Posted: October 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Reptilian-2I love reading the Bible and looking for things that make my mind and heart jump up and down. Today we are going to talk about the serpent in Genesis and the cursed that God put upon it. We read in Genesis 3:14,  “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life”. It looks like a normal verse and nothing seems to stick out, but if you look deeper at the verse you will come upon a startling realization that not many people take into consideration. How many of us have had the preconception that the serpent was on the tree hissing words of deception into Eve’s ears? We also have art work of Eve picking an apple from the tree while the serpent coiled up on the branches looks on approvingly. First of all, the Bible never mentions an apple. Genesis 3:2 says, “And the woman said unto the serpent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden’”. It says FRUIT and not an apple in that Bible verse. Why am I mentioning this verse with the fruit?  It is because we as humans tend to overlook simple little things before our very eyes concerning God’s words.

Now let me show you the secret hidden in plain sight on that Bible verse in Genesis 3:14 concerning the serpent.  We see the word “cursed”, meaning God invoked an affliction on the serpent.  He did not “curse”, or use foul language.  The difference between the two is simple, with just an additional letter.  God wasn’t using the word curse, which basically in a sense wishes evil upon someone. We know God isn’t that way. Instead, he cursed the serpent, basically causing an affliction on the serpent and changing his appearance from a creature that was upright to a serpent that would crawl on its belly. You guessed it – the Serpent was standing up when he first met Eve in the Garden. The Serpent was on its two legs! Let that sink into your system for a second and take in all of the misconceptions you thought about the serpent from before. It’s there, folks, and there is no denying how many little things we may overlook in a simple verse such as the Serpent getting cursed.


  1. Shofar says:

    Thanks for bringing out these important points to know about the fruit and the serpent!

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