Serpent seed doctrine

It is a growing belief that the sin that Eve committed in the Garden of Eden was one of sexual intercourse with Satan. The result of that consummation was that she conceived a child (Cain). Eve then had sex with Adam and she conceived again (Able) and so was pregnant with twins from 2 fathers at the same time ‘Fraternal Twins”. The physical offspring of Satan being the serpent seedline.

Although this belief mainly comes from extra biblical sources such as the book of Enoch, Zohar and the Targums to name a few, there are a few biblical verses that are given in support of this interpretation. It also goes along with the belief that Angels had sex with humans (see my writings Angels are NOT the sons of God and Who were the Nephilim.)

Sons Of God are NOT Angels

I shall not be arguing against any of these books here I may do that in a later writing. What I will do is look at all the Biblical verses used and show that this doctrine is not actually supported by biblical text when those texts are put into context and understanding is applied and that it is both false and dangerous.

The Bible clearly mentions a serpent “seed”

Genesis 3-15And 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.

What I will do is demonstrate how this seed is in no way a reference to a physical seed, a literal serpent seed but in context and understanding actually refers to a spiritual one. There are 2 seedlines in the Bible and there always are, one a physical and one a spiritual (see my writing on the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven)

As in my argument in my above stated writings I will reiterate here , There is NOT ONE verse that indicates a Angel can have sex or reproduce let alone have sex with a human and reproduce with them.

The Bible does say that things reproduce after their kind.

Genesis 1-24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Humans are flesh but a certain kind of flesh

1 corinthians 15-39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

Which is why humans do not reproduce with anything other than humans

Angels are not flesh but spirit

Hebrews 1-14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Spirits do not have flesh and bone.

Luke 24-39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

Therefore we have to go outside of biblical teaching in order to even believe that it is even possible for Satan to have a physical seed.

The best place to start I guess, would be at the start (seems logical).

In Genesis 3 the serpent tempts Eve into eating from the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.

Genesis 3-1Now 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? 2And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3But 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. 4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5For 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. 6And 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. 7And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

I will agree with the serpent seed doctrine here that the serpent in reference is a direct reference to Satan in this passage. Satan is the serpent that talks to Eve.

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.

However it is then asserted by the serpent seed doctrine that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was also Satan himself. Eve “ate” of the fruit of that tree and it is this eating that is asserted as being a euphemism for sexual intercourse.

So the doctrine would assert that Satan is being referenced as both the serpent and the tree of knowledge of good and evil in this passage which in itself is to interpret the verse in such a way as to biasedly support the doctrine.

It is also asserted that the tree of Life is in fact Jesus which will actually become very relevant to the argument.

The word eat is תֹֽאכְל֔וּ ṯō-ḵə-lū, from the root אָכַל akal which simply means to eat. This word and its derivatives are used 810 times in the Hebrew texts.

Let’s look at some examples

Genesis 9-6 4But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat

If we apply the understanding that “to eat” is a euphemism for sex then here we have God informing the Hebrews that they cannot have sexual intercourse with any flesh that has blood in it.

And in Exodus 12-15 During the feast of unleavened bread the Hebrews must not have sexual intercourse with leavened bread only unleavened bread.

Exodus 12-15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

The exact same wording  תֹֽאכְל֔וּוּ ṯō-ḵə-lū is used in both of these verses.

We must ask WHY is the word a euphemism in genesis 3 but not in genesis 9 or exodus 12. 
It could be context. Context always should give us the answer as to why a word is used to mean something. However for this word to mean a sexual act in genesis 3 and not as the rest of its uses in the bible the context would have to dictate that different application but in order to do that it must already be believed that it is in fact a euphemism for a sexual act to read that into and then out of the text , this is circle reasoning and simply fails.

Hebrew word for tree is עֵ֥ץ ‘êṣ and means tree or wood

It is stated that God uses trees as a metaphor for people. *

Isaiah 61- 3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

And therefore it is perfectly plausible that the trees in the garden of Eden were metaphorical not literal.

BUT , the word translated as tree here in this verse is NOT עֵ֥ץ ‘êṣ it is actually אֵילֵ֣י’ê-lê from the root word אָ֫יִל ayil. It has many different meanings such as Ram, mighty man, post or tree. 
The reason for the use of this word here is because God is comparing a righteous man to a tree, there is an actual comparison and so a different word for tree one that fits the comparison because it also has the meaning mighty man is used. The word in Genesis 3 does not have that same comparison.

