© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance August 2013
I have always had a HUGE problem with this “Serpent Seed Doctrine” ever since I first heard of it back in 2002. From the first time that I heard it, I knew that it came from something called “Gnosticism.”
What is Gnosticism? It is a Greek word which stems from the root word “gnostikos” meaning hidden or esoteric knowledge. A brief understanding of Gnosticism:
A prominent heretical movement of the 2nd century Christian Church, partly of pre-Christian origin. Gnostic doctrine taught that the world was created and ruled by a lesser divinity, the demiurge, and that Christ was an emissary of the remote supreme divine being, esoteric knowledge (gnosis) of whom enabled the redemption of the human spirit.
What is the “Serpent Seed” doctrine?
This theory teaches that the serpent in the Garden of Eden had sexual relations with Chawah (Eve) and supposedly, this is what was meant by her “Eating of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil!”
This false doctrine purports that Eve bore twins (Cain) who was of the serpent’s seed and (Able) who was of the seed of Adam.
But here is why I cannot accept this false doctrine.
First of all, the scriptures clearly tell us that “Adam” (not the serpent), knew his wife Eve, and as a result of that union, she conceived and bore Cain. Now, those holding to the “Serpent Seed” doctrine will tell you that Eve had sexual relations first with the serpent, and then she gave some of this fruit (supposedly sex) to her husband to eat. This means that Adam committed an act of homosexuality before knowing his wife Eve!
The scriptures are blatantly obvious, because Eve declares that she has gotten a man from who?
If she had sex with the serpent, she would have declared that she had gotten a man from Satan!
But instead, listen to what she says here:
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:1 And Adam knew Chawah (Eve) his wife; and she conceived, and bare Qayin (Cain), and said, I have gotten a man from YHWH.
Eve said that she had gotten a man from YaHuWaH!!!!
Later on when the two brothers grew up, Cain slew his brother, and YaHuWaH put a mark on Cain to protect him. If Cain was a “Nephilim” (half-human and half serpent), why would YaHuWaH place a mark on him to protect him?
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:15 And YHWH said unto him, Therefore whosoever slays Qayin (Cain), vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And YHWH set a mark upon Qayin (Cain), lest any finding him should kill him.
The Nephilim are not discussed until the 6th Chapter of Genesis:
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 6:
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of Elohiym saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And YHWH said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were Nephilim (giants) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of Elohiym came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And Elohiym saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented YHWH that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
First we see here that the “sons of Elohiym” (fallen angels) lusted after the “daughters of men” (human women).
As a result of these fallen angels going into the daughters of humans, there were “giants,” which is a Hebrew word “Nephilim.”
It was because of the great wickedness of the humans for allowing these fallen ones to mate with their women, that YaHuWaH caused the flood in Noah’s day to destroy the Nephilim.
If Cain was a “Serpent Seed” (a half-breed human/serpent), then why did YaHuWaH protect Cain with a mark on the forehead? Why didn’t he just nip things in the bud, by destroying Cain before the Nephilim populated the earth?
Furthermore, YaHuWaH gave Cain the opportunity to repent of his ways and to change his attitude:
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:6 And YHWH said unto Qayin (Cain), Why are you angry? and why is your countenance fallen?
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:7 If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And unto you shall be his desire, and you shall rule over him.
Here, YaHuWaH is telling Cain that he can change his attitude, and that if does well, he will be able to conquer his anger. But if he does not do well, sin would rule over him. If Cain was a literal “seed of Satan,” then why does YaHuWaH give him a chance to repent?
Another problem that I have with this “Serpent Seed” doctrine is that the Gnostics and the Mormons use this to insinuate that Yahuwshuwa was the twin brother of Lucifer!
The main proponent of this doctrine for the past 30 years has been a man named Arnold Murray who has a congregation called “Shepherd’s Chapel.”
His congregation is actually is a cult with many false teachings, and four failed prophecies back in 1980 that few of his followers today are aware of.
