1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
The serpent was different than the other animals, he was crafty….he could speak and he has the first real designation other than a wild animal.
The text doesn’t state it but it has commonly been believed that this is Satan.
Did Satan will the serpent into being?
Did he create counterfeit life in some way?
Did he disguise himself in some way?
Doctrine states that Satan was an angel of the highest order. (Ezekiel 28:13-19) and places him in Eden. Many passages speak of Satan as a dragon or serpent (Revelation 12:19) That this angel fell because of his desire to be equal or greater than God (Isaiah 14)
The Quran, as well as the The Life of Adam and Eve, states that Satan was not happy when God created man.
The Gnostics believe that the serpent, Satan, or Lucifer, helped Adam and Eve see the truth against an evil deity.
He is a deceiver (2 Corinthians 11:3, 14)
He is our adversary (1 Peter 5:8)
He is an outright liar and murderer (John 8:44)
He is our accuser (Job 1:6-12)
He might be an accuser, a liar, and an adversary to God’s people, but there is only one thing that matters…..He is and will always be under God’s control.
(Job 1:12) and in the end, this one who tried to ascend is no match for the Alpha and Omega!!!!