Evil in the Garden (Part One)

Journal entry: Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The bible as a whole is a book of the failure of man to honor God for who He is, and for what He has done for them. Satan was present in the Garden of Eden in the form of a serpent when Adam was there in the beginning of the book, and he is present in the book of Revelation near the conclusion of the book. From beginning to end, the bible describes the goodness of God toward mankind and the failure of man to live up to God’s expectation for him. Everything Adam would ever need to sustain his existence and the existence of his descendants forever was placed in the garden with him. But he was not a content person. His actions tell us he wanted more, but there was no more to be had. Man still falls into that same trap today because they fail to understand that everything God represented was present in the garden with Adam, and everything God represents is here on earth today. We make the same mistake that Adam made because evil was in his garden as well as it is in ours, and when we, like Adam, believe the lies of the evil one that God is holding something back from us; we set ourselves up to be deceived just like Adam did. God’s command to Adam was a simple one and is found in Genesis 2:16-17 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Or in other words God said to Adam, “Leave what belongs to me alone! If you don’t, you will pay a price for your action.” But, Adam couldn’t take his eyes off of what belonged to the Lord God and he eventually gave in to the serpent’s temptation to disobeyed God’s commandment to not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil and destroyed the relationship he had with the Lord God. That single act of rebellion caused him to fall under the power of the enemy and brought a curse upon mankind that all unbelievers live under to this day. DThrash

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