SECTION 2: The Creation

2.1 The Creation of Man

Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Man is a special creation by God. Man is created in the image of God, and God placed man over the animals and over the earth to have dominion, or rule, over them. Adam was the name of the first man, and Eve was the name of the first woman. Man was placed in a perfect garden with everything he would ever need. Genesis 2:8-9, “(8)And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. (9) 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.” Adam was given the privilege of living in the garden of Eden with only one requirement: he could not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The penalty for this would be death. Genesis 2:15-17, “(15) And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (16) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” The first man, Adam, was created as an eternal being. This means he would never die – unless he broke God’s law and ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Then God made a companion for Man, here we see the creation of woman. Genesis 2:18, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”

2.2 The Creation of Satan

Satan is known by many names in the Bible. He is called the Devil, the Serpent, Lucifer and many other names and titles. The existence of Satan in the Garden of Eden is recorded in the following passage. Ezekiel 28:13-15, “(13) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. (14) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. (15) Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” The iniquity that was found in Satan is recorded in the Bible. It is found in Isaiah 14:12-15, “(12) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (13) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: (14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (15) Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” Satan fell because of his pride. He decided that he would be like “the most High” (this is a name of God.)

Section 2: Study Questions

Questions from Section 2.1:

In whose image was man created?
What was the penalty given by God for eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
What were the names of the first man and woman?
What was the name of the place the first man and woman lived?

Questions from section 2.2:

What are three other names that Satan is called in the Bible?
Who did Satan desire to be like?
What caused Satan to fall?