The Serpent Seed
I never knew that one of the things that I believed from the Bible had a specific name for it. The serpent seed doctrine. When I read that, I was taken aback somewhat because for just a second I thought that I might have been taken in by some radical belief that might have been based on poor biblical interpretation or superstition. I also found out that this was one of the main beliefs of the Christian Identity Movement. Who ever heard of them? Certainly not I.
I also found out that anyone who believed in this serpent seed doctrine might be prejudiced and have a warped interpretation of the Bible. I didn’t know that I was prejudiced or warped.
Many of you may have known about this doctrine and I have no idea what you think of it or if you, indeed, are warped and prejudiced like myself. In this article that I read it was all talk; there wasn’t any Biblical references for or against this doctrine.
On another website, I discovered that I was a “serpent seed heretic” and that I followed a very dangerous doctrine in the Antichrist war on the saints.
Am I missing something here? I didn’t think that the “big daddy” of Antichrists was here yet.
Needless to say but I think that somebody expected me to be ashamed and embarrassed for some of my beliefs. I was certainly a person that needed to be scorned, at the very least.
Based on the names of some of these websites and other content there, I can safely presume that these people thought of themselves as Christians. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I consider myself to be a Christian, it’s just that the “tone” of the words seemed to have a lot of venom within them.
Whoever put these sites together or wrote those articles didn’t know English grammar very well for they never capitalized the letter “I” in their sentences and they should probably become familiar with a spell-checker. Just sayin’, ya know?
Alright. I’ll tuck my hurt feelings back where they belong and let’s probe this situation a little and see what the Bible may have to say about this “serpent seed” and when I’m through I’ll let you make your own decision as to whether, even you, may be prejudiced and warped.
A good place to start, of course, would be in the Book of Genesis. It may be interesting to note that the Old Testament was written in Hebrew but the word “Genesis” is Greek and it means “generation or creation”.
I also mentioned in a prior lecture that the first six chapters of Genesis, if studied properly by using a Hebrew language translator, would really open your eyes to some of the deeper truths of the Scriptures and I don’t know if these old boys that I just spoke about could handle it or not.
It seems that if anyone presents an idea that is outside of the mainstream religious beliefs, that he or she will be labeled a heretic. From what I’ve found out over the years, some of these religious beliefs will take you to hell a lot faster than some of the “heretic” beliefs.
I’m going to be giving you a lot of Hebrew definitions for the English words in the King James Bible, 1611, AV but since the King James Bible, 1611, AV is translated FROM the Hebrew where else can we go for a deeper understanding of the Scriptures? We’ll let our Father’s Word speak for itself.
With that being said…….
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Let’s nail down who or what this “serpent” is from the get-go.
Serpent_ nachah, H5175, a snake, from its hiss. Root, nachash, H5172, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell.
Yep, the Hebrew says that it’s a snake but the root word says that it’s like whispering a (magic) spell. If this snake is really Satan I surely do believe that he can whisper some magic spells in your ear; if you are willing to listen, that is.
Another issue is that I, personally, have never heard a snake speak. Much less, quoting words spoken by our Father.
In the first heaven/earth age, Satan’s name was Lucifer. Throughout the entire Bible, this word is only used once and it’s in the Book of Isaiah;
Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Lucifer_ heylel, the bright morning star. Root, halal, to be clear; to shine.
He was called the bright morning star and the root word means to shine. The skin on a snake is covered with small scales and when the sun hits it just right it does indeed shine.
There are many names for Satan depending on what role he is playing at any given time. So far we have Lucifer, in the first heaven/earth age and at the beginning of the Scriptures, just three chapters in, his name is the Serpent.
Other names that he will go by or be referred to by are;
● Little Horn—Daniel 8:9
● King of Babylon—Ezekiel 30:25
● The Assyrian—Micah 5:5
● Profane wicked prince of Israel—Ezekiel 21:25
● Prince of devils—Matthew 9:34
● Prince of the power of the air—Ephesians 2:2
● A king of fierce countenance—Daniel 8:23
● The vile person—Daniel 11:21
● The wicked one—Matthew 13:19
● The slayer—Ezekiel 21:11
● Anointed cherub that covereth—Ezekiel 28:14
● The spoiler—Jeremiah 6:26
● The oppressor—Isaiah 51:13
● The waster—Isaiah 54:16
● The temptor—Matthew 4:3
● The devil—Matthew 13:39
● The king of the north—Daniel 11:40
● False prophet—Revelation 16:13
In Revelation 20:2 we are given four of his names or roles in one sentence;
Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
In Revelation 12:9 we have a repeat of 20:2;
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Satan is never referred to as the “devil” in the Old Testament, only in the New Testament.
