The Originator Of All Deception

So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.

Revelation 12:9 HCSB

All deception originated from Satan, who is the father of lies (John 8:44). The word “dragon” in the Book of Revelation identifies it as Satan, the one who will give the antichrist and the false prophet their power (Revelation 13:4, 14). The phrase “the ancient serpent” points back to Genesis 3 when the serpent deceived Eve, but with Adam, he took from the forbidden fruit, knowing full well that it was wrong. Thus, Satan was the one who brought death to mankind.

All false religion worships Satan, who goes by many different names. The false teachers claim that all roads lead to the same mountain—referring to the true God. They are right, except for the last part, “the true God.” What they failed to realize is that there are two mountains not one.

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it. -Matthew 7:13-14

There is a mountain that contains multiple broad roads from every direction that leads to it. Those roads which come from the world religions connect or merge to the main road that leads to the mountain where Satan reigns. So yes, all roads lead to the same god, just not the right one.

The second mountain to the right has one road that is so narrow that if one does not pay close attention will miss it. That road leads to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. -John 14:6

Only through Faith in Jesus Christ can a person make it to heaven.

Who Is The Serpent?

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” -Genesis 3:1

The serpent is the one who caused mankind to fall into sin by deception and brought about their death, physical and spiritual—separation from God.

So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him. -Revelation 12:9

The serpent of Genesis is none other than Satan himself. The phrase “the ancient serpent” reveals that Satan’s fall happened before the first humans were created.

You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars. -John 8:44

Jesus was speaking to the Jews who wanted Him dead—giving a comparison of their desires to that of Satan’s because he was the first murderer, referring to the serpent’s deception that ended up destroying Adam and Eve’s relationship with the LORD—bringing upon their death. And was now behind these men—stirring them to murder Jesus.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is where you will find the Truth.

Any other source that reveals the nature of God other than the Scriptures, you will find the teachings of Satan which will bring you false doctrine, and is also known as doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

Who is the serpent? Satan. The first murderer and the father of lies.