Continuing with the Adam and Eve story, I will explore the role of the serpent. As we read in Genesis 3, the serpent convinced the female Adam to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The serpent also explained to the female Adam that they wouldn’t die after eating from the tree. The serpent didn’t lie. However, my position remains that an initiation was occurring. So, the serpent may have violated a law, rule, and/or regulation. This should be clear if you have experienced an initiation.
In the blog, “Jesus Initiation,” I showed how Jesus had to take an oath to enter the priesthood. This oath is a sworn obligation. When examining the serpent’s actions, it appears that it violated an obligation. If this theory is true, the title serpent (Hebrew word Nachash) meaning snake is a perfect fit. To prove this, I have to establish a purpose for an obligation.
Therefore, it is obvious a group of beings existed who had certain information. This is seen when the LORD God states in Gen 3:22, “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever…” The word “us” proves a group of people existed who practice some sort of code. The title “LORD God” also demonstrates that this being was the leader. Furthermore, this group of people (Gods) knew the knowledge (art and science) found in the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
With this in mind, the serpent also had to be a part of this group. This is proven because it knew the circumstances of obtaining the knowledge. Further proof is the serpent was able to explain to the female Adam that she would not surely die. Thus examining this from the view of a fraternal order, the serpent gave information that the Adams were not ready for. Although they were being prepared, the Adams didn’t go through the proper steps to full comprehend the knowledge. In other words, the serpent broke the procedure selling the order (group) out.
This brings us to the word “cursed,” which is the Hebrew word “arar” meaning to execrate. Execrate means to loathe (feel intense dislike or disgust for). It makes sense to why the serpent was cursed. Again, the serpent violated the laws, rules, and regulation of the group. The Adams were given knowledge that they didn’t earn and weren’t found worthy of. This put the Adams in a bad predicament. They were unprepared for the future because of the serpent. They had to deal with the consequences, since they had the knowledge.
The group of Gods knew the Adams wouldn’t respect any teachings given to them from that point forward. This is similar to the practice of the Jewish Bar Mitzvah. At the age of 13, the child goes through a ceremony to become an adult. In like manner, psychologists have proven that the rebellious stage of life is from the ages of 13 to 25. These are the ages people think they know everything. Subsequently, I argue that the Gods (masters) are well aware of human behavior.
All in all, the serpent was kicked out of the order. This is a lesson explaining that some things are better off not said, if you are a member of an order. Additionally, just because a person can comprehend something, doesn’t mean they are prepared or worth for the information. Caution must always be taken, when teaching a person. Each step/level/degree has valuable information and a purpose. If a person jumps from “A to Z,” there is little doubt that important life lessons have been missed. I will show the consequence of jumping from “A to Z” in the story of Cain and Abel.