and Literal Translation of the Holy Bible) Tabrets means tambourines and pipes were the“holes” in musical pipes or flutes. It's possible this means he was a praise and worship leader in Heaven. Singing and making music to the glory of God.

Isaiah 14:8-17 King of Babylonia (symbolizes Satan), even the cypress trees and the cedars of Lebanon celebrate and say, "Since you were put down, no one comes along to chop us down." (9) The world of the dead eagerly waits for you. With great excitement, the spirits of ancient rulers hear about your coming. (10) Each one of them will say, "Now you are just as weak as any of us! (11) Your pride and your music have ended here in the world of the dead. Worms are your blanket, maggots are your bed." (12) You, the bright morning star, have fallen from the sky! You brought down other nations; now you are brought down. (13) You said to yourself, "I'll climb to heaven and place my throne above the highest stars. I'll sit there with the gods far away in the north. (14) I'll be above the clouds, just like God Most High." (15) But now you are deep in the world of the dead. (16) Those who see you will stare and wonder, "Is this the man who made the world tremble and shook up kingdoms? (17) Did he capture every city and make earth a desert? Is he the one who refused to let prisoners go home?" (Contemporary English Version)

Luke 10:17-20 When the seventy-two followers returned, they were excited and said, "Lord, even the demons obeyed when we spoke in your name!" (18) Jesus told them: "I saw Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. (19) I have given you the power to trample on snakes and scorpions and to defeat the power of your enemy Satan. Nothing can harm you. (20) But don't be happy because evil spirits obey you. Be happy that your names are written in heaven!" (Contemporary English Version) 


At some point, satan got too big for his britches! He began to imagine he could be God and take God's place. His sin of pride, arrogance, lust, covetousness, greed overcame him. He wanted to be God! But he was only a created being so he was flung from Heaven to Earth. He lost his position. Jesus told His followers, He had seen satan cast from Heaven. Satan, the adversary, the enemy. He is also called “the dragon,” “the old serpent” (Rev 12:9; Rev 20:2); “the prince of this world” (John 12:31; John 14:30); “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph 2:2); “the god of this world” (2 Cor4:4); “the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (Eph 2:2). And when he fell, he took a third of the angels with him.

Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, (8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. (9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (King James Version)


Revelation 12: 3-4 3 Then another ominous sign (wonder) was seen in heaven: Behold, a huge, fiery-red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven kingly crowns (diadems) upon his heads. His tail swept [across the sky] dragged down a third of the stars and flung them to the earth. And the dragon stationed himself in front of the woman who was about to be delivered, so that he might devour her child as soon as she brought it forth. (Amplified Bible)

It seems that satan had been able to decieve 1/3 of the angels. What a horrible event that must have been! What a rocking of the cosmic world! For whatever reason, God allowed satan to fall to Earth where Adam and Eve were or would soon be. We don't know when this event occurred. Time to us has no meaning to God. He is outside of time. But satan is called the "father of lies" in John 8:44, "Your father is the devil, and you do exactly what he wants. He has always been a murderer and a liar. There is nothing truthful about him. He speaks on his own, and everything he says is a lie. Not only is he a liar himself, but he is also the father of all lies." And he has an agenda. He hates God and everything that is God's. He wants to hurt God and he and his demons (fallen angels) know the only way to do that is to attack God's special creation, MAN(kind)! So he finds Eve alone in the garden. And the serpent goes after her.

But God had something else going on. He didn't want robots that were pre-programmed to love and obey Him. He wanted those who chose to love and obey Him. He wanted true children not just birth children. If you have birth children you know what I mean. They are your children by physical birth and nothing changes that. They may be bright stars that make you proud or the children from hell but you can't get away from the fact that they are your birth children. You may put them out of the house or up for adoption and let others raise them but you still know that somewhere in the world there is a part of you walking around. But what if you had children that chose you to love and obey. What if hey seek you out, go to you and lay down their former life and attachments and tell you they have chosen you to be their parent. How special and loving such a relationship would be. God wanted a people, His children, to choose Him above all others. He wanted a people who would love Him from their heart, make a conscious choice to follow and obey Him. A special people that He would adopt as children. So He gave man and woman a single choice to make. Would they obey Him by choice, thus showing their love for Him? Or would they disobey? You know what happened.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your thoughts should be corrupted from the purity which is due to Christ. (Literal Translation of the Holy Bible) 


"Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?" 


He questions her. Like a good salesman he begins with a question. 


"And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit from the trees of the garden, Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die."


Before now, Adam and Eve had not had any problems avoiding that Tree of The Knowledge of Good And Evil. They had everything they needed. There was no need to eat the fruit of that tree. Eve had, at least, heard this command from her husband, Adam. She embellished it a little to the serpent by adding, "neither shall you touch it". She did know that they weren't suppose to eat of that tree. She knew better. 