The Serpent Seed doctrine states that the “forbidden fruit” in the Garden of Eden was “sex” and that when Eve ate of the tree of good and evil, she actually had sex with Satan. Murray and other proponents then suggest that Eve had sex with Adam at some point shortly after as well, and became pregnant with twins. Cain is supposedly Satan’s seed and Abel is Adam’s seed. This theory also purports that since Cain is not named in the genealogies, that this should be further proof that Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) refers to people as the “seed of Satan” and that the Devil is their father (John 8:44 & 49).
Scripture tells us that Adam and Eve had MANY sons and daughters, that aren’t named. Since they are not listed in the genealogy of Genesis 5, if you hold to this doctrine, you must now believe that they too are Satan’s children. This is ridiculous logic!
To quickly address the genealogy as far as Cain, he is not listed in the genealogy of Adam because Chapter 5 is listing the righteous line that lead to Noah, which eventually leads to Yahuwshuwa and it starts with Adam and Eve’s son Seth. There is no need for Cain to be in there. In the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament), the list in Matthew shows Joseph’s tie in this line for legality issues.
The genealogy in Luke is the line of Miryam (Mary) which shows the actual physical genealogy of our Messiah, thus fulfilling the “seed of the woman” prophecy in Genesis 3:15. This very same verse is what proponents of this doctrine will use to try and justify their position.
These same verses that are used in the serpent seed doctrine, actually tear it apart if people would just read. Let’s look first at the fall, where this supposedly happened with Eve and Satan having sex.
Bereshiyth (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.
You will notice that it says that the tree was GOOD FOR WHAT? “FOOD!”---Not sex!!!
Now if one chooses to spiritualize the word “FOOD,” then they have another huge issue. If it is sex with Satan, it says she gave it (this food which was sex with Satan) to Adam as well. That makes the serpent seed doctrine the very first act of beastiality and homosexuality! How utterly putrid!!!
Nowhere else in the scriptures can one find any place to try and qualify “took the fruit thereof and did eat” as a metaphor for sex. It just isn’t done, as there are other words to describe that which is not vague and a cause for confusion. The text is plain, and whenever we try to move beyond the plain text in scripture (even after reading it in Hebrew), we find that all kinds of deception arises. The plain text tells us that Adam is the one who impregnated his wife (not the serpent), and that Eve had born a son from YaHuWaH, not from Satan.
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from YHWH.
Now if eating of a fruit was a metaphor for “sex” then why does it actually say that “Adam knew his wife and she conceived?”
Why would it not say “she took of his fruit and ate?” You will find many other places in the scriptures where men “knew” their wives, and never is it referred to as “eating fruit.”
And it also says that after ADAM knew his wife, she conceived and bore Cain. But then she says that she had a man from the YaHuWaH---not from Satan!
Satan is never given any credence for helping to birth Cain! And furthermore, why would she give glory to Elohiym for a son by Satan?
As far as the seed referenced in Genesis 3:15 and of John 8:44, where Satan is referred to as their father, let’s examine those two verses below:
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shalt bruise his heel.
*Note: The above passage is making a distinction between the SEED OF THE WOMAN versus the SEED OF SATAN.
If Cain is “Satan’s seed” as well as the “woman’s seed,” this means that Satan is going to crush himself?
How can there be “enmity” (hatred) between Cain (Satan’s seed) and Cain (the woman’s seed)?
This does not make sense!
Yahuwchanon (John) 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
In the above verse in John 8:44, Yahuwshuwa is speaking of them being of their father the devil in a spiritual sense, not necessarily of the physical line of the serpent (although, they could be). But more importantly, if Satan is their father, it is because they are serving Satan by their sinful attitudes and disobedience. This does not necessarily mean that they are of the literal physical “seed” of Satan. But even if they are, these Nephilim did not show up in the Garden of Eden. It was not until Genesis 6, that we began to see the fallen angels having sexual relations with human women which resulted in the Nephilim (giants) populating the earth.
