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Serpent Seed: Did Eve Have Sexual Relations with Satan?

The serpent seed theory claims Eve was tempted by Satan to eat from the tree of knowledge, not for food, but for sexual enlightenment. When Eve ate of the tree, her eyes were opened and she shared her new knowledge of sex with Adam.

After acquiring this knowledge, Adam and Eve became sexually active and began to produce children. Now that Eve had a carnal knowledge of sex, she was easily seduced into having sexual relations with Satan.

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.”

Satan wasn’t offering Eve sex as a temptation. Like Lucifer, Eve rejected the authority of God so she could be a god herself. It’s still the common temptation of our modern age.

Rather than submit to God, people want to be their own god. Eve’s temptation was for mental superiority, not sexual pleasure. Proponents of the serpent seed theory also typically inject superfecundation into the mix where a woman can become pregnant with twins fathered by two separate men.

This phenomenon has been used to suggest Cain and Abel had different fathers. Eve could have conceived Cain with Satan then conceived Abel with Adam. The following verse reveals that Cain was a result of a union between Adam and Eve, and Satan had no part in it.

Genesis 4:1 – “And Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived and bare Cain.”

Hitler embraced the idea that the world had to be cleansed of the serpent seed and these satanic descendants must be eliminated. He arbitrarily assigned Jews and blacks as serpent seed and developed a system to eliminate Jewish people in an attempt to purify the Aryan race.

The Bible clearly teaches that a person’s relationship with God is determined by the spiritual state of a person, not their genealogy.

1 John 3:12 identifies Cain as being of “that wicked one.” Cain belonged to the wicked one not because of his bloodline, but because of his disobedience. His problem was spiritual, not genetic.

The serpent seed theory has no scriptural proof. It’s simply a twisting of facts and a weak attempt to divert our attention from the truth. We must be very careful when treading these waters.

Revelation 22:18 – “If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book.”

Kevin Probst has a B.A. in Religion and Ministry, a B.A. in History, a M.A. in Secondary Education and an Ed. S in Administration and Supervision. He is a licensed minister and teacher at Calvary Christian School in Columbus, Ohio. His interests include religion, apologetics and theology.