Is my title question preposterous? If it is, how is it more preposterous than to think that the literal eating of a particular fruit from a particular tree, albeit forbidden by The Lord, can be considered that evil, that wicked, that Adam and Eve should lose their opportunity of a continued physical life in paradise in The Garden and, with it, access to the Tree of Life and Eternal Life? If a child in our care were to not follow our instruction for the first time would we lash out with a severe punishment at their first mistake? Obviously not, so why did The Lord punish our original parents so severely for eating the wrong kind of ‘apple’? OK, I know it doesn’t say apple, but it might just as well say it. Therefore, does this apparent trivial mistake and the punishment that follows make any sense or, in other words, does the punishment fit the crime? One would have thought not, because, if we take it a step further and accept the Biblical narrative as symbolic for something else, then yes it does make sense. Indeed, we can then assume, without much doubt, that Adam and Eve’s sin was so serious, so heinous, that The Lord had no option but to severely punish and banish our original parents from The Garden. This then leaves us with the question of what kind of wickedness or sin(s) could it have been that would warrant such a severe punishment?
Up until a while ago I was of the mind that Adam and Eve’s sin was just a simple act of bad judgement or a wrong choice, but writings I have discovered just lately have thrown a giant spanner into the works of my earlier understanding of their original sin. My understanding, too, not helped much by what is written in the King James Bible. However, always remember, that as believers, our understanding is never ours, it’s the understanding we are given that matters and The Lord does not give us total understanding and knowledge all at once or, at the beginning of our walk with Him. It takes years of study and much waiting on Him. Having clarified that little aside, let’s write the crucial verses here so that we can see for ourselves what the Holy Scriptures actually say:
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Emphasis mine)
This verse is most important in that it influences the whole of this study, for it mentions two seeds. Now what are these two “seeds”, because before we move on we must be clear in our minds what they represent and, of course, it’s very straight forward. Most readers will know what the Biblical word ‘seed’ means, in this context, but to make sure let’s use another example or two so that there is no ambiguity or confusion:
Genesis 9:8-9 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you.
Genesis 15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
Strong’s Hebrew Ref: H2233 seed = zera or zeh’-rah
From H2232; seed; figuratively fruit, plant, sowing time, posterity: – X carnally, child, fruitful, seed (-time), sowing-time.
So as we can plainly see, the word ‘seed’ refers to offspring and if we refer to Strong’s Concordance for further evidence we will find that the Hebrew word for ‘seed’ in Genesis 3:15 is the very same as in Genesis 9:9 and 15:3. OK, so if we go back to Genesis 3:15 we can see that the Lord is going to put enmity between these two very different seeds or lines, but who is the Lord speaking to? Let’s go there now:
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
There we have it; the Lord is speaking to the Devil, Satan, that serpent and arch-deceiver also known as the destroyer, the adversary and in this instance the arch-seducer, for, without doubt, one of the two seeds mentioned here is his seed. Notice, too, the phrase “because thou hast done this”. From that we can easily deduce and know that Satan actually did something and the term ‘doing something’, more often than not, refers to a physical action, not just an ‘action’ of sitting idly by on the sidelines enticing, goading or provoking as an exuberant spectator.
So what does all this mean, for we are very definitely dealing with a physical seed that belongs to the Devil? In turn, this now beggars the question, how can a spirit being have physical sexual relations with a woman? Well, the only verse in the Holy Scriptures we can rely on or turn to for any evidence to this event is in Genesis once more:
Genesis 6:1-2 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Who were these “sons of God” here that took the descendants or daughters of Adam for wives? Well they can only be one thing, they were fallen angels or angels that went astray and left their first estate as described in Jude 6
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Emphasis mine)
The important words of this verse are ‘kept not’, ‘first estate’ and ‘habitation’. The words ‘kept not’ mean they failed to keep a guard or failed to hold as precious their Spiritual inheritance or estate, i.e. to maintain any value upon their Spiritual substance and the honour bestowed upon them as Spirit beings. Instead they took it upon themselves to choose the lower order of the physical or the base level of physical men. This means they despised their inheritance or first estate and placed more value upon human fleshy desires and, don’t forget, these daughters were women in the fallen condition – they were not saved. These angels treated with contempt their manifestly higher order that The Lord had blessed them with, i.e. their ‘first estate’ – their high position. Not only that, they gave up their home as well or their superior habitation; very reckless and foolish indeed. So much so, it ultimately cost them their freedom because the Lord incarcerated them in darkness, where they are to this day and where they will remain until the Last Great Day at the end of the Millennium or the end of The Lord’s one thousand year reign on this earth as King of kings.
