The New Interpretation for the Garden of Eden
by Charles Marcello
The Garden of Eden is probably one of the best known stories throughout the world. As a matter a fact the Bible/Torah is not the first to promote this story.
For many years I would simply read that story the way it is written and never think more about it, Adam and Eve sinned and now all of us are born to die. Pretty simple… Then a few years ago I asked this question, why is 144,000 and 666 all over the world? I decided there were only two answers that I felt answered that question satisfactory. Either, the old world had continuous contact with the new, or… there existed in our distant past a society as advanced, or more advanced than our own. I had already read books regarding some evidence that the old world contacted the new hundreds of years before Columbus. And to be perfectly honest that is the way I was leaning. However, I had to test my second hypothesis… the only question that remained was how.
Finally I decided to see if there was hidden science within those numbers mentioned above. To my surprise there is advanced mathematical science hidden within 144,000 and 666. Because of that discovery and the fact that the Mayan, Aztec and Inca cultures have stories similar to those found within the Bible, I decided to reread the Bible with a new understanding… I decided to see if I could find more hidden science within the Old Testament. Again to my surprise I discovered there is advanced medical and other scientific understanding throughout the first five books of the bible. So then I wanted to know, is there any more advanced mathematics within the Bible, and yes was the answer to that question as well. Like the creation story… if you turn that story into a mathematical equation it reveals a modern enigma. How could today’s science come to the same conclusions that are found hidden within the creation story?
At this point I was looking at the Bible completely different then I did just a few months earlier. Back then I had major issues with the Bible, for the god the Bible seemed nothing short of an evil dictator who I wanted nothing to do with. It seemed to me from the last period at the end of the last sentence in the Old Testament to the first letter in the new, that the god of the Bible found Prozac. Yet now I was seeing something totally different. Something that was unbelievable and completely foreign. There were aspects of the Bible, (the first five Books), I could not get my head around. Before everything in the Old Testament seemed so damn primitive. Yet now to my satisfaction I was convinced there was no way a primitive people could leave that kind of knowledge hidden within those simple stories… then I remembered what started this quest in the first. I was going off the premise that perhaps an advanced society existed in our distant past and they left advanced understanding within what we now consider to be ancient texts/stories … Yet besides mathematics and scientific understanding we all take for granted as elementary today… I still wondered if my premise was true, because let’s face it, there are parts of the Old Testament that are completely barbaric… so the question I needed to answer, how could I unlock the truth behind thousands of years of misunderstood reasoning and understanding? I decided in order to wrap my head around this possibility I would need to pretend our world was destroyed with only a small band of survivors, most of them being very young children. To make a long story short, I decided I would have to explain everything I know using nothing but nature and the stars. A wonderful exercise I suggest everyone attempt just for fun. I was amazed by that simple exercise and how quickly the rest of the Bible opened up to me. Things started to make sense in this modern world. And the God of the Bible started to look less evil. Yet I had a problem. The Garden of Eden… That story was so out of place, the punishments, the removal, everything… it did not seem to fit. And what really started to bother me, I asked this simple question, “what did the snake do wrong?”
***I am not asking anyone to believe what is written below.***
“What did the snake do wrong?” That question began to eat at me. So I figured that would be a good place to start. So I reread the Garden of Eden story with that thought, and to my surprise the god of the Bible began to become evil again, so I knew I was heading down the wrong path… because if you begin reading that story with this thought, “what did the snake do wrong”, you start to see that story in a different light. ie… God comes back notices Adam and Eve got figs for clothes, the snake is all confused, while Lucifer is frolicking through the Garden of Eden chanting, “ha ha I got you three in trouble.” As God with a smile only a proud parent can make declares, “Satan what a kidder,” then gets a stern look as he turns and growls, “now you three…” I simply could not get that to make sense, yet the Bible declares the snake guilty… yet the snake was just hanging out in a tree sun bathing when it became possessed.
