Prepare thy ears, noble sirs,
Who rule the frail with regal force.
Unclothe thy eyes ye humbler folk,
Who weave the thread and raise the stock.
Prepare to devotedly hark
All you who squander in the dark.
For deep within this simple verse,
Lies fire taken from the hearth,
A soothing balm for troubled hearts,
A sturdy shield for solemn guards.
Before the earth was fraught with folk,
Amid the stars Great Serpent woke.
His tail wrapped fourthly ‘round the world
The first great truth the Serpent hurled:
If ere on, on time thou be
I shall transport and nurture thee!
The mighty roar has shattered land
And deepening voids all creatures left
Some chose to dwell in cooling seas
Some took to fly on gentle breeze.
But those truest to their form
Chose barren earth to mend and roam.
The mounts still shook from Serpents rhyme
But folk knew naught how track the time
For in those days no light did shun
And day and night were ever one.
Upon a hill a Lion heaved
For Serpents words were left bereaved
The lion shook his golden main
He swore to light celestial flame
He took to climb the tallest mount
And sowed a seed in fertile ground
He sprinkled it with pearls from sea
In fortnight there grew a tree
The largest seen by mortal eye
Its branches pierced the sunless sky.
Atop he placed his heart aflame
Thus Lions life a sun became.
As morning rays have touched the earth
A serpent once again spoke fourth:
Make thee a leaf with transit chart
And in my belly you’ll depart.
The booming voice the air filled
Thus second truth has been revealed.
But folk had naught the art to write,
And hid themselves in shame and fright.
Then up rose kind and learned sage
His beard whitened with the age.
For months he strolled across the land
In search of language drawn by hand.
Exhausted he collapsed on shore,
The sage knew well he’d walk no more.
He stretched a tiring waning hand.
And grasped a pile of flowing sand.
Again, the sage’s hand moved forth
But found nothing but the earth
A third attempt was met with stones
The fourth produced a pile of bones.
With final breath of fleeting life
He threw the bones in fatal strife
The mourners found bones thus strewn
Each little pile became a rune.
For Sages selfless noble feat,
All elders have a right of seat.
As Sage’s ash was laid in tomb
Third time the Serpents voice did boom
Erect a temple for my art
It shall house those who soon depart
But folk were deep in petty strifes
They warred each other, captured wives
They pillaged towns salted crops
And paid no heed to serpents words
A youth rose under waning moon
Alone the bricks he boldly hewn
Alone he carried heavy stone
He worked his hands to bare bone.
The folk were shamed by eager lad
They threw their swords and shared bread
A mighty force was there built
They called themselves the Union Guild
Four years took the Serpents task,
The people worked from dawn to dusk
The stones were dressed with lion’s heads
Three arching windows pierced with threads
At last they crowned the topmost block
With largest ever known clock.
As final strokes of hammers fell
The Serpent spoke:
Thou fared well
‘Ere comes the time for final Truth !
With that he plunged his mighty tooth
And left behind a narrow trail
Thus was received Eternal Rail
Now anyone of righteous soul
Who minds the time and pays the toll
Can thus have merit to receive
A transit chart on Sacred Leaf
To worship daily at the shrine
That houses Union - Divine.
To enter Serpents Holy Bowels
And thus transgress beyond all grounds.
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IN THE BEGINNING
1:25 "God made the beast of the earth;...and God saw that it was good."
This means that all the beast were good, not just some of them. If there is a beast on this earth, God made it and saw it to be good.
1:31 "And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good." The word "every" means there are no exceptions. If it's on earth, God made it and it was very good.
2:9 "God made every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food." These trees are all in the Garden, there were many of them. All the trees that were pleasant to the sight and good for food, God had made. There's one other tree God had made was also pleasant to the sight and good for food, The Tree of Life. He liked tree so much that he put it in the midst of the Garden where all could see and admire it.
God was so pleased with telling you of the trees that He had made, He almost neglected to tell you of one other tree that was in the Garden, the "Tree of Knowledge of God and Evil." This is the only that God couldn't make, for this tree had some evil in it. Still, it was in the Garden and God mentioned it so He could warn Adam of it later.
2:16 "and God commanded the man, saying,of every tree of the Garden thou may freely eat;"
2:17 "but of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou ea test there of thou shalt surely die."
God did not like this tree much, for He knew the dangers of it. It was an evil tree and God knew to warn Adam about evil things that might be in the Garden. This must be the only evil thing in the Garden. If there were something else evil in it, God would surely have warned Adam.
2:19 "God brought all the animals of the earth to Adam to see what he would call them."
So what ever Adam called them that was there name from that day forward. The animals already had names, but God just wanted to see what Adam would call them.
Then God went with the names Adam called them instead of there original ones. The serpent is just a name Adam gave to something He did not know.
