It is this authorís opinion that the reason God permitted sin was to allow us to have a free choice to choose between good and evil. This can only be made possible if sin is present. God created us to have Fellowship with him, but he wanted us to choose for ourselves whether or not we wanted Fellowship with Him.
The gift of discernment that we receive from the Holy Spirit, I believe is very important in a Christians life.The following is one of chapters in my book; you've been warned. As we look around the world we can see that all nations have some form of God or gods, for some have many. It seems that we have been instilled with a conscience and we also have a void in us that leaves us searching for something. That might be why we are so eager to build altars and worship difference gods. Just by looking at the beauty and wonder of this world, tells us that something glorious had to create all of this. Why are we so eager to build altars to worship false gods do we feel guilty of something? Why is it so hard for the world to believe in a living God? One of the reasons could be our conscience, because a dead God cannot convict you. Where as in the case of the living God, he uses your conscience to inform you that you are doing wrong. Romans 2:14 - 15 (NKJV) 14for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, 15who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) If we are to believe in a living God, we have to start by believing his word the Bible, which was written by men, but inspired by the Holy Spirit. To know and love the Holy Spirit you must know and love Jesus Christ and our father God. The Scriptures are the inspired word of God, which you would find helpful in time of need. God is a Spirit, which cannot be seen. Before he created this world and mankind, he created angels. God is a God of order as we can see in the Scriptures. Just like an army can't function without any kind of order. For example: there has to be some kind of order, and that’s why we get generals, colonels, majors, Sergeants, corporals, and privates. God has many different types of Angels, with different levels of power and intelligence for they play an important role in god’s plan. There is to many job descriptions that they perform to mention here. For example: Some are messenger angels, Guardian angels, Archangels, Seraphim angels, and Cherubim angers to mention a few. Angels are spirits just like the soul of man are spirits. As finite creatures they may fall under temptation, even though they were created sinless just as Adam was created sinless. Both Satan and Adam rebelled against God. Lucifer was one of gods chief Prince Angel as was Michael the archangel. Lucifer who is also called the devil, Satan, and Prince of this world; He rebelled against God and a war broke out in heaven where Michael and his to his Angels fought against Lucifer and his Angels. Revelation 12:7 - 9 (KJV) 7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. God is the creator of all things, but he is not the author of sin. God cannot possibly sin for he is holy. God permitted sin to come into the world for reasons beyond our ability to understand. God permitted sin to come, first in the heavens and then on earth. It is this author’s opinion that the reason God permitted sin was to allow us to have a free choice to choose between good and evil. This can only be made possible if sin is present. God created us to have Fellowship with him, but he wanted us to choose for ourselves whether or not we wanted Fellowship with God. God could of created beings who would do his bidding but that would mean they would have to be mindless with no will of their own. That leaves us to wonder where the origin of sin originated. As Christians, and worshipers of God, we except God’s existence as an act of faith. God is spirit and his nature and being suppress our comprehension. Just because God is the creator of all things, it does not follow that he is the author of sin. When we read the Scriptures it tells us that God could not possibly sin, because he is holy. Job 34:10 (NKJV) 10 “Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to commit iniquity. It is this author’s opinion that it was Lucifer one of God's archangels who is responsible for the first sin in the universe. Let's take a look and see what the Scriptures have to say. Ezekiel 28:12 - 17 (NKJV) 12“Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. 14“You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. 15You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. 16“By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones. 17“Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you. Ezekiel 27:2 - 8 (DNT) 2And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre, 3and say unto Tyre: O thou that art situate£ at the entries of the sea, and traffickest with the peoples in many isles,£ thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Thou, Tyre, hast said, I am perfect in beauty. 4Thy borders are in the heart of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty. 5They made all thy double boards of cypress-trees of Senir; they took cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee. 6Of the oaks of Bashan did they make thine oars; they made thy benches£ of ivory, inlaid in box-wood,£ out of the isles of Chittim. 7Byssus with broidered work from Egypt was thy sail, to serve thee for a banner; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was thine awning. 8The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy rowers; thy wise men, O Tyre, who were in thee, were thy pilots. It is clear from the passage that The Prophet is describing a supernatural being the highest of all created beings. It seems to be describing Satan before his fall. This lamentation directed toward the king of Tyre defies explanation unless an allusion is being made to that malignant spiritual being called “Satan” or the “devil,” for whom the king of Tyre becomes a type. The king is described as perfect in beauty, living in Eden, the anointed cherub, a created being, and proud and corrupt because of his arrogance and beauty. Those words were true of the king of Tyre, but they also are a perfect description of Satan. Satan was created as one of a host of angelic beings. He was exquisitely beautiful and was the anointed cherub. Probably he was the captain of the cherubic hosts. Sometime prior to the creation of the natural order, Satan became vain about his beauty and position, and his heart became rebellious against God. Apparently, he was able to secure a considerable following among the angels, resulting in the expulsion of himself and his followers from heaven. Luke 10:18 (CEV) 18Jesus told them: I saw Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. Since that day, Satan has devoted himself to opposing the work of