In the beginning, God created â€“ and it was good! Adam and Eve were encouraged to eat of any tree of the garden (except for one). Can you imagine what the fruit would have tasted like? Amazing!
By design, God intended for His handiwork to be a catalyst for worship and thanksgiving. Whether Adam and Eve ate or drank, it would ALL be for His glory!
Beyond the spectacular food, God also made male and female so they could have deep fellowship, marry one another, bear children, and live happily ever after. Again, all so they would promote and display His glory!
So what happened? What went wrong? Sin entered into the world. Mankind was led astray by Satan and his lies. At the heart of it, Adam and Eve were led astray by false teaching.
Did you know that our enemyâ€™s tactics have not changed after all these years? During the Apostle Paulâ€™s ministry, he continually encountered false teachers who were infleunced by darkness and sought to diminish the light of the glory of God. Join Pastor Nate McLaurin as we get a behind-the-scenes glimpse rom 1 Timothy 4 of how Satan and his demons influenced false teaching in the region of Ephesus and learn how we can be ON GUARD against such false teaching by properly understanding Godâ€™s intentions in creation. Both in the food we eat and the marriages we pursue, God gives us good gifts in His creation to fuel our worship and propogate His mission to the world.