Ezekiel 17-13 ; 13And hath taken of the king’s seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:

The word אֵילֵ֣י ê-lê translated as MIGHTY. In reference to the mighty of the land (men)

If eating from the fruit of tree is a euphemism for sexual intercourse, then God would have said that it was ok to have sex with all the other “trees”, Persons in the Garden.

Genesis 2- 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

Who were these other trees that Adam was told he could have sex with? Eve had not yet been formed.

Fruit is פֶּ֫רִי peri means fruit. It can be used in terms of offspring as in

Psalm 127-3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

BUT if the fruit is the offspring and eating is sex then eating the fruit could not mean to produce offspring through sex but it would mean that they had sex with the offspring.

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

Genesis 3- 6 And when the woman saw that the tree (satan) was good for food (sex), and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit (offspring) thereof, and did eat (have sex), and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat (have sex)

This verse would have Adam and Eve having sex with the OFFSPRING of SATAN and NOT producing offspring.

If the Bible said that they ate from the tree and PRODUCED fruit then that could very well be an argument …but it doesn’t!

Furthermore if Jesus is the “tree” of Life then that would mean that after they had sex with Satan “the tree of knowledge of good and evil” God stopped Adam and Eve from having sex with Jesus.

Genesis 3-22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

However up until this point it would have been perfectly ok for Adam to have had sex with Jesus as there was no forbidding of eating from this tree and in fact Adam was told he could eat from any other tree which must have included Jesus.

BUT having sex with Jesus is something that God will give for believers to do.

Revelation 2-7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

With this understanding the way that believers will obtain eternal life is we will all have sex with the Lord Jesus Christ.

It must be stated that if Eve had sex with Satan then so did Adam as he also “ate” of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of 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

There is an argument offered in rebuttal to this that states that Eve had sex with Satan but then shared sex with Adam by having sex with Adam and therefore Adam not directly having sex with Satan but sharing the “eating” of this act. Eve opened Adam’s eyes to sex after satan had opened hers“their eyes were opened” to the sinful act of sex.

Genesis 3-5For 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.

So it was sex that allowed Adam and Eve to know good and evil.

This however fails on the basis if Adam didn’t have direct sex with Satan but simply had sex with Eve then Adam would actually have done nothing wrong at all as we already saw under this doctrine Adam was allowed to have sex with anyone other than Satan. Having sex with Eve would therefore not have been against Gods word. In fact God even instructed them to do so.

Genesis 1- 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The doctrine of the serpent seed clearly puts the blame at Eve’s door. She had sex with Satan and produced offspring.

But the Bible teaches that sin entered into the world through the man (Adam) and not through Eve.

Romans 5-12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Romans 5-15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Why was it that the man was the cause of sin and not the woman seeing it was the woman who ate first?

Eve was never told directly that they couldn’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Only Adam was BEFORE Eve was created.

God never directly told Eve and so Satan was able to tempt her by asking the question did God actually say that?

Genesis 3- 1Now 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?

Eve never saw God create anything either unlike Adam.

After they ate of the tree God called unto ADAM

Genesis 3- 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

God then asks ADAM if HE ate from the tree

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. 11And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

God said to ADAM because YOU have gone against what I SAID.

Genesis 3- 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

It was ADAM that was driven from the Garden of Eden.

Genesis 3- 24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

The Bible is very clear it was through disobedience not through a sexual act that sin entered into the world and all became sinners because of one MAN.

Romans 5-19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

The Bible says the fall and expulsion from Eden was due to the disobedience against God’s word of the MAN not the sexual act of the woman.

Adam “knew” his wife AFTER they were expelled from the Garden of Eden.

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

“Knew” most certainly is biblical terminology for sexual intercourse

There are some other rather important things to ascertain from this verse.

Here Eve conceives when Adam “knew” Eve his wife. And she bare Cain. Cain then would seem to be the result of Adam knowing his wife NOT from a sexual act with Satan before she knew Adam. Adam also declares that he had gotten a man from the LORD (YHWH יְהוָֽה׃) Hardly the proclamation of someone whose wife was pregnant with the child of Satan. (maybe he didn’t know)

Proponents of the serpent seed doctrine will point to the fact that the bible never actually states that Adam begat Cain only that Adam knew his wife and she conceived. It is inferred that all we have is 2 incidents stated and that the bible does not say that one is the direct result of the other.

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.

