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Pt.2 Is Cain, the Devil's seed.

One of the more weighty arguments used is that Cain is not found in the genealogy, reinforcing the reason he is from the Devil. This is truly ridiculous as Abel is not in it either. Using this way of interpreting Scripture one would have to believe he is from the Devil also! This is teaching from the silence of the Scripture, not from what it actually teaches. 

 Arnold Murray *and others say) Cain  was not of Adams genes. He was not Adam’s son. That’s why you will not find him listed in the genealogy.

Gen.5 excludes Cain and starts with Seth because it is the genealogy of Noah, this is why Cain is not included (Gen.4:25 Seth is the appointed seed in place of Abel). Genesis 5:4: “After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.” Why are these other sons and daughters not named in Adam's genealogy? Are they also sons and daughters of Satan? Of course not, and neither is Cain. God is giving us the line of Seth revealing the messianic line, whom Jesus Christ came through.

Cain's Genealogy is found in Gen. 4:16-25, it ends with v.24  "If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."Because Cain's lineage produced another murderer, Lamech, who also happen to be the first polygamist recorded in Scripture.

This is where Arnold Murray's error begins and he then tracks into what he calls the line of Cain (Kenites). But Scripture teaches there were many lines of humanity, not just two. The reason Cain is not mentioned and Seth is mentioned is for the same reason not all offspring's of Adam are mentioned; the line of the Messiah is being traced back to beginning. Example: Some of Cain's descendants are mentioned in Genesis 4:17-22 Gen.5:7,13,16, 26 Cain's descendants, Seth's descendants, and the descendants of their kin populated the earth.   (Remember Adam and Eve had other children, Genesis 5:4)

They were twins from two different fathers

We have 2 completely different Hebrew words for twin and brother, Arnold Murray insists they are twins, the Bible says they are brothers. Certainly one can be a brother without being a twin. The Bible uses the word for brother - not twin. The word for twins in Hebrew is ta'owm (Strong's Concordance #8380 from 8382); a twin (in plural only), literally or figuratively (used in Gen 25:24 and 38:27). If this were the case the Bible would make the point clear but it does the opposite.

The Hebrew word for Brother (Strong’s Concordance #251) is 'ach, which is a primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like 1]): KJV-- another, brother (-ly); kindred, like, other. Compare also the proper names beginning with "Ah-" or Ahi-.'ach- brother a) brother of same parents b) half-brother (same father)  c) relative, kinship, same tribe  d) each to the other (reciprocal relationship) e) (figuratively) of resemblance.

The were not twins, so this next argument of heteropaternal superfecundation cannot apply. Heteropaternal superfecundation Twins are defined as "...two young who are simultaneously born from one mother." (Encyclopedia Britannica).  It occurs when two eggs are fertilized by different fathers; having intercourse with more than one man in a short time span.

There are 7 recorded cases, 6 are not mentioning another man as the father except for one possibility, which is not proven. It also is reported that fertility drugs played a part in many of the newer cases. The percentage of this is extremely rare estimated to be .0000000015 percent; using these figures in the population it is nine in 6 billion. This distraction should not be entertained as a possibility as the Bible told us who begot whom.

Can the DNA of this creature (serpent), a completely different species copulate with a human being? Or did Satan use the creature for the temptation for Eve to eat fruit?  A non Human and cannot be used to fertilize a human egg. The serpent was real, he was called one of God’s creatures in the garden, God did not curse a symbol (Gen.2:14). It is later we see the serpent is used to represent Satan, referring back to this first event.

Adam and Eve MANKIND'S, first parents were monogamous: Adam did not "know" any other than "his wife," and Eve did not "know" anyone but “her husband.” Jesus referred to their marriage in Mt.19:5 as the standard. If Eve was unfaithful Jesus could not say this.(1 Cor.6:16). To make Eve a harlot is a demonic teaching.

Gen 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the LORD." It does not say anywhere the serpent knew Eve, there is no such teaching from the Scripture saying Cain had two fathers. This is not reading the Scripture in context but making it a pretext. its made up from a fertile imagination, a revelation not from God by mans fallen imagination.

bore is the Hebrew word is yalad (3205); a primitive root; to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage: KJV-- bear, beget, birth ([-day]), born, (make to) bring forth (children, young), bring up, calve, child, come, be delivered (of a child), time of delivery, gender, hatch, labour, (do the office of a) midwife, declare pedigrees, be the son of, (woman in, woman that) travail (-eth, -ing woman).

