One of those is an adversary. The dictionary tells us that an adversary is one’s opponent in a contest, conflict or dispute. I believe that Satan is in constant conflict with God. We read in Luke 8:12 that, “the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved” (NIV). He wants what God has and will do everything in his power to tempt God’s people to come to his way of thinking.
God is just doing what He has to by sending them out of the Garden. He is the high and almighty God, He made Adam and Eve, He made the world, He can do whatever He wants and if you disobey him you will get punished. It’s the same thing with Satan, Satan rebelled, and God had to do what he had to do and that was to send him out of heaven to hell. Satan, Adam, and Eve all lose the best things they had in there lives because they just couldn’t listen and follow what God wanted them to do. Satan rebelled against God when He chose His son, Jesus, to be the ruler of the world.
Without Satan tempting mankind into sin and death, the true savior of man, Jesus Christ would have had no reason to suffer and die on the cross for our sins. Without Satan, there would be no redemption of man, and we would all suffer and burn in the lake of fire. So, the need for Satan on the Earth can be described as a necessary component to the functioning plan of God, because without temptation and a fall into sin, there would be no other option besides
Throughout his poem he will invoke the help of his muse as a source of motivation. The first line illustrates Milton’s main theme of “man’s first disobedience” (1.1). This disobedience refers to Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit therefore falling from God’s grace. Satan refuses to seek forgiveness thus the reason he will remain in Hell. Adam and Eve repent their sins and seek forgiveness in hopes of being forgiven.
Eve and all women will have to suffer pain during childbirth and must submit to their husbands. Adam and all men must hunt and grow their own food on a depleted earth. Satan returned to Hell where everyone thinks he has beaten God. Sin and Death travel the bridge they built on the way to Earth. Against their will the devils are transformed into snakes and try to reach fruit from imaginary trees that wither into dust as they reach for them.
From a theological standpoint, we are the children of our parents – Adam and Eve – who inherit this submission to sin. Nonetheless, regardless of theological background, original sin is merely a sense of weakness humanity has imbedded to yield to sinful or evil acts. Moreover, this embedded drive in humans to commit evil doings is additionally used to rationalize “the need for police, the collapse of great civilizations, suicide, war, suffering and so on” (CNA). However, it is our personal sins that cause such extreme needs for police and so on. Due to original sin, humans are tainted and are ethically and morally corrupted.
Within the Christian faith, there lies the belief that all mankind are born sinners and through their faith can seek redemption. This belief can be found in more detail within the Christian text known as the Bible. An example of this can be found in the Genesis chapter of the Bible which portrays that even the very first Humans ever to be created in God’s image, named Adam and Eve, defied God despite his pre-emptive warnings not too because of their natural tendency as humans to sin. Not only can one chose with their own will to disobey God but one’s faith can be easily swayed by the evils of the world therefore sin can forever bind them in chains for eternity. “Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, reveals a similar resemblance of the Biblical inherent evil among man, through a disturbing dream of a young Puritan man who journeys into evil and is forced to examine the nature of evil among the human race.
The final temptation, as the book describes, “is probably the most unsubtle and yet most alluring of the three” (pg. 44). Satan attempts to tempt Jesus into rivaling God. Satan tells Jesus to worship him and he will give him all things on the earth and under his control. This was a huge temptation for Jesus, because it meant a way to bypass the cross.
In His infinite wisdom, God ordained that “the weak things of the world would confound the mighty.” What may seem like foolishness to the natural man are the tools that God uses to accomplish His purpose in the Spiritual world. The writer explains that the mission God has given us is to destroy the works of the devil. We have that power when we raise our voices in song and praise to our God. In the Bible many wars were won by doing “foolish things”, King Jehosaphat... ... middle of paper ... ...and worship, especially when we are in the midst of a spiritual warfare. Satan wants to divert our attention away from God and onto ourselves.
God gave Adam and Eve the option to fall into the temptation Satan offered them in order to give them free will, to test their faith and know that they had true intentions and faith in His word to not have to know what would happen if they took the fruit. They had a relationship with God and knew Him, not just of Him, yet they turn their back on His instruction and go against his teachings for Satan, the first opportunity they get. “So will fall He and his faithless progeny. Whose fault? Whose but his own?