The Fall of Man
"When an evil spirit
comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and
does not find it." Matt 12:43
I think it's very
difficult for most people to appreciate the full-scale devastation
brought about by the Fall of Man.
Even with our awareness of
history and the world as it is today, until we can experience
life as it should have been, and see the situation of souls in
Hell, we'll always live in a muted state of awareness, and never be
truly shocked and grieved over the reality of the Fall, the loss of
man's true divine nature.
The account of the Fall of Man in Genesis, for many, has faded
into the category of myth, and doesn't attract the attention of
serious thought and inquiry. And as it's written, it leaves many
questions unanswered that might cross the rational mind.
Was there, literally, a poisonous fruit that God left in the
garden as a test for Adam & Eve?
Why would a loving God punish them with death for failing
such a test?
Was there an actual talking snake who tempted Eve and
therefore caused the fall of man? And who or what is
How has sin been able to effect the succeeding
generations of man since the Fall?
Was the Fall of Man a part of God's predestination?
Why does God allow evil and suffering to exist?
I'm sure that many more of such questions can be asked in
relation to the Fall of Man. In the following pages we'll try
to provide new insights and clear, meaningful answers.