Unfortunately this is what many people have been taught since Sunday school. But think about how silly this sounds. It sounds silly because throughout the Bible God teaches in parables using things in nature to teach us spiritual truths (Matthew 13:34-35). And the explanation of the sin in the Garden is no exception.
So let us examine a passage concerning this in Genesis Ch.3:
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, “Yea, hath God said, ‘Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden’? –vs.1
Do you know of any snakes that can talk?
Of course not. So we must be reading a parable then. And if you turn over to Revelation 12:9 you’ll find a major piece to this parable revealed to us. There it states that the serpent is just another name for Satan. I know, I know, God did cause a dumb “ass” to speak to someone once (Numbers 22:28). But this is different. God doesn’t use animals to tempt people to do evil. In fact God never tempts people to do evil period. Satan is the tempter, not God.
So Eve isn’t talking to a serpent, she is conversing with Satan.
He is likened to a cunning serpent because of his ability to be crafty, persuasive, and deceptive. And he has now come into the Garden of Eden to persuade Adam and Eve into doing something with him. We’ll find out what that is.
But first, let us see how Eve responds:
And the woman said unto the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But 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.’”
Eve explains here to Satan that they could eat of all the fruit trees, but they were commanded not to eat of or “touch” the tree which is in the midst of the garden.
Remember this is a parable, and the tree in the midst of the garden is not a fruit tree like the other trees. This tree represents Satan; he is the tree of knowledge of good and evil. So in other words they were supposed to have nothing to do with Satan. They were to stay away from him!
And this word “touch” mentioned here in this verse is an interesting word in the Hebrew that helps us to understand the meaning of this parable. It is Hebrew word #5060 in your Strong’s Concordance:
naga – to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphem., to lie with a woman).
You see to “touch” is simply a nice way of saying to have “sexual intercourse with”. It’s a euphemism. And the fruit of that tree is the seed or “sperm” that would develop in the womb of Eve if she were to partake.
So one of the things Adam and Eve were commanded not to do was to have a sexual encounter with Satan. This was not to be done.
But they didn’t listen and two seeds were planted in the womb of Eve as a result. One from Adam and the other from Satan. Twins! One very good (Abel) and the other very bad (Cain).
Some would immediately say, “That’s impossible, no one can have a two children at the same time by two different fathers. Well, to many people’s surprise this happens more often than you may think. I don’t know how to pronounce it but the medical community calls it superfecundation :) It’s just not usually noticed unless the children happen to be of two different races.
So yes, Satan was Cain’s paternal Father. (See article on “The Serpent seed“)
And you’ll find in I John 3:12 that it says that “Cain was of that wicked one”. Meaning he was the progeny of Satan. Also II Corinthians 11:3 Paul explains that Eve was beguiled (wholly seduced) by Satan. Yes sexually seduced, just like Genesis Ch.3 revealed to us.
If you want to read some fascinating historical documentation showing that Cain was Satan’s son, along with many details of Cain’s influence across the globe, you have to read Sargon the Magnificent. I’ve never read a more interesting book concerning the roots of Mystery Babylon and its connection to Cain.
So let us put the “apple theory” aside and mature as Christians. The sin in the Garden of Eden was a love affair between three people – Adam, Eve, and Satan. It had nothing to do with eating a big red juicy apple. Besides most people I know didn’t get pregnant by eating apples (Genesis 3:15). And most people I know don’t eat apples while they are naked, or be ashamed for eating an apple (Genesis 3:7).
Pastor Ben Heath
“Be a Christian Overcomer!”
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Category: Mysteries in The Bible