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Do Creationists Believe in Talking Snakes?

Discussion in 'Creation & Theistic Evolution' started by Dale, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. honey badger

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    the whole bible is a parable ... which speaks to a process happening in us, whether we see it or not ...
     
  2. Hope1960

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    No. The Bible doesn’t mention talking snakes. It talks about one snake who had the ability to speak after being possessed by Satan.
     
  3. honey badger

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    and the talking donkey ...
     
  4. Hope1960

    Hope1960 Well-Known Member

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    Again, a miraculous exception to the rule.
     
  5. honey badger

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    you say that the snake was processed by Satan but in scripture they be one and the same

    And he seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
     
  6. Hope1960

    Hope1960 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, he was Satan.
     
  7. honey badger

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    which tells us the the seed of the serpent is then the seed of Satan which enters into the garden from without it ...
     
  8. Dale

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    Genesis is about the past. Revelation is about the future.

    Are you saying that no one knew the meaning of Genesis until Revelation was written?
    Scholars say that Revelation was written 1100 years after Genesis.
     
  9. honey badger

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    the whole book speaks to the present moment we are in ... as it portrays a process happening within us at present ....
     
  10. DaveISBA

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    Yes there are animals that have been known to talk, Einstien the African parrot with a vocabulary of over a 100 words! The last words it said to his trainer before passing away were "See you tomorrow, be good. I love you!".

    Then there's Kiwi the Budgie, the talking parrot that sounds astonishingly human!
    Or Hoover the talking seal who began to pick up on word and talked with the thick Boston accent of it's handler!
    If these creatures talked on their own or were trained to do so! How hard would it be for GOD, or even satan or demons to enter into animals causing them to talk?
     
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  11. honey badger

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    i believe as the book says ... God is the all in all ... and therefore who be i to limit Him ... nothing happens outside of our Father who we are at one with ...
     
  12. Dale

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    I don't see what the talking donkey in Numbers has to do with the Eden story in Genesis.

    Genesis says that the snake was a creature. Creationists keep telling me that Satan caused the serpent to speak. But it isn't Satan that caused the donkey to talk in Numbers, so what is the connection?
     
  13. honey badger

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    well seeing God can get a donkey to talk, why not a snake ...
     
  14. Cis.jd

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    Because the one involving God becoming man can be supported academically while the earlier, Genesis has too many indications that it is parabolic. All of them had different authors.
     
  15. Tolworth John

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    So, just what is the reference of that.
    The Pentateuch were edited by Moses from early records, that much is clear. Your implied claim that this means they are inaccurate needs you to verify it.

    Your problem is that the rest of the Bible supports the claim of genesis reporting a creation of six days etc.
     
  16. Cis.jd

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    Is the 6 days 24 hours long per day?

    In Gen 3:15, is that literal? Should we beat bruises on the head of snakes (or satan)?
     
  17. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How else do you understand the comment on the forth commandment?

    You should becarefull attacking snakes, I thought only an extreme Baptist group took the promise of snakes not biting them literally.
     
  18. Cis.jd

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    I view the sabbath as a way man pays homage to God as a creator, not as a reason to believe in a literal 6 days.. but as I asked, do you think each of those 6 days are 24 hours long?
     
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  19. Tolworth John

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    Yet the forth commandment clearly says, " In six days the Lord created heaven and earth, so you shall labour for six days and rest on the seventh.

    If one believes what the Bible says then the days of creation are six days.
     
  20. Cis.jd

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    I've already answered that in your quote. Do you plan to answer my question?
     
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