May I at least try
to make our controversies on these issues less controversial? If I, or someone else can
, perhaps the “rambling around the mulberry bush” may no longer seem necessary.
Both Adam and Satan existed in the Paradisiacal Garden of Eden
—or, as I like to refer to it, Garden of Delight
. No sin, evil, or corruption of any kind had yet contaminated humanity.
Satan, being the Devil that he was—and is
—felt quite uncomfortable in and with such a divine and immaculate environment. As Satan is the author of chaos, as opposed to perfection, his intent was to make the world more to his liking.
Prior to succeeding, no sin of any kind prevailed—no lying, no killing, no hurts, no offences, no adultery, no fornication, no homosexuality. It was only after
he induced Adam and Eve to disobey God that all of these evils, these sins, these corruptions, surfaced or became available.
Although available at the moment of the Fall
, man was not forced
to lie, he was not forced
to deceive, he was not forced
to kill, and he was not forced
to go to bed with the same sex. All of these behaviors, plus a host of others, were learned! Because sin had entered the world, evil inclinations
, created by Satan, infected and spread among humanity.
Satan worked through Adam and Eve to pollute the world with evil—so much so that Adam’s son Cain murdered his brother Able, and lied in the process. My point: Because of Satan’s influence and Adam’s disobedience, all evils that have ever been committed are the consequences of Satan and sin, including homosexuality
Hear me good— In a real sense, Adam can be blamed in that he deliberately disobeyed his Creator, but he cannot be blamed for all of the evils that followed. Only those who have committed those evils can be charged with them, not Adam
If we wish to place the aggregate—entire, complete—blame on someone, accuse and criticize the founder of all evils, Satan
. For if Satan had not succeeded in influencing Adam and Eve, we would still be living in the Garden of Delight
without homosexuality or any other immorality.