“A 113-million-year-old fossil from Brazil is the first four-legged snake that scientists have ever seen.” (BBC News) The significance of this find is that it proves the Book of Genesis’ description of paradise.
“Then Jehovah God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you are the cursed one out of all the domestic animals and out of all the wild animals of the field. On your belly you will go…(Genesis 3:14) Apparently the serpent had legs before the fall of Adam and Eve.
We, on the other hand, are the living proofs of Adam and Eve. “To the woman he said: “I will greatly increase the pain of your pregnancy; in pain you will give birth to children, and your longing will be for your husband, and he will dominate you.” (Genesis 3:16) To this date no woman has given birth without pain and men has dominated women.
“And to Adam he said: “…cursed is the ground on your account. In pain you will eat its produce all the days of your life. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, and you must eat the vegetation of the field. In the sweat of your face you will eat bread” (Genesis 3:17-19) Except for the desert and sandy shores any piece of land left untouched will grow thorns and thistles. Eating vegetables became a ‘must’ which isn’t so bad. True enough man has been tasked with providing food for himself and his family. Women have learned to earn a living and most are good at it. However, even in this time of ‘liberated women’ the house husband or supported men have been a lucky few.
“Until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return.” Aren’t we all bound for the grave?
Genesis is just the first book of the Bible. God’s love did not end there. In the Book of Isaiah, He promised a return to paradise where women can have children without pain. “They will build houses and live in them, and they will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. They will not build for someone else to inhabit, nor will they plant for others to eat. For the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, and the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full. They will not toil for nothing nor will they bear children for distress” (Isaiah 65:21-22)
The Revelation, the last book says there will be no more death “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”