Satan knew that he could do his most damage if he could seduce mankind to disobey God and His laws. This would bring them to the place of being subject to judgment from the Almighty. God had already warned Adam, "in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die". The power of Satan lies in seducing man to sin against the Creator. The power of Jesus Christ is to forgive sin and bring the hearts of men back to God.
With a little observation, we can see Satan's tactics still used today. It has been a classic methodology of communism to first destabilize a country by breaking down morals and godliness, and then bring it under their power. In fact, even today, when we see the active promotion of evil and systematic effort to break down all the old moral standards, we can know that we are being set up. Somebody is working out a plan.
The Bible tells us there is a one-world totalitarian system coming to planet earth. It will be an atheistic program like its communist cousin. We are living now in the days of a "creeping barrage" of ungodliness which is part of Satan's softening up tactics to ready the world for his man, the antichrist. With a Bible in our hand we can recognize the systematic promotion of a new morality for what it is. We are at a crossroad of choices, either plunge farther into sin, or take God's way of escape. We need to be wise to the slick salesmanship of sin and realize God's offer of salvation in Jesus Christ is the only wise choice for each soul.