Jesus And The Anti-Christ

Q. Re: Genesis 3: 15 “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

Could this be referring to the anti-Christ and Jesus? Could this mean that the anti-Christ will actually be the “seed” of Satan? That Satan will impregnate a human woman (as the evil angels did in Noah’s time) so that his “seed” will rise up to be the imitation of Christ, when he appears on the scene soon?

A. I believe Genesis 3:15 is a reference to Jesus and the anti-Christ. But remember, Jesus was obviously not a literal offspring of Eve’s. By calling Him the seed of the woman, God was hinting at His virgin birth, because in normal procreation the seed comes from the man.

I don’t think the anti Christ has to be a literal offspring of Satan’s either. In His explanation of the parable of the Weeds, Jesus likened the weeds to the sons of the evil one (Matt. 13: 38). In Matt. 23:33 He called the Pharisees a brood of vipers, an equivalent term to seed of the serpent. And in John 8:44 He said they belonged to their father the devil.

Jesus was saying their attitudes and actions gave evidence of their spiritual father, the devil. He wasn’t saying they were Satan’s biological offspring. I think it’s likely that the anti-Christ will follow this example, at least up to the beginning of the Great Tribulation. At that time some believe the devil will actually indwell him.

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