Yet the snake is punished? That is one wicked god to blame anyone other than Lucifer, yet that is not what that story says. So then I was like, okay, lets move past that and perhaps you will find the answer from another angle. So then I started to focus on the punishments. Yes they seem rather harsh especially seeing how we are all still being punished for mistakes we had nothing to do with. Yet I knew there had to be a deeper meaning. This is also a wonderful exercise… see how many different ways you can break those punishments down… what I finished with was deception. Deception is the greatest sin of all. Whether you are purposely deceiving yourself or other, God has no mercy towards it whatsoever. I felt I had solved a major part of this riddle. So I reread that story with this concept in mind, fully confident of victory, and I fell flat on my face. Deception is part of the story obviously, but it doesn’t hold the story together because the snake did nothing wrong. Now months had passed… no I didn’t think about this story every second of every day… yet I did think about it often. Finally I said, treat everyone and everything as equals… No one is above or below the other and reread this story as an objective observer with zero interests in the outcome… as if I’m reading it for the first time. When I did that I was shocked to learn that God was in fact the first liar… For he said, “ in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” And then in the next chapter Eve repeats the warning. Yet here is the kicker. If God told the truth, Adam would’ve found Eve lying dead on the ground, with a bite missing from the fruit, and the snake looking guilty as hell. At that moment Adam would’ve had knowledge of good and evil right then and there without ever touching that fruit, as he declared,”Lucifer you are a liar.” So with all things being equal and if God was the first liar… I knew there was no way God would continue to punish all of humanity because Adam and Eve caught him in a lie. So now I was like, this a horrible stupid story! And no matter how ridiculous I found this concept, I could not deny if everyone is treated equally, and because Eve didn’t die in that day… why wouldn’t Adam have doubts towards who the greater God of the two was? (A fight still raging today I might add.) Adam only knows how he came into existence because of what he was told… Yet now as Eve stands there in perfect health after eating the forbidden fruit… Why wouldn’t Adam take a bite? God was already proven to be wrong, so why not dismiss his warning as a lessor warning and take a bite. Yet that snake kept forcing me to go deeper, that might excuse Adam and Eve’s behavior and why God lost his mind… yet it doesn’t make sense why the snake was punished… And I felt like no matter how far I traveled I always started at the exact same place… with the same question every time… what the hell is this story actually saying… And now because Eve did not die I started to ask… what the hell is the fruit? To be completely honest I was stuck!
For several weeks I was stuck and I knew it. By trying to understand the Garden of Eden and what it was actually trying to say, I had created more problems than I solved. For the first time since I began to unravel the hidden science and math within the Old Testament I now deciphered a part of this story that made God look extremely bad. And that made zero sense. Why create a story that turns the tables on the creator of all things? Every time I reread the Garden of Eden story I kept seeing the same two things. God lied, yet this same God within this story hates deception. I didn’t know if I would ever get past those two points. So I did what any person would do, I gave up! I decided to find another story to break down and unravel. And that’s when I found the answer to the fruit. After God destroyed the world he told Noah and his family, “go forth and be fruitful.” Be fruitful? Now we all know God wasn’t saying go out and give birth to peaches and plums… he meant go out and have children. Having children is being fruitful? What are children? In the simplest terms, we are each an extension of our parents. We are each pieces of our parents that exist outside of them… we are completely different and separate from them, yet a part of them nonetheless. Was that it?
Is that what God is actually warning about? Is that the fruit God forbid us to eat… If so, was does it mean… let alone, what equaled all the other fruit? And lastly did God lie? I knew I had an answer I just didn’t know what it meant. So I began to think of what children also represent and how that could answer the riddle hidden within the Garden of Eden. Children exist outside us, even though they are a part of us. We can see, play, hug, argue, and love these extensions of ourselves… yet everything we experience with our children physically exists outside of us, while our emotions towards are children only exists within us. I mean, we only think we control our children until they become teenagers and then we learn better. Some would argue that God must be evil to allow teenagers to exist in the first place, but that’s another blog altogether. So here I am with this possible understanding. God said if you eat this forbidden fruit you shall surely die in that day. Well Eve didn’t die in that day, and because Satan said surely you won’t, and when she didn’t… it was easy to convince Adam to eat thereof. Then the story continues, God goes walking through the garden calling out to Adam when he discovers Adam has covered his manhood. Before Adam and Eve walked with God butt naked and there was no shame standing before God absolutely naked, yet now that they supposedly eat some fruit the act of being naked is a shameful sinful act? It was then that I understood I would have to go deeper into the Old Testament if I was going to unlock the mystery of the Garden of Eden. For you see adding Chapters and Verse is a relatively new invention, and if this was a running story… then like any good teacher, you allow the full story to progress while each level of the story complements all the parts before it… each half continually supports the other. You don’t teach people calculus without first teaching them the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication and how to divide. With that understanding, the entire story started to come into focus. I now understood how the God of the bible did not lie, and why deception is the greatest sin of all sins.