The Bible teaches Adam knew his wife and she conceived Cain, there is not a hint of another source. It is the same word used in Gen.4:17 where Cain knew his wife. If Cain is from another source than it is applied to every other use of this word.

When Eve conceived Cain; the Hebrew word is harah (2029); a primitive root; to be (or become) pregnant, conceive (literally or figuratively): KJV-- been, be with child, conceive, progenitor. There is a direct correlation to the one named that conceived the child, there is no room to guess.

Again the same Hebrew word for bare, yalad, is used for Abel as is for Cain. There is no reason to consider them as twins, nor conception from another source. There is every reason to not interpret it this way.

On Abel 3254 yacaph ; a primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbial, to continue to do a thing): KJV-- add, X again, X any more, X cease, X come more, + conceive again, continue, exceed, X further, X gather together, get more, give more-over, X henceforth, increase (more and more), join, X longer (bring, do, make, much, put), X (the, much, yet) more (and more), proceed (further), prolong, put, be [stronger-], X yet, yield.

All the Bible translations agree. (NIV) Gen. 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.”

(ASV) “And the man (Adam) knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with the help of Jehovah.”

The KJV: “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. You don't get a demon child from God or with His help, nor do you praise him for this. Notice also that she said she got “a man” not “men” as in plural or “twins.” Who knows better what took place Eve and the Scripture or Branham or Murray? This becomes a matter of where someone wants to get their teaching from. The Bible clearly says, in Gen.4:1 “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain ” So all the arguments for twins, fraternal or any other are moot. Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Notice the words bore again. The NIV makes it clear in verse 2: Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Abel was born “later”, not as a twin. They would have been mentioned as twins, as in the example of Esau and Jacob if this had been the case (again as previously mentioned the Hebrew does not allow for this). This is not just making up a doctrine from silence, but going against the clear teaching in Scripture. It was from ADAM the Scripture clearly attributes Cain to, not Satan.

Gen 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth. It says the very same thing for Seth: Gen 4:25 “ Adam knew his wife again.” Since Adam knew his wife and conceived Seth, no one contests that it would be anyone else but Adam. Why do they contest the same language used for Cain "Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain" (Gen. 4:1).

It becomes clear that it was Adam who was the Father of Cain. The same words and intent are used for both. (Gen.4:17 also uses the same phrase, as Cain knew his wife and she conceived.) This word (knew), in its context means intimacy and is used consistently throughout the Scripture for intercourse.

These conceptions all took place outside the garden, Cain, Abel, Seth. The Bible teaches that Adam knew his wife after the fall, not before. They were not the same event. The Scripture leaves no room to think that Satan was the father of Cain. Because it specifically states it was Adam that was the father for both Seth, Abel and Cain. If he is not the father of Cain, then he is not the father of Abel either (nor Seth)! Those who promote the “serpent seed teaching” divorce the words from their context and then use it to make up a doctrine from silence because it sounds profound, it is, and it is also demonic.

Adam and Eve had other children but all of these are not mentioned either in the lineage? Why? Because they have nothing to do with the lineage of the Messiah except one- Seth.

Theirs is the same type of argument we hear from the Roman Catholic Church on Jesus not having brothers or sisters.

There is another argument used. Some people connect the punishment of being saved in childbearing to Eves unfaithfulness. But it says she fell into deception, not into adultery. It tells us “she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked” (Gen. 3:6-7). It is a “they”, not a “her” in eating the fruit. They both ate the same fruit and they both shared the same effect - sin and Death, which makes Adam as impure as Eve. Both Adam and Eve are mentioned in the transgression and in the punishment. The punishment, God judged what they were in authority over, Adam the ground, Eve in childbearing. Both received the penalty for eating from the forbidden tree sin and death.

Genesis 3:16 "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children;

Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you."

Eve was known as the mother of all living, instead of this being a joyful experience it will be in pain. every child Adam and Eve had was from this state. There will be increased menstrual pain and in child birth there will be pain. Because the sentence of physical death is pronounced on both of them (not just Eve), they must populate the earth for the continuity of life. Also there will be contention as husband and wife where she will be subordinate as he becomes the head of the family.

 

Pt.3 Some Serpent seed refutes

 

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