Individual Preparation For His Coming Kingdom

by Sang Chul (David) Kim

Chapter Five - The Principle of the Fall of Man [Part 1]

Section One - The Fall


I. Satan's Secret

1. Questions and Opinions of Theologians concerning the Fall.
2. The Two Trees, the "Tree of Life" and the "Tree of Knowledge", In the Garden of Eden.

II. God Has Revealed the Secret Significance Behind This Peculiar Story of Adam and Eve

1. What Does the Tree of Life Symbolize?
2. What Does the Tree of Knowledge Symbolize?

III. The Motive and Process of the Spiritual Fall

1. What Is the Angelic World? What Are Angels?
2. God Appointed the Archangel, Lucifer, As Chief of the Angels.
3. What Is the Serpent in the Garden of Eden?
4. Angels Sin and Have Physical Contact With Man.

IV. The Motive and Process of the Physical Fall

1. Eve's Fall.
2. Adam's Fall.

V. Forbidden Love Relation Causes Spiritual Fall and Physical Fall

VI. Scriptural and Other Proofs to Indicate the Original Sin is Adultery to God

1. Indemnity Condition - Circumcision.
2. Indemnity Condition - Jacob's Thigh.
3. Sanctification and Purification.
4. Abraham's Offering.
5. Immorality.

Section Two - Relationship Between Satan and Fallen-Men on Earth

I. Satan's Four-Position Foundation

II. How Satan Controls Man On Earth Through Give And Take

III. The Power of Love is Stronger Than the Power of the Principle

1. How Did They Deviate From the Principle?

IV. Man Cannot Fall Because of Freedom (or Freewill)

V. What is the Standard of Good and Evil?

VI. The Fallen Natures of Man

1. Jealousy.
2. Pride and Arrogance.
3. Defiance, Anger, and Hot-Blooded Temper.
4. Shifting the Blame to Others.

Section Three - Why God Allowed the Fall of Man

I. Three Reasons for Non-Interference by God

1. God's Plan Was Absolute and Perfect.
2. God Alone is the Creator.
3. Lordship is Man's Responsibility.



The greatest problem of mankind is sin. We live in a sinful world. No one can escape sin. Man cannot understand or rid himself of this conscious and unconscious act of sin which has bound the world in sickness, chaos, wars, evil, and unhappiness from the beginning of the history of mankind.

Although we pray daily and study God's Word, we cannot overcome sinful thoughts, sinful deeds, temper, jealousy, and lack of self-control. Though we go to Church Sunday after Sunday, we struggle from birth until the day we die. Even those who believe in Christ struggle without ceasing. Jesus died for our sins, yet we are not rid of this original sin which flows down from generation to generation. How can we be rid of the law of sin which exists within the mind and body of all humankind? We cannot repent and be free until we find the source of all sin. We must find the root of the original sin, conquer and destroy it. When each person can do this, the world in which we live will become the ideal world, a utopia, which we might call a paradise on earth or a Garden of Eden. This would be a sinless world filled with the righteous children of the Heavenly Father.

I. Satan's Secret

The origin or root of original sin has heretofore been Satan's secret. Satan controls the universe and man illegally. As long as Satan's evil secret is not exposed for the understanding of all men, Satan can and does control man and this world. If man can understand the works of Satan and his weapon, man will learn how to fight and conquer this unseen enemy.

Today Satan's weapon has been found and man can understand how to fight this invisible enemy. God could not reveal this secret to mankind until He could find a man on earth who had complete faith in God, a man who would be completely obedient to God while living on the earth and would receive from God the power, the strength, and the divine wisdom necessary to conquer the power of Satan.

Therefore, we must realize that one man as God's divine instrument, through divine wisdom and power, shall conquer Satan on this earth. All mankind must learn how to conquer Satan on this earth. We must realize that Satan's victorious domination and control over man and the world comes from man's ignorance of Satan's power and weapon.

