The Relevance of the Holy Bible Today

“Why We (Humans) Do What We Do”

I know what you must be thinking, “So… What? The world is filled with murder because Cain killed Abel?”

The answer is yes, and, not really.

It would be strange, even for a son of God, to just up and murder someone for no good reason. Especially, if that someone is a relative.

Well, not really. Let’s just say there was a reason.

I’m aware of what you’ve been taught. You’ve been taught, “Cain killed Abel because he was jealous.”

Why on earth or even in heaven would Cain be jealous of Abel?

Cain’s the son of God! The son of God is going to be jealous of a Shepherd?

I don’t think so!

Then, what was it? Was it something that he ate?

It wasn’t something that Cain ate, it was something that his Mother ate.

That’s not much of a legal defense I’ll admit.

“What my mother ate when she was carrying me made me do it!”

There was somewhat of a motive, but before we get to the motive for Cain killing Abel, we have to go back a bit.

We have to go back to Adam and Eve.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the Adam and Eve story that you were taught by the “Want to Be Called by God” preachers, is not the story I’m going to tell.

This story is about at least two Adams and at least two Women, one of those women is named Eve and a Serpent.

You might want to re-read chapters two and three of Genesis before going on.

What I’m about to tell you is going to challenge your belief system.

“Don’t shoot the messenger!”

1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The “Man” in Genesis chapter one verses twenty six through twenty eight is referring to the “Species;” Man.

The species man is made in God’s image, after God’s likeness.

The species man is “pure consciousness.”

The species man consists of two elements; a female element and a male element.

The species man has dominion over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

The species “man” was put into a body of “Dust.”

The species “man” consists of two elements; one female element and one male element.

“Man” is now “pure consciousness” in a body made of dust.

2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

The species “man” in his body of dust was put into the garden of Eden and instructed NOT to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, “For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die!”

2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Remember, I said that this story of Adam and Eve was about at least two Adams? Well, the Adam in Genesis chapter two verse twenty one is the second Adam.

The name Adam means: ‘adam aw-dam’ to show blood (in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy: ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.)

Noticed anything? Homograph? Not really, but close!

The word Adam is a homograph because it means an individual or the species. It’s also the name of a species and the name of an individual!

Man is a homograph because it can mean an individual or the species.

What do you call two words that mean the same thing, but spelled different?

Synonyms!

“Adam” and “Man” are synonyms, which the Author of Genesis use so well that if you are not very careful, you will totally misinterpret the text as well as the subject of the text.

2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

The “Adam” in Genesis chapter two verses nineteen through twenty is the species man: “Pure consciousness” in a body formed of the dust of the ground.

This “Adam” is the first Adam: “The Species named Adam.”

2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

So, Genesis chapter two verse twenty two should be read: And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from (the species) man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the “species” man.

2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

The Adam in Genesis chapter two verse twenty three is also the “species.” He says, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: She shall be called Woman, because she was taken from “Man.”

This “Man” that “Woman” was taken out of is another “Man!”

A homograph, but not a synonym.

This “Man” means: To be extant; a man as an individual or a male person.

This “Man” is not a species.

This “Man” can only be “One” Man.

This “Man” is an example of every individual in the species, who consists of a “female” element and a “male” element.

This “Man” is the MALE ELEMENT.

When Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of “Man.”

He was speaking about the male half of himself.

I keep saying the same thing over and over because I want you to remember. In the beginning, the “Species” man as well as the “Individual” man looked nothing like we human beings look today. Okay?

2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Genesis chapter two verse twenty four should be read:

“Therefore shall an extant male element (Man) leave God (its father and mother and cleave unto its female element: and they shall be one: like God: A god.6

2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

I had to take you through all of that in order to get your mind in the right place.

The Adam and Eve story is much more than what is realized on the surface. It explains in detail why we humans do what we do.

It’s not just about disobedience, which has been the sermon for CENTURIES. It’s about our psychological and physiological history.

Before we were “mortal” we were gods.

Adam and Eve are still gods.

Anyway:

3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die

3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

3:5 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 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.

3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

In Genesis chapter three verses one through seven there is a lot going on.

I don’t know what you’ve been told, yes I do. You’ve been told that the serpent in this story is the original Satan.

I imagine that some preacher thought by telling you that the serpent was the original Satan would be better than trying to explain to you, “How is it possible for a serpent to talk?”

Well, in this story; in Hebrew and in English; in whatever language you choose, the serpent is talking.

When I looked up the word serpent in the Strong’s Concordance I was totally surprised to find out, not only was a serpent talking, it was, “Prognosticating!”

The meaning of serpent is from a word that means; to {hiss} that {is} whisper a (magic) spell; generally to prognosticate: A snake (from its hiss).

Prognosticate means: to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophecy .

The serpent wasn’t Satan. The serpent was a Prophet?!

Shocking, isn’t it!

Now, you have to ask yourself several questions, Didn’t God say to the man in Genesis chapter two verses sixteen and seventeen:

2:16 “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die?”

“If God said, “For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die, why didn’t they die?”

Why would Adam eat from the tree that God commanded him not to eat from, knowing he would die?

Where was the woman when God told the “Man” not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

I could go on and on, but this post is about, “Why We (Humans Do What We Do).

In a “Nut Shell,” we do what we do because like the serpent said:

“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.”

Regardless of what you believe about the Bible, the stories in the bible are designed to impart “Truths” about humanity.

The fact that the stories in the bible have been told for thousands of years to generation after generation speaks to our psychology (conscious and subconscious minds) and physiology (physical and spiritual worlds) in ways we are more than likely, unaware of.

Whether the “Knowledge of Good and Evil” came from a tree, a bush or a bubbling brook, being in possession of it created something inside us that our creators tried to warn our ancient ancestors about.

Why do we humans do “ALL” of what we do? It’s because of “Emotions!”

As to why Cain killed Abel, it could have been jealously. I mean his father (God) showed favor to a mere mortal over his own son.

But, if you want to stick to the theory that the Author of Genesis took the names of the characters and weaved a story around the meanings of those names, I’d decern that Abel (which means; emptiness or vanity; figuratively something transitory and unsatisfactory) teased Cain. (which means; a lance (as striking fast))

Since Cain’s mother (Eve) ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and Evil and was full of emotions while carrying her son, Cain was also full of emotions.

Cain killed Abel because he simply got angry. Since we know that anger is a secondary emotion, Cain was probably hurt by his father’s rejection.

If “Man” or anyone else was a “kid” of mine, and I knew of something that was harmful, like the knowledge of Good and Evil, I would have “Child Proofed” the tree!

First time parents, you got to love them…

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