Further Light On Serpent’s Seed

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I was recently in a church service in Denizli, Turkey where brother Petros was speaking teaching the believers the serpent’s seed doctrine. It was preached in Farsi, but a brother was translating the service for me. I thoroughly enjoyed his approach to teaching it. One point he made was such a blessing for me because I had never heard it that way. It is regarding the sin of Adam and the resulting curse. Let’s first examine the curse;

(Genesis 3:17) And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

In the teaching of serpent’s seed, we understand that the serpent gave Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge (tempting and leading her to sexual sin) and then Eve brought Adam to eat of the tree of knowledge as well. However, Eve was his wife so how can we consider Adam to have sinned. Let’s turn forward to the book of Deuteronomy.

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
(Deuteronomy 24:1-4)

To be clear, Adam did not send Eve away in a divorce, but she lay with the serpent and then came to Adam. So in the original sin, Adam sinned and the land was cursed. And in Deuteronomy 24, when speaking of divorce and remarriage, states that if a man takes back his original wife, after having been with another man, he will cause the land to sin. This is what Adam did and it caused the curse upon the earth.

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Brother Jason DeMars, is an author, preacher and a missionary that plants churches in the Middle East. He travels extensively to the Middle East, but resides full time in Crystal, Minnesota where he lives with his wife Amy and two daughters, Avery and Mina.
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