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The family is still reeling over the recent death of Roger, Alice's husband and the kids' father. At Lina's suggestion, Alice incorporates a Ouija board into her readings. While trying out the board, she unknowingly contacts a spirit named Marcus that begins to possess Doris. Alice receives a notice that the bank intends to foreclose on their home. Doris contacts the board for help, believing she is communicating with her dead father.
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God had to allow sin; God had to decree sin in the plan though never the author of it, in order that He might save sinners. Well, why did God want to save sinners? To put on display attributes that otherwise never would have been manifest, right? So, God provided a means by which He could demonstrate grace, demonstrate mercy. He also wanted to show love, love that is so far reaching that it can reach even His own enemies who hate Him. So, God allows evil in order that He might demonstrate grace and mercy and forgiveness and salvation. Secondly, He allows evil in order that He might display His wrath, in order that He might put His wrath on display, His anger on display, His judgment on display.
How would God ever reveal that part of His true and eternal nature if there were not an opportunity to judge sinners? And so, all you can do is look at redemptive history and you see the salvation of sinners and the damnation of sinners and that is what goes on and you see ultimately a place prepared for those who are damned and a place prepared for those who are saved and you must conclude then that the eternal purpose of God was to save some and judge some in order that He might demonstrate both His grace and His wrath. And then, I like to throw a third thought in there.
I believe that God allowed sin in order that He might forever destroy it. As long as His creatures have any measure of freedom, as long as His creatures have intelligence, that is they can know and reason, that is they can process that knowledge toward behavior, and choice, that is they can choose what to do, as long as they have that capacity there is a potential for them to fall short of the standard.
To make the wrong choice. They had their children probably around the age of or a little more. So, there is choice and the potential of a wrong choice is there. A measure of freedom is given to the creatures by which they can choose to honor God, by which they can choose to dishonor. As long as that is there, then the reality, the potential reality of evil exists when the wrong choice is made. And I believe that once the wrong choice is made, then God goes into action and one, He can demonstrate His grace and salvation; two, He can demonstrate His wrath in judgment; and three, He can then finally destroy evil.
What does that mean? No more death and no more hell and no more judgment. So, I think God decreed evil within His plan without creating it for those three reasons: to save sinners, to judge sinners and to once and for all and forever destroy evil. It was always potentiated.
As long as it was possible, it would need to come to the surface so God could excise it. But as a young man, you grapple with a lot of that. Summing it up: there is no external cause of sin. Outside the creature. It is the absence of perfection. There is no deterministic cause and effect. That is to say some fatalism. But always, now mark this, the one who chose evil was the source of it. In the case of Lucifer, he was the source of evil initially in the angelic realm and as we will see, he got a third of the other angels to get along with him and join.
They were all created at one time. But when Satan made a bad choice, he managed to seduce a third of the rest of the angels. But they fell, by choice. The same happened with Adam and Eve, only it had a different effect. In the case of Adam and Eve, when Adam and Eve made the wrong choice, all humanity went with them because we all come out of the loins of Adam and Eve. So, the source of evil is outside of God. The source of evil is the creature.
At least we can cover the first three words, maybe in part. This is big subjects. Serpent, big subject. Well, this is kind of like that. What is this serpent? What is this? All kinds of creatures are there that had been made by God. There are animals of various kinds. There are birds and cattle.
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And there are creeping kind of animals, that is, animals that walk low to the ground. It just means they were are low to the ground. It could mean animals with short legs, as I pointed out. It could be insects, and so forth. There are those that are taller, and there are those that are up in the sky, namely birds. And there are those that are in the water. And God made all these creatures. Well, here we meet a serpent, nachash in Hebrew.
I think most people assume that this animal was a slithering snake. You see little pictures of a snake wound around a tree or hanging off a branch, whatever, slithering up and kind of propped up like a cobra. You would notice later in chapter 3 verse 14 that part of the curse on this serpent was that he was going to go on his belly and eat dust. That was part of the curse. So, in some measure this appears as an upright animal. And they throw down their sticks and they become tannin. Nachash then, is some kind of reptile, some kind of reptile like tannin.
It could be a snake. But some kind of reptile, some kind of dragon, some kind of serpent. So, in the Hebrew he would be called the nachash and the tannin. This is some kind of reptile dragon, something that maybe we would, maybe you feel comfortable calling it a raptor, if you know what that means, some kind of dinosaur type creature. But the serpent is compared to other animals. This is part of what God made back in chapter 1 verse 24 to 28, referred to again in chapter 2 verses 19 and 20, all the various beasts of the field that God made. This is one of them. This is an actual physical animal.
This is a real animal. Whatever this animal was, it wound up on its belly eating dirt after the curse. So, some kind of a talking reptile, higher and different than we might suppose a snake to be. Now, this is not just any other reptile because this one talks. This one talks. Now, I read a commentator who said, you know, there may have been a lot of talking animals in the Garden.
And I thought, what? He went on for about three paragraphs. Doolittle complex or something, nothing in the Bible about talking animals. This particular animal has a personality. This particular animal speaks with intelligence. This particular animal has a devious, malevolent, evil mind.
