posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 06:37 PM
Last night Cheney told 3 blatent lies:
1) He contended that he never associated Saddam Hussein and 9/11 (a lie)
2) He stated that he had never met John Edwards (a lie)
3) He said that he presided over the senate most Tuesdays (a lie)
I suggest that Cheney's 3 lies are equivelant the 3 lies that the Devil told Eve in order to make her eat the apple in the Garden of Eden....
He disguised himself as a snake and told Eve three lies. For, as Jesus told us, the devil is a liar and a murderer from the beginning.
God had warned Adam and Eve not to eat of one of the trees in the Garden of Eden. He told them that they could eat of all the trees except the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God warned them that if they ate of that tree and disobeyed God, they would die. Adam and Eve had to prove
that they loved and trusted God because He had created them.
The devil first put into Eve's mind doubt in the goodness of God, because his first lie was: why are you not allowed to eat of the fruit of all
the trees in Paradise? Eve quickly corrected him and said that they were all to eat of the fruit of all the trees except one. But although she
corrected the devil's lie and defended God's Word, she started to doubt in the goodness of God. Was it good of God that He had forbidden them to eat
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Was God really good? You see how the devil had started to sow doubt in her mind and heart, and her love
and trust for God became less.
The devil then slyly told another lie. He knew that Eve was thinking: "Why am I not allowed to eat of the fruit of one tree?" So he hissed to
her that the reason why she was not allowed to eat of it was that God was afraid that it would make her as clever as God. He was trying to take away
her humble spirit and give her a spirit of pride, making her think that she did not need God to teach her and that she could do it all herself by
disobeying Him. But God had warned her that she would die, and this made her unsure what to do and what to believe.
Now the devil told her the third lie, that she would not die if she ate the forbidden fruit. At this point Eve stopped loving God with all her
mind and all her heart. She still believed in God, but she did not believe His words anymore. So she took the apple and began to eat it.