Monday, November 24, 2014

Third Quote from "The Road Trip"

From The Road Trip by Mark Sayers:

"The serpent raises a possibility in the minds of Adam and Eve. Scripture tells us that creation was good, that humans lived in harmony with God and nature, knowing no pain or shame. Yet the serpent causes Adam and Eve to wonder if the grass is greener somewhere else, to wonder if God truly is good. The serpent's question in some ways is the ancestor of the culture of the road, which causes us to doubt the goodness of where we are at, to always be seduced by the possibilities over the horizon. Just like the culture of the road, the serpent also tempts us to break out from our divinely ordained place. The serpent is the first pagan, raising the possibility of there being more than one god, when he tells Eve that if she eats of the tree, that she and Adam may become like God." Mark Sayers, The Road Trip, page 175

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus," 1 Timothy 2:5

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