The fall of humankind.
“I looked and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” Revelation 6:2. The rider on a white horse is going out of heaven because he lost his home when he lost the battle. Therefore, Satan now did not have a home anywhere. Revelation 12:8 – 9. So, he was bent on conquering a home for him and his angels. An implication of quantum cosmology and the anthropic cosmological principles is that each created intelligence must have a home suitable for it to live forever. If so, Satan needed to find another home. However, Satan did not have the power to possess a home with force because he is not a Sovereign. He had the only chance if the inhabitants of a home willingly give it to him as his dominion. How extensive and long his search has been, we do not know. Did Satan gain a home? He did.
In his effort to find a home, Satan approached the “Woman” in Eden’s garden, here on the earth. He cleverly rearranged the words in God’s command and asked the “Woman” if it was true concerning God’s command. His goal was to engage her in a conversation. No created order of intelligence could win a debate with Satan. He, the Lucifer, is the highest created order of intelligence. Unfortunately, the Woman engaged in conversation with Satan, intending to correct him. She proceeded in her correction without even noticing that she conversed with an animal, a lower creature. The Woman’s response was all that Satan needed to win a home. Satan knew that if he approaches the Woman, he has the best chance of leading Adam to make a favorable decision. The noun “Woman” means “from man”; therefore, she could decide for her only, not for the whole of humankind. Adam joined the Woman in rebellion against God. Why? We do not know. Satan did not have to talk to Adam. “And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.” 1 Timothy 2:14.
The first man, Adam, was the representative of humankind; therefore, only he could decide for the whole of humanity. For to us unknowable reasons, Adam made a deliberate and willful intelligent decision. Adam’s decision was a decision by the spirit God gave him at creation. Therefore, his decision became irreversible. Neither he nor any of his descendants had the power to change the decision he made in the garden in Eden. “When the Woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” Genesis 3:6. By his decision, Adam made the whole of future humankind God’s enemy. The whole of humanity lost the power to do anything about its sinful and helpless state. Only God could resolve the new state of humankind.
What were the immediate consequences of the fall? Read the next blog.