There is currently a teaching from some so-called “scientist” that we are made of stardust. This is not science, for they produce no measurements or elemental amounts to prove such nonscientific nonsense, it is plain and simple rebellion to the creator. We were made from earth dust. One doesn’t even have to read the Bible to know this, for as any reader of science fiction knows, we are earthlings, not starlings.
From earth dust, we were taken and to earth dust, we shall return.
. . . then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Gen. 2:7
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Gen. 3:19
Dust eating Serpent
The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. Gen. 3:14
When I was a child I asked how snakes eat dust? My Sunday School teacher said that they must get a lot of dirt in their mouths as they go along the ground. Unlike the rebellious scientist my Sunday School teacher was more than likely just ignorant. Her answer never seemed right to me. The problem comes from reading the Text too literally. First of all THE SERPENT is not a snake. We call snakes serpents because they go along the ground in a way we imagine THE SERPENT must.
When I first learned to read Hebrew this was one of those sections that I was very interested in. Turns out the whole thing is wordplay. The Hebrew Bible is full of word play, puns, and other paronomasia that just don’t translate, so the English reader never knows that they are there, and often takes a too literal look at the Text.
God (“formed” is usually used for forming clay pots) the adam from the dust of the adamah.
This all gives a whole new meaning to the serpent curse. We are the dust he eats.
Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. 1 Pet. 5:8
FYI: Many theologians believe that this is what Rev 12:7-12 is about because he now goes about on the ground. That this was when Satan was cast out of Heaven, and further that this is why Satan is walking to and fro on the earth in Job 1:7, he can do nothing else.
See Also: Seven Years of Starlight and Time
by D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D.