Fall of Man



The Fall of Man is detailed in Genesis chapter 3. The phrase "Fall of Man" relates to the result of mankind's disobedience to God. Because the first man and woman disobeyed God's command not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, death entered the perfect creation. Fall of Man

The sequence of events leading to the act of disobedience is very informative.

The human person reflects upon his condition. The role of questioner is played by Satan who converses with the woman. It is a crucial conversation.

To paraphrase the supposed beginning of the conversation I think it is fair to say this: The woman has a grasp of her world and the authority she has over all of the creation. It is a God given authority given to Adam and Eve and their children. They are to be stewards of all the rest of the creation.

The evidence of the text is clear. The man and the woman are given everything they need to succeed. The are even given freedom of will manifested in the freedom to decide and then to act upon one's decision.