But satan is a good salesman. He creates a need in her. Just like all the commercials on TV. We see and hear the ads on TV saying we MUST have their product in order to have a wonderful life. We must have the latest toothpaste in order to have a beautiful smile and get the gorgeous girl! We have to buy their special water in order to have the right hydration which will lead to a more fulfilled life! We can only wear their particular tennis shoe in order to make the basket and get a contract for millions of dollars in a professional basketball team! It's so ridiculous but we fall for it hook, line and sinker and we buy their silly products. It's what marketing is all about. And Eve falls for it. 


But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die, For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil blessing and calamity. 


He downplays the consequences. Then he accuses God of withholding something from them. From their creation to now, nothing had been withheld from them. Every good and perfect thing was given to them. But satan questions that. He puts a seed of doubt in her. Then he cinches it with the suggestion that if she loves God and wants to truly be like God, she will eat the fruit of the forbidden tree. That's right, the serpent makes disobedience look like it's a godly thing to do! He created the need and then presented a godly solution. "You want to be like God? Then eat this fruit." She was the first, but not the last!, human to fall for a good sales pitch. The kind they teach in all salesmanship classes. Suddenly her mind, that God-given, genius brain, saw the fruit in a different light. It looked good, it looked luscious, it looked like the solution to all her problems (which, up to then, she had none). For a few seconds or for a few days (we don't know how long it took for her to succumb) she was obsessed with this fruit. All human beings today, can understand. You tell us not to touch, and we have to touch. "Don't walk on the grass", and, suddenly, we have to walk on the grass. I realized this just yesterday. There was a nice sidewalk to my destination and a sign beside it that said, "Don't walk on the grass". Suddenly it seemed so out-of-the-way to have to walk to the sidewalk. It irked me that I couldn't take a shortcut! It would be just so much easier if I could cut across. 


That's how he deceived the woman. As soon as she ate the forbidden fruit, she was changed. There must have been some physical change, as well as, spiritual change. When she disobeyed, sin came into the world and the consequences thereof. In reverse, when Jesus died on the cross and rose again, having dealt with all our sins, He was changed. He returned to show Himself to His disciples and followers. But they didn't recognize Him at first. Time after time, He had to reveal Himself to them. He had a physical body that they could touch and see. He could eat because He ate with them.

John 20:14-17 As soon as Mary said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there. But she did not know who he was. (15) Jesus asked her, "Why are you crying? Who are you looking for?" She thought he was the gardener and said, "Sir, if you have taken his body away, please tell me, so I can go and get him." (16) Then Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him, "Rabboni." The Aramaic word "Rabboni" means "Teacher." (17) Jesus told her, "Don't hold on to me! I have not yet gone to the Father. But tell my disciples that I am going to the one who is my Father and my God, as well as your Father and your God."(Contemporary English Version)

John 20:26-28 A week later the disciples were together again. This time, Thomas was with them. Jesus came in while the doors were still locked and stood in the middle of the group. He greeted his disciples (27) and said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and look at my hands! Put your hand into my side. Stop doubting and have faith!" (28) Thomas replied, "You are my Lord and my God!" (Contemporary English Version)

Luke 24:13-33 That same day two of Jesus' disciples were going to the village of Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. (14) As they were talking and thinking about what had happened, (15) Jesus came near and started walking along beside them. (16) But they did not know who he was. (17) Jesus asked them, "What were you talking about as you walked along?" The two of them stood there looking sad and gloomy. (18) Then the one named Cleopas asked Jesus, "Are you the only person from Jerusalem who didn't know what was happening there these last few days?" (19) "What do you mean?" Jesus asked. They answered: Those things that happened to Jesus from Nazareth. By what he did and said he showed that he was a powerful prophet, who pleased God and all the people. (20) Then the chief priests and our leaders had him arrested and sentenced to die on a cross. (21) We had hoped that he would be the one to set Israel free! But it has already been three days since all this happened. (22) Some women in our group surprised us. They had gone to the tomb early in the morning, (23) but did not find the body of Jesus. They came back, saying that they had seen a vision of angels who told them that he is alive. (24) Some men from our group went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said. But they didn't see Jesus either. (25) Then Jesus asked the two disciples, "Why can't you understand? How can you be so slow to believe all that the prophets said? (26) Didn't you know that the Messiah would have to suffer before he was given his glory?" (27) Jesus then explained everything written about himself in the Scriptures, beginning with the Law of Moses and the Books of the Prophets. (28) When the two of them came near the village where they were going, Jesus seemed to be going farther. (29) They begged him, "Stay with us! It's already late, and the sun is going down." So Jesus went into the house to stay with them. (30) After Jesus sat down to eat, he took some bread. He blessed it and broke it. Then he gave it to them. (31) At once they knew who he was, but he disappeared. (32) They said to each other, "When he talked with us along the road and explained the Scriptures to us, didn't it warm our hearts?" (33) So they got right up and returned to Jerusalem. The two disciples found the eleven apostles and the others gathered together. (Contemporary English Version) 


You can see from these passages, that something was physically different about Jesus. So, with Eve, she had to have been physically different. Adam had to see the change. 


