I am indebted to information Dr Kynan Bridges shared with Sid Roth. 1 According to him, Eve’s disobedience to God was not the first sin. The first sin was that the serpent slandered God’s reputation. He defines ‘slander’ as a damaging statement about someone’s character.
# What was the result of that slander?
- When the serpent tempted Eve to eat of the fruit, he told her that she would not surely die: God did not tell them the truth. God said one thing, but He meant something else. So it was her doubt and suspicion that caused her to disobey God’s command.
- Slander damages our faith and trust in the character of the person slandered. We no longer see them in the same way. That is exactly what happened to Eve in the Garden of Eden.
- Because she no longer trusted God, her opinion of the tree changed. The forbidden tree looked ‘pleasing to the eye, good for food and desirable to gain wisdom.’ So she took the forbidden fruit and ate it and also gave it to Adam.
- That led to their downfall and they were driven out of the Garden of Eden, et cetera.
# The same enemy slanders the Creator.
- God as Creator is magnificent, glorious, adored and worshipped. Revelation 4:11 states, ‘You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things….’ Revelation 19:6b says, ‘Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns…’ What a glorious God.
- Then someone slanders God as Creator in our ears. God did not create the universe as He said He did. He just sat and watched as the universe, our solar system and our planet evolved. Then our powerful Creator God becomes someone different in our eyes.
- Because of the slander against God that He is not the Creator, He becomes a ‘powerless’ God! Who wants to love such a God? Who wants to stand in awe of Him? He is just a nobody, someone who claims to have created the heavens and the earth, but didn’t. What a tragedy that we allow so many in the Church to fall for this deception.
- Nehemiah, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote, ‘Blessed be your glorious name and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven praise you.’ 2 Let’s join in and praise the Creator. We include Jesus because He is also the Creator. 3 God and Jesus are one. 4
Let’s believe Scripture’s testimony about our fantastic Creator God and agree to, ‘Praise our God, all you His servants, you who fear Him, both small and great.’ 5
- How you may be blocking your own destiny – Kynan Bridges on Cid Roth’s ‘It’s Supernatural!’ Published on 12 March 2017.
- Nehemiah 9:5-6
- John 1:3, Colossians 2:16, Hebrews 1:2
- John 10:30
- Revelation 19:5