If one takes literally, a snake for the serpent in the Garden, then you would need to explain how a literal snake could have sexual intercourse with Eve. Now should you acknowledge the potential of a figurative usage of the term here, then you need to explain why the term “serpent” would be figurative and the term “seed” would be literal.
Furthermore, if the serpent was Satan in a different form, and Eve spoke to the serpent, then did Eve have sex with a snake or with a different form of the snake? Or did the snake change into another more appropriate form to have sex with her? If so, common sense would tell you that Eve would be leery of a snake that talked to her and then changed to something else with which she then agrees to have sex with!
We are in covenant with our Heavenly Father, because we have been “begotten” (spiritually-speaking) by our Messiah. We are his “seed” because we are “born-again of incorruptible seed” (1st Peter 1:23).
We are not children of Elohiym through some kind of sexual union with the Messiah and an earthly woman!
But if you hold to this “Serpent Seed” doctrine, you are left with no room except to be boxed in to that. If you try to make that a physical seed with Satan, you are forced to make it a physical seed with Elohiym, and that is blasphemy!
Serpent seed teachers like Murray state that the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” is having sex with Satan, but that would mean that eating of the “Tree of Life” is having sex with our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa!
How vile and wicked this doctrine is!
When we are told in Revelation 22:14 that all those who keep the commandments will eat from the “Tree of Life,” by the logic of this “Serpent Seed” heresy, we are now forced to believe it will be sex with Yahuwshuwa!
Also, remember, Elohiym banished Adam & Eve from the Garden so they would not eat from the “Tree of Life.”
Well, proponents are now forced to believe that when Elohiym ran them from the Garden and placed angels to keep them out for fear of them eating of the Tree of Life, that he did not want them to have sex with Yahuwshuwa.
And what about all the other trees in the garden they were told they could eat of? This theory forces one to think that Elohiym was telling them to have sex with them (trees) and the trees were actually demons, angels, or whatever. That means they weren’t food for nourishment as Elohiym says they were in Genesis 2:9. So this theory calls Elohiym a liar! You can’t make the word “eat” mean one thing for one tree and not the other.
The serpent seed doctrine is a vile, wretched theory that began with Ancient Greek Gnosticism, and it was adopted later on by Adolf Hitler. Murray touts it as his own, but this lie was conceived in the mind of Satan in order to subtly plant the idea that the seed of the woman (Messiah) was also the seed of the serpent!
Do you see how insidious this doctrine is?
The fallen angel named Heylel Ben Shachar (Lucifer in Latin) is who the devil is, and he has always wanted to rule as the Creator, even though he is merely a created being:
Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 14:13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Elohiym: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.
This doctrine comes straight out of the mind of the devil, as he would have people believe that the prophecy about the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15 is about him!
In other words, Satan wants us to believe that he is the Messiah who will come as the seed of the woman, as well as the seed of the serpent, just like Cain!
The Serpent Seed was the core belief and motivation for Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. Hitler wrote that he was told by Lucifer that Jews were the offspring of Satan having sex with Eve and producing Cain who then was also the father of the dark skinned races. Hitler was told that when he destroyed the Jews and the black race, then the Aryan “gods” would return to earth and set up the kingdom of Elohiym and anoint Hitler as the first human king.
Six million Jews died because of this demonic, unbiblical theory. It is through this, Murray labels people of “Satan’s seed” as Kenites. He replaces Yisra’el with people from America and Britain. He claims that the people living in the modern state of Yisra’el (Israel) now are not Hebrews, they are Satan’s offspring.
Since Yisra’el (Israel) became a nation in 1948, not one, but FOUR prophecies that are 3,000 years old have been fulfilled. Someone is lying, and it for sure is not YaHuWaH Elohiym.
The discerning follower of Messiah with any ounce of common sense can only come to one conclusion: the Serpent Seed doctrine is false, blasphemous and racist.