The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Serpent vs. savior

Examining enmity of snake and woman

Q: Is Genesis 3:15 a reference to the coming Savior? "The Lord God said to the serpent. ... I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers, he will strike your head and you will strike his heel."

Q: Is Yahweh of the Old Testament the same as the New Testament Triune God? I see Yahweh as a vengeful tribal deity of the Israelites and the Triune God of the New Testament as a kind and compassionate God for all people.

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