Satan, Eve and the Fall

What follows is entirely my opinion and subject to Church authority. If I’m wrong, well, I’m wrong. But this opinion makes sense to me and I thought I’d share it here. Whatever else this post is it is definitely eclectic.

Have you ever wondered why Satan went to Eve and not Adam? Adam was, after all, the head of the human race. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to go to him? Consider the following:

Go to Job 38:1-7. God speaks to Job about the creation of the world. When that happened we’re told in verse 7 that, “the morning stars sang in chorus and all the sons of God shouted with joy.” This refers to the angels. Given this, along with first couple of chapters of Genesis, I take the order of creation to have been #1; the angels, #2; the heavens and the earth, #3; life on earth sans man, #4; man.

Now we turn to Ezekiel 28:11-19. While addressed to the king of Tyre most agree that its Satan whose actually being described here. Verse 17 indicates that the basic reason behind Satan’s fall was pride. My question here is, what triggered the pride?

Think about this scenario. God created angels who are pure spirit. In this they are more like God, Who is also pure spirit, than any other created thing or being. After He created the angels He made the physical universe and living physical beings, the flora and fauna. At all of this they sang joyfully. Angels have great intellect. They understood that this physical creation was unlike God or themselves. Being unlike God it was, in a way, “less than”. And as they were like God and the material world wasn’t the physical world was also somehow inferior to them. Not that it wasn’t perfect at this point. It was. But matter can be dissipated. Spirit is eternal. Then God did something altogether new. He made a living being that was composed of both preceding elements. Made up of both spirit and the physical He made man. Was this inferior because it was physical or on the same footing because it was spirit?

It was at this point I believe that God showed the angels something that triggered the pride in Satan. He showed the angels a woman and told them that God the Son would be born of her, taking the physical upon Himself, thus being One with ALL of His creation. God would be like man and man like Him just as He was like the angels and the angels like Him.

Satan, and others who would follow him, were aghast. Why, any God that would so lower Himself, to become “less than”, had no right to reign. Being pure spirit Satan could overcome such a One, a physical One, and reign in His stead! But this wasn’t all. God, after showing them the woman and explaining His plan to become a Man, also told them that this Mother of God, also a physical being, would be elevated to Queen of heaven and earth and the angels along with all creation would serve her. All of this was both the trigger and what pulled it. There was war in Heaven, Michael stood firm and exclaimed, “Who is like unto God?!” And the rest is history.

Now we return to the woman. Think about it. Eve was the only woman that existed. So Satan went to her rather than Adam. Thinking that it was to be Eve who would be the Queen Mother Satan tempted her. Satan would thus de-rail God’s plan and then conquer Him. Given the command of God to Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply I’m sure Satan understood that it might not be Eve, it could be one of her children. But not being sure he left nothing to chance.

More opinion. I belive that it was ALWAYS God’s plan to be born into the human race. Maybe that’s why, from all eternity, God the Son IS God the SON. What this would have entailed, God manifesting Himself in flesh had there been no fall, I’m not sure. But it’s obvious that if the above is right, or even close to being right, that no force in Heaven or on earth can thwart God’s design. Once again His all-powerful nature and the fact of His knowing the end from the beginning is there for all to see. Also a perfect example of Love and Family. Father, Son and Holy Ghost. And what family is complete without a Mother?

Who is like unto God?

Published in: on February 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm  Comments Off on Satan, Eve and the Fall  
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