Bible Myth #1: Adam Was a Male Homo Sapiens
Adam means literally human and he was created male and female (Gen 1.27). Was Adam a she-male? Not really. We’re looking at universal mankind before we got a life on planet earth (most likely on other planets as well).
Bible Myth #2: Eve Was a Female Homo Sapiens
Eve was the mother of all living beings (Gen 3.20), not just the mother of all Homo sapiens.
Bible Myth #3: A Tree of Good and Evil Grew in the Garden of Eden
According to Jeff Benner, the literal meaning is the Tree of Discernment of Function and Dysfunction. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since it’s the Book of Creation.
Anyways, why should God’s creation be flawed by evil?
Bible Myth #4: Lucifer is the Devil
The original name of Lucifer is Hylal, which is the Hebrew name of the planet Venus. A circumstantial evidence: the Revelation equals the Devil only with a great dragon, an old serpent, and Satan. Lucifer wasn’t included.
Bible Myth #5: Satan Persuades People to Do Crimes
I made the effort and went through all Biblical verses (here) that included Satan. Here is the list:
- He provoked David to number Israel.
- He plagued Job with sore boils.
- He stands at the right hand of a wicked man.
- He resists.
- He hampers.
- He tempts.
- He ties people up.
- He enjoys people’s affairs, not God’s.
- He takes away the word that was sown in people’s hearts.
- He fell like a lightning from heaven.
- He entered Judas Iscariot.
- He filled Ananias’ heart and caused him to lie to the Holy Ghost and keep back part of the land’s price – what is the latter all about?
- He destroyed flesh.
Noteworthy, two good things were said about Satan: he will be transformed into an angel of light and worship the Lord, his God, serving Him exclusively. Wow! Satan can be redeemed and go to Heaven, while some sinners from planet earth will be fried in hell for eternity?
A hell without Satan? That’s so unfair!
Since the Revelation equalled Satan with the Devil, let’s add all the bad things the Devil did according to the New Testament (mind that there’s no Devil in the Old Testament):
- The devil possesses people.
- The devil throws people into prison so they are tried – what’s bad about that?
- The devil lies and deceives the world.
- The devil is a slayer.
The myth is busted: Satan doesn’t cause people to commit crimes. I think we are perfectly capable of doing so on our own.
Bible Myth #6: God Is Only Good
One of God’s confessions can be found in Isaiah 45.5: I am Jehovah, and there is none else. There is no Elohim besides me. I guided you, although you weren’t aware of me. You shall know that from the rising of the sun to its setting there is none besides me. I am Jehovah and there is none else. I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create evil. I am Jehovah and I do everything.
What other evil deeds is God capable of? He committed genocide by flooding the earth, he plagued, burned cities to the ground, beat people to a pulp, and cursed. The book of Jeremiah is full of statements that God will bring evil upon people for rejecting His commands. God also lies: He told Adam that the very same day he ate the forbidden fruit, he would surely die – mind the surely ;-). But Adam didn’t die that day, in fact, he lived for another 930 years. Last but not least, there is Amos 3.6: …Shall there be evil in a city and Jehovah hasn’t done it?
My God, how if we would do such things? Does it mean that God is evil or that there is no such thing as evil? Hmm … these are very sensitive questions. I’d like to hear your opinion in the matter.
Many Biblical matters are not what they seem on first sight. On a second look the Bible is very mysterious, almost surreal. Intrigued? Stay tuned, we’ll disclose more oddities soon.