reply to post by hoghead cheese
This line of thinking seems critically important to me. Please pursue it and let us know what you find to add to this discussion.
There are obvious advantages to these creatures assuming the role of storyteller every time they get the chance, and always portraying themselves as
superior and proving it by doing things we cannot. But that is a fallacy, as snakes can also do things we can't do, as can many other creatures.
But humans do much more than all of those creatures, and that is why God made us. He took special pleasure in us, remember?
All creatures have experienced different types of changes over time. This is simple science. But humans still trump all creatures, in the general
sense. Our lives are special, and this is what enrages these creatures. I believe it is because God loves us and forgives us that they are enraged
and here's why:
The serpent creation story originated with someone who wanted to take God's throne and power for himself, after God made him His chief angel. We
have probably all seen something like this kind of greed and disloyalty. He is not forgiven for the rebellion, which stemmed from God's pleasure in
us and the chief angel's refusal to bow to us in honor of God's newest and best creation.
Add to that the temptation, the fallen angels procreating with kidnapped women (wives which they chose for themselves), creating giants who killed and
devoured humans and the resources which were not enough for them.
We can see why someone needs to do a spin job on their background. With lots of time, any kind of story could be planted to blur the original and put
a dent in the harvest of humanity back to Himself that God is constantly doing, with the help of positive beings, the original, obedient, faithful
ones, who outnumber the fallen two to one.
The Book of Enoch, which I find myself referencing more and more, refers to a time when these fallen ones were imprisoned in a rock or star, and saw
Enoch going with an angel to see God (summoned, I should say). They asked Enoch to read a petition to Him asking for pardon. God said the angels
should have been praying for Enoch, as was their duty, instead of asking him to help them out.
He also refused to forgive them for drawing man into sin, and for polluting the earth with their offspring, part mortal (sinfulness built in) which
would never die. (Imagine Hitler NEVER dying...)
So God dealt with it, in various ways, including choosing to allow us to be redeemed/forgiven from wherever or whatever we are in this corrupted
world, simply because He wants to. That enrages these creatures as well. One can see why they would hate us and blame us for even existing. From
what I understand, the chief angel had recruited and enticed a third of the others into helping him to launch a takeover, which was foiled by the
appearance of mankind and the presentation of him to the angels. These rebellious ones also were unable to bring themselves to honor us, especially
since they could not honor God, who was better than them in the first place. Now here we are...let's have solidarity.
I encourage everyone to read this book, especially students of the Bible.
It's free online to anyone. If a person who believes in ETs would read this book, I think sonic booms would start going off all over, as more and
more pieces fall into place, and more and more people feel that deep "click" as truth finds its fullest bloom.