1. Questions and Opinions of Theologians Concerning the Fall

There are numerous theories, but modern day theologians have selected six main theories which they feel are most likely to answer the problem of sin. The majority of theologians agree that the Augustinian theory is the closest answer at this time and that "no human theory can fully solve the problem of original sin."

Modern theologians raise the following questions over which they have been arguing for two thousand years and have never found a satisfactory answer.

1. How could God justly permit Satan's temptation?
2. How could a perfect or Holy being fall?
3. How could a penalty so great be justly connected with such a slight disobedience as the eating of a fruit?

The sin of Adam and Eve cursed all humanity and touches all persons from Adam's sons until the present day.

How did Satan work to cause the fall of mankind? The age old mystery is now explained logically and systematically with Bible scripture. We can begin with: Gen. 3:6 which states, "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave unto her husband with her; and he did eat." Modern theologians say that this is an allegory. Some say that there is no foundation f or such a thing, it is mere fantasy. The Bible states that Eve saw, Eve took, Eve ate and gave the fruit to Adam. There is deeper meaning here than man's limited wisdom has thus far uncovered.

2. What Are the Two Trees, the "Tree of Life" and the "Tree of Knowledge", Which were in the Garden of Eden?

Genesis 2:9 states, "And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil."

Are these actual trees, or do these two peculiar trees symbolize something else? Is this actual food which was eaten, a literal fruit, or does this symbolize some other action in the Garden? Is this story an allegory? We must acknowledge the facts and possibility that these trees are not literal trees.

When we study the Bible we see that trees are symbols of living persons in Jesus' teachings. For instance,

John 15:5 states, "I am the vine, ye are the branches ..."

Romans 11:16-24 we read of the wild olives and (Jesus) the olive tree.

Rev. 22:14-15 tells us many men shall have the right to the tree of life.

This does not mean that Jesus is a literal vine, or tree, nor does it mean His followers are literal olives, or branches. Obviously some scriptures cannot be interpreted literally. Is it possible then that the two peculiar trees in Genesis symbolize persons? To find the deeper spiritual insight there must be a revelation which is from the wisdom of God.

II. God Has Revealed the Secret Significance Behind This Peculiar Story of Adam and Eve

1. What does the "Tree of Life" Symbolize?

Cur Bible begins and ends centering in the Tree of Life. Since there is the Tree of Life in Genesis and Tree of Life in Revelation, it is logical that they should be the same. Theologians and modern scholars agree that the Tree of Life in the book of Revelation is a symbol of Jesus Christ.

If the Tree of Life in Revelation is Jesus Christ, it seems logical that the Tree of Life in Genesis must also be Jesus Christ, but there was no Jesus Christ in the Garden of Eden. Jesus was born of woman four thousand years later. Therefore the Tree of Life in Genesis cannot be Jesus Christ, the only perfect man.

I Cor. 15:45 tells us there is a first Adam and a last Adam. Religious leaders and theologians agree that Jesus Christ is the last Adam, so they say that Jesus Christ is the second Adam. We know there was no second Adam living in the Genesis story only the first Adam existed in Genesis. The first Adam should have been the first perfect man, the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden.

In other words, to God's eye, the first Adam and the Second Adam, Jesus, are in the same Adam's capacity as a perfect man -- Tree of Life.

We find in Romans 5:15-21 that by one man (first Adam) death came to all mankind; by one man, Jesus Christ (Second Adam) life came to all mankind.

I Cor. 15:45 states "The first Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit."

The Second Adam, Jesus, attained the Tree of Life (perfection) in spirit. The way to the Tree of Life (perfection) was cut off for the first Adam because of the Fall. The first Adam was cast out of the Garden. That was his punishment for disobedience of the Word of God, and his failure as a man to visibly fulfill God's original purpose for man on earth. The first Adam lost the Lordship and dominion and the blessing of filling the earth with perfect sinless children. He lost the promise, the covenant with God, and he was denied the right to become the Tree of Life, a perfect man.

Gen. 3:24 states "So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."