3:1 "Now the serpent was more subtil then any beast of the field."
God said all the beast of the Field were very good. So the serpent must be more good than the rest. all the beasts were subtil, but the serpent was just more subtil than the rest. The serpent asked the woman if they could eat of every tree in the Garden. God had instructed Adam of what trees they could eat. So either Adam gave Eve the wrong instructions or Eve didn't understand them correctly because she was not sure of what trees they could eat. She said, "We cannot eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the Garden." ( She didn't say, "one of the trees in the midst," she said of the tree that was in the midst, implying and informing there is just one tree in the midst.)"
3:5 "Now the serpent, being very good, saw Eve's mistake and said unto her, "The Tree of Life is in the midst of the Garden, 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."
3:6 Now the woman wanted to make sure of the tree in the midst. So she took a look to see if it was a good tree or a bad tree. The woman saw that the tree was good for food, and it was pleasent to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise. She thought to herself, "God must of made this tree, because He made all the trees that were
good for food and plea sent to the eyes." And just before she took of the tree, she thought, "Maybe I Shouldn't take from this tree, because I'm still not sure." She took of the tree anyway thinking she did wrong, then gave also unto Adam to see if he would eat of it. Adam ate of the tree, but saying to himself,"it might be the wrong tree, because Eve seemed to have been confused about the trees." And the eyes of them were
both opened knowing good and evil as the serpent said they would.
3:11 Then God asked Adam if he had eaten of the tree that He commanded him that he should not eat of (The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil). Adam thought he did wrong, so he blamed the woman. God then asked the women. Now the woman thought she realy did something wrong and quickly tried to throw the blame on the serpent.
God didn't ask the serpent what happened because He knew the serpent was only trying to correct Eve. God did say; "because you tryed to correct Eve, from this day on, everyone will curse you thinking you tempted Eve."
3:17 Then God said to Adam, "Because thou has hearkened unto the woman and ate of the tree of which I had commanded thee to eat of-saying to yourself, 'maybe I shouldn't be eating this tree,' Ye shalt misinterpret the Bible all the days of your life."
3:22 And God said, "And now man has become one of us, knowing good and evil, least he put forth his own hand (as eve did) and also take from the Tree of Life."
Eve, the church, takes from the tree of Life, misinterprets it, then gives unto Adam,man. Adam must put forth his own hand taking directly from the Tree of Life thus giving up the church's interpretations.
A New Look in the Garden
What you are about to read now, reveals that error in greater detail, that has been held in the opposite of truth since the foundation of the understanding of God's words. If you need further proof that the serpent is innocent of all the charges brought against him, you can read the entire trial in Plato's "Apology" from the other one who also never wrote a line.
What man has believed of the "serpent" God has made, the very opposite will prove to be true. 1 Th. 5:21 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good". If it so be he is defended justly, then he will rise again the third day according to the scriptures, and according to the scriptures--the third chapter of Genesis.
So let us investigate these charges against him that have caused all religions to call him such evil names such as: deceiver, the devil and satan. This time let us not judge so hastily against something God had made. Genesis 1:31 "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good". The question here is, shall we look at things the way God saw them or believe the way man see's them? For only one chapter later after God saw every thing that he had made was very good, man saw something God had made that was very bad. Because in the first verse of the third chapter of Genesis, all religions from the Bible say the most injurious things about the serpent God had made. Who shall we believe? God, or man. If we see it the way God saw it, that everything he had made was very good, which would include the serpent, then Gods statements are ture, for they are in conformity to fact. But if we believe the way man saw it, that the serpent was the cause of all the evil in the world, then God is a liar. Romans 3:4 "let God be true, but every man a liar".
Now this was no ordinary serpent, for this serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. The word "subtil" used to mean "precise", to characterized by very fine mental distinctions, with sharpness of perception and analysis, which are all good qualities to show the way to truth. But somewhere along the line they out dated those meanings of precise to emphasized on crafty, wily, and cunning, to fit the serpent the way man saw him. For it didn't look right to hold such great meanings in the word "subtil" that described the serpent.
The serpent is accused of tempting the woman to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. So let us examine this to see if he was tempting, or correcting.
It is written, "out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food: the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil".
Now the comma after the statement "the tree of life also in the midst of the garden", (comma) is separating the tree of life from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, because the "also" in that statement is referring back to the trees that are pleasant to the sight and good for food. The last part of the sentence after the comma, was just to mention another tree that is called, the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But only the tree of life is specified to be in the midst of the garden. Now the woman said, the tree in the midst of the garden is the one God had said, "ye shall not eat of it". But God said, "of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it".
