In chapter 3, hell is unleashed on earth. Some time during the creation sequence an angel named Lucifer led an angelic host in the worship of God Almighty (Isaiah 14:12).
Underneath God’s sovereign authority, creatures possess free will. The Apostle John says, “God is love” (I John 4:8), and love cannot exist without free will. Lucifer viewed the gifts of God as things he was entitled to, and came to the point where he wished to remove God.
Lucifer was cast down, became a violent fallen angel, and his name was changed to Satan, which means “deceiver.”
Many questions are raised as to what caused Lucifer to fall? How does someone in possession of perfection and glory choose otherwise? It seems likely that God told Lucifer his plan to create man after his own image and likeness, and that humans would rule the universe and not angels. God drew a powerful boundary with angels and commanded them to serve humans.
Enter now Adam and Eve who once lived in a deep, rich, and personal relationship with God.
In order to grow the perfect couple, God placed boundaries around their knowledge. Specifically, they were “not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:17). There are certain things that only God can know and remain pure.
Satan entered the garden in a body described as a “serpent.”
He quickly cornered Eve, and his words damaged her heart.