Gen 3:15 (snakes)

Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Wed Dec 1 09:46:55 EST 1999

> > the crafty snake who was thereby able to deceive them and
> > lead them into sin.
> What deception occurred, from the text it is clear that the serpent did not
> deceive anyone, he merely put a temptation in front of Eve ( and possibly
> Adam for the text could be read as inferring that he was present throughout
> the whole thing, it certainly does not rule it out. )  

Excuse me?  God says "Eat it and you will die" and the snake 
says "No you won't."  That's about as flagrant a deception as there 

Dave Washburn
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name.
                                   Psalm 86:11

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