This symbolizes spiritual death because the way to the Tree of Life was cut off for Adam. This spiritual death set up a barrier separating man from a perfect relationship with God. First Adam could not now attain the perfection of his spirit and body.

The first Adam failed because he sinned and was disobedient to God. The way to perfection was reopened by Jesus, the Second Adam who fulfilled the perfection by obedience to God, and became Tree of Life.

The first Adam and Jesus are the same in Adam's capacity as a perfect man - Tree of Life.

Four thousand years later, Jesus, the Second Adam, was born and anointed by God to reopen the way to the Tree of Life. As the Second Adam, Jesus must visibly and physically fulfill the original plan for a visible., Perfect man on earth.

The veil was opened on the day of Pentecost when the spiritual barrier between man and God was broken down. On the day of Pentecost the entire gathering of one hundred and twenty people received spiritual fire.

Acts 2:3-4 states, "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave their, utterance."

2. What does the "Tree of Knowledge" Symbolize?

There were two peculiar trees and two persons in the Garden of Eden. If the Tree of Life is the symbol of the perfect Adapt, the other, the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil naturally is the symbol of Eve. Eve received the knowledge of good and evil. Eve was the first to sin and know the difference between good and evil. Adam and Eve are symbolized by the two trees in the Garden of Eden.

III. The Motive and Process of the Spiritual Fall

1. What Is the Angelic World? What Are Angels?

The Bible says the angelic world was made before the physical world. What is the purpose for the creation of angels?

First, they are ministering spirits who do errands and are messengers for God. Second, their function is to praise God. Rev. 5:11 "And I beheld and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne; and the number was ten thousand by ten thousand and thousands of thousands." Third, God also created angels for His consultation and talked with them concerning the creation of mar and the universe.

Gen. 1:26 "And God said, 'Let us make man in our image after our likeness.'"

The angelic world was created to come under man's dominion, as we find in:

I Cor. 6:3 "Know you not that you shall judge angels?"
Hebrews 1:14 says "Are they not all ministering spirits, set forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?"

The heirs of salvation are men on this earth. The angelic world must serve men on earth.

I Cor. 3:16 "Know ye not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"

Man, the temple of God, should not worship these servants and ministering spirits. God has one relationship with angels and another relationship with men.

2. God Appointed the Archangel, Lucifer, as Chief of the Angels.

Lucifer was the sole agent through whom God's love was to be distributed to the angelic world, just as Abraham was the man through whom, God's blessing was to be distributed upon the earth.

What is the difference between God's love to the archangel and God's love to man? God loved Adam and Eve. Yet, in a different way, God loved the archangel, for the angels are God's servants and man was created to be the temple of God. The archangel, Lucifer, was receiving the same amount of love from God and maintained the same position to God as he had from the beginning. Yet, the archangel felt that God loved him less and became envious of the love which Adam and Eve received from God. We could compare this relationship with that of a first child, who receives all the love and attention from the parents. When the second child is born, the second child also receives love. The first child may become jealous and try to control and monopolize the parent's love, just as the archangel tried to monopolize God's love.

3. What Is the Serpent in the Garden of Eden?

The Bible states "the serpent tempted Eve" and caused the human fall. Is this a literal snake, or does this symbolize another being? The serpent beguiled or tempted Eve according to Genesis 3:1 which states:

"Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, 'Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?'"

Common sense reveals that a serpent, or snake, or any member, of the animal kingdom cannot tempt or talk to man. The serpent not only talked to man but also referred to the Word of God. The serpent must be a spiritual being who could speak with Adam and Eve and they with him. We have learned that man has a spirit and is a spiritual being in the image of God. We know Adam and Eve, spiritual persons, talked with God, who is Spirit. The serpent quoted the Word of God. The serpent also talked about God. An actual snake could not talk to man and discuss God with him. What does the serpent symbolize? There are many clues in the Bible which reveal the true identity of the serpent.

