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Who Is 'Satan's Seed?'

Posted December 22, 2004
Updated November 4, 2010

Hi B____,

Thank you for your question. I am glad that you enjoy the teachings on the site. You are right about Satan's seed being Cain. But Cain is not 'Satan's seed' because Eve had sex with Satan. The Bible states clearly that Adam and Eve are the physical parents of Cain.

Gen 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

"Adam knew Eve" is the old English way of saying that Adam had sex with Eve. Cain's physical father was Adam. His spiritual father was Satan because Cain's mind and heart were given over to Satan's carnal, rebellious way of thinking. All men are "Satan's seed" before they come to Christ. So long as we reject the word's of Christ we are Satan's seed. Christ told the Jews that rejected them that they were of their Father the Devil.

Joh 8:44 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 liar, and the father of it.

What constitutes the 'seed of the serpent' is rejection of Truth. It is a spiritual relationship with the spirit known as Satan that make one "Satan's seed." It has nothing at all to do with physical sex. Having physical sex outside of marriage when one knows better is certainly a sign of being selfish and rebellious, but the sex itself is not the problem. The problem is the fact that the 'seed of Satan' is doing what he knows God does not want him to do. That is what makes anyone "of your father the devil."

But notice, Eve said that "I have gotten a man from the Lord." So the Truth is that God is indeed "working all things after the counsel of His own will."

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

So while we all make what appear to us to be 'free' choices every day the Truth is that it is all within "the counsel of His own will."

Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

So God made Adam to do what they did. And the same is true for Cain and Abel and Seth and all their descendants to this day.

Pro 20:24 Man's goings [good or evil] are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
Isa 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
Isa 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Be sure to read 'After The Counsel of His Own Will.'

I hope this helps you to see the mind of our sovereign God a little clearer.

Mike