Only God has the power to create something completely new. (Everything man has "created" is actually just rearranging the stuff that was already there.) Everything God created was good. So, where does the bad stuff come from. We read in the Bible that Satan (the accuser, the tempter, the adversary) is a liar. Some of his greatest lies are taking the good things God has created and twisting them (or our understanding of them) into something they are not. This has happened since the very beginning and it still happens today. Genesis 3:1-6 tells the story of the first twist.
- Doubt - "Did God Really Say?"
- Question God's word and His will
- Deceit - "You will not surely die."
- Remove or reduce the consequences
- Desire - "You will be like God."
- Focus on you, not on God