The Bible gives us a clear picture of the creation of man and the fall of man. We can read: Genesis 2:7-9 Genesis 2:15-17 Genesis 2:21-23Genesis 3:1-7 Genesis 3:7-13 to give us more intricate details.
The garden was called Eden or the Garden of Paradise. God made it for the first man He created (Adam). A lovely place where Adam could live in true prosperity. God placed him in a luscious garden full of trees that produced fruit beautiful to behold and delicious to eat. In this enchanting place, everything was perfect and wonderful. Adam's senses were alive; his eyes took in the beauty, his ears took in the melody of birds singing in the trees, and his senses absorbed the fragrance of the flowers that permeated the garden. God gave Adam everything for his enjoyment. God, in His goodness, entrusted Adam with a satisfying task: to take care of the garden, so that he would be happily occupied.
The most wonderful thing that took place in Eden was that God Himself would come to the garden in the cool of the evening so that He might talk with the man whom He had created in His own image. Why did God come visit Adam? He visited Adam, because, as we have already learned, God created man for fellowship. God's intention was that we might have fellowship together, talk together, rejoice together, and spend eternity together with unified minds and hearts. God wanted us to grow in a deep and wonderful relationship with Him forever.
In the middle of the garden, God planted two very important trees. One was called the tree of life, and the other the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God placed the tree of life in the garden to remind Adam that He intended for man to share His eternal life. As for the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, God placed it in the middle of the garden to test Adam.
God told Adam, "You can eat of every tree …except one." Was that a difficult command? No, it wasn’t. God, in His grace, gave Adam everything he needed to be happy. He did not withhold anything from him. However, God, in His perfect plan, placed before Adam a simple test, so that Adam might have the opportunity to show God that he loved Him enough to obey His command.
God wanted to test Adam's love and loyalty to see where his heart was. That is why He gave him this simple command. God did not create a mechanical man, or a robot. God created a man with a mind, a heart, and a free will so that he could choose for himself to love and obey God.
God informed Adam that disobedience to His command would produce death. God loved the man He had created; thus He warned him in unmistakable words, saying: Adam, if you disobey Me, you will die because my holy law requires the death of "the soul that sins." (Ezek. 18:20)
When God said to Adam: "If you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you will surely die," this is what He was saying: Adam, if you eat of the tree which I have prohibited, in that day you will die, that is: you will be separated from Me. If you disobey Me you can no longer have a close relationship with Me. I am holy and I cannot tolerate sin or those who reject my way.
I expelled Lucifer and his angels when they sinned, and I will expel you too if you sin. Also, if you eat of the fruit of the forbidden tree, your body will begin to grow old and, eventually, it will die, that is: your soul will leave your body. And that is not all. If you disobey me, not only will your body die, but your soul will go to the place created for Satan and his angels. And there you will be separated from me forever and ever!
Satan was an angel created by God. Lucifer was the most beautiful angel, he was a top angel. But pride got to him and he thought he was better than God. There was a rebellion in heaven. God squashed it and kick out Lucifer and the angels that rebelled with him. Sending them to the earth, this made Satan angry at God, but he couldn't do anything to God. So he went after God's creation Adam and Eve.
We were created in God's image. Lucifer's downfall was pride in his beauty and his position as top angel and lust for power to be like God. Satan approached Eve and tricked her into doubting what God "really said". He also lied to her when he said if you eat it you will be just like God. They ended up eating the fruit because it looked good to their eyes and they were going to gain wisdom. .
God placed Adam and Eve in the garden for two main reasons: firstly, to have fellowship while enjoying an exchange of love; and secondly, to test their competency.
Before the fall, Adam and Eve had uninterrupted fellowship with God, but after they sinned the relationship was vastly changed. Instead of going out to meet God, they hid themselves from the presence of the Lord. What a sad change. Before they sinned, if they heard the voice of God coming, they probably ran to meet him with a humble joy welcoming his gracious visits. But now God had become a terror to them. They hid themselves from God because their intimate fellowship with God was broken.
From the beginning of creation, God has always wanted fellowship with mankind. It would seem that mankind wanted to go its own way and was not concerned with having Fellowship with its Creator. God, who is the Creator, seems to always be bending backward to try to please mankind. We are a selfish people, and it seemed that all we think of is ourselves, which is—our preservations, our directions, our desires, our ways, and our goals. God has always given man a free will to choose for himself to follow Him.
It took God himself, eventually, to come down to this world and try to redeem his people. Here we have the God of creation in the heaven; and yet he stepped down to this world of corruption to seek us out, find us, and try to bring us back home to him.
We do know with certainty that Satin is destined for eternal hell (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 20:10), as are all those who have not laid claim, by faith, to God's gift of salvation (Jn. 3:18, 36; Rev, 20:15).
This world and this world's kingdoms are under the domain of Satan (Ephesians 6:12). Satan is presently called the "god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). Even Jesus refers to this world kingdom belonging to Satan (Matthew 12:26)
Satan’s fall from heaven was only the beginning thereby filling up the measure of his iniquity. He did so by deceiving and destroying people. All of creation likewise suffers because of the fall and the destructive acts of Satan. Satan was once one of God’s angels? He was called Lucifer, the anointed cherub, until he rebelled against God.
Ever since Lucifer, along with one third of the Angels who sided with him were thrown out of heaven because of the rebellion against God. They have been here in this world which in the beginning was in darkness until God created light.
When Lucifer fell, his name was changed to Satan, the devil. By his act of rebellion—which was being disobedient to God—he created the first sin, the sin of disobedience.