AND YOU WILL KNOW GOOD AND EVIL
by Predmetsky Rosenborg
Early Gnostic texts portray the serpent and Eve (sometimes almost conflating them) as positive messengers of truth and God as evil. In the case of Marcion, at least, it was the Old Testament God who was evil.
What’s interesting is that the New Testament portrays Satan as a liar and the father of lies, but in the text of Genesis, God seems to acknowledge that Satan was telling the truth after all.
“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:5)
“Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”(Gen. 3:22).