When the snake allowed the Devil to use it's body and he deceived Adam and Eve, God told the snake that he would crawl on
the ground and eat the dust of the earth from then on. Does that mean that the snake once had legs and walked?
While the Bible is not clear as to whether or not the serpent stood up or walked before the curse, it appears likely that
like other reptiles it probably did walk on four legs. That would seem to be the best explanation of Genesis 3:14,The LORD
God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast
of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life.The fact that the serpent was cursed
to crawl on his belly and eat the dust of the earth forever is also a way if indicating that the serpent would be forever
despised and looked upon as a vile and despicable creature and an object of scorn and contempt.
Before Jesus died he told the one thief that he would be with him that day in paradise. Does this mean that the thief went
to heaven that day, or is paradise different from heaven?
The word paradise is used as a synonym for Heaven (2 Corinthians 12:4; Revelation 2:7). That means that the word "paradise"
as it is used means the same thing or almost the same thing as the word "heaven". There has always been a separation
of believers and unbelievers (Luke 16:19-31). The righteous have always gone to paradise, the wicked have always gone to Hell
(Hades). As for the thief Jesus forgave, you can be sure that he has an eternal home with the righteous because Jesus said
he would be in Paradise. This means that should we endure til the end we may get to meet this man who was crucified with our
What kind of fruit did Eve eat when she ate of the Tree and disobeyed God?
We have no way of knowing what kind of fruit she ate because the Bible doesn't tell us what type of fruit it was. Most people
(not neccessarily Bible scholars) say it was an apple. The type of fruit really ins't important, because her sin was not in
the type of fruit she ate, but rather in her disobedience. The fruit itself did not bring sin upon Eve.
Jesus told Peter he would deny him 3 times. Why did it have to be 3 times? And why did Peter deny Jesus?
There is no special meaning to the 3 times. Jesus was simply predicting exactly how many times Peter would deny Him. However,
according to Dr. Adrian Rogers, the number three is symbolic of the triune nature of God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Thus,
it is the divine number. Dr. Rogers then goes on to give examples of how the number three is also a part of the make up and
nature of mankind (body, soul, spirit)...as well as time, space, and matter. For more about this topic, tune in to Dr. Rogers
Wed. 4/5/06 broadcast entitled "Making Numbers Count- Part One". You can find it here:
Once you get there, click on the PLAY AUDIO button to listen to his sermon. It's really interseting.
As to the question of why Peter denied Jesus. Who knows? Peter was as human as you or I are. Although he had been sitting
under Jesus' teaching and had been following Him for quite some time, he lacked the bold confidence that he received in the
Upper Room when the Holy Spirit came. His fear of the possibility of being condemned and inprisoned or executed may have caused
him to do something very human...seek to preserve himself...so he denied the Lord.
Later, however, he was so bold and confident in his fellowship with Christ that he choose to be crucified upside-down.
What a change!
What happened to the 40 men ploting to kill Paul in Acts 23: 9-24? They had said that they would not eat or drink anything
until they had gotten rid of Paul. However, they never got the chance to do away with Paul because Paul was escorted by soldiers
to Felix. So, what happened to these men?
The Bible does not mention these men again. We can assume one of two things happened to them: Either they were faithful to
their vow and starved themselves to death OR they gave up and broke their vow.