Q. In Gen. 3-13 God asked the woman what she had done. Did Eve have sex with Satan?
A. This false teaching, called the Serpent Seed doctrine, alleges that the way evil came into the world was not from Eve eating an apple, but from her having sex with Satan which resulted in the birth of Cain. According to this teaching Cain was the fulfillment of the Genesis 3:15 “seed of the woman” prophecy where God swore to put enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. It claims that all the evil in the world can be attributed to the descendants of Cain, the “seed of the serpent.”
A plain reading of Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:1-6, and Genesis 4:1-2 should have put this to naught long ago.
In Genesis 3:3 Eve told the serpent God had forbidden them from eating or even touching the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. Serpent Seed teachers say the word “touching” is a euphemism for having sex.
But Genesis 2:16-17 tells us God’s instructions did not forbid touching the fruit. Only eating it was forbidden. Eve added the prohibition against touching it on her own. The point is, if touching meant having sex, (which it didn’t) then God hadn’t forbidden it.
Then Genesis 3:6 says after the woman ate some of the fruit, she gave some to her husband who was with her and he ate it too. Are we to believe this means Adam stood there and watched Satan have sex with his wife and then he let Satan have sex with him, too? I don’t think so.
And according to Genesis 4:1, Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.” In this verse Adam is identified as Cain’s father and Eve acknowledged God’s involvement in the process. Then Genesis 4:2 says she later gave birth to Cain’s brother Abel.
Serpent Seed advocates claim these verses tell us that Cain and Abel were twins but with different fathers, Cain being the son of Satan and Abel being the son of Adam. There really isn’t anything in the passage to support this. In fact the Hebrew word translated “later” literally means “to do again”. Common sense tells us this refers to the entire procreation process.
These verses show that the Serpent Seed doctrine is built upon the misinterpretation of the clear language of the Genesis account.