Because I believe knowledge is dangerous without acquiring the wisdom that goes along with any journey, I’m going to stop the process of how I reached my conclusion here… For our history books are loaded with knowledge being used by people who had zero wisdom, and each time the lack of wisdom has always led to horrible outcomes. So for those who want to know if what I’m about to say next is true, for now, I leave the rest of this journey up to you. Because its never the answer that gives wisdom, it’s always the journey. Also, even if what I’m about to say is the truth, it won’t be a worldwide truth just because I said it, not hardly… According to prophecy, if this new interpretation and that prophecy are true… this concept will only become a worldwide movement when Hebrew’s and Gentiles alike understand all the layers hidden therein, and then travel the world teaching this truth… with the possible question… does that equal the Final Temple? IF what I’m about to say is true, then the world will learn of it… if this is all nonsense then it will turn to dust just like all the other misunderstood interpretations have. I don’t get to decide what is or is not the truth for the world, the world has to decide individually… for it is one individual at a time that equals the collective we call humanity. And it must be everyone’s private personal choice… this can never be forced onto anyone!
I believe the Garden of Eden story is telling mankind one simple truth. Never look for a relationship with (y)our creator outside ourselves. Anyone or anything that tells you that they know how you can find a personal relationship with God, the Garden of Eden story is warning, they are actually taking you away from The truth… or stated another way… you are staring into the eyes of the serpent. Whether I like this interpretation or not, that is what the Garden of Eden is actually trying to explain in my opinion.
As a species we are allowed to look for the truth of God in all things regarding how this universe works… ie… which equals all the other fruit in the garden we are told we can freely eat… Yet we are never to look for a personal relationship with God outside ourselves, Never! The inside of our bodies is the only temple we will ever need to worship from.
Which means, any outside forces that tries to make anyone believe they can teach you how to have a personal relationship with God… it is pure deception, (forbidden fruit), one hundred percent of the time. Even with that being said, I believe all Religions on the personal level… on the personal level only… is absolutely beautiful… regardless of what name you call God, for all religions ask the individual to find a personal relationship with God within themselves, while demanding we express that relationship outwardly, which is wrong… the act of worship is not the act of a personal relationship. For the bible warns, and history proves… every level above the personal, each Religion becomes progressively more evil until they all become pure evil.
I believe that is exactly what the Garden of Eden is truly trying to explain… and then goes on to create more stories within the Book of Genesis to help bring that point home… Or do you really think God turned Abraham into a lying pimp and his wife into a lying adulterous whore just so God could fulfill his promise of starting Abraham out with great wealth? Let alone the story of Lot. For me, the Garden of Eden is demanding a relationship with God can only exist inside ourselves, and we are to communicate with God in private only. While at the same time I believe the Bible is explaining in order to have worldwide peace, each person must attempt to love like God by attempting to live life without regrets… We will never have Gods wisdom, yet we can learn the wisdom of loving each other as we love ourselves.
If this interpretation is correct… once you unlock the rest of the story hidden within the Garden of Eden the whole Bible comes alive like never before. The whole Bible becomes a giant warning about not following a man. No man knows the truth of God, yet all men can have a personal relationship, and each of us can learn to love like God. That to me is the hidden undeniable truth I found, and now live by. Yet here was the most shocking revelation of all. Will this gospel become the world’s third temple? If so… Sadly as history proves and the bible prophecy warns us about… this will not become our reality without a major, some will even say a biblical fight of good versus evil… or stated another way, the old world (kingdom) rejecting the newly revealed truth (the meek seek) so as not to lose their control over this world.
Like I said before, I’m not asking you to believe what I said… however I am asking you to think about this interpretation. That the true warning in the Book of Genesis is, if you look for a relationship with God outside yourself you kill any chance you have to build a personal relationship with God… thereby killing God within this world one person at a time… You can never find a relationship with God by looking at physical objects, or by people telling you how to pray or how to come to God, even science declares we are hardwired with this personal ability… Which is why this truth must never be forced onto anyone, never ever not even once. All must freely choose to seek a personal and private relationship with God… Only by their fruits you will know them, (there’s that word again, fruit).
