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El Shaddai or a Semetic Godess?

John Collins5/6/2012 4:45:00 PMI would simply say that this strange Serpent's Seed doctrine from WMB does not have any bearing whatsoever on man's salvation of his soul -- I can easily believe in Jesus Christ as my savior and be saved by His grace through faith.

Unfortunately, however, it DOES have bearing on the souls that fall into the trap of doctrines OVER faith in Jesus Christ. Here's why:

I recommend you study the history of this strange doctrine, and you will find that you are deceived by WMB into worshipping a Semetic Goddess. Hear me out.

The Gnostics brought Pagan ideas into the churches by trying to interweave their Pagan teachings into these new followers of Christ. Those teachings spun off into what became the Kaballah (which is now creating New Age religions that people like Madonna, queen of pop worship).

Before you deny this, take another example from the same Semetic Goddess: El Shaddai, the Breasted God.

WMB's explanation of El Shaddai is interesting when you consider where it came from:
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In Genesis 17, He is Abraham's nursing Breast, El Shaddai. But when his life was gone from him, still he... God said.
"A man of a hundred years old, how will this thing be? I am old, my wife is old, how can these things be?"
He said, "I am El Shaddai." Now, El is "the," and--and Shaddai is "breast," and Shaddai is plural, which means "I am the breasted God."
Like a baby that's fretting and it's sick, and its strength is gone from it, lean upon the mother's bosom and nurse its strength back. Sure. Not only... When it's nursing, it isn't fretting no more. At the mother's breast, it's satisfied while it is getting its strength.
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El Shaddai is generally translated as "God Almighty". In Exodus, it is simply used as "The God of Abraham."

Shaddai was a city on the Euphrates river, and it is said that the city's literal translated name was used to describe God -- the God of Shaddai, or the God of Abraham.

The 'breasted' part comes from the Kaballah, and was an attribute of a Semitic goddess. The word Shaddai is connected with 'shadayim' with is the plural meaning (breasts) that WMB is referring to. Shaddai is singular.

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One of Kabbalah's most distinctive images of the feminine divine is that of a motherly, breastfeeding God. Suckling at My Mother's Breasts traces this idea from its origins in ancient rabbinic literature through its flourishing in the medieval classic Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Splendor). Taking the position that kabbalistic images provide specific, detailed models for understanding the relationship between God and human beings, Ellen Davina Haskell connects divine nursing theology to Jewish ideals regarding motherhood, breastfeeding, and family life from medieval France and Spain, where Kabbalah originated. Haskell's approach allows for a new evaluation of Kabbalah's feminine divine, one centered on culture and context, rather than gender philosophy or psychoanalysis. As this work demonstrates, the image of the nursing divine is intended to cultivate a direct emotional response to God rooted in nurture, love, and reliance, rather than knowledge, sexuality, or authority.

Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism
Ellen Davina Haskell



The question is: Did WMB worship a Semetic Goddess? Or did he simply try to combine religions to create 'mystery?' as the Gnostics did with Christianity?

Either way, since the 'Serpent's Seed' doctrine has ABSOLUTELY NO bearing on one's salvation in any way, shape or form, I will run from it like the plague!

As for me and my house, we will serve THE LORD!!!