The account is brief but sad. The development of the lie in the long-lived ancients was such that within a few generations it had reached maturity.
One day Eve encountered Lucifer in one of his disguises, as a serpent, at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Noah’s descendants reproduced the mistakes of unbelief, and developed new systems of creature worship.
Messiah and His disciples embodied the principle, “he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”
On this trip, you will find pointers along the way to references in the Sacred Writings. From these places I have drawn the elements of The Story.
The victory He won was not left hidden in the apparent defeat of His ultimate humiliation.
At last the time came, and the greatest of all prophets was raised up to herald the coming of the Word. John the Baptist announced the coming kingdom and King, laying the ax to the root of the tree of self-seeking, and calling for repentance.
Since God is love, all that He makes is an expression of love, and is intended to reveal love. Thus nothing was designed to live for itself.
Rapidly the consequences of the alluring but deadly principle of the lie became evident.
Into this peaceful realm of love and faith one day a mysterious and unexplainable sentiment arose.