Now all the trees that God made to grow was pleasant to the sight, and good for food. But a tree of knowledge of good and evil would not be pleasant to the sight, and good for food, and therefore could not be a tree God made to grow, but a tree man made to grow from believing the serpent God had made was tempting. Therefore this is the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Now the serpent first spoke to inquire of her understanding of the trees. Seeing she had it wrong, he spoke the second time to correct her. Job 33:14 "For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not" And so the serpent spoke once, yea twice, but man perceived it not that it was Christ who spoke in his stead. For this cause, Isaiah 53:7 "He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth".
Now after the woman considered what the serpent had said, she gave the tree a second look. "And when the woman saw that the tree 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. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked". Now before they ate of the tree of life in the midst of the garden, they were both naked and were not ashamed. Just as the religions are today, before they know of this error. For they are naked to the fact they are holding good for evil and are not ashamed. But after they are corrected of this error, their eyes will be opened, and they will know they are naked of the truth, and will begin to do something about it. Then they will hear the voice of the Lord God from the words of God and not from man.
After God had asked them questions, and upon hearing their answers, this is what God said, "because thou hast harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, thou shalt not eat of it, cursed is the ground for thy sake". Now God did not say, "hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee not", but, "of which I commanded thee, saying, thou shalt not eat of it". Now when God had asked Adam before, "Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I comanded 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". Now the tree the woman gave him to eat was the tree in the midst of the garden, which is a tree God commanded they may freely eat. The man now thinking he ate of the tree that he should not eat of, blamed the woman for it. Therefore God rightfully said, "Because thou hast harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, which I commanded thee, (comma) saying, (comma) Thou shalt not eat of it: in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life": And that is, divisions and afflictions shall the words of God bring forth to the people for as long as they continue to believe the serpent was tempting.
Out of the serpent's roots will come the knowledge and causes which produces a fruitful Bible, nothing being contrary to reason. For it is knowledge alone that clears the mind of all perturbations. Would not to be lost in error create them? Then it is evident the truth was crossed in the third chapter of Genesis, for it was in this chapter alone that man brought sin and Satan upon himself from choosing a base meaning in one work "subtil", and reflected a corrupt meaning to the serpent God had made. God said, "That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought". The "thing of nought" meaning, "no devil". This is verified in the New Testament, for the words of God say, "I have not a devil".
It is known that opposites are generated out of opposites. It has also happened from first thoughts by the appearance of things. As it was believed for thousands of years that the sun went around the earth, when actually the very opposite was true, yet the sun was right before their eyes all the time, just as the words have been right before their eyes all the time.
In man's first reading of God's words, it has appeared that the serpent was the cause of sin and the devil. Since this belief of the serpent has stood for thousands of years, it is certainly worth taking a second look at this evil that is still hanging over the human race. For as a doctor must get to the core of the cause to cure, it is here we must get to the core of the serpent's cause. For to imagine a devil in God's Garden of Eden might be the real blasphemy against God. Even the religions are baffled over this for they say, "here we race the greatest of all mysteries, the most significant of all secrets, the most unanswerable of all questions. How could God--who is all-powerful, all-holy, and all-loving--have created evil, or permitted the devil to create it"? This statement was made by Billy Graham.
It is the judgment of things the world holds as true which are not true that makes the world wretched. Consider this affliction brought upon the world because of the judgment of one incident from the beginning of man's education of God. First we blamed the serpent, the devil, then Adam and Eve for the fall of mankind.
The teachings in Epictetus tell us "Never to lay the blame on others, but on ourselves, that is, on our own judgments. To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education; to accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun; to accuse neither oneself or others shows that one's education is complete".
Did not anybody think it strange, that if the serpent was the cause of all this sin in the world, as they say, why would God grant the serpent final victory over man. For He said to the serpent. "It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel". Now God asked Adam if he had eaten of the tree and he blamed the woman. God asked the woman, "What is this thou hast done"? and the woman blamed the serpent. But God did not ask the serpent "Why did you do this"? and give him a chance to explain, for God knew he was trying to reprove them from their error. Nor did God punish the serpent as the religions assume. For it is they that esteem the serpent strickened, smitten of God and afflicted. Because the serpent took his stand for truth to correct them, God knew he would be cursed. How many men down through the ages who took their stand for truth could this be said of them. "Because thou has done this thou are cursed". for God did not say to the serpent, "I curse you". It was man that cursed and despised the serpent. And this is written for the serpent's defense. "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our inquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand". So the serpent was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look again shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. "So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider". Jesus said "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up". St. Matthew 12:33 "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good: or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit". The choice is yours. So was he the deceiver in the Garden of Eden, which then makes the tree corrupt, and the fruit corrupt? Or was is Christ who spoke up for their correction, which now makes the tree good and his fruit good? It is said many times, in many different ways, in the words of God, to get rid of the devil. The choice is still yours. But if there was such a thing as a deceiver, it would be they who taught such a corruptible thing as a devil in God's Garden of Paradise.
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