Adam is a figure (foreshadow) of Jesus Christ. (Rom.5.14) Adam did not fall! He was in the same fleshly state as we all are. Sin was created in the flesh. Does that mean God is the author of sin??? God forbid.
Adam was flesh. Flesh is corruptible and not fit to inherit heaven. Adam was naked and did not know good and evil so he did not know to be ashamed until he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He lied to Eva and said --If you touch the fruit of that tree, that very same day you will die. They didn't die that same day, physically. But their souls (minds/emotions) died to sin. That is what the Bible is to us - - - a tree of knowledge of good and evil. Before we eat from that fruit our thinking about good and evil is messed up.
Blood doesn't pass sin onward to offspring. If so, Jesus would have inherited sin from the Blessed Virgin Mary. Flesh is sin. Jesus was made sin (flesh) for us. Man is the image of God. But Jesus had something better that kept Him from sinning in the flesh. He was the "EXPRESS IMAGE" of God.
By one man (Lucifer) sin entered when he was given for a covering of the earth. The whole creation week that followed was the result of the confusion and emptiness God saw Lucifer had done to the earth as the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the earth covered in deep water. The Bible says Satan is the author of confusion. Confusion was evident at Genesis 1;2. This whole creation and redemption is far greater than the false teachings about the fall-of-mankind where God is in competition to see if He can get as many on His side as Satan can.
God holds Himself to the same rules as He did the Israelites in OT. There must be two witnesses without contradictions before a sentence can be executed. Creation is an elaborate Godly sting operation to catch the devils and his angels. The devil was still walking around in heaven when we read the story of Job.
As Satan saw Jesus about to be born in the flesh he recruited his followers in heaven to snuff out Jesus' life. It didn't work. But that caused the angels to be fully revealed. Thus causing the angels and Satan to finally be barred from entrance into heaven. But as Jesus hung on the cross, there was war in heaven. Satan tried a heavenly coup. He was defeated by Michael. Now Satan is confined to earth to do as much harm as he can to bought and paid for children of God.
Edited by Copen, 04 May 2013 - 07:40 PM.