That pretty much does the nailing, wouldn’t you think? The serpent in Genesis chapter 3 is Satan.
The word subtil is ‘aruwm, H6175, cunning (usually in a bad sense). Root, ‘aram, H6191, to be (or make) bare.
In the Merriam-Webster dictionary it means to be clever and indirect, not showing your real purpose and that is precisely how he approaches Eve with his questions.
“Did God really tell you not to eat of that tree? I wonder why He did that. Reckon He might be afraid that you might become as smart as He is?"
Alright, this serpent turns out to not be a snake at all but Satan.
What about the trees? There will be two of them; one is the Tree of Life and the other is the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil;
Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Let’s suppose, for a moment, that if the serpent represented Satan, that these two trees might also represent something other than a tree?
The word tree is ates, H6086, a tree (from its firmness). Root, ‘atsah, H6095, to fasten (or make firm), i.e. to close (the eyes). Root, atseh, H6096, the spine (as giving firmness to the body). The KJV use is “backbone”.
Two of these Hebrew words resemble each other quite closely: ‘atsah and ‘atseh. Don’t mistakenly take them as the same two words simply repeated.
This tree gives us the notion of something firm, a firmness to a body, a body with a backbone and the ability to open and close the eyes. Not really a tree at all. The backbone is also referred to as the spinal column which is filled with thousands of nerves that run from the brain throughout the body.
This central nervous system, along with the brain, gives the body the ability to reason intelligently, to determine right from wrong.
The use of the words “serpent” and “tree” is called a Hebraism. The Merriam-Webster defines a Hebraism as: a characteristic feature of Hebrew occurring in another language. In other words, the character of a Hebrew word has to be translated into another language so that it can be interpreted with the correct meaning and sense.
Sometimes this becomes pretty important when it comes to nouns and verbs and whether they are feminine or masculine in gender. Helps to understand the meaning of the translation at times.
Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Have you ever heard the expression: the fruits of your labor? If you work at a job your paycheck is the fruit of your labor; it doesn’t mean that you get paid with fruit, does it? Of course not.
Similarly, the fruit of a woman’s’ womb would be to give birth to a child.
That is precisely what Satan had in mind. He is not stupid. Not only did our Father create him in perfect splendor, his beauty was also apparent to Eve.
Here is how our Father describes him;
Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
At this time Satan was well aware of the plan of our Father. And why shouldn’t he be? He was the very reason that the war in heaven, the katabole’ in the first heaven/earth age occurred, for he wanted to possess the Mercy Seat on top of the Ark of the Covenant for himself and to dethrone our Father.
The word foundation is katabole, G2602, a deposition, i.e. founding; figuratively, conception, Root, kataballo, G2598, to throw down, Root, ballo, G906, a primary verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense):
He, Satan, was one of the two cherubims “that covereth”. Pretty arrogant of him to think that he could overtake and subdue the Creator of his very being. But, then again, that’s how he has always thought and he tried desperately to control and disrupt the bloodline through which our Savior would come for he already knows that he is destined to die in the lake of fire and killing our Father is his only salvation.
And after his failure of doing so, he has to be content with destroying as many souls as he can before our Father allows him his final five months of deception.
Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
Genesis 3:9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
Genesis 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
The word afraid is yare’, H3372, to fear; morally, to revere; causatively, to frighten.
Adam wasn’t afraid of our Father in a physical sense, he didn’t think that he was going to be beaten or anything but the fear was moral. They had broken a commandment from our Father, they both were aware of that now, and as all human beings have this sense of moral transgression, whether they are religious or not, they expected our Father to be angry with them. And they were right.
Genesis 3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Genesis 3:13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
The word beguiled is nasha’, H5377, to lead astray, i.e. (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines seduced as to persuade to disobedience or disloyalty, to lead astray usually by persuasion or false promises, to carry out the physical seduction of, entice to sexual intercourse.
Wait a minute! That can’t be true! I did some research and found out that if anybody believed that, to entice to sexual intercourse, to infer that Eve had sexual relations with Satan, they had to be prejudiced, warped or a serpent seed heretic.
I would be willing to bet that this is a mistranslation and that nowhere else in the Bible would there be something like this mentioned. Sorry Charlie, it’s in the New Testament as well;
2nd Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Well, maybe so, but I’ll bet that the definition of “beguiled” in the Hebrew is very different from the definition of the word “beguiled” in the Greek;
The word beguiled, in the Greek language, is exapatao, G1818, to seduce wholly.