"she gave some also to her husband, and he ate." 


Adam was not deceived. Adam was tempted. What is the difference? Deceived means to lead another into error, danger, or a disadvantageous position by underhand means. "Deceive" involves the deliberate misrepresentation of the truth. To be tempted means someone is attempting to lure you, entice you, provoke you to do wrong. You know what is right and wrong but you make a decision to do the wrong thing. There is a choice based on what you know to be right versus what you know to be wrong. He made the choice to do the wrong thing and disobey God. 


"Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apronlike girdles." 


What were the consequences? As we know, through their disobedience, sin entered the world. They were physically changed and they began to age to death. Adam lived some 930 years but he did eventually die. They now have limited brains. They also were totally bereft of the covering that God had over them. They felt the severance of their relationship with God. Like an unseen umbilical cord, it had been protecting and sustaining and nurturing them and now it was cut. They immediately felt the loss. They, who had no fear or need of fear, were now afraid. They suddenly realized that they were naked. Not just naked as without clothes. But naked of their sustaining relationship with God. They fashioned a covering for themselves. They thought a fig leaf would hide their sin. They thought they could hide behind a fig leaf of excuses, justification, blame. A fig leaf to attempt their own covering. It seemed that God's covering wasn't enough, they wanted to cover themselves with fig leaves? It seems so ridiculous but don't we also attempt to cover and hide our sins with excuses, justifications, blame, pointing the finger, denial, etc.? 


And don't think God wasn't aware of what had happened. He knew what would happen. He knew when it happened. He had already prepared a plan of salvation. But that was in the future. Right now, He had to deal with Adam and Eve. In their last face-to-face meeting, God confronts Adam and Eve. 




Genesis 3:8-13 "(8) And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. (9) But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you? (10) The man answered, "I was naked, and when I heard you walking through the garden, I was frightened and hid!" (11) "How did you know you were naked?" God asked. "Did you eat any fruit from that tree in the middle of the garden?" (12) "It was the woman you put here with me," the man said. "She gave me some of the fruit, and I ate it." (13) The LORD God then asked the woman, "What have you done?" "The snake tricked me," she answered. "And I ate some of that fruit." (Contemporary English Verson) 


God asks a rhetorical question. He knows the answer but there is a need for Adam and Eve to admit, to confess, what they've done. But instead of taking responsibility for their disobedience, their now limited brain comes up with blame. He points to Eve and to God! "the woman YOU put here with me". Eve blames the serpent! "The snake tricked me". They couldn't seem to confess their sin. They couldn't be up front and honest. They seemed to still be in denial. 


Then comes the curse. I'll let you read this part. But from then on, man was separated from God. Our very Creator, the One who loves us and provided for us in every way. But sin separates us. We are sinners and cannot save ourselves and thus, are unable to converse face to face with God like Adam and Eve did. 


Exodus 33:17-23 And Jehovah said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken. For you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name. (18) And he said, I beseech You, let me see Your glory. (19) And He said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of Jehovah before you. And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. (20) And He said, You cannot see My face. For there no man can see Me and live. (21) And Jehovah said, Behold! There is a place by Me, and you shall stand upon a rock. (22) And it will be, while My glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. (23) And I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back parts. But My face shall not be seen. (Modern King James Version)

But I don't want to leave you just yet. God didn't leave mankind in this desperate situation. God's desire was to have our relationship with Him restored! God's purpose was to have a people who were in love with Him. So the story goes on to Jesus, the perfect God man, who He sent to save the human race. Jesus was the sacrifice, the glorious Redeemer. God sacrificed His Son to redeem the human race. Jesus was willing to take the job! He was the only one who could. Every human being is born with a sinful nature so we were beyond helping ourselves. No human being is born perfect and it took a perfect sacrifice. So God planted His perfect seed into Mary so that Jesus was all man (through Mary) and all divine (through God's implanted seed). Jesus took on the sin of all the world from past to future. Every sin has been dealt with. But we must accept Jesus' work on the cross. We have to believe in Him. We have to choose. We have to decide that we love Him and choose Him as our God. We have to give up all other attachments and put Him first. We still live in this world until our time is over. But we must strive to put Him first in our affections and be willing to obey Him. Once we choose Him, our relationship is restored and we have access to God any time we want. And when our time on Earth is complete, our physical body will die but our spirit will live with Him eternally and when He comes back, He will raise our physical body and restore it to it's former glory and we will once more have our immortal, perfect bodies!

God did it all because He wants YOU! He wants you because He loves YOU! He loves you because He created YOU! He created you because He has a purpose for YOU! Your purpose is to love Him and have a voluntary love relationship with Him.!

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