The “Seed of Satan” Does the Devil Have Offspring on this Earth

  • The “Seed of Satan” Does the Devil Have Offspring on this Earth? Part 5


    Eve's 'Affair' with the Devil


    As we have noted, seedline preachers claim that the 'tree of the knowledge of good and evil' represent Satan. The devil. We have also noted that they insist 'consistency' in interpreting the symbols and terms we find in the Scriptures. Yet, they are notoriously inconsistent in applying their own rule!

    Note how the word 'tree[s]' is used in Genesis 3:1-3.

    Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which YAHVAH the Eternal had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath the Eternal said, Ye shall not eat of every TREE of the garden? 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 garden, the Eternal hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

    If the 'tree which is in the midst of the garden' represents something other than a tree, as seedline preachers claim, then shouldn't they stick to their tue of 'consistency' and insist that all the 'trees of the garden' represent something other than trees? In fact, doesn't 'consistency' demand that the fruit bearing trees of the garden represent living beings on the same order as the Devil?

    And what of the word 'fruit?' If the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the darden is interpreted as the serpent's offspring-producing 'seed', shouldn't all other references to 'fruit' in this session of Scripture be interpreted accordingly?

    Further, if 'eat' means 'lay'--thus carrying sexual connotations—then what are we to do with Genesis 2:16-27, where the Eternal tells Adam that he may free 'eat' of 'every tree of the garden' except the 'tree of the knowledge of good and evil?' And what are we going to do with the third chapter, where the word appears fifteen times?

    Why not look this word up in a concordance, and see how it is used in the second and third chapters of Genesis? You will find that it cannot possibly mean anything but 'eat!'

    Surely any unbiased student of the Scriptures can see the folly in the seedline preachers' interpretational methods!

    There can be little doubt that some amount of symbolism can be found in the Genesis account, but the idea that Genesis 3:6 is a description of an illicit sexual relationship involving Eve and the Devil is a classic example of eisegsis—reading one's own ideas into a specific text!

    A natural reading of the text leaves no room for the idea that the 'serpent' and the 'tree' are one and the same, no room for the idea that Eve's affair with the serpent is any way involved sex.

    Clearly, the 'seed of Satan' finds no support in the Genesis account. We can only conclude that the docrine is the bastard offspring of those seduced by the maligrant HATRED that comes in the guise of “righteousness!” To Be Cont.


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