I would be curious to know if the preacher produced any scriptures to support that view, for I know of no scripture that teaches that view. What the Bible does teach is that an angel named Lucifer committed a sin which led to a rebellion against God. Later, after God had created the human race, Satan (formerly named Lucifer) tempted the first woman (Eve) to commit sin and she succumbed to that temptation and then her husband also sinned. Adam, being the head of the human race, was charged with introducing sin into the world of mankind. Let’s examine the scriptures that teach us of the sin of Lucifer and the sin of Adam. We will begin with Lucifer.

In Isaiah 14:12-14 we read, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.” Now let’s read Ezekiel 28:12, 14-15, “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God…You were the anointed CHERUB who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were PERFECT IN YOUR WAYS from the day you were created, TILL INIQUITY WAS FOUND IN YOU.” Though these portions are dealing with two kings on earth, they surely go well beyond mere men, for no man has ever been called a “cherub” (which is an ANGEL…Genesis 3:24 with Ezekiel 10), nor has it ever been said of any king on earth that he was “perfect in your ways from the day you were created.” (for all men have been “born in sin”…Psalm 51:5). Lucifer is, no doubt, the cherub of Ezekiel 28:14 who was created and anointed by God to guard the throne of God. Yet eventually Lucifer became occupied with is his own wisdom and beauty, causing his heart to be lifted up with pride and leading him to desire to “dethrone God and to sit on His throne as God.” PRIDE was his chief sin and, we believe, the FIRST SIN committed that marred God’s perfect creation. We read of this sin in a warning to Christian men who desire the role of an elder in the church, “Not a novice, lest being PUFFED UP WITH PRIDE he fall into the same condemnation as the DEVIL” (1st Timothy 3:6). We know from other scriptures that after Lucifer sinned, he became known as the Devil and Satan. “He laid hold of the dragon, that SERPENT OF OLD, who is the Devil and Satan” (Revelation 20:2).

In Genesis 3:1-6 we see Satan as the “serpent of old” tempting the woman to sin, and then she and Adam committed sin by eating of forbidden fruit. Verse 1 says, “Now the SERPENT was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, ‘Has God indeed said, You shall not each of every tree of the garden?’” He went on to say, “God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and YOU WILL BE LIKE GOD, knowing good and evil” (verse 5).

Notice how the Devil planted the same desire in Eve (to “be like God”) that took root in his heart and caused him to sin! Sadly, we read that “she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate” (verse 6). Here we have man’s FIRST SIN, where they willingly disobeyed God’s commandment not to eat of this tree (see Genesis 2:15-17). Again, Adam was the one who received this commandment (before Eve was created) and as the “head of the human race” he is charged with committing the FIRST SIN in the world of mankind. “Therefore, just as THROUGH ONE MAN SIN ENTERED THE WORLD, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12).

In conclusion, Scripture does NOT speak of any other angel or man as having committed the first sin. Lucifer is guilty of introducing sin into God’s perfect creation initially, and then Adam was guilty of introducing sin into the world that God had created for man upon earth.  (DO)  (551.1)