Exodus – Chapter 7: Aaron’s Staff Becomes a Snake

In our last chapter we learned the God refuses to speak to the people and instead insists on speaking through someone the people won’t listen to.  Not a smart move from an all-powerful God.  The title of Chapter 7 suggests were going to see a staff become a snake!  This is going to be good!

“But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, he will not listen to you.” – Exodus 7:3-4

WTF?  Of course the Pharaoh won’t listen.  You hardened his heart!  Stop hardening his heart and maybe, just maybe, everything will work out!  Why does an all-powerful God insist on hardening hearts?

“Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.” – Exodus 7:7

The Bible would be much more believable if its characters were of reasonable ages.  Although possible, it’s not reasonable to expect someone in their 80s to lead a group of people across a desert, especially in an age of no modern medicine.

“So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake.” – Exodus 7:10

This can only make sense to someone willing to throw out every bit of science they ever learned in life.  A staff turning into a snake is scientifically impossible.  It hurts me to even have to write that last sentence!

“Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake.” – Exodus 7:11-12

Let’s assume for a second God is beyond the realm of science and can turn a staff into a snake.  These two verses destroy this story.  If God can make a staff turn into a snake, then He’s doing the same thing for the Pharaoh’s magicians as He is for Aaron.  WTF God?  Either this story is a bunch of BS (obviously my view) or God is undermining Moses and Aaron.

“Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go.’” – Exodus 7:14

No shit Sherlock.  You keep hardening his heart.  It isn’t the Pharaoh refusing, it’s God himself who refuses to let the people go.  Where’s Satan when you need him?  He’s the good one of the two!!!

“Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord had commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed into blood.” – Exodus 7:20

Again, impossible, but the Bible already says staffs can be turned into snakes, so what’s a little bit of water turning into blood, right?

“But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh’s heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said.” – Exodus 7:22

ROFL!  God undermines Moses and Aaron again!  Because these events are impossible, God must be playing both sides!  ROFL!

To sum up Exodus 7, God hardens the Pharaoh’s heart again and makes a staff turn to a snake and water turn to blood.  However, the Pharaoh’s magicians can do the same thing, so God must be playing both sides!  God is up there laughing at his little game.  God is nothing but a trickster and a scammer, and this chapter proves it.

Coming Soon:  Exodus – Chapter 8:  The Plague of Frogs


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