They will highlight that the bible does say that Adam begat Seth

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:

And state that Cain unlike Seth was not included in the bloodline of Adam

Luke 3- 38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

It must be stated that Abel who in this doctrine IS the son of Adam is also not included in the genealogy either. 
As is Abel also not stated as being the begotten son of Adam. In the case of Abel the wording is simply and she again bare

Genesis 4- 2And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

So the argument that Cain is not the son of Adam but Abel is based on the wording begotten fails.
We will also see that Cain’s own bloodline starts with Cain knew his wife and she conceived.

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

So if we use the same logic it could also be argued that there would be doubt if Cain himself was the father of Enoch and so imputing this logic we can argue that Cain didn’t actually have any physical descendents himself which obviously would completely destroy the doctrine by itself. We would have no need to present any further argument.

Some proponents of the doctrine teach that this serpent seed which many postulate to be the Kenites, will be destroyed and that they cannot ever come to salvation.

However that goes against God’s word

1 timothy 2-4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Every man would include every man which would have to include the Kenites. If God does not include them in every man then God is either a liar or he is being deceptive. GOD IS NEITHER A LIAR NOR A DECEIVER.

*This is NOT part of the biblical argument against the doctrine BUT this is a dangerous belief and has caused many sects to form and a lot of anger and hatred between those who believe they are of the line of Seth and those that they then believe are of the line of Satan. This is not a doctrine of love.*

God states to satan that he will put enmity between his seed and the woman’s seed.

Genesis 3- 15And 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.

This verse used to show that Satan has a physical seed just as the woman does.

But if we simply apply some logic to this, this interpretation just completely falls apart. The Bible does not state that the enmity would be put between Satan’s seed and Adam’s seed but between Satans and the woman’s. If Satan did in fact produce his seed through Eve then that seed would also be the seed of Eve the woman so her seed would in fact be both Satans and Adams. This would make God’s statement be that God would put enmity between her seed and her seed. This makes a completely illogical argument that God is putting enmity between her physical seed and her physical seed. That is not the distinction God is making.

This is actually a reference to a spiritual seed and NOT a physical one.

Many advocates of the physical serpent seed doctrine state Cain was a physical seed of satan and this is what caused God to curse Cain

However it is only AFTER Cain killed Abel he was cursed by God.

Genesis 4-8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? 10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. 11And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

There is a physical seed that passes down through Cain and Seth (who replaced Abel)

Biologically Cain was the son of Adam as was Abel but Cain was not counted to be so by God in the context of the PHYSICAL seed . Which is why he wasn’t included in the genealogy of Adam 
Adam and Eve had many other children

Genesis 5-4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

These also are not included in the genealogy of Adam in the Bible this is because they are not heirs to the physical or spiritual seed and so are not needed to be included. It doesn’t mean that they were not physically their children.

We see this further illustrated with Abraham where he has 2 children Ishmael and Isaac but only one Isaac is counted as his son

Genesis 22-2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

This didn’t mean that Abraham only had 1 son Ishmael was born before Isaac, but only 1 son according to the birthright and to the physical seed.

Abraham also later had other children who were also not included in the genealogy from Adam to Jesus through Abraham. 

Genesis 25 -Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. 2And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Again this is shown with Isaac’s own 2 sons Jacob and Esau were only Jacob is counted by God

Malachi 1-2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, 3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

This physical seed of Adam is where Jesus is born through the flesh.

However there is also a spiritual seed that of God and that of Satan.

Seth is referred to by Eve as her seed to replace Abel.

Genesis 4- 25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew

If Cain was her child and so was Seth why was Seth a seed but not Cain.

This was the spiritual seed, a righteous seed one that would have faith in God. Abel is called righteous Abel.

Matthew 23-35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

Abel had faith

Hebrews 11-4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Through Seth’s line people started to call upon the name of the Lord

Genesis 4 -26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

So let’s show that this is a spiritual and not physical seed.

One passage that is often used to prove a physical seed is

1 john 3-8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

Those that commit sin are of the devil and those born of God do not. In this the children of the devil and god are manifest.

The Bible says ALL have sinned

Romans 3-23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
If all have sinned and committing sin is what shows who is a child of the devil then everyone is a child of the devil for all have sinned.

If we look carefully we will get a proper explanation.

It tells us those that are Born of God this is how they are manifest (shown) whoever does righteousness is of God.

Nobody is physically born of God. We are sons of God through adoption not physically

Ephesians 1-5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

It is in doing RIGHTEOUSNESS and not doing righteousness that the sons of God and the devil are manifest. Those that are BORN of God. Again nobody is physically born of God. 
Righteousness is through faith

Romans 3-22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

Just as we saw with Abel. He was righteous and it was through faith.

