According to the LDS Doctrine of Exaltation that is asked about in other questions (such as this one), a human can eventually become a God.
What is the Mormon teaching about the events described in the Bible about the garden of Eden in which the "snake" is described as having told Eve that she will become "like God"?
Some religions state that a spirit being (Satan) was using the snake as a mouthpiece (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses in this article).
With this question I wanted to know what the LDS church stand is on the passage.
- Are the events in Eden merely fiction or a description of something that actually happened?
- If the events are a description of something that happened, was the snake telling Eve the truth, or was he lying?
- Was the statement made by the snake a reference to the same exaltation what Mormons describe in the Doctrine of Exaltation?
- Is the "snake" (or the spirit being that used the snake as a mouthpiece) considered a good or a bad character?
- If what the snake (or the spirit being that used the snake as a mouthpiece) said provided something beneficial for Adam and Eve then (seeing as it went against what God had told them) why did God tell them not to eat from the tree?