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Spiritual Short

Why converse with the serpent?

From the June 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In a recent Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, the familiar story of Eve listening to the suggestion of the serpent hit me like a bolt of lightning. In Genesis 3, the serpent subtly draws Eve into a dialogue that results in both Eve and Adam eating fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil—fruit that the Lord God had said would make them mortal (see verses 1–6 ).