People say, they are out of the box thinkers, open minded. But in contrast their really not. They just don’t want to feel dense in an intellectual conversation. Especially concerning the holy scriptures. That being said, and without offending any faith from the bible, try this experiment. Using scripture. Consider the idea of words existing by nature. That is, words existing by themselves. No influence by mankind. Only God and Words. Existing as the same being. In our search for the knowledge of God, his wisdom and understanding, the fact is, you need words to do this. A new idea to us, yea. We were asked by God in Job 12:11 ” Doth not the ear try words? ” A small request by God but no, we did not try words yet. Foolish verse in scripture I suppose, cause preachers don’t bother with foolish things from God not worth preaching. This may surprise you, but another small verse of Gods scripture is not a hit with the church. Cause its not worth preaching. 1 John 5:7 ” For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” They didn’t hear him say the Word. Cause it means nothing to them. What sounds better to preach is, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The ( WORD ) doesn’t have enough power, to be preached. But knowing that God, the ( WORD ) and the Holy Ghost are one. Who could withstand it? You couldn’t take a crowbar, or pry-bar strong enough to pry God apart from the Holy Ghost and the Word. Or pry apart the Holy Ghost and the Word. Or pry apart the ( WORD ) from God and the Holy Ghost.Because all three are one! Yes all three are the almighty God. And all three have the power of speech. Listen, Heb. 3:7 Wherefore ( as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,” Being three, that makes God plural. So when scripture speaks, they, WORDS, refer to them selves as, we, us, and I. 1Thess 2:13 ” For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God” Now the question is, did man have speech before God? Did the almighty, all knowing God have to wait for man to invent the most highly intelligent entities known to man, ( WORDS ), so that God could then convey his instructions and commandments to us? If so, then how did God say, ” let us make man ” in the seven day creation? And who is us? That is plural. Lets break this down. ” In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God” Wait, the next verse says, ” The same was in the beginning with God” Get ready for this. ” In the beginning was the God, and the God was with word, and the God was word” ” The same was in the beginning with word” You can’t conceive its alright to be written that way. Since God and Word are the same being, its fine. Words are alright to be plural.This is why the ancient philosophers call them the gods. Words and gods are the same beings. Socrates said, God himself is the speaker, I’m just a man. A man by the way who never wrote a single line, but you can read everything he said. Neither did Jesus ever write a single line, but you can read everything he said. Job 38:20 ” Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he will be swallowed up” How much emphasis did God put on his words? Luke 21:23 ” Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away” Prov 8:23 ” I was set up from everlasting, or ever the earth was” This eternal item is certainly a God like feature. Jesus said, John 6:63 ” the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” Therefore words have life indeed, or Jesus is a ( LIAR ). God told Moses, ” I AM THAT I AM:” “this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations” The word ( I ) means, the speaker, the word ( AM ) means, existing, a being. Isaiah 52:6 ” Therefore my people shall know my name, therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak; ( behold ), it is I ” You know a real mysterious thing about words is, they have no chemical compound. For example, H 2 o is water. They are neither gas, liquid, or solid form. But somehow, they are able to invisibly flow like a ( GHOST ) from mind, to mind, through all mankind. Finally, Matt 18:20 ” For where two and three are gathered in my name, there ( AM I ) in the midst of them! Psalms 40:7 ” Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me”
We can’t change the way other people look, but we can change the way we look at other people.
am Thomas Channing author of Key of See.
Who is the Serpent in the garden of eden?
Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
Genesis 2:19 …; and God brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name there of.
Every thing in the Bible already had names. But God went with the names Adam called them.
Genesis 2:9 …;the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, (coma, meaning what ever comes next has nothing to do with the previous.) ,and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Revelations 2:7 ;To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Genesis 2:16 …, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of Knowledge of good and evil,
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
Lets stop right here.
The serpent, who or what is he.
Remember, every thing already had names, God went with the names Adam called them.
I wonder what was the serpent’s real name?
Now lets look at the word subtil, it has good qualities to it and bad qualities.
Why did we go with the bad first?
Because it is written; 1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
But you see we did go with the bad first.
Well you know your version well, as you were told.
Now I’m here to tell you the truth on what really happened, in the Garden of Eden
Genesis 3:1 And the serpent(who ever he is) asked the women “yea, hath God said, Yea should not eat every tree of the garden?”
Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
God had instructed Adam of what tree to eat of, not Eve.
So Eve must have got the instructions wrong. Because she was wrong about what tree to eat of.
Revelations 2:7 the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
So the serpent(?) spoke a second time to correct her.
Genesis 3:4 3:5 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree
(the word “the” meaning one tree in the midst) was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise,
she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
The tree was, The Tree of Life Eve was looking at. That’s why it had such good qualities.
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
And God said, Who told thee that thou wast naked?
Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Adam was not sure the tree Eve gave him was The Tree of life, he thought it might be the Tree of knowlege of good and evil.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?
And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Genesis3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee,(The Tree of Life was one of the trees God comanded Him to eat of)
saying, (to your self) Thou shalt not eat of it:
cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
(Man ate of the Tree of Life thinking he did wrong.)
And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand,
and take also(Adam never took from any tree at this point) from the Tree of Life.