The Bible says death is the consequence of sin, and all have sinned. This study will look at the origin of sin through the story of Adam, Eve and the serpent. We will also explore a vital question: Who is responsible when you sin – you or some supernatural tailed/horned being called satan
Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. [Gen 3:1]
Let us try to understand more of the serpent
through the curse it received
Keep your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth. [Col 3:2]
Eat Dust (= Death)
Phi 3:19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on worldly things.
Serpent thinking is CURSED
That is why the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile toward God. For it refuses to submit to the authority of God's law because it is powerless to do so. Indeed, those who are under the control of the flesh cannot please God. [Rom 8:7,8]The Curses on the SerpentWho was the Serpent? What was its Significance?
The Serpent signifies the use of freewill to do evil (sin)
A survey of few passages in the old testament containing the word satan
Notice also how the Donkey A mere animal speaks like the serpent
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it. [1Ch 21:1-2]
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people. [2Sa 24:1-2]LORD God as satan
The Bible does not draw a picture of
satan with tail and horn.
It is purely human imagination