Rev. 20:2 "And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years"
Isaiah 14:12 says "How are thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!"
Ezek. 28:12-15 . . . "Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering ... Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so ... Thou wast perfect in thy, ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee."

Lucifer, the archangel, fell and committed sin to God thus he became Satan, the opposer, and is symbolized as the serpent.

4. Angels Sin and Have Physical contact With Man

We can see by scripture that not only Lucifer, the archangel, sinned, but other angels also.

Rev. 12:9 states, "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him ..."
II Peter 2:4 "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell."

Theologians of today offer proof of spiritual phenomena by citing the employment of good angels who execute God's Will by working in nature, guiding the affairs of nations, having relationships with men, by watching over a particular church, and by stimulating God's chosen people and punishing God's enemies. Therefore, angels are very busy and active beings, and they are corporeal.

There are many scriptures which prove the materialization of angels, their actual touch and physical contact with men on earth. When we recall the story in Genesis 18 -- At the time the three angels appeared unto Abraham to give him the message of the birth of Isaac, Abraham washed their feet, prepared meat and bread which they ate with him, and then Abraham talked with them and they with him while he walked some distance with them.

Gen. 19 Lot housed and prepared a feast for two angels who later destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah

Gen. 32:24-28 - Jacob wrestled with the angel, and from the physical contact Jacob's thigh was dislocated

Acts 10 - We find that angels appeared and spoke to Cornelius and also to Peter.

Acts 12:7 The angel "smote Peter on the side", "raised him up" and gave instructions to Peter, then led him miraculously out of prison.

As we learned according to Principle of Creation (Chapter Two), man consists of a spirit-man and a physical body. Just as the physical man has five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing, likewise, the spirit-man experiences the same five senses. Therefore, it follows logically that physical contact with the spirit world is not only possible, but is a reality.

As to evil angels, it is said that they oppose and strive to defeat God's will.

Jude 1:6-7 ..."And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation ... Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh ..."

We see that the angel's sin was committing fornication and going after strange flesh. This means unnatural love relations. In the sight of God, the angels committed adultery with fleshly beings.

If we summarize the above statements:

1. The dragon is the old serpent, the Devil, and Satan.
2. Angels that have sinned have committed adultery, fornication, and have gone after strange flesh; they are fallen angels.
3. Chief angel -- Lucifer, the old serpent, committed adultery.
4. Lucifer became Satan, the serpent, after sin and disobedience.

IV. The Motive and Process of the Physical Fall

1. Eve's Fall

There are three persons involved in this strange activity in the Garden of Eden: The serpent and Adam and Eve. First, Eve was tempted by the serpent; then Adam was tempted by Eve. Our research tells us that the angel committed adultery. The serpent and the angel are one and the same. Therefore, it was the angel that tempted Eve.

The archangel felt a strong impulse of love toward Eve. Eve, God's daughter, was very charming and beautiful. When any being receives love from God, the Heavenly Father, they become more beautiful.

Lucifer dared to leave his original position, or habitation, to control Adam and Eve as he controlled the spirit-world. In this way, Lucifer stood against God.

Gen. 3:1-5 "Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (2) And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: (3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and is shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."

The archangel dared to resolve to break God's law, risking his life. This was not done in a moment. The archangel talked with Eve, slowly conquering her mind. Finally, when he controlled her mind, he could convince Eve that God had lied. The archangel convinced Eve that she would not die but would become wise.

Gen. 3:6 "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat ..."

Eve received wisdom from the archangel, who was higher in wisdom, being created long before Eve. Eve was young and immature. When Eve received wisdom from the archangel she knew the archangel was not meant to be her future husband. She then realized that Adam was meant to be her future husband and the father of all mankind.

Lucifer, knowing he had violated God's command, was overcome by his guilt. His conscience was filled with intense guilt and fear which Eve also received. She then knew the evil she had done. Eve felt guilt and fear and felt the desire to regain her original position in order to become the future wife of Adam, and the mother of all mankind.

Gen. 3:20 "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living."

