“The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in Him.”
John 3: 14-15
Man was originally endowed with noble powers and a well balanced mind. He was perfect, and in harmony with God. His thoughts were pure, his aims holy… He was made captive by Satan, and would have remained so forever had not God intervened. It was the Tempter’s purpose to stop the divine plan in man’s creation, and fill the earth with woe and desolation. And he would point to all this evil as the result of God’s work in creating man.