Did God know Adam would sin?

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Most of our religious leaders try to convince us that man has rebelled against his Creator. Truthfully, most of man has not made a choice to rebel against God yet. They only know Satan's side of the story and have not heard God's, at least if we believe what Jesus said from the cross. Ii shows His awesome love for us. He said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do" (Matthew 23:34).

Why should it be a surprise that the Creator would love His creation? Chruch leaders seem to be unaware of the incredible love and plan God has for man, a plan that started with Adam and Eve.

Man has, to a certain extent (with Satan's influence), turned the mind into a tool for self-deception. Is God terribly disappointed over that? No. He will allow just about anything in order for us to see for ourselves why Satan's way will never work!

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What happened to the tree of life?

Many people like to refer to what happened in Eden as the "fall of man." What actually occurred was God's plan in action, allowing Adam and Eve to learn hard lessons they otherwise could not. Look at the story again. He creates man. He gives him dominion over the environment. He puts two trees in the middle of the Garden and tells them not to touch one of them (the tree of good and evil).

If God really did not want someone to touch something, why would He put it right in front of his or her faces? Why would he put it in the middle of Eden where they were guaranteed to run into it on a regular basis? Would not you have hidden it, or taken it to another place where they could not have found it even if they knew to look for it?

God says nothing to Adam and Eve about Satan, according to the narrative. He does not prepare or warn them about His adversary that is about to be unleashed on them. He leaves the garden and leaves the gate open, so to speak. In marches Satan. Now, would not you think that he would have at least warned Adam and Eve that He was going to let Satan enter the garden and try to deceive them? He does not! Remember, the Bible says that Satan can do nothing that God does not allow.

Adam and Eve are Gullible

Here are gullible Adam and Eve (God was responsible for their gullibility) being subjected to the craftiest enemy of them and their Creator. Talk about a set up! What a brilliant plan. God knows exactly what He was doing. He was going to teach Adam a lesson so profound that it would affect all man down through eternity.

God wants beings like Himself with which to share eternity. He wanted them to be as wise as serpents. So, why not let them learn directly from the serpent. The inference in all of this is that our Creator believed that with the intelligence He gave us we would ultimately be able to reject Satan and his evil way of life!

Friendship

Since Satan created enmity between himself and his Maker, God realized that other free moral agents would be capable of doing the same. Therefore, he decided to let them "rebel" at the beginning of their creation so they could get a feel for what it is like. He would let them experience what is was like to think, to a great extent, like Satan. They would they have the comparison to contrast God's ways with those of his adversary.

In the end, God's knows few people will want to live by Satan's evil ways. Is his plan working? You bet it is! It is on schedule and going exactly as He planned it.


Brilliant

Our Maker is a brilliant planner and manipulator. He can influence people to do things that He wants without them even realizing it. He is in control of what goes on down here. It is His training program for us. Satan is not a "great" power. God is. He is the boss! The "buck" starts and stops with Him. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. What He says goes.

Is there a conspiracy?

On the one hand, some of our religious leaders say that God is all-powerful and has everything until control. Then, they talk about a conspiracy theory as if it will somehow threaten his plan. If I became the Eternal's arch-enemy and wanted to thwart His plan, what could this little piece of dust do? I am no match for someone as brilliant as he is. Neither is Satan. He is not about to let them wreck His plan.

God has such a mind that knows every hair on our head. Every star has a name that He knows. Not even a sparrow can fall to the ground without Him knowing it. This ought to give us supreme confidence in His ability. He knows what He is doing! He knew what he was doing with Adam and Eve when he gave them human nature.

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