2. Adam's Fall

Eve ate of the fruit, then tempted Adam, and he did eat of the fruit also.

Gen. 3:6-11 ... "she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. (7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. (8) And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. (9) And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? (10) And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. (31) And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?"

In Gen. 2:25 we find "And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." It is strange that only after they had eaten of the forbidden fruit did they know they were naked and became ashamed. They made an apron for a covering of their lower part. If they had literally eaten of the fruit, why didn't they cover, or hide, their hands which picked the fruit or their mouths through which they ate the fruit? The hand or mouth would be shameful. Why did they cover their lower parts and become ashamed, unless there was something wrong or shameful with the outward physical body and the part which they covered?

The Bible concordance states: The apron is a garment made of fig leaves by our first parents, also a loin cloth. Adam and Eve made a loin cloth covering of leaves to cover their lower body. Instinctively, we today try to hide or cover any defect or any deed which is embarrassing or shameful. By instinct, the same applies to the sins in the heart and the mind. In many ways man attempts to hide sin and guilt and shame. According to instinct, Adam and Eve hid their lower part, the part which brought into their life fear and shame.

Job 31:33 states "If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity ..."

Adam hid the part with which he committed iniquity. What can be the only conclusion from this research? The sin of Adam and Eve must be adultery, a physical act which affected the lower part of the naked body which they shamefully covered.

V. Forbidden Love-Relation Caused Spiritual Fall and Physical Fall

Why was the love between Adam and Eve a sin when God's plan was for man and woman to propagate the earth? When Eve listened and believed the archangel, he controlled her mind and he then took her body, the angel thereby having a forbidden love-relation with this beautiful woman. For the archangel and Eve, this was the spiritual fall. The act between Lucifer and Eve was an immoral relation. God had commanded them saying "If you eat of the fruit you shall surely die." This meant spiritual death. To die spiritually is to be completely cut off from God. Lucifer, Eve, and Adam were cut off from God.

We know that the angel committed adultery and that Adam and Eve committed adultery. We know the serpent first tempted Eve and she did eat the fruit. Therefore, Eve had a blood relation, a love-relation with the angel, before her love-relation with Adam. To God, the Father, this act would be adultery. This was the spiritual fall between Eve and the angel. For the angel to partake of the love-relation with the future wife of Adam, or to eat this fruit, was in violation of God's law. Originally, God planned that our first parents would share a beautiful sacred love. This divine love would be a sacred marriage sanctioned by God and centering in God's perfect and divine love. Eve was created for Adam. After the love-relation with the angel, Eve then tempted Adam.

The following blood relation, or love-relation between Eve and Adam, was adultery. Any relation Eve would have after committing her first adultery with the angel would be unclean to God's eve. Sinful Eve tempted Adam and he did eat. This was the physical fall of Adam and Eve: they did not wait for God's blessing. God had not at this time blessed Adam and Eve as husband and wife. Adam was to wait until God gave him the authority, lordship, and dominion over all things. This was a conditional covenant or promise upon Adam's attaining perfection of spirit, mind, and body. Only after this power and authority comes from God could Adam receive his wife and replenish the Earth. God could not sanction their union of love, for they were not yet perfected spiritually, mentally, and physically. They were in an immature stage of growth, therefore out of harmony with God's original plan.

Adam was denied the perfection, and the perfect man Adam, who was symbolized by the Tree of Life, was cursed and banished from the Garden. They lost their position with God and they lost the blessings from God.

Perfect sinless children would have been the most glorious blessing of Adam and Eve's divine love and marriage if they had waited and received God's sanctified and holy love. They lost the most blessed gift of God, the perfect divine love and perfect children. They nullified what would have been a paradise on earth by the misuse of the gift of love.

Adam and Eve were not qualified and did not become the perfect Father and Mother of all mankind. Thus, all mankind was depraved in spirit and body. Our first parents produced the fruit of evil and the fruit of their love was sinful depraved children. Cain, the first son, was the first murderer.

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