The very first false belief came from the Garden Of Eden, some 6,000 years ago. It was the first home of our original parents, our first parents, Adam and Eve. Before life on Earth, all life in the universe existed in the spiritual realm, out of reach of physical harm to those life forms. But life on Earth, and mankind, was now in the physical realm, subject to physical laws, set in motion by our creator. Adam and Eve although created as adults, were just babes in the world, brand new to everything surrounding them, including their very lives. They were alone in the world, with no one to draw life experience from, they depended upon Jehovah, their God, and their Father, for everything, and all instruction.
Of course Jehovah knew that life in the physical world would mean following universal physical laws, that he set. Life in both the physical and the spiritual world comes with responsibilities. One of which is obedience to the giver of life. To be accepted, it must always be given out of love, rather than a feeling of obligation, although we certainly are obligated to obey Him. We obey our Father because we love Him, and He always knows what is best for us.
Although there was nothing in the Garden Of Eden that would hurt Adam and Eve at the time of their creation, there was an entire Earth out there waiting for them to subdue it. They needed to listen to their father and head his advice and council, always. He talked with them every day, about the breezy part of the day the Bible tells us.
The very first set of instructions that Jehovah assigned to Adam and Eve was one of the most simply. They had every tree in this entire earth to eat from, it was just the two of them, and they had the whole world to themselves. Jehovah placed a tree in the middle of the Garden Of Eden, and called it the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad. Lets read the account at Genesis 2: 7,8,9 “And Jehovah God went on to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living person. Further, Jehovah God planted a garden in Eden, toward the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed Thus Jehovah God made to grow out of the ground every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food and also the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and bad.”
Now Jehovah gave Adam instructions regarding this special tree on Earth, in the middle of the Garden, and He laid this command upon Adam, it was not an option, it was a command. At Genesis 2: 15, 16, 17 we read this, “Jehovah God took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to take care of it. Jehovah God also gave this command to the man: “From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die.” Read that carefully, it says, that if Adam eats from that tree, he will die. It does not say, that he will go to heaven, and De-flower seventy virgins in front of God, nor does it say he will go to a fiery hell and burn forever, it says that he will die, as in cease to exist.
Next God created Eve, and we now know that bone marrow contains our DNA, and thus Adam said, ” This is at last, bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh”. Also in verse 25 it tells us that they continued to remain naked, and not ashamed of it, no Burka required.
You remember that Len Barry song, 123, that said, just like taking candy away from a baby. Well Adam and Eve were chronological babies. They had not been on Earth long at all, they were just children. And because they had no life experience, it was the perfect time for an entity, that was billions of years old, with infinite intelligence, to take advantage of them. Enter Satan.
The Scriptures tell us at Genesis 3: 1-5, this, “Now the serpent was the most cautious of all the wild animals of the field that Jehovah God had made. So it said to the woman: “Did God really say that you must not eat from every tree of the garden?” At this the woman said to the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden. But God has said about the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden: ‘You must not eat from it, no, you must not touch it; otherwise you will die.’” At this the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die. For God knows that in the very day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and bad.” Read these scriptures till you memorize them, because contained within these five verses is the understanding of all religions on earth.
God says that if you do this you will die. Satan said that if you do this you will become like God, and just like God, you will not die, and the false religious systems of this entire world, from that moment in the Garden, to this very day, teach that very same lie, that you do not die. They teach that you will go to heaven, or you will go to hell, or you will transmigrate to some other life form and work your way back up the evolutionary chain, you will do anything except die.
Enter the very first False Belief System that continues to enslave mankind to this very day.
This serpent is identified for us at Revelation 12: 7-12 , and it tells us this, “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”
For the sake of this posting, simply take away from this a few key points. Michael is the name of Jesus in Heaven. Jesus means savior, and there is no one to save in heaven. Satan and his followers were kicked out of heaven and confined to earth, yes aliens from outer space, really are here, perhaps billions or trillions of them, and like the scriptures say, having great anger. When you gaze across the historic landscape of mankind, and see the evil that man has inflicted upon man, it is apparent that massive quantities of evil forces have been unleashed upon man.
The next point to take away is this, Satan and his demonic forces, are misleading the entire inhabited Earth. And one of the main ways that they misled mankind, is by tricking them into believing that they are worshiping God in a way that God would approve of, when in reality, the exact opposite is true, God never approves of those who believe and practice lies about Him. If you are involved with any religious institution that teaches you that when you die, you merely go on to another form of life, this is the very first false belief system invented by Satan.
At Genesis the 3rd chapter verse 16-19 we read this, “To the woman he said: “I will greatly increase the pain of your pregnancy; in pain you will give birth to children, and your longing will be for your husband, and he will dominate you.” And to Adam he said: “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree concerning which I gave you this command, ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground on your account. In pain you will eat its produce all the days of your life. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, and you must eat the vegetation of the field. In the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return.”
Adam returned to the dust when he died, just like Jehovah said he would. If you have a preacher that is telling you that when you die, you just go on living in heaven, the home of God, and are therefore just like God, that is the same lie that Satan told Adam.
Lazarus was the friend of Jesus, so you might think that when Lazarus died he would of had a seat in heaven. Yet when Jesus resurrected Lazarus, where was Lazarus resurrected too? Into the arms of his family, right here on earth. If Lazarus was in heaven already, did Jesus really do him any favors by returning him to earth, where he would suffer and die all over again ? In every case of a resurrection performed by Jesus or one of the twelve apostles, the person was delivered back to their families right here on earth, as the scriptures tell us, the earth he made for man. When Jesus himself was resurrected to life it was to the earth. In every case, in every memorial tomb, in every grave, our relatives are returning to dust. We have no other example. What a horrible God He would be, to bring a dead relative to heaven, to watch over their relatives on earth, as they suffer, die, are slaughtered, tortured, raped, mutilated. God does not do that. It is a Satanic lie, and if your preacher is telling you, that your dead relatives are in heaven watching over you, he is preaching the lies of Satan. Satan is the one, who formed the original false belief that man does not die. And from that original lie about God, all other false belief systems find their foundation.
We read at Genesis 3: 23, 24, “With that Jehovah God expelled him from the garden of Eden to cultivate the ground from which he had been taken. So he drove the man out, and he posted at the east of the garden of Eden the cherubs and the flaming blade of a sword that was turning continuously to guard the way to the tree of life.”
Those Cherubs guarded the tree of life for the next 1600 years until the flood of Noah. This is why there is so much religious fervor in the world, because men of old, saw those cherubs, Cain, Enoch, all of Noah’s family, and they passed on those historic facts to their descendants, and down through the ages. There was no doubt in the minds of our first generations that there was a living God, they could see his hand with their own eyes. This physical manifestation of the workings of God toward mankind continued until the last Apostle died. After that, we walked by faith.