Removing the Curse

Scale model of Noah's ark

August 30

And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

(Genesis 8:20-21) KJV

Noah’s flood pictures the cleansing that we receive symbolically in baptism. The Earth was baptized and regenerated. Harmful pollutants which had been accumulating since the fall of man were washed into the oceans.

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The Original Sin

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned

(Romans 5:12) NKJV

The original sin is the reason why God cursed the Earth, but it isn’t the reason for why the creation is in a fallen state. A lot of people haven’t grasped this, because how can the two things be different?

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Answer 3

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged.

(Genesis 8:1) KJV
  • Why did God flood the world, kill everybody, start over again, yet forget to absolve Noah and his descendants of original sin? And if Noah’s family were cleansed of it, how did humanity get it back?

This question makes it clear that there’s confusion over what original sin is. Original sin is not a conceptual thing that can be removed, it set in motion a course of history which can’t be stopped or changed.

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Is Satan Limbless?

His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born

(Revelation 12:4) KJV

The curse of the serpent to be limbless reveals an area of theology which has been badly compromised by the spaghetti syndrome. It’s spaghetti with a side of waffle and fudge.

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Deducing the Timing of the War in Heaven

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

(Revelation 12:17) KJV

We’re using deduction to reconcile the Bible with science. Actual science, not popular science (SciPop). We believe that a fact will be the same regardless of what you believe about the Bible, therefore anything which is only true in the SciPop paradigm isn’t a fact.

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You Shall Die of Dying

Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

(Genesis 2:15-17) NKJV

Did the curse on the serpent happen immediately, or did it occur in the first generation of offspring? We could make the case either way, but, since we don’t know for sure let’s consider what God said to Adam about the tree of knowledge.

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Serpent vs. Snake

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: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

(Genesis 3:14-15) KJV

There weren’t any snakes before the fall of man. It’s a logical conclusion which is deduced by the application of cause and effect, logic and reason. Look at it this way, you can’t curse a snake to be limbless, it already is.

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The Fall is Coming

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

(Genesis 3:6-7) NKJV

The issue that complicates resolving this right now is that something has to happen which changes an intelligent bipedal reptilian humanoid into a limbless snake.

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