According to this interpretation, if you’ve freely joined some organization (religious or otherwise) that proclaims they have the truth about God and how to see God, if you join or joined them, you have freely removed yourself from the truth of God… which is why you are asked to come out of them… If you join or choose to stay, you have removed yourself from the Garden. To break this all down even further. The story of the Garden of Eden is telling man we can look at and eat all knowledge this universe has to offer. We can look for the truth of God and his creation within all things. We can open our minds to the majestic beauty that equals this amazing universe… Yet we must never look for a personal relationship with God anywhere other than within ourselves. All outside objects created by man are an illusion/false idols, (the forbidden fruit). We can give testimonies of this truth, yet we must never create doctrine. If you open your eyes to this new understanding, is it possible you to will discover that is exactly what the entire Bible is warning against… sweet to taste, bitter in thy belly… We can as a society create laws that rebuke bad behavior, for there must be a foundation for all of society to build upon… Yet that doesn’t mean one man or one organization has the right to decide for the whole, another warning found throughout the Bible.
Now I didn’t create this blog to pick a fight or to be disrespectful to anyone’s belief systems. I hope everyone understands I’m not asking you to accept this interpretation, or to even like it. I also hope we can discuss this as intelligent adults without becoming verbose and indignant. If there is only one God, then God created us all, no matter how many different stories humanity has created to explain the existence of God. He is us, we are him, we are all connected to each other through him… From one (God) many, From many (humanity) one foundation. I am more than willing to go deeper into this interpretation, yet as of now I don’t if anyone is interested in discussing such a new, yet perhaps a very ancient understanding. Or if this interpretation will be rejected by all… I don’t get to decide such things… One things for certain however… Time Always Reveals The Truth!
Copyright 12.3.12 Charles Marcello
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Comment from Lori
March 14, 2012 at 10:40 am
I found your atricle very interesting. You hit the nail on the head. SOO Simple yet people can not wrap their heads around it! I don’t and never could understand it.
It matters not to me how you found the truth (many roads lead to the same destination). I believe you found it. Your find in a nut shell.
“If there is only one God, then God created us all, no matter how many different stories humanity has created to explain the existence of God. He is us, we are him, we are all connected to each other through him… From one (God) many, From many (humanity) one foundation.”
Point #1 =
We are all a piece of Our Creator!
“I believe the Garden of Eden story is telling mankind one simple truth. Never look for a relationship with (y)our creator outside ourselves. Anyone or anything that tells you that they know how you can find a personal relationship with God, the Garden of Eden story is warning, they are actually taking you away from The truth… or stated another way… you are staring into the eyes of the serpent.”
Point #2 =
Our Creator can only be found and Loved thru our OWN heart and deeds and NOT thru ANY other way. I say again, SOO Simple
Bravo to you for “looking” and sharing!
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You are absolutely correct Lori, it truly is that simple. Below is something else I discovered and now live by.
by Charles Marcello
As I’m doing my research mentioned above while reading how I’m supposed to fear god’s wrath and vengeance, I asked myself a question I’ve never asked before. What could I fear? I don’t mean will he kick my ass type of fear, I mean pure unadulterated fear, a forever and even amen fear. My life experience has already thought me just because you’re bigger and stronger that doesn’t mean I fear you… as a matter a fact, history proves and my own life confirms, when people use fear to manage the actions of others, in time… all fear will be replaced with hatred. So I seriously struggled with trying to honestly answer that question, what could I fear and fear completely? Well as always the answer came to me in a completely unexpected way.
I would say this first started when I was about twenty-seven years old. And it always begins the same way, whenever the hell it wants. I’m talking about reliving past actions.
Before I continue, here is my attempt at a public service announcement. Young people, if you know you have a conscience and you know you feel empathy towards others… if it feels wrong for even a moment, its wrong, period. Dismiss your inner warnings at your own pearl. For I know after having hundreds of conversations regarding this same subject, at some point in the future you are going to relive your past actions…(end of service announcement.)
