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They tried not to testify against themselves, but Adam passed on the blame to Eve, and Eve passed it on to the serpent. As in the case of all false religion, there was an attempt at self-justification . 3 God began at the root of the trouble . He showed he was the Supreme Judge, and not any one of his creatures. He also showed he was a Prophet, who sets before himself a great purpose and who knows its end from its beginning . He really spoke to the original Serpent, Satan the Devil, and pronounced condemnation upon the fallen "covering cherub" when He said : "Because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals, and among all beasts of the field ; on your belly shall you crawl, dust shall you eat, all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed ; he shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for his heel."-Genesis 3 :14,15, CB. 4 By this judgment the great Judge did not glorify the snake or serpent as a symbol of enlightenment, but made it a symbol of sin and of Satan the Devil . According to this the fallen "covering cherub", Satan the Devil, is cursed and declared to be degraded to the level of a snake . With lifeless dust as his food, the doing of his rebellious will cannot be life-sustaining food to him . No natural death awaits him ; he is to be destroyed as when a snake has its head crushed . But who is 3 . How did God show himself Judge and Prophet respecting the Serpent? 4. What did God's judgment signify for the Serpent, and why could the mother of the "seed" not be a human woman?

What Has Religion Done for Mankind?  
What Has Religion Done for Mankind?  

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