God in every way possible and has attempted to destroy all of the good that God has created. He is allowed to continue this way for a period but will ultimately be confined to hell for eternity. Revelation 20:10 (CEV) 10Then the devil who fooled them will be thrown into the lake of fire and burning sulfur. He will be there with the beast and the false prophet, and they will be in pain day and night forever and ever. Satan is often viewed only in his role as tempter Actually; the Scriptures ascribe to him a variety of malignant activities. He is the accuser, who is always discouraging and weakening believers by reminding them of forgiven sin, and accusing unbelievers to the extent that they despair of possible forgiveness. Satan perverts the Scriptures and hinders the gospel, and often appears as an angel of light and performs miracles in order to deceive us. 2 Corinthians 11:14 (TMSG) 14And no wonder! Satan does it all the time, dressing up as a beautiful angel of light. Revelation 16:14 (CEV) 14These evil spirits had the power to work miracles. They went to every king on earth, to bring them together for a war against God All-Powerful. But that will be the day of God’s great victory. Despite all of his power, which God gave him and allows him to keep. Satan is not: omniscient, omnipresent, nor omnipotent as God is. He is limited to the power that God temporarily allows him. However, he is assisted by a host of other malignant spirits, who add to the effectiveness of his work. Christ came to destroy the works of the devil; the death of Christ was preeminently the fatal blow to Satan at the cross, which is the beginning of the end for Satan. Isaiah 14:12-15 12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13For 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: *14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; *I will be like the most High. Lucifer set up his will against the will of God, so it seemed that the first sin was that of rebellion against God, and total independent of God. What was the reason that Lucifer defied God? We can only go by the Scriptures, which are the words of God. I will try to list some of the things the Scriptures reveal concerning what could have been going through Satan's mind. They are five things listed: 1. I will assent into heaven. According to Scriptures there are three heavens: one being atmospheric heaven this is the third heaven where God and the Saints abide.2 Corinthians 12:1 - 4 (NKJV) 1It is £doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: 2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. 3And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— 4how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. There is the Angels sphere is the second heaven. 2. I well exalt my throne above the stars of God. Job 38:7 (NKJV) 7 when the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy? The stars may be referring to god’s angelic hosts. Maybe Satan was expressing the desire to secure a ruler ship over angelic beings. 3. I well sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in these sides of the north Maybe Satan was expressing a desire for an earthly kingdom. In Scripture symbolism, a mountain means a kingdom. Isaiah 2:2 (TMSG) 2There’s a day coming when the mountain of GOD’s House Will be The Mountain— solid, towering over all mountains. All nations will river toward it, people from all over set out for it. 4. I well ascend above the height of the loud Clouds in Scripture often symbolize divine glory. Maybe Lucifer wanted to assess this glory 5. I will be like the most high This is the climax of the other four desires. All of these statements expressed independent of and opposition to God. We can only wonder how it was possible for sin to come into a perfect environment. The answer would seem to be Lucifer and the Angels who fell with him. Their fall from their place in heaven was due to their deliberate self determined revolt against God. Contrary to the belief that we have evolved from some slime; God created the earth according to the accounts in Genesis in our holy Bible. If we were evolved that would take billions of years but according to the Bible time line, which we could see through the genealogies in Genesis 5:1-32 and Genesis 11:10-26. The world is only about 6000 years old or so. God created this world and He created man to have Fellowship with him. Man, instead, Chose to go his own way when he disobeyed God's instructions in the garden, and true Fellowship with God was broken. This self- will, which is still evident today, is exhibited today by an attitude of active rejection or passive indifference, is an evidence of what God's Word calls sin. We can see that there might be a similarity between Satan and Man, because both chose to rebel against God, in a sense they both wanted to do their own thing. Satan introduced sin and Man chose to follow in its past. Oh what an awesome and mighty God we have, he could have just got rid of Satan, the bad Angels and Man once and for all. Not our loving God, which according to the Scriptures has given man so many opportunities to have Fellowship with him. It is this Arthur's opinion that when man was created in the image of God. He had the spirit of God in him, and this is evident when God breathed into Adam to give him life. God is spirit and any communication with God had to be through the spirit. That would mean man walked in holiness and purity before the transgression of Adam. Adam through his voluntary disobedience and transgression fell from the Eden of purity and innocence to the depths of sin and inequity, and that in consequences of this, all mankind are sinners sold unto Satan, sinners not by constraint but by choice. John 4:23 (NKJV) 23But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. Adam rebelled against God and disobeyed his Commandments. The result of Adam's sin was shame, guilt, alienation, and death. Not only for himself, but the whole human race. The consequences of the sin of Adam and eve was that of certain shame. They hid themselves from God because they were suddenly aware of their nakedness. Shame leads to fear and alienation. They wanted the knowledge of good and evil, which they were tended to believe would make them divine. They only got the knowledge of evil. Before the fall, Adam and eve had uninterrupted Fellowship with God, but after they sinned the relationship was vastly changed. God would visit them in the cool of the day. This time, instead of going out to meet God, they hid themselves from the presence of God. What a sad change, because before they sin, if they had heard the voice of God coming, they probably would have run out to meet him. Even In a humble joyous welcome for 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. Adam, you could say was on probation to test