12th December 2016

Satan The Serpent In Genesis 3

“Was Satan the serpent in Genesis chapter 3?”Yes, the serpent in Genesis chapter 3 was Satan. Satan was either appearing as a serpent, possessing the serpent, or deceiving Adam and Eve into believing that it was the serpent who was talking to them.

Serpents / snakes do not possess the ability to speak.

Revelation 12:9

This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.

Revelation 20:2

He seized the dragon—that old serpent, who is the devil, Satan—and bound him in chains for a thousand years.

both describe Satan as a serpent. Who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him”

While the Bible is not clear as to whether or not the serpent stood up or walked before the curse, it appears likely that like other reptiles it probably did walk on four legs. That would seem to be the best explanation

Genesis 3:14Then the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursedmore than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live.

The fact that the serpent was cursed to crawl on his belly and eat the dust of the earth forever is also a way of indicating that the serpent would be forever despised and looked upon as a vile and despicable creature and an object of scorn and contempt.

Why did God curse the serpent when He knew that it was actually Satan who had led Adam and Eve into sin?

The fate of the serpent is an illustration. The curse of the serpent will one day be the fate of Satan himself

Revelation 20:10

Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Ezekiel 28:18-19

You defiled your sanctuaries with your many sins and your dishonest trade.So I brought fire out from within you, and it consumed you.I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching.19 All who knew you are appalled at your fate.You have come to a terrible end,and you will exist no more.”.


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