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Damnation of the serpent

Damnation of the serpent

The Lord God has found also the serpent to issue him with a reprimand. While the Lord told him off, conversation with people has temporarily interrupted.

And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life, Gen.3:14. The damnation of the serpent is not only words, but also action. Before the damnation the serpent did not go yet on the belly, and moved in another way, that is by legs. At that time 6th Day of creation still proceeded, and these changes in the body of the serpent were among one of last affairs God's, which he still created*54.

And I will put enmity between thee (the serpent) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel, Gen. 3:15.

As to a seed of the woman here it is a question of the future birth of the Christ from the woman that is from Mary (Galatians, 3:16). The Lord God has pointed out to enmity from children of the wicked one which they will have against children of the Kingdom that is against the good seed, Mat.13:38, 39. These program words of the Lord God have certainly come true: practically throughout all history of mankind there passes enmity between sown the enemy tares and the people God's.

After the first conversation with the Lord God, Adam and his wife have a little calmed down: days flew in Paradise as before and, seemed, that all will turn out all right. They have been still occupied by the aprons which, continually, became unfit for use, - especially after lodging for the night. They tried to have former conversations, but out of this it turned out nothing, as conversation always passed now in mutual accusations, - that is who of them is right and who is not, who has partaken the first and who has partaken a forbidden fruit then. Despite all their effort, they could not return former pleasure and happiness of their life. If before fall it was difficult to us to find words to describe their spontaneity, love and cleanliness of mutual relations (all those attractive and already seldom meeting character traits in people) that in days after fault we would find Adam and his wife quite similar to modern people with their disputes, disagreements, mutual accusations et cetera. Heavenly in their souls it was replaced terrestrial, cleanliness has appeared is soiled by sin, the spontaneity is lost also love left.

Earth damnation

On August, 24th, Wednesday; day of 32nd

In the meantime the life on the Earth on which at that time still there was created by the Lord God the heavenly City, flew the turn: flocks of various cattle by the ground extended, beasts bred and birds, magnificently blossomed trees and grasses. From this, that it was possible to see anything on the earth, did not foretell a misfortune. But have already been told by the Lord God of a word that enmity will be between the future inhabitants of the earth. Adam and his wife at that time still were in Paradise, but already there was cursed the serpent. Now closely there was a question and on a damnation of the earth which should henceforth grow to Adam (and then and for all his descendants) thorns and thistles, that is a various tall weeds of which until then never was on the earth, Gen.3:18. These last days already leaving and coming to an end sixth Day of creation, echoes Adam's sin have reached also the earths: the Lord God has been forced to say to the Earth word of curce in punishment for Adam's sin and his wife. In the first days after damnation the Earth still looked still well, after all terrible seeds of weeds had not time to give the shoots yet. But some nervousness already was outlined in behaviour of animals: until then peace cattle had a tendency to butt with each other, and lions with awesome growl drove away cattle from places of its dwelling while several days ago peacefully adjoined with each other. In all it any estate preceding a storm was felt. All creation as though was in intense expectation of the future thunder-storm though outwardly (especially according to today's measures) all looked still sunny and it is magnificent.

And in the Garden of Eden Adam and his wife still found out the relations to come though to any consent, but the consent was not. In their crumpled aprons they, in these days, looked pity enough, - even against a back ground of Paradise. The earth damnation too has not occurred instantly, but has demanded for its execution, separate day, and may be and more.

Multiplication of troubles in pregnancy

On August, 25th, Thursday; day of 33rd

In the meantime to wife Adam there was an eighth day of her pregnancy. After lodging for the night they habitually changed crumpled aprons, replacing them with fresh leaves. They did it silently. Several days ago such silence was impossible, as whence, as though by itself, tender words, questions and delights concerning beauty of Paradise proceeded. They sewed the aprons sitting: so it was more convenient. The wife already almost finished the apron as has suddenly brought a hand to the throat, having touched it, then has opened a mouth and has bent: from a mouth the saliva exuded. Vomiting attacks have come unexpectedly: the wife was vomiting on already ready was about aprons. Adam has jumped aside, scaredly looking on the wife.

-Whats the matter with you? - He has asked.

- I do not know... The wife has had time to say by not the voice, and new attacks of nausea have again taken hold of her. Adam perplexed stood near to the wife, not knowing what to undertake.

-Perhaps eat here it? He has asked, stretching to her a sweet fruit of a mango.

-No, no, - she has answered and has begun to release with new force contents of the stomach. The wife as if fish, swallowed air and endeavoured to take a breath. So it continued all first half of day, sometimes calming down, but then again renewing. Have a little helped not ripened yet and consequently sourish fruits of a barberry.

-Perhaps it of because I ate forbidden fruits? - The wife has suddenly asked.

-I too ate them, but with me after all everything is all right, - Adam has answered.

-Perhaps I am punished by the God? - The wife has again asked.

-Then why he does not punish also me? - Adam has asked.

So that day they have not come to certain opinion. Meanwhile, in the beginning of the second week of pregnancy at the wife the toxicosis phenomena were showed at pregnancy. But the first people, for whom all was for the first time, yet did not understand it.

The God's definition to Adam

On August, 26th, Friday; day of 34th

The wife badly felt herself and for other day. However, that day much for them was cleared up. Clearness was brought by the Lord God, come to continue the conversation interrupted the day before with woman: Unto the woman he said:

-Multiplying I will multiply your sorrow in your pregnancy. In sorrow you shall bring forth children. And your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall dominate over you , Gen.3:16 (quotation from Russian Bible).

It became clear, that suffering now by wife troubles - with pregnancy. The first it was comprehended by Adam when has heard words of the God about pregnancy of his wife: the experience acquired on the earth nevertheless has had an effect at familiarization with animals. Adam saw time and again childbirth of animals saw also animals with pregnancy. Having recollected Adam's stories and the questions to the husband on this theme, has comprehended then the estate and the wife. Partially she was right, when still yesterday spoke that she is punished by God wherefore he was the one who multiplied her sorrow* in your pregnancy. Similar troubles, of course, would not be, if they have not eaten a forbidden fruit. At last, it became clear to wife, that she is pregnant. The course of her thoughts has been interrupted by the further words of the God which He said to Adam:

-Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, You shall not eat of it, cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. 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. 3:17-19 (RSV).

In toil you shall eat, Adam has thought and then has recollected still some of the words, told to him now the God: thistles it shall bring forth to you... In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread... till you return to the ground... You shall return. All it is in the future has thought he. The most important conclusion for Adam from all told by the God that day was that the Lord God for the present does not sends away them from Paradise. And maybe, and will not send away, Adam self-confidently hoped. Loss of all beauty, shine, magnificence and full comfort in Paradise seemed for Adam not real. He for the present has not quite realised and, so to say, not quite has still digested sense of the words told by the God. Therefore, despite the heard God's definition, loss become already habitual Paradise seemed him unthinkable.

The note:* Named a toxicosis.

On August, 27th, Saturday; day of 35th



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