In Genesis 3:1 we are introduced to a creature called the serpent. The traditional
paintings of this creature suggest it was a large snake. There are several reasons
why this cannot be the case. Let’s look at the verse.
(Genesis 3:1) Now the serpent was more subtil 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?
This creature is far more intelligent than any other animal that God had created. I
haven’t done a lot of research on this but I’m sure this in not true about a snake.
He could communicate with humans in some way. From the conversation it has
with Eve it appears to be as intelligent as humans. There is also the fact that when
it was cursed, God told him, “thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every
beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days
of thy life:”
In this judgment it becomes obvious this was not a snake because part of the
curse is that the creature would crawl on its belly. Why would God punish him by
stating what’s already true about him? No, the creature stood upright and his
physiology was changed by God’s curse.
Do we have any clues in the Bible of what kind of creature this is? Let’s look at
what it was called; Serpent. Of course, most people associate this title with Satan.
In fact in the following verse we see Satan referred to as that old serpent.
(Revelation 12:9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth,
and his angels were cast out with him.
So was the serpent in the Garden of Eden just a physical manifestation of the
spiritual creature we know as Satan? Some believe that, but does the Genesis
account bear that out?
The words of Genesis 3:1 seem to indicate this was an animal of some kind. “Now
the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field.” This could be an
indication that it was to be counted as a beast of the field, in other words, a
natural creature, not a super natural or spiritual being. So what kind of beast? I
think it’s safe to assume that it was some sort of reptile as indicated by the title of
serpent. This is also listed next to the word dragon. These two types of beast are
typically represented as reptiles.
I believe there are good indications that this was a very intelligent animal Perhaps
the intelligence shown was the effect of Satan possessing the serpent. If this were
true, why would God judge the animal for something it could not control? There is
only one place where evil spirits are record in the Bible as possessing animals and
it’s found in the New Testament when Jesus cast the devils into a herd of pigs.
What was the reaction of these pigs? Were they willingly influenced by these
invading spirits? No, they ran into the sea and drowned.
The only living creature that we have any accounts of that can be controlled by
devils is humans. Traditionally, it is said that no one can be possessed that has
not opened themselves up willingly to the spirits they are possessed by.
Could it be that a race of creatures with an intelligence that equals mankind’s
inhabited this world in the beginning? A race that was reptilian in nature, which
formed a willing alliance with the fallen angel Lucifer? Perhaps the motivation of
the alliance was jealousy. After all, this race was as intelligent as man, yet they
played a secondary role to man.
Why would God create a second intelligent race? Perhaps they were not created
that way. There was one way they could have become so intelligent and self-
aware. They may have eaten of that same fruit that they persuaded Eve to
partake of, the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Although there
is no record of this happening, it would certainly make the serpents argument
more persuasive if he had been able to proclaim that he had personally eaten the
fruit and survived. Maybe Eve was familiar with this type of animal and knew that
they were normally unable to communicate. This would make the point that if
one ate of that fruit, not only would they not die, but they would be like gods in
their ability to discern between good and evil.
Of course, most of what I have presented is just speculation on my part. There is
no way I can actually prove for a certainty how the animal became so intelligent,
or what motivation it had for being responsible for the fall of man. We do know
for certain it was held responsible for that part it played.
Because of my natural curiosity and imagination, I like to speculate on these sorts
of things. That has lead me to imagine the possibility that this Serpent race is still
with us today. I will say that what I am about to present is nothing but
imagination. What if that thing known as the serpent in Genesis 3 is the
progenitor of a race of sentient beings? What if they continued through all these
There was at one time a whole group of species on earth that went extinct. They
are known as dinosaurs. Since I am a Bible believer, I don’t hold to the theory that
they existed millions of years ago. I believe the majority of them died off in the
flood recorded in Genesis 6. Perhaps Noah took some of them aboard on his ark.
Those probably died off because of the extreme weather environmental changes
that occurred because of the cataclysms that were caused by that flood. The large
cold blooded animals just were not able to adapt. What if the Serpent race,
because they were intelligent, were able to prepare for the flood and were able
to adapt after the flood?
