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 in regard to human sexuality. 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. The theory states that Satan appeared to Eve as an angel of light. Perhaps masquerading as Christ himself. Now that Eve had a carnal knowledge of sex, she was easily seduced into having sexual relations with Satan.
Proponents of the Serpent Seed theory often inject “superfecundation” into the mix where a woman can become pregnant with twins fathered by two separate men. This phenomenon applied to Eve has been used to suggest Cain and Abel had different fathers. Eve could have conceived Cain with Satan and then conceived Abel with Adam.
Hitler and the Bloodline
Hitler embraced a theology that included the idea that the world had to be cleansed of the serpent seed. There would be no Golden Age for mankind if these satanic descendants were not eliminated. It seems Hitler arbitrarily assigned Jews and blacks as serpent seed and developed a system to eliminate Jewish people in an attempt to purify the Aryan race.
Genealogy and Relationship with God
The Bible clearly teaches that a person’s relationship with God is determined by the spiritual state of a person, not their genealogy. Genesis 4:1 reveals that Cain was a result of a union between Adam and Eve, and Satan had no part in it, “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bare Cain.” 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.
Did Satan Tempt Eve With Sex?
“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 (Genesis 3:6).” 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.
Genetics and Sin
The Serpent Seed theory is a weak attempt to divert our attention from the real truth. If we can connect our sin to genetics we might be able to eliminate our personal accountability. There is a strong movement in our culture to blame sin on genetics. Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it” (Jeremiah 17:9)? Paul wrote to the Romans, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Every person, regardless of bloodline, needs to repent of their sin and receive the saving grace of God.
The Serpent Seed theory has no scriptural proof. It’s simply a wild imagination of man’s heart. It’s a twisting of the truth found in the Bible. We must be very careful when treading these waters because God warns in Revelation 22:18, “If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book.”