Star Dust or Earth Dust

temptationThere is currently a teaching from some so called “scientist” that we are made of star dust. This is not science, for they produce no measurements or elemental amounts to prove such nonscientific nonsense, it is plan 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. O_o 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 word play. 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.

Will Our Lord find Faith?

La inquisicion 23In this interesting little parable our Lord left to the harem is a conclusion that does not seem at first glance to match the illustration.

 1 And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.  2 He said,  “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man;  3 and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying,  ‘Vindicate me against my adversary.’  4 For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself,  ‘Though I neither fear God nor regard man,  5 yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.’”  6 And the Lord said,  “Hear what the unrighteous judge says.  7 And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?  8 I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:1 -8  

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Four Kinds of Men in the Bible

Appendix Note 3, from the book Song of Songs: Life in the Harem of God

The Scripture’s present us with Four Kinds of Men, however the English translations rarely distinguish between them. Unless you can read Hebrew you will need a lexicon or concordance to find them.  They tell far more about the spiritual condition of the man or men being discussed, then the simple English word man.

Adam

STYKA, Adam 1890-1959  Portrait d'un bédouin 1917This is not just a personal name for our pro-generator.  It comes from the Hebrew word for earth adamah as this is the substance from which we were made.  It represent our mortality and weaknesses.  It also has the idea of red, so it is kind of like calling someone red dirt.  Sometimes it is translated as mankind or human. Continue reading