The Serpent and Dragons...
The serpent in the Garden of Eden is frequently portrayed with the face of Lilith, who in Hebrew legend was Adam's first wife. She considered herself his equal and left him- and Eden- rather than to submit to him. She was often depicted as winged, with the body of a snake, and was said to be the temptress of Eve. She acquired the character of a wicked demon who killed new-born babies and was the enemy of men.
Eve, with her partner Adam, was to eat the fruit of every tree in the Garden of Eden except one, the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The serpent, more subtle than any other beast, persuaded Eve that this was the one fruit she desired and, having tasted it, Eve gave it to Adam to eat. According to the Ild Testament of the Bible, their disobedience condemned humans to lives of toil, hardship and death. The serpent's punishment was to crawl on its belly and eat dust, and to be the enemy of humankind thereafter.
Source: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology
My question is, how can you believe a snake to have human qualities of conversing but cannot believe white supremacy used the Bible and Christianity to enslave black people? This story of Adam and Eve has been told for generation after generation. Yet no one questions the talking snake. Well some people have while majority have not. The Bible is symbolic and metaphorical. In order to truly overstand the words you must have a spiritual connection with the Most High, to even have a concept as to what is being stated. Our overstanding of truth lies in our search for fulfillment in the Most High. So many people want to spoon feed religion and cults that we all forget about our spirituality.
Many times The Holy Bible is taken out of context literally. If anyone reads the entire passage of Eph. 5 they will see how the slave masters took Eph. 5:6 totally out of context. If you've ever seen the movie Eli. The entire focus of the villain was to gain a full copy of The Holy Bible to use to rule the people. When you take passages out of context in order to misinform a mass of people who, can't read or can't get a copy of their own to read, you can control them. The Holy Bible, The Holy Qu'ran, The Torah and many others are all books meant to be read for thine own understanding. Not just for someone to select and read to you their own interpretation. Great leaders will instruct you not to just take their word for it, but to go study The Books and develop a personal relationship with I AM, The Most High. This way Eph. 5:6 has a whole new ironic meaning to bless your life. #foodforthought #allinlove #1love
1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.