By: Robert Serreyn
Question? What kind of nature did Adam and Eve have?
Adam and Eve had a UNIGUE nature, They DID NOT have a sin nature until AFTER they disobeyed God and had sinned.
(Genesis 3:6,7, 9 – 11,17,23,24)
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. (7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. (9) And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? (10) And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. (11) And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? (17) And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life (23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. (24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Adam and Eve had a FREE WILL to either obey or disobey God, and the same is ALSO true of satan and his army of demons (fallen angels).
In Ezekiel 28:13-15 we read:
(Ezekiel 28:13-15) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. (14) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.(15) Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Take NOTICE of the last SIX WORDS of V15 “till iniquity was found in thee” and WHAT WAS that sin (iniquity) of satan, Lets go to Isaiah 14:12-14.
(Isaiah 14:12-14) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (13) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: (14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Here, we have what is known as the Five I Wills of satan:
– I will ascend into heaven.
– I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
– I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
– I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Satan WANTED to be God and be WORSHIPPED as God, he was NOT SATISFIED to be just RULER over ALL the angels here on the ORIGINAL EARTH – Genesis 1:1.
To tie all this together, Satan onced lived and RULED OVER all the angels on this earth PRIOR to God creating mankind and REMAKING this earth inhabitable for human beings to live on- Genesis 1:3-31. In Genesis 1:2 we HAVE THE RECORD of God’s JUDGEMENT upon this earth for satan(Lucifer) and those angels that followed him in disobedience, How long that TIME GAP was, we DO NOT KNOW, we are NOT TOLD, but there is a GAP OF TIME possiably millions of years – 2 Peter 3:8
(2 Peter 3:8) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
This is WHY satan DECIEVED and LIED to Eve.
(Genesis 3:1-5) Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?(2) And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: (3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
This WAS satan’s way of GETTING BACK at God for placing judgement upon him and taking the earth away(Genesis 1:2) from him and REMAKING it (Genesis 1:3-31) for mankind to live on, so satan ATTACKED the one thing that God LOVED the most, Man that he created in his own image.
(Genesis 1:27) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Satan’s WHOLE PLAN was to TAKE BACK CONTROL of this earth by any means that he could.
BUT satan being a CREATED being (Ezikiel 28:15) is not ALL KNOWING or ALL POWERFUL like God is, and God OFFERED salvation to Adam and Eve for their sin of disobedience – Gemesis 3:21, and ALLOWED Adam and Eve to live basesd upon their acceptance of God’s PAYMENT for their sin.(a blood sacrifice – Hebrews 9;22)
(Genesis 3:21) Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
(Hebrews 9:22) And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
-Adam and Eve had a UNIGUE nature not a sin nature until AFTER they sinned.
-Adam and Eve had a FREE WILL to either obey or disobey God.
-Satan and his angels have a FREE WILL to either obey or disobey God.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins. the MOMENT you believe(TRUST in Christ ALONE) you recieve eternal life.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH