Gen 3:15 (snakes)
dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Dec 1 09:45:48 EST 1999
Just one point here:
> To me the Serpent Character is a literary device incorporated into the text
> as a catalyst to introduce sin. In this way it helps deflect the cause of
> the sin of Eve and more importantly Adam, for he is plainly the greater
> sinner, from God himself. Although because he created the Serpent, he is of
> course implicated in manufacturing a flawed creation. Why a Serpent/snake,
> do you know any everyday person who likes them? It is a natural candidate.
Actually, I know several everyday persons who like them. I know a
number of people who keep boa constrictors, pythons and other
snakes as pets and love them dearly. I'm fascinated by them
myself, and am perfectly comfortable around them. One fellow with
a pet python keeps trying to buy my daughter's rabbits because he
likes to treat his pet...
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name.
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