Let’s image where the human race would be if God had not interfered with their
technological progress for four thousand years. If we just go back to the tower of
Babel we find humanity working together toward a common goal. For some
reason this went against God’s plan and He interfered.
(Genesis 11:6) And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all
one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from
them, which they have imagined to do.
According to this passage, God knew that mankind was capable of anything given
enough time and in unity. There are even some that have suggested that the
tower was actually a rocket capable of leaving Earth’s atmosphere. If a primitive
person from that time period saw a modern day rocket, would they not describe
it as a tower? There are other historic accounts of ancient civilizations that were
capable of flight and even weapons of mass destruction. There is nothing that has
been backed up by solid evidence, but as I have said, we’re just imagining
So let’s now imagine this Serpent race, who is now mortal enemies of the
dominant race on this planet. They are also are aligned with a far greater
intelligence, that of a fallen angel, named Lucifer.
Why would God allow this unholy alliance? I have my thoughts on that. Perhaps
Lucifer was the Heavenly representative of this type of creature. Some will say I’m
making a stretch here, but its ok, remember we are using our imagination and
In Heaven there are representations of different living creatures found here on
Earth. The creatures that represent the life on Earth are called cherubim.
(Ezekiel 1:10) As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man,
and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the
left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
So follow me here. I can see how almost every kind of animal is represented here.
Man: This not only represents man, but animals that have similar attribute to
man. Let’s just call them primates. I’m not suggesting that man evolved from
primates, but we do share similar attributes that are easily recognized. Mankind
of course being the dominate species with these attributes; it is a man that is the
representative of them all.
Lion: This would represent every carnivorous mammal. This would include all
felines, as well as canines, and even rodents. Their attributes include claws and
sharp teeth for tearing flesh.
Ox: This would represent every type of hoofed animal including horses, cows, elk,
deer, and so on.
Eagle: This would represent all kinds of birds.
This leaves out one last group. This group has no representation in Heaven. This
type of animal includes those that are cold blooded and have scales. This includes
all reptiles as well as fish, and even amphibians without scales. Could it be that
Lucifer was the representative of this group of living creatures? Perhaps that’s
why he is described as that old serpent, the dragon.
This is why Satan chose the most intelligent animal that he represents. Again, we
can ask, why does God allow this to go on? The fact is, the creatures must have
entered into an agreement with Satan from the very beginning. After all, the fall
of man occurred when Adam willingly followed Satan. Humanity continues to
willingly follow him, thereby making him the god of this world.
Satan has to keep his Serpent race a secret, because of the enmity that God put
between them and the human race. But where in the world can you hide a whole
race of people? The only logical answer would be, underground.
Ironically, there have been many reports from different sources that claim that
giant underground “alien” bases exist. Some of these accounts claim the
inhabitants are what they call “Reptilians”. These are believed to be extra-
terrestrials. Other accounts describe them as “Greys”. There are some that say
that the Greys are just another kind of Reptilians. Of course there is no evidence
that proves that any of this is true, and I don’t claim it is. I’m just following my
If any of this were true though, what would be Satan’s motive to continually hide
and protect this race of Serpents? One thing in our imaginary exercise could be
that devils need physical bodies to inhabit our physical realm. Why do devils
possess people in the Bible? They want physical bodies.
Another reason Satan would supposedly desire this secret race is the great
deception. There are so many accounts of strange, unidentified flying crafts it’s
difficult to believe every single one of them is false. With thousands of years of
uninterrupted advances in technology, it would possible for the Serpent race to
have technology that is far in advance of our own. Unbelievable, unimaginable
modes of transportation. The whole extra-terrestrial alien phenomenon could be
just a ruse to turn people’s faith in God to faith in a superior race here to save us
from ourselves. What better explanation for the disappearance of millions of
people in a blink of an eye? A strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. The
world will be looking for answers that don’t include God. Satan will offer it and
they will eagerly accept it.
Well, that is of course, our story, based solely on our fantasizing about fantastical
possibilities that we cannot offer any evidence for. I do think it makes an
interesting story. Maybe I’ll write a book based on this, if the Lord tarries long
enough for me to finish it.