his commitment to God. The probation was not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and to test his faith and obedience to God. Genesis 2:16 - 17 (NKJV) 16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” When Adam was place in the Garden of Eden, he was supposed to subdue the earth. This would mean warfare in that it means to tread down, and to subjugate. This implied an existence of an enemy that Adam was to conquer. The only enemy around in that time, and still with us today was Lucifer Satan the devil. By conquering Satan it would make the whole world as part of the Garden of Eden. Numbers 32:22 (NKJV) 22and the land is subdued before the LORD, then afterward you may return and be blameless before the LORD and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD. Numbers 32:29 (NKJV) 29And Moses said to them: “If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben cross over the Jordan with you, every man armed for battle before the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead as a possession. Revelation 3:21 (NKJV) 21To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Adam was told to have dominion over the earth and creation, which would include spiritual authority. In an essence Adam would be king of the earth but under God's authority. Genesis 1:28 (NKJV) 28Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 2:19 - 20 (NKJV) 19Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. The question that we might ask ourselves at this time, how was it that Satan was in the garden of eve when he had fallen from grace? It might be that God allowed him entrance into the garden for the purpose of allowing temptation for the testing of Adams faith and obedience. We must remember that as Christians we live by faith and every word that proceeds from our father God. Who are we to question how or where or when things were done. We do know that Adam sinned and mankind became sinners owned by Satan, who is the Prince of this world. The only way man could be reconciled back with God, would be if they were bought back with a price. When you are sold you cannot be free until the debt was paid. Jesus paid our debt with his shedding of his blood on the cross Here we have a picture of Satan’s rebellion and Adam rebellion. It seems that everybody has a choice to use their free will to either follow gods or his own purpose. The big picture is that man in his own strengths cannot follow the commandments of God. We need help for we are weak and our desires take us away from God.. God and his mercies provided that help with his son Jesus Christ who gave his life so we can be reconciled with God if we choose. It's not about the world or God it's about us mankind. We need to make our own decision as to which we are going to follow the Prince of this world or our loving heavenly father God. John 3:16 (NKJV) 16For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Adam lost his rights to the dominion of this world. That is why Jesus being God had to come down and reclaim the rights that Adam had lost. The only way that we could reconcile with God is through the spirit. When Jesus died on the cross he reclaimed the rights that Adam had lost. We have the choice to turn away from sin and turn to God. We have the choice to reconcile with God, because Jesus gave us a choice when he shed his blood on the cross to cover our rebellion. When we repent of our old ways and accept God's way in our hearts we are endowed with his Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of us, is the only way we can be reconciled with God. Our spirit and god’s spirit will be able to have Fellowship. God gave Moses the laws but the laws only condemned us and not sanctifies us. Jesus had to shed his blood so we could be sanctified. Grace was freely given to us, but it was paid with a price, and the blood of Jesus. With the fall of Adam we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Contrary to different beliefs, there is only one road that leads to God and that is Jesus Christ. Satan does not want to allow us to walk that road. He will do whatever it takes to convince you that you are wasting your time there is no God. Satan hates God and will use us to hurt God. We must remember that Satan has already been defeated and the only power that he has over us is what we allow him to have. Greater is he that is in you then he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 (NKJV) 4You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. Christianity is not like other religions it is based on the death of Jesus Christ, whereas all other religions base their claim to greatness on the life and teaching of those who founded them. The gospel of Jesus Christ centers on the person of Jesus Christ, including especially his death at Calvary. Because of the death the price was paid for our redemption. Through the death of the Son of God himself Jesus Christ, we have retention from sin. Since the price of our redemption has been paid, what do we have to do to have Fellowship with God? Once again we are in the position to make the choice for ourselves to follow the Prince of this world or the King of Kings Jesus Christ. Repent, and return to your true God. What makes us so blind, that we can't see the light. There is no excuse for not searching for the truth. We have everything so convenient, the Bible with many different translations to make it easy for us to understand the word of God. We have the Internet's availability to study or investigate God at our disposal. We have the Holy Spirit. Are you so sure that there is no God? Repent from your sinful ways and follow the true teachings of Jesus. Don't you know that every day we face the possibility of getting killed? Nobody have a guarantee that they will live forever in this world. What if you were to die today? Where would your soul go, Heaven or hell? Are you so sure of yourself that you will not go to hell? You may think that a loving God would not send his people to hell. God is not the one that is sending people to hell. It's the people themselves that sin that send themselves to hell when they choose not to follow Christ. Why take the chance of death when you can be in paradise (heaven)? When Jesus was on the cross there were too other persons with him that day. There was one on his right and one on his left. The thief on the right of Jesus believed in Jesus, and Jesus told him that very day he will be in paradise. The one on the left refused to believe in Jesus and he ended in death, which is hell. We don't want to follow the thief on the left for he choose the wrong path. We want to follow the path that the thief on the right took that leads to Jesus. He was with Jesus in paradise the minute he died. That is why it is so important to Reconcile with God! (Your opinion is very important to me)