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The Great Flying Saucer Myth

The Great Flying Saucer Myth by Kelly L. Segraves

A Blessing and a Curse

It is a normal thing in the Hebrew philosophy of life and history for a blessing and a curse to take place. Remember the story of Jacob and Esau and how Jacob coveted the blessing of his father? Also recall the story of David who went out to slay Goliath. Saul offered his armor to David who tried it on but it was too big and so he refused it. David killed the giant and returned. Saul said, "Whose son is this that I may bless him?" Why the question? He knew who David was. David was the same fellow he just offered the armor to. But you see, he could not bless David without knowing if the father were worthy of receiving the blessing. Because in blessing David, he blessed the father, and in blessing the father, he would bless David. And that is the point in Genesis 9. Canaan received the curse and that curse fell upon all generations of Ham.

You see, a curse upon a son falls back one generation to the father. By naming Canaan, Ham is included in the curse. Noah could not say cursed be to Ham, because in doing so he would curse himself and all of his other sons, so Canaan becomes the recipient.

What is the curse? Some people say that instantly Canaan turned black -- that color is the curse. It has nothing to do with that. The curse is very simply described for us. He says, "Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers." People say the curse must be color because servant of servants must mean slavery. But servant of servant has nothing to do with being a slave. The Israelites were slaves. Numerous times God put them in captivity.

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