See James Hastings (ed.), Dictionary of the Bible, (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1963), p. 936. The Amplified Old Testament, (Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1962), comments in a footnote to Isaiah 14 as follows: ". . . the application of the name Lucifer to Satan, in spite of the long and confident teaching to that effect, is completely erroneous. . . . Nowhere in the Bible is Satan called Lucifer. The misapplication of the name has existed since the third century A.D., and is based on the false supposition that Luke 10:18 is an explanation of Isaiah 14:12 . . . It is the satanic king himself who is being addressed." p. 503. The J.W.'s, for example, have recognized the force of these arguments and now no longer in their official publications refer to Satan as "Lucifer", nor is Isaiah 14 cited in support of their belief that Satan is a fallen angel. (Extract taken from: Wrested Scriptures by Ron Abel)
I agree with all of that with the exception of the one time existence of fallen ones, lead by Lucifer.
Man was given dominion (rule) of this world. (Gen. 1:26) KJV
Regardless of the fall of the evil ones, there would be free will in the world, the choice to do the will of God or forsake him. Nor do I believe in an uncontrollable sin curse brought on by Eves choice, sin is not inherited.
If one were to take identical twins, separate them at birth, one going to a bad environment and another a healthy environment, chances are they will develop differently. We are born into a shaky environment, one which would have been markedly different had the "prince of this world" not forsaken his trust.
Man's internal carnal lusts and desires brings about his downfall just as with Adam. No need for a naughty spirit being. Man does it all by himself.
Political and Religious Power
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. (John 14:30) KJV
The "prince of this world," The Roman Emperor, had nothing against Jesus who had committed no crime and broken no state law. But the princes of this world, the political and religious authorities, were accustomed to persecute and even put to death any person who opposed them, regardless of any guilt or crime, just as King Herod did to John the Baptist.
George M. Lamsa. New Testament Light (San Francisco: Harper & Row), p. 142.
My Cyclic reasoning has also decimated the literal notion of fallen spirit beings.
War in heaven (Rev. 12: 7) KJV alludes to something similar -
The most high does indeed rule in the kingdoms of men, he delegates authority. One of those celestial administrators betrayed us on an unimaginable scale. The closest comparison I can make would be the Pope going off the rails and becoming an atheist. There would be war in the Vatican, the Pope and his followers would battle the faithful Cardinals and their followers.
HEAVEN. The Jews spoke of three heavens ; — (1.) The atmosphere, or lower region of the air, in which birds and vapors fly. Job xxxv. 11 ; Matt. xvi. 1. (2.) The expanse above, in which the stars are disposed, and which they seem to have thought was a solid concave. Matt. xxiv. 29. (3.) The habitation of God, where his power and glory are more immediately and fully manifested. Heaven is always the symbol of government ; the higher places in the political universe. The "kingdom of heaven," is the same as the kingdom of God, Matt. x. 7 ; Luke ix. 2 ; and is Messiah's reign on earth. See Psa. lxxii (i.e. 72:) ; Dan. vii. 14, 27 ; Matt. xxv. 31 — 34. (EMPHATIC DIAGLOTT Alphabetical Appendix)
Where does the bible say the Beast became a serpent?
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, 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.
No, the Bible says that Eve reasoned with a serpent. The bible also says that the serpent was a 'beast of the field' who was subtil. More subtil than all the OTHER beasts of the field. That's what the Bible says. It says nothing about "Pre Adamic man has to do with the serpent because the serpent was already evil".
There is nothing to say the Serpent Creature was inherently evil. The Lord said it was intelligent but unfortunately, being a beast, it was carnal and not spiritual.
The crafty beast came and engaged Eve.
I believe the Serpent told the truth the way it perceived it (probably having seen angels partake of the forbidden tree and coming to no harm) hence ' thou shalt not surely die ' (not realising angels were immortal already)
Adam was never deceived by the Serpent regardless. His own carnal lusts betrayed him.