Part 4 - The Seed

Was There Seed of the Serpent?

Was there seed of the serpent? The Bible clearly states that. Genesis 3:14-15 states, “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: 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.” As you can see in verse 15, the serpent had a seed or an offspring “between thy seed (the serpent) and her seed.” So if language means anything, then the serpent had a seed, an offspring. Notice again what God said to them in the garden. Genesis 3:15 states, "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." If we give credit to the Bible that the woman did have a Seed, Jesus, then the serpent must surely have had a seed also.

If we give credit to the Bible that the woman did have a Seed, Jesus, then the serpent must surely have had a seed also.

There is no Bible student who does not know that the Seed of the woman was the Christ Who came by the instrumentality of God, apart from human intercourse. It is just as well known that the predicted bruising of the serpent's head was in actuality a prophecy concerning what Christ would accomplish against Satan at the cross. There at the cross Christ would bruise the head of Satan, while Satan would bruise the heel of the Lord. This passage was most definitely a prophecy of Christ (the woman’s Seed). The Redeemer was to come by the woman, and by her alone, without the consensus of man through sexual intercourse. This sinless Man would bruise (crush) the head of the serpent at Calvary and in turn Jesus (the woman’s Seed) would be bruised in the heel (in His humanity when he walked upon the earth).

The Tree of Knowledge Was Not For Food

Genesis 3:2-3 states, “And the woman said unto the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 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.” God had placed two trees before them: the Tree of Life that was symbolic of Jesus Christ and the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which was symbolic of sin, death and the devil. One Tree was Life and the other was a tree of death. The fruit of the tree of death was knowledge. Genesis 2:9 states, “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.”

Man is a free moral agent. This is unlike animals that have no ability to make choices concerning right or wrong. Man was made in the image of God so he was not a robot or someone who was unable to make choices. God placed two trees before mankind – the Tree of Life and the Tree of Death. They could eat of any of the other trees but were warned not to partake of the Tree of Death. The fruit of this tree would give knowledge, making the eater wise, and would open the eyes of the eaters to their sexuality. By eating of this tree, Eve would lose her innocence and gain knowledge of her nakedness.


The Ancient Serpent

The Bible identifies the old (ancient) serpent as Satan who deceives the whole world. Revelation 12:9 states, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old (ancient) 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 a fallen angel, an evil spirit. A spirit needs a body to become tangible. There was a beast in the Garden who was next to man that the devil could enter. Using the serpent, he could talk to Eve. It was while listening to Satan, who was using the beast (the serpent) to speak through, that Eve learned of her nakedness.

The serpent told her she was naked for God asked in 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?” Eve had eaten of this fruit even as the adulteress woman of Proverbs 30:20. “Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.” Eve conceived and brought forth Cain from this fruit, or seed, she had eaten. I John 3:12 states, “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one....” Not only did Eve partake of this knowledge and learn of her nakedness, but she then gave to Adam and also conceived from him. Genesis 3:6-7 states, “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. 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.”

So we have discovered thus far that man was to live by the Tree of Life but chose instead to partake of the Tree of Death. In doing so, man would learn of his nakedness or his sexuality. The serpent, an upright beast that was next to man, was able to mingle his seed with man. He beguiled Eve into finding her sexuality and she bore Cain, her firstborn, who was of the wicked one. She again gave to her husband and also conceived by him and bore Abel. Because of that wrongful birth, all children would now be born of sex into death with sin nature ruling in their lives.

When Adam and Eve heard God’s Voice, they hid themselves. Genesis 3:7 states, “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.” Notice: They covered the part of their bodies they had sinned with! They did not cover their mouths, but their nakedness!

 

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