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I think you're talking about two separate curses in your question. The first curse, the curse on the ground, God inflicted on the entire earth because of Adam's sin: Genesis 3:17-19 And to Adam he said,“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ...


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Actually, we are all under many curses. Death: We are subjected to death, aging, sickness and deformities because Adam and Eve failed to obey God by eating the fruit from the forbidden tree. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned (Romans 5:12, NIV) ...


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A common Evangelical answer to your question would be that even though Christ's work on the cross was* to redeem mankind from the effects of the fall, there is a now-and-not-yet-ness in regard to the complete outworking of the victory won at Calvary (*ie 'was' is really 'was'/'is'/'will be') . In particular, the physical creation in general and our mortal ...


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Your question amounts to: "Why do the punishments of original sin remain after baptism?" The punishments are, as Gen. 3:16-19, says: For women: painful childbirth subjection to man For men: hard work, toil, etc. for bread-wining St. Thomas Aquinas addresses the question of "Whether Baptism should take away the penalties of sin that belong to this life?,...


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The curse continues with its most important point And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring[a] and hers; he will crush[b] your head, and you will strike his heel.” This is thought to mean Jesus (enmity) will crush serpent's head (defeat death), after Jesus suffers (heel struck).


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You probably mean a Succubus. Wikipedia defines them as: a Lilin-demon in female form, or supernatural entity in folklore (traced back to medieval legend) that appears in dreams and takes the form of a woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual activity. The male counterpart is the incubus. For example, this entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia ...


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To answer question 1, "Is it a belief of the Mormon church that a curse from God is the initial origin of all dark skin among humankind today?", we have, from lds.org: Today, the Church disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects unrighteous actions in a premortal life; that mixed-...


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Each passage was written for its times and its own purpose. The threats of intergenerational accountability (Exodus 20:5, Exodus 34:7, Numbers 14:18, Deuteronomy 5:9) were written to make the Jews really think about the consequences of worshipping other gods - they might not have been worried about their own fate, but what about their children and ...


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Poetically, the serpent has always been seen as mystical, crafty, and deceptive. Genesis used the symbolism of the serpent to personify evil generally and satan, the devil, or lucifer, specifically. The fact that a serpent is now on it's belly instead of legs was a new symbol that the serpent is now weak, though still deceptive. He was further cursed that ...


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One can say that we are all born cursed. Children can inherit a predisposition of a disease of their parents, whether it be Diabetes, Cancer, or other illnesses. Sin is also a sickness that has been inherited from our parents. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5 When Jesus came to this Earth and ...


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Four distinct nations First, it's important to understand that each of the four nations (other than Israel) mentioned here is distinct from the others, though they did have various interrelationships. Here are their origins in the Hebrew Table of Nations, and their territories at the time of the conquest of the Holy Land. It is surprisingly difficult to ...


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People might assume that all black people are cursed. Although there are some recorded instances that having black or dark skin is the result of a curse from God, it should under no circumstances always be assumed as such. This is simply an error of extrapolation. The statement you quote from LDS.org was, is, and will always be correct. Black skin is not ...


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I actually don't read that as a paradox. The sin of the parents have consequences that carry over further than just their own generation. Additionally, Jeremiah 32:18 ("you repay the guilt of fathers to their children after them") doesn't mean that the guilt is being transferred, but rather repaid. I don't see in the passages that you quote where every ...


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While I was not able to find any female demons that sound like "sarah", there is the Prince of Hell, Seir, mentioned in the Ars Goetia. The Pseudomonarchia Daemonum also does not list any demons similarly named, so it was either Seir or the - already mentioned - Succubus, though this is more like saying "The angel Seraphim", since Succubus is a collective ...


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And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. Genesis 4:15 The Bible never says what the "mark" put on Cain was. And I have never seen any LDS-specific revelation about this mark. wherefore, as they were white, and ...


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Simply put: the public reading offered during Nehemiah’s reforms was from Deuteronomy, not Numbers. Compare the texts below for their several parallels. As the old stories were told in Deuteronomy, the Ammonites – not the Midianites, as in Numbers – collaborated with the Moabites against the ancient Israelites. Nehemiah likely chose the passage from ...


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The history of these peoples are extremely closely tied together. The first thing that should be noted about the passage that you cite is that it speaks of the land of Midian, and not the Midianite people group. The reason that this is important is that land of Midian was the very same land occupied by the Amorites and Moabites. The 1906 Jewish ...


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You are mistaken in stating that the pain of childbirth is in retribution for eating the fruit, That punishment was given by God as a punishment for the sin of disobeying his command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The reason that the punishment continues today is not because of Eve's original sin, but instead would appear to be ...


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Any answer to why some people are born with more deficiencies than others will be their own supposition. The only Scripture that appears to address this is: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. John 9:1 through 5 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked ...


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The serpent is Satan: And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. Revelation 20:2 But the animal itself was also cursed as you have pointed out. Some say it had wings: In order to accomplish his work unperceived, Satan chose to employ as his medium the serpent--a disguise ...


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Warning: Catholic answer to not specifically Catholic question ahead. This passage in Genesis is known as the protoevangelion. The Gospel before the Gospel before the Gospel. There is a lot packed into those two sentences and its often a let down when I read this to my Catechism kids because its so short and so vague. If you want to read it literaly, go ...


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