Now this brings us to an important issue. This wickedness was not a one off, this had all happened before, and it was a follow on from the earlier wickedness of their leader, Satan the Devil, otherwise known as Sammael in the other writings I mentioned earlier. He set the example in The Garden and these fallen angels followed in his footsteps, and their actions were a repeat of his wickedness. So what was this wickedness? Quite simply, it was the seduction of Eve. We can then add in the cuckolding of Adam or possibly even the sodomising of Adam – we do not know all the details. What we do know, though, is that the Devil contaminated their Godly union, which up until that point had not been consummated. Adam and Eve discovered the sexual act through perversion and through lust and nothing but lust. This event was a compounding event, because after the Devil had had his evil way with Eve he then, through Eve, encouraged Adam to take her afterwards (he ate of the fruit too) thereby reducing her to the status of a sexual object, an adulteress or possibly worse, a promiscuous slut or unpaid whore. This, in effect, was the first pornographic act – the first threesome; the use of the woman’s body for nothing but selfish sexual gratification. There was no love in this event, and it was the first sexual act on earth between a man and a woman, but only after she had been defiled by another. This, too, is how they knew they were naked and covered themselves with leaves and why, too, they hid from The Lord in The Garden. They covered their sexual regions, they were laden with shame and guilt – they felt dirty and contaminated. Furthermore, it was this act that gave them the knowledge of good and evil, not through the literal eating of an ‘apple’, the fruit is pure symbolism. Not only that, if we think the literal eating of fruit from the wrong tree can make us feel dirty, unclean and shameful what kind of fruit could that be. OK, we could and would feel guilty for having not followed The Lord’s instructions, but not dirty and ashamed. No, there is only one act that could have had that kind of effect on a previously innocent man and woman and that act is the promiscuous, lustful, loveless, perverted sexual act.
OK, so we now have the evidence that shows this wicked event took place, but where does this lead us? Quite simply, back to the two seeds, the two seeds that produced two offspring – Cain and Abel. One child was of the Devil’s seed and the other was of Adam’s seed. How do we know this? Not easy, because the King James Bible is not that helpful, so we have to look elsewhere, but where? Well, before I do that let’s copy the KJV verse here, first, to analyse what it says:
Gen 4:1-2 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Now, based upon the evidence that I have revealed from the Holy Scriptures, Genesis 4:1 seems to read like a complete contradiction of the previous verses. We know there are to be two seeds, but this verse looks as if it’s saying that Cain is Adam’s son and Abel is Adam’s son too, and not only that, but that Cain was a gift to Eve from The Lord himself no less. Now where have the two seeds gone, because if Cain and Abel are both Adam’s sons then they can only be of the one seed, for they are both of Adam’s seed, so what’s going on in this verse? Well we know don’t we, the true evidence has been written out of the narrative by the translators. Now there’s a surprise, and why would they do that!? They would do it because it would mean that they would have to admit that there are certain beings we live with on this earth that are of a specific demonic race. It would also mean their having to admit what I have stated above, that Eve had sex with Devil and produced this race via Cain from that evil illegitimate union. The thing is, who are these beings and how do we identify them? Well first of all we have got to get to grips with a whole load of stuff going on here in Genesis 4:1 and it will require another article to cover it, so stay with it folks.