Blaring Bible Ignorance

Ever noticed anything unusual about the typical image of the Devil drawn by artists during the temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden?

Let me give you a small clue – the snake has no legs!

Why’s that an issue? Because his legs were “kicked out from under him” in God’s judgment after the sin had taken place, not before.

Now if the average person misses something so obvious right from the beginning, what else do you think escapes our attention?

That’s why proper Bible study (2 Timothy 2:15) helps to keep the apples with the apples and the oranges with the oranges when it comes to biblical knowledge. EA

So the Lord God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”” (Genesis 3:14-15)

 

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2 comments

  1. I read an article many years ago that showed either a boa constrictor or an anaconda or some huge snake x-rayed. Please google this because I am afraid I can’t remember it exactly but it showed that the snake actually at one time had legs. Have you ever heard or read anything about this? Sure wish I had copied the article now. Blessings,

    1. Hi, Ellie. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      There is quite a bit out there about the “vestigial appendages” in very large snakes that you’re referring to. People in the creation corner use it to try and justify that snakes once had legs (referencing the creation account) and people in the evolution corner use it to try and justify that snakes once had legs and evolved (which would sound more like devolution to me) to crawl thus making the “leftover bones” evidence of such.

      To me personally, the bones don’t mean much for either side. For creationists, the fact that the bones are only in a couple of species (a tee-tiny percentage) and not in all snakes should be enough to counter the position. And for evolutionists, the fact that the bones do actually serve an internal purpose should be enough to counter their position.

      It’s an interesting point to bring up but all in all my original point was about how the average person, even the average Bible-reader, never notices what can plainly be seen (much like the common belief that the Bible says Adam and Eve ate an apple when it only says fruit) because often times the Bible is read without much meditation, much less faith, to accompany it (Psalm 119:148, 1:1-2, Joshua 1:8) and not about any extra-biblical evidence, or the lack thereof, when it comes to the snake previously having legs.

      Thanks again for commenting. God bless as you study his word.

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