The serpent in the Bible is presented as the Devil. How true is this idea? Can one evil invisible being really be responsible of all the wrongs on Earth?
Before we discuss the Serpent in the Bible, let’s recap our last episode, we’ve expounded God’s goal, represented by the 7th day of creation week, as one of the key pieces around which other pieces fall into place and the framework into which the numerous pieces fit. There are other master puzzle pieces which most readers are fully aware of, but which, like the Sabbath, have been so misrepresented as to have been wrenched from their proper positions in the puzzle and twisted into misshapen, unrecognizable blobs of misinformation.
(Origin of the Universe, chapter 6.1)
We have already turned some of those pieces—like the role of the ‘mind’ (Audit of the Universe chapter 9 coming) and the ‘family’ (Audit of the Universe chapter 12 coming)—right side up in Inventory and Audit. In due time we’ll take off more of their rough edges and fit them into their rightful positions. Right now we are seeing the underpinnings, the foundation of what and why things are happening on Earth as they are.
Once you begin to get a ‘general outline’ of the mainstays of the overall picture of The Explanation many details will come more clearly into focus. For now, let’s pursue the Serpent in the Bible and his goal…not literally, of course, as you’ll see in due course!
For now, let’s ask the audience, ‘Why do we have such a messy Earth?’
Here’s a clue: I just wrote that the Sabbath and other master pieces had been ‘wrenched from their proper positions in the puzzle and twisted into misshapen, unrecognizable blobs of misinformation’.
Galacti has downright negative feelings about this statement. This is a very serious accusation. On his vaguely human features, Galacti has an expression of puzzlement. Can I truly be saying that there are certain aspects of living of which the average person as well as scientists, philosophers, government and religious leaders are ignorant? How dare I say this is a worldwide phenomenon?
‘Can that be?’ Galacti isn’t sure whom he is speaking to. He’s avoiding me for the moment. ‘With investigative detectives and reporters, with the best inquisitive minds digging up the dirt in-depth behind the scenes and set to the task of revealing truth, printing the most pertinent headlines, how can the author state that in actual fact we’re propounding ‘unrecognizable blobs of misinformation’? That’s some bad hat, Harry!’ Galacti quotes a line from the end credits of the TV show ‘House’ and the film ‘Jaws’.
Let’s take a moment to explain, since—for this journey we have all the time in the world.
We’ve already touched on this sombre point when presenting the personage, the Serpent in the Bible with his subtle nature misquoting God’s words, taking them out of context. He beguiles. He uses subterfuges to give Eve and Adam the ego boost to believe they possess the ability to gather all knowledge, to understand all the information and then handle all dilemmas of and by themselves. He molds their minds to his fatally distorted point of view. I didn’t choose the adverb ‘fatally’ without reason. The Serpent’s way is fatal, it leads to the same result as eating of the Tree of Good and Evil: death.
The Serpent’s goal is simple. It is the opposite of God who wants man WITH Him. The Serpent has one and only one objective in mind: Stop humans from being WITH God, to separate humanity from their Creator Click To Tweet
The Serpent’s goal is simple. It is the opposite of God who wants humanity WITH Him. The Serpent in the Bible has one and only one objective in mind: Stop humans from being WITH God, to separate humanity from their Creator, to erect a barrier between God and humankind.
The Serpent in the Bible is ready to pull out all stops to attain his purpose. We will see many of the subterfuge methods he uses, camouflage, smokescreens, facades, you name it, he’s mastered that manoeuvre and transformed it into a formidable arm against humankind.
At this point some readers are thinking, ‘Sam’s lost it.’ First of all, this talk about a ‘serpent-devil’ is a lot of unproven hogwash. And to think there’s some invisible evil force out there influencing mankind is at least laughable and at most the biggest fairytale ever perpetrated on humankind. Well, if you feel that way, OK, just take it as some legendary make-believe cartoon to sell books.
I just would like to remind you that the ‘Serpent’ is clearly mentioned in the Bible–as is God–and for now I’m just explaining what the Bible says. I’m not asking you to change your beliefs no matter what they are. You started reading this because you want a better understanding of the Bible. You just want to see what that book says in its original language, Biblical Hebrew.
Even Galacti is beginning to think I’m over-exaggerating the hatred the Serpent has for mankind. If it were so rampant, so vile, despicable and foul, surely we roving investigative reporters, along with the combined brains on our planet, would’ve gotten some insight into the character of things. Could the Serpent have mastered the art of exploitation, making bad appear good, enticing us to delude ourselves?
Did the Serpent reach his goal with Adam and Eve? The Serpent is not just a cartoon villain. There’s a method and even a ‘human’ motive. He knew what would happen the moment Adam and Eve ate of the Tree of Good and Evil. He desired a specific outcome, and he got it.
After eating of the Tree of Good and Evil, Adam and Eve then tried to hide from God in His garden (Gen 3:8). The couple somehow reasoned that by concealing themselves behind some rocks or trees they could WITHDRAW from God’s presence—hiding in their room with the door closed, as it were. They tried to flee the scene, not the other way round. God was still in the Garden, but humans cut contact with his Creator. God didn’t just go off by Himself and abandon them. They hid out from Him. This is what the Serpent wanted from the beginning.
We realize that God did put Adam and Eve out of the Garden and He even put guards at the entrance to stop humans coming back. On the other hand, the Serpent in the Bible pulled off his coup. Mankind was ousted from God’s garden. The Serpent scores.
God is boring, or so the Serpent says onstage. God is a bully and an authoritarian, and why does humanity have to do what He says anyway? Now that he’s been partially exposed, the Serpent resorts to character assassination, pointing out that God couldn’t even keep Adam and Eve in the most perfect place on earth.God is a bully and an authoritarian, why does humanity have to follow Him anyway? The Serpent resorts to character assassination: God couldn’t even keep Adam and Eve in the most perfect place on earth. Click To Tweet
This blog post is an excerpt from chapter 6.1 of Origin of the Universe
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