In the same way those who have faith and are righteous are sons of God those who do not believe and do not righteousness are children of Satan, not biologically the descendents of Satan, it is the unbelief of the person that is what is being described when they are referred to as sons of the Devil.

This can only be a spiritual reference and so the comparison those that are the children of the devil can only be in the same way children of the devil that we are children of God, spiritually.

Continuing on we come to verse 12 where can is called of that wicked one, again this is used to show Cain was physically from Satan.

1 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.

However it is actually Cains WORKS that are being called Evil. It is the WORKS that make Cain of the wicked one.

And as per verse 10 we see Cain didn’t love his brother, he slew his brother Abel

Brother in this context doesn’t just mean physical brother. The Greek word used is ἀδελφὸν adelphon and although can mean physical brother it can also mean a brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian.

If we have a look at another verse used to prove the serpent seed doctrine

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.

Jesus is saying to the pharisees they don’t have true belief in God and obviously we know ultimately that they didn’t or otherwise they would have accepted him as the Messiah.

If we look at the full passage this is explained by Jesus very clearly.

John 8- 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 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. 45And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

God being their father again cannot be physical but spiritual father.

Jesus highlights the difference between the physical and spiritual earlier in the same passage. When he says that the Jews were of the seed of Abraham

John 8- 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

But then Jesus immediately states that they were NOT children of Abraham.

39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

When we understand that Jesus first refers to them as the seed of Abraham that this is a physical seed but he then refers to the spiritual seed.

Jesus was not simply one of the “seeds” of Abraham (physical lineage) Jesus was the SEED promised to Abraham through faith.

Galatians 3-16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Romans 4-13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

The children of God are NOT children of God though the flesh.

Romans 9-8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

But Jesus stated that God was NOT their father

John 8- 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

The pharisees were not Christs as they rejected Christ 

Galatians 3-29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

John the Baptist explained the very same thing regarding proclaiming a physical seed.

Matthew 3-9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham

Although they were physical descendants of Abraham they were not Abraham’s seed spiritually (according to the promise)

Galatians 3-7 7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

Abraham saw the day of Jesus

John 8-56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

He did not see this literally but in faith as Abraham believed God and it was his belief that was counted as righteousness

Romans 4-3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

We don’t suddenly become physical descendents of Abraham through faith. This is spiritually we are heirs according to the promise not the flesh.

And we become children of God through that faith.

Galatians 3-26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8-13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

And it is the exact opposite how we become “sons” of the Devil.

Going back to John 8-44 

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.

He was a murderer from the beginning.

Satan didn’t physically kill anyone, Cain did. Cain was the first person to physically kill someone. If this was physical reference to their father then it would be Cain that would be their father as he was the physical murderer not the devil or Cain would be being referenced as the devil. This cannot mean a physical murder but a spiritual one which is exactly how a person is a son of God or a son of Satan. Adam and Even did not die physically when they ate of the fruit but spiritually (Adam lived to be 930 years old. Genesis 5-5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.)

Satan murdered them spiritually.

The devil is also called the father of lies, this doesn’t mean that he physically is the father of lies it is based on the fact he was the first to tell a lie and there is no truth in him.

So we see it is not through physical descendancy that people are called the children of the devil but through their actions and their sin.

Another “proof” offered for this doctrine is the Parable of the wheat and the tares

Matthew 13- 24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.


Jesus explains what the parable means to his disciples and it is claimed that in this explanation Jesus is saying there is a physical seed of the wicked one.

Matthew 13- 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

If the children of the wicked one are physical children of Satan then we must now also say that the good seed are physical literal children of the KINGDOM. Jesus (the son of man) would also be the one that sows that seed, which would have to mean that Jesus has a physical literal seedline also and so Jesus must have produced offspring along with Satan. Again this simply doesn’t make any sense and fails when analyzed. This can only mean spiritually it simply cannot be physical.

If taken on their own and without logically looking at the verses and what applying a literal physical seed does to them, completely making them illogical and making no sense at all, the doctrine has a superficial basis for understanding that Satan had a literal physical seed line through Cain. However when we apply understanding and context and simply logic to the verses the superficial basis very quickly evaporates and the Biblical truth is left.

Satan has no physical seed but he does have a spiritual one. Those that turn from God are spiritual children of the Devil.

God’ children are not physical either we are adopted heirs through Christ through faith.

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