This means that she was totally seduced; she bought every word of the lie that Satan told her.
Genesis 3:14 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:
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Why would it say “between thy seed and her seed?” We know that Eve had three children; Cain, Able and Seth. Actually, she had more than these three but they don’t figure into the subject at hand right now but Cain and Able do.
And Satan, never would he be in an earthly body because he was condemned to perish in the Lake of Fire on Judgment Day, at the end of the first heaven/earth age, so what is his seed?
The word seed is zera’, H2233, seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity.
The Merriam –Webster dictionary defines posterity as the offspring of one progenitor to the furthest generation. Offspring. Children.
Verse 15 is talking about Satan’s children.
Before I get too far ahead of myself let’s go to chapter 4 of Genesis and continue there;
Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
Adam had carnal knowledge of Eve, she became pregnant and bore a boy-child whom they named Cain.
Genesis 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
The word again is yacaph, H3254, to add or augment (often adverbial), to continue to do a thing):
What was Eve doing? She was in the process of giving birth to Cain and she continued birthing and gave birth to Abel.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines continue as to do something without stopping: to keep doing something in the same way as before.
For Eve to give birth to Cain and then continue to do something without stopping, she then gave birth to Abel; both Cain and Able had to be twins. Not something that is too unusual. Human beings are human beings regardless of what era they live in.
Genesis 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
According to Jewish law, when a young man became of proper age, going into manhood, he was required to offer a sacrifice of first fruits, of whatever he had raised that year. It said in verse 2 that Abel was a keeper of sheep while Cain was a tiller of the ground. One raised livestock; the other raised grain and vegetables.
Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
I went into verses 4 and 5 solely to show you that both Cain and Abel came of age in the same year. That would not have been possible had they not been twins.
So, here we are. How do we prove that Abel was the son of Adam and Cain was the son of Satan? We need solid evidence because if I just “suppose” that they were, my words would carry no more weight than anyone else’s.
A really good way is to look at the genealogical records of Adam and see if Cain and Abel are both listed there. The Hebrew people kept very good records over the years as evidenced in Genesis chapter 36 for instance. The genealogy of Esau has two listings: one for Esau: The Generations of Esau, who is Edom; and The Generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.
Very detailed records, in some instances, even recording the births within concubines. So, let’s find the recorded generations of Adam which begins in Genesis 5:1. We only have to trace these records until we come to the death of Adam for he couldn’t have any children after that, understand?
Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
Genesis 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
Wow! The only son listed is Seth; what’s up with that? Well, let’s see; Abel was murdered so he wouldn’t be listed because he wouldn’t have any offspring and if Cain was also the son of Adam he should be listed there as well but he’s not.
So, let’s see if we can find the genealogy of Cain and see what that’s all about. His genealogy begins in chapter 4:17;
Genesis 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
Genesis 4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
Genesis 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Genesis 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
The genealogy of Adam does not list his father. Why? Because God was his father.
The genealogy of Cain does not list his father. Why? Because Satan was his father.
Cain is not listed in Adam’s genealogy. Why? Because Satan was his father.
Can we find any other Scriptures that might add credence to all this? Christ is being questioned by a group of people that say they are Jews but in actuality, they are not; they are Kenites who are simply living in the land of Judea. They even say that their father was Abraham but Christ knew better;
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Who was the first murderer of the Hebrew lineage? Cain. The first murderer of the sixth-day creation remains unknown for there are no biblical records concerning that.
Let’s go to the first epistle of John, not St. John, the writer of the Gospel;
1st John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1st John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
Who was the “wicked one?” Satan, I listed this as one of the names that he goes by earlier in this lecture.
Alright, I’m going to leave it at that for now. I think that the point has been well established from the Word of our Father. No slip-sliding around with out-of-order verses; no invalid interpretations to try to secure truth to one point or another when it’s not there. Just straight-up truth from our Father’s Word.
If the Scriptures that we’ve just covered are serpent seed heresy, I’d sure like to know what the real truth looks like. There are some people in this world that you just need to give a wide berth to. Personally, I don’t think that these people think that this is a heretical teaching. I think that they understand the truth and are just working for the other team.
Throwing mud against the wall and seeing what sticks. Place that seed of doubt in curious minds before the truth has a chance to take hold or get in.
Isn’t this much better than sitting through a 45-minute sermon on a Sunday morning that had no meaning while you were listening to it, much less remembering what the subject was out in the parking lot on your way home?
Been there. Done that. Many times.
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22 February 2014