What Happened in the Garden of Eden? Part 37
What makes Adam so unique? He was the first human being created. He was FIRST. This does not catch the eye of most students of God’s Word, but the “law of the first order of things” is what Eve ignored that put her “in the transgression” but did not make her a transgressor! I Timothy 2:15 He was the first “king of the Earth.” He was the first man who lived in the Paradise of God before it was separated and made apart of Hades before sin. He was the first and only person that had two beings in his body at one time (Genesis 5:1-4) before the separation which took place in the first operation of God (the second operation is far greater because it negates the sin of all who enter that spiritual operating room, baptism, being instructed by “the” faith) Colossi ans 2:11-13). He was the being to whom the covenant of God was delivered (while the two were one). He was the physical progenitor of ALL man, except Christ (He came through the seed of woman. Genesis 3:15) He was the first type of our being to come into existence fully mature. He was the first man to “talk with God and fellowship with Him on this planet” every day until he sinned He is the first and ONLY man Satan could not cause to sin so he went through his help-mate to cause him to sin. As the only man “made in the image of God” who was totally human, ADAM was the first “world wide evangelist” who spoke by the inspiration of God. Adam was all of the above and maybe even some I have left off, but Adam WAS NOT THE FIRST SINNER ON THE EARTH, neither was Adam the first liar!! The beings who preceded Adam in spiritual death were angels, led by their infamous arch-angel, the devil. John 8:44 They, like Adam were deceived. Sadly, it did not take a lot of brain work for Satan with Eve (as it does not take much to get you and I to do the same). We do not know just what Satan told them nor what he did to convince them to stake their claim to fulness and glory against their Creator, but what we do know is that he was their deceiver, they did not deceive themselves. Jude verse 6; 2 Peter 2:4 Nothing or no one becomes a sinner without doing something to transgress God’s law, not even angels!! 1 John 3:4 Animals, plants, nor the solar system have sinned. Nothing, but mankind AND ANGELS have sinned!! Did Adam pro-create angels?? What did Angels inherit and from whom?
Nothing man invents, builds, makes, produces, fabricates, develops, or brings into reality can sin, why is it even surmised then that a product of his physical body could have passed sin along to his off-spring?? Nothing else of man, created by man, imagined or developed by man accrues this curse!! What man invents AT LEAST can’t talk back to him!! Machines can tear up that man has made, but it is not through their WILL they so do!! Motors can “blow up” that men have made, but it is not because man passed along something inherent from their physical bodies to cause the motor to fail!! Man can mess up what God has created, but if left as designed by the Great Designer, it remains as God designed it. God is so wise He made this earth impossible to destroy. He WILL NOT ALLOW man to destroy what He has made!! We have been abusing this old planet for years; taking away the top soil, contaminating the water, changing the molecular balance of the atmosphere, re-routing the rivers, digging ponds and lakes where there was none, and on and on YET God made this planet that man CAN NOT destroy her!! Is mankind an inferior creation made by God? Disease, pestilence, war, plagues, and so on have never been able to eradicate what He has made. You mean to tell me you think little puny man could change God’s intended creation, the majesty of His “Mystery kept secret since the foundations of the world”??
Man’s latest grand scheme is to lie on God. He has invented, created, built, sustained, lied about God’s Word and built grand, glorious denominations. They wear different names, teach different doctrines, were started in different countries than what was prophesied, began chronologically in the wrong centuri nannot afford to!!, when He commands us to be “baptized for the remission of sins” only the wise who trust God, who “believe He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him” answer-speak, Lord, they servant heareth, command and I will obey for I know that the “way of man” is not in himself. What IF my soul can view both, the commandments of God and the example of His Only Begotten Son, what kind of life would I be living? Listen to wisdom: “I foresaw the Lord always before My face; for He is on My right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore did My heart rejoice, and My tongue was glad; moreover also My flesh shall rest in hope.” Acts 2:25-26
It is true God had implanted “the desire to know” in His creation, what He did not do was cause them to doubt Him. Religion has the same plight. God has given us a plan of salvation, a plan to worship Him, a plan to remain saved, and a way out of this world with eternal bliss as our end; yet man knows best. How many times do you hear someone say: “my grandfather was a ? (something not mentioned in the Bible) and equate THAT with what God inspired, revealed, and had written down?