The Bible doesn’t tell us dates, such as on August 17, year 98 of Creation, Adam and Eve sinned and were driven out of the Garden of Eden. Yet, we are given a few clues.
And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image and named him Seth. (Genesis 5:3)
When Seth was born, Adam’s oldest son Cain had already killed Abel. So, how old were Cain and Abel when this tragic first murder happened? We don’t know for sure, but both were productive young men. Maybe they were in their mid-20s.
Thus, let’s guess that Adam was in the age range of 90 to 100 years when he sinned in the Garden of Eden.
At the same time, we don’t know exactly how old Satan was when he rebelled against God, but I do think that Satan and all of the angels were only a few days older than Adam. In fact, Jewish theologians believe all of the angels — including Satan — were created on the second day of Creation or earlier.
Adam, Eve, Satan and his demonic horde, and God’s angels grew up together in the Garden of Eden. Did Adam and Eve know Satan? We don’t have a clue about that, but Satan certainly understood the couple because he knew their weaknesses.
…And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?'” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.” And the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:1-5)
Thus, Adam and Eve disobeyed the revealed word of God, believed the lie of Satan, and placed their own desires above God’s will for them.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
So, how does this apply to gays?
(Continued in Part 6…if you’re interested, the full series to date can be seen here.)