Let me tell you, people, this is not a fable. Nothing in here says, Let me tell you, let me make up a story to illustrate how sin came. This is not a legend with a moral. There is no moral. And if this is a fable, then how do you curse a fable in verse 14? God cursed the serpent. This is not a fable. This is not a legend. This is not a parable. Then, why did God curse the reptile? And where does it say that? Do you really think God said you shall not eat from the trees of the Garden?
You know what I think? No, no, no. Crafty means subtle, cunning, intelligent, wise. Ever meet a smart snake? Smart reptile? Subtle, cunning? The crafty, cunning is not a reference to the characteristic of snakes. He is comparing this reptile to all other animals and saying this one is more wise than any other animal. Snakes, in fact, are wonderful creatures. You read Proverbs chapter 30 verses 18 and 19, and you have the wonder of a snake on a rock.
But this is a crafty, subtle, malevolent, evil, wicked individual animal because it is being used by a superhuman intelligence to lead Eve and Adam into a choice for evil, a choice that this personality already made. And listen carefully, this personality inside that animal knew the effect of the choice Adam and Eve were going to make. Adam and Eve had no clue. They had no idea what would happen when they made this choice.
God is holy; he became wretched. This is a subtle snake. This is a snake who hates God. This is a snake who is angry about the circumstance in which he has found himself, this Satan, this dragon, this serpent.
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What wondrous things God has made. And the malevolent and wicked Satan and his other dominions wanting to pull it all down into iniquity, and this is what leads to this scenario. This personality had more natural knowledge. He knew about the prohibition.
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He claimed not only to know what God said. He claimed, listen, to know more than Eve. He claims to know more than Eve does. No, I know more than you. He claims to know more than Eve knows. His thoughts are morally wretched. This is a creature who is evil in purpose, evil opposed of God, evil opposed to man. And he offers to Eve the promise of unequalled blessing. I mean, what could be better than being like God? But he knows that when you seek to be like God, the end result is shame, degradation, misery and damnation.
The fact that he was cursed indicates that he was a responsible, moral being. Now, who was this creature? Who was this? Go all the way to the end of the Bible. Nothing is said, by the way, in Genesis 3 about Satan. So, we go to the end of the Bible to find out who he is. The book of Revelation, verse 9 chapter Who is that serpent?
Who is that dragon? Who is that original one of old who deceives the whole world? It is none other than the devil and Satan. There he is clearly identified. Now, turn to the 20th chapter of Revelation and verse 2, verse 1 actually can start it. He is a serpent or the dragon. The difference being as we think of a serpent, we think of a legless creature; as we think of a dragon, we think of a creature with legs, some kind of amazing and wondrous creature that perhaps we have no indication of in the created world today.
Now, you have a New Testament commentary. We have a New Testament commentary on Genesis 3 in two places. Second Corinthians 11, this continues to help us to understand who this serpent is. And also to demonstrate the veracity of this account. The bottom line, this is a New Testament affirmation to the reality of the Old Testament account. This is not, again, a legend, this is not a fable, this is not a parable, this is a real account.
The serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness. And that simply affirms and gives commentary to what we see in Genesis chapter 3. It is also true in 1 Timothy 2. I want you to look at verses 13 and 14, that the pattern of what happened in the Garden is sustained by the New Testament. Verse 13 of 1 Timothy 2. There was no deception. That affirms the story exactly the way it lays out in Genesis. Is this important? And so, it was Adam first created, then Eve.
It was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression. So, there we have in the New Testament the clear identity as to who the serpent was, and the affirmation of this temptation by the devil. Now, what can we say in summarizing all of this? But we can know this: there is a real personality there. So, here is a personality, a malevolent, wicked, evil, vicious personality opposed to God, opposed to man, because he wants to plunge humanity into the same misery that he has. He is wretched and malevolent from the top to the bottom inside out, if you can use those terms of a spiritual being.
He seeks only evil. And so, he rushes to destroy man. He is deceptive. He is lying. He is hostile. He is wicked. He is a killer. He wants to bring about the death not only of all those angels who went with him, but the death of the whole human race. Now listen, his temptation of Eve does not involve any compulsion on his part.
Now, let me tell you something, folks. You hear that? He cannot make you sin. When you sin, you bear the responsibility. He does not have the power to make you sin. She sinned by her own choice. And Adam and Eve are fully guilty for their sin. And his power has its limits. God says you have so much room beyond which you cannot go. Think of it this way, he thought he could be like God. But guess what?
Now, the primary word for him, the primary name is Satan. Three times in three passages, he is identified by the name Satan. Satan, to give you a little preview of next week, Satan is a word that means adversary, or opponent. And he is the first couple of times. From then on, he is Satan. He is the adversary of God and the adversary of men. All right, enough. Father, Your Word again gives light as the truth is open to us. We thank You for the power that is in us in Christ that allows us to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think.
We thank You that Satan has been placed under our feet, as the Book of Romans tells us. We thank You that he is a defeated enemy. Thank You that we can resist him and he will literally flee from us in fear. What a great confidence. Thank You for the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. We thank You for the sword of the Spirit, the wielding of the truth which causes us to triumph.
Though You have within Your decree a place for evil, that You might put Your glory on display. And that in the end You might bring the potential of evil to reality that it can be destroyed forever. We long for that day when we live in the perfect world where there is no sin, is no sorrow, there is no suffering, and there is no dying because sin is no more. Until that day, may we continue to be triumphant in overcoming the wicked one by the power of Your Word.
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