Genesis 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
The true sin of Adam and Eve was unbelief and distrust in God. Their own selfishness dismissed the will of God and His instructions. We can apply this to our own lives. When we are faced with a choice, do we trust God in it and obey Him or do we jump at the chance to push ahead with our own agenda?
What was the price Adam and Eve had to pay for their stubbornness and defiance?
It was plain arrogance of Adam and Eve to think their rights overruled God’s design. These created human beings thought they could be wiser and smarter than God, this was a major short-coming in itself but they also had a desire to know evil. Why would you even consider that path? It was an intent to rebel.
Now evil has continued to perpetuate in the human mind and heart. It’s like a continuous stream of confetti that is entangled with chaos, diabolical overtures, lies, master minds who think ruling the planet as mad scientists gets them the noble peace prize. This is where the scripture fits in perfectly…calling evil good and good evil. How did they twist their conscience so lethal that it corroded within?
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
I also believe that God is fulfilling His scripture which says,
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
It’s really about justification for all the evil sponsored and endorsed to bring about global cooperation of corruption and lawlessness. Some are overt and some covert to mask the hidden gem in the center which is putrid degeneration of the heart.
Deception has grown on a massive scale. We thought it entered in like a pea in a pod, but maybe it has always been this colossal ball of wickedness hidden in an undertone of pink cotton candy. The viewing audience in the 40’s and 50’s only got to see censorship working feverishly to protect family values. Though it was interesting to watch an old running TV series on line that portrayed a pie in the sky show. I was surprised to see two of the characters pointing the horn hand at each other while reciting their lines. They both looked agitated towards one another.
So what I suspect is there always has been this demonic influence of luciferians engulfed in every monetary avenue within our societies. This includes the pulpit which I have witnessed. You just have to open your eyes a bit, not even a lot.