The Bible in Romans 3:23 tells us that, “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. It also tells us that from the time of conception all were born sinners. Psalms 51:5 states, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” The NIV translates this passage as, “Surely I was sinful at birth; sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” It is evident from the Scripture that every human was born needing redemption because all of mankind was born in sin except Jesus Christ.
If we were not born sinners in a fallen condition we would not need redemption. There is a Biblical truth to the original sin and there is a reason that every person born of sexual birth was born in sin and has to die. It is for this reason that redemption required that One be born without sex (virgin birth) and pay sin’s penalty to make the way for us so we could be born again.
Some conclude that sin came by some mere disobedience such as eating an apple or some other fruit that God told Adam and Eve not to eat. The story goes that a Father had two children, Adam and Eve. Father told the children that they could eat of any tree in the Garden of Eden for all of the trees were good for food, but there was one tree, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that they were not to eat of, for if they did, they would surely die. One day, while alone in the Garden, a “snake” talked Eve into eating from that tree. She, in turn, gave some fruit to Adam. After eating of this tree, the children were afraid and hid themselves from their Father.
This means every baby born blind; every murder, adultery, heartache, pain, sorrow and death was brought about by the original sin.
The Father’s judgment was that the children would experience all kinds of sorrow, pain
Who or What Was the Serpent? A casual reader of the Bible who was taught as a child that the serpent was a snake in a tree that somehow convinced Eve to eat an apple will certainly visualize a snake who can talk. But really, can a snake talk? Exactly how then did the serpent seduce Eve? To understand this from a Biblical perspective, you will need to remove from your mind those pictures seen as a child of a snake wrapped around a tree while talking to Eve and discover what the Bible actually says. Genesis 3:1 states, “Now the serpent was more
This is one of the mysteries of God that has remained hidden, but now it is revealed.
This verse gives us the first clue as to who the serpent was. He was a beast and not a snake or a reptile. He was more “
John 4:24 states, “God is a Spirit…” Even though God had created Adam’s spirit, He had not yet placed him into an earthly form to till the Garden. Genesis 2:5 states, “…. and there was not a man to till the ground.” Genesis 2:7 states, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life
Was There Seed of the Serpent? Was there
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
The Curses There is further proof of this in the judgment of God. God is just and gives punishment appropriate for the crime. Genesis 3:16 states, “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in
Adam knew what had happened and its consequences and did not have to die, but he took Eve quickly to himself and by doing so, he fell with her. Now God would deal with them both.
As for Adam, he was not deceived. I Timothy 2:1 states, “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” Adam knew what had happened and its consequences and did not have to die, but he took Eve quickly to himself and by doing so, he fell with her. Now God would deal with them both. This was exactly what the Second Adam, Christ, did for us. II Corinthians 5:21 tells us, “For he hath made him
Genesis 4:1 states, “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again
In Noah’s time, the two races came together and Cain’s descendants and Adam’s race mixed together. In doing so this caused God to destroy the earth because of the increase of evil. Genesis 6:1-2 states, “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” Adam’s sons took the daughters of Cain, and through those daughters that lineage made it through the flood. Now, Cain’s lineage was mixed among all of mankind. This truth of the serpent’s seed was known through the ages. However, like many other truths, it was not fully restored in the reformation. John the Baptist knew this truth. He recognized this in men who would not receive the Word. Matthew 3:7 states, “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation (offspring) of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” Jesus also taught this truth. Matthew 12:34 states, “O generation (offspring) of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Matthew 23:33 also states, “Ye serpents, ye generation (offspring) of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” The Jews were claiming to be Abraham’s children, and physically they could trace their lineages back to him. However, even the Jewish race was not exactly pure. John 8:39-44 states, “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. 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. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Jesus told them that they were not of God, but rather their father was the devil.
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. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 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
Who Are The Seed Of The Serpent And Who Are The Children Of God? Jesus told a parable of two seed sowers in Matthew 13:37-42. “He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the
Jesus plainly tells us that the world was sown with two seeds: the children of the kingdom and the children of the wicked one.
Here Jesus plainly tells us that the world was sown with two seeds: the children of the kingdom and the children of the wicked one. One seed was sown by Christ, the Son of Man, who was the Tree of Life and the other was sown by the devil. The children of the devil will be cast into a furnace of fire. However, there will not be one of God’s children in hell. What is the difference between these two seeds? In the Book of Revelation, chapters 1-3, there are seven churches representing seven ages in which God would deal with the church. Every church age ends with the same admonition. “He that hath an ear, let him (an individual) hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.”The Spirit gives the Word. He has the truth for each age. Each age has had its own elect, and that elect group always ‘heard the word,’ and received it, proving they had the Seed in them. John 8:47 states, “And he that is of God heareth God’s Words. Ye