Because of my own experiences, and listening to others laugh as they’ve dismissed their own memories… to me how we react to these reexaminations of our past actions equals and/or signifies repentance or the rejection of it. When I was a young person I was good looking, cocky, angry, and what’s more I knew it. Towards my everlasting shame I used to proclaim, “I’m old enough to know better, young enough not to give a damn.” From the age of fourteen to twenty-two I was a real piece of work. Yet just before I met my wife I slowly began to change, and I do mean slowly. Then around twenty-seven I had a vision, or more correctly a memory rolled forward into my consciousness where I relived something I had done in my past. And I was ashamed… After reliving that experience I decided I would never treat another person like that again. The bad news for me is, during the ages mentioned above, especially from the ages of eighteen to twenty-two I was angry at everyone and everything and my life simply revolved around D double F, (Drinking, fighting, and fornicating), if I could accomplish all three within a single day, I woke up the next day in a great mood. So for me those visions, the reliving of past actions, never seemed to stop. I don’t mean to say they happened one right after another for years on end… Yet they did happen a lot and they always happened in those quiet moments, you know, between commercials, taking a bath/shower, driving down the road…whatever! More often then I care to admit I continuously found myself reliving something I had said or did. (Just so you know all of my sins revolve around being verbally rude, emotionally uncaring, and beating up a couple of people who truly didn’t deserve it.)
So here I am trying to solve the mysteries hidden within Bible, while also trying to figure out what could I fear completely and reliving past actions. When one day after I just relived another past action that I knew once again I was a jerk… In complete defiance I screamed out to the ethos, “why don’t you ever have me relive the good deeds I’ve done, or the kindness I’ve shown to others throughout my life?” (I wasn’t a total jerk.) When no sooner had I yelled out that question, I found myself questioning… is that the truth of God? You see I’ve never ever regretted being kind or decent to others, never. Sure I’ve been annoyed by those who have taken advantage of my generosity/acts of kindness… yet the act of kindness I’ve always known aint got one thing to do with others, and has everything to do with thyself. The question does that equal God I found intriguing… is it possible and Alpha and Omega is an existence with zero regrets and pure generosity/kindness? I continued to examine what that meant, a living force wise enough to exist with zero regrets… in the end I knew that is something I would fear completely and totally. I would fear something that knows no regrets and no shame… Whose actions are always towards the positive and never towards the negative. A God that loves without fault, and has never caused regret within itself or towards others… now that scares me beyond comprehension. That is something I know I would never be worthy to stand within its shadow, let alone ever face to face.
In a roundabout way, my bad behavior helped me find what I now know must be the truth of God. It was then that I started to relook at the Bible with this possibility as well, that God might actually exist therein. I already ripped through the Bible looking for hidden science and mathematics, finding amazing answers to both along the way. Yet the one thing I didn’t find in those searches was a God I could follow. Yet know I had a basis from which to reexamine what I knew could only exist within an Alpha Omega. No regrets. With this new belief I felt further away from the truth of God then at any other time in my life. Yet I decided, because God is, would he truly not allow the truth of his real identity to go unknown? I struggled with that question because all religions on this planet are historical and modern failures… Even still, I felt there was no way that that truth could not exist within the Bible… the only thing I needed to do was find it. So I began to dismiss everyone else’s interpretations of what the Bible says… because I was raised Nazareth I will only come at this from a Christian perspective. The Good News, I did find God within the Bible. And what is more… this truth of living a life of no regret… we can all do, but it aint easy… and if I’m understanding the stories in Bible correctly, this simple rule of thumb is the only way we can live a life in honor of God… Nobody and I mean nobody has the right to purposely physically or emotionally hurt another human being, period. And that means NOBODY! And anyone who does so on purpose, your actions are one hundred percent evil one hundred percent of the time. And anything in any doctrine regardless of the religion (or lack thereof) that says different, is a damn lie!
I also discovered the way we can prevent humanity from slipping back into this ungodly world we live in today… each of us must personally choose to pray to be held responsible for the worlds sins. Each of us must do so in our own way, and each of us must never be forced or force others to do so, nor can the act of praying to be held responsible for the world’s sins be used to shame others. It is a private choice to save ourselves from ourselves as we continuously honor God by attempting to love each other as God love us, without regrets. All of this can be found within all religious texts across the world.
What is interesting… The Old Testament, if you stop believing the interpretations past down to us from our ancestors, and discover all the purposeful changes made to the Bible, you will find everything I’ve said above in those stories. You see, if we live Gods one rule and pray to God privately we don’t need government or people in funny clothes or hats telling us… we must listen to them… The question the world might start asking someday in the future… if what is written above is the truth… why would anyone or any organization want the world to forget that simple rule? Or perhaps, if this truth goes viral, why would they want to crush it?
Copyright Charles Marcello