Q. 1. What can you tell me about the gnostic heresy of the Ophites?
A. 1. The gnostic heresy of the Ophites was that the serpent who tempted Adam and Eve was a hero, that the God who forbade Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge was the enemy.
This gnostic heresy was condemned by Hippolytus of Rome (170–235) who at t he time was the most important 3rd-century theologian in the Christian Church in Rome.