The serpent seed doctrine is a belief based on poor biblical interpretation and superstition. It is a primary doctrinal resource for those who want to use Scriptures to justify racial prejudice. The serpent seed doctrine is also closely related to other erroneous beliefs such as the Christian Identity Movement and the Kenite doctrine. Like many false beliefs, it has a built-in defense mechanism; that is, anyone who disagrees with it is accused of being a son of the serpent. One of the most unfortunate problems with the serpent seed doctrine is that is so heavily relies on prejudice and warped biblical interpretation that it can be very difficult to discuss rationally.

Simply stated, the serpent seed doctrine teaches that the sin of Eve was not simple disobedience, but sexual contact with the serpent, and that Cain was the son of Eve and the devil. Cain’s descendants are, according to this idea, the sons of Satan, and this includes most any race or group that the serpent-seed believer chooses to dislike. This idea is rooted in superstitious beliefs and is particularly popular with white supremacists and anti-Semites; the Unification Church also supports this idea. Noted false prophets and false teachers such as Arnold Murray of Shepherd’s Chapel and William Branham espoused the idea. Although an idea should not be criticized when it is wrongly applied, it is appropriate to condemn an idea when it logically leads to sin. A philosophy that teaches that some races or people are universally satanic, like the serpent seed doctrine, is one such philosophy.

Those who support serpent-seed ideas cite many passages in the Bible as proof that their idea is correct. Almost without exception, these “proofs” require an interpretation that is totally inappropriate to the context of the passage. For example, Genesis 3:13 is often cited, with the claim that the word translated “beguiled” in the King James Version really meant “seduced.” Context and scholarship would disagree. Proverbs 30:20metaphorically compares eating and sexual immorality; this is greatly overstated by the serpent-seed believer as proof that the Fall was sexual. Other passages include Jude 1:14, and the parable of the tares in Matthew chapter 13. Those who believe in the serpent seed doctrine teach that Jesus’ description of the “children of the devil” in this parable is true in a biological sense. Again, only one who is trying to force this belief into the Bible will see it this way; it is not naturally read out of Scripture.

There are literally dozens of places in the Bible where this false idea has been wedged in, yet every single one requires a person to believe in the serpent-seed idea beforehand. Only by reading a passage and saying, “If you assume that the serpent seed doctrine is true, then this means…” can a person support this false philosophy. For this reason, arguing against the serpent seed doctrine can be difficult. Those who believe it interpret Scripture through a sort of “serpent-seed lens,” and are not likely to accept other interpretations, no matter how well supported by context and scholarship.

There are some basic questions and contradictions inherent to the serpent seed doctrine that can be used to demonstrate its lack of truth. For example, Galatians 3:28 clearly states that race and gender have no impact on our standing with God. Second Peter 3:9 says that God wants everyone to be saved, not “everyone but the children of Cain.” Nowhere in Scripture is anyone identified as a “Kenite” or condemned based on being from Cain’s lineage. Never are we warned about such people by the New Testament writers. Also, there is the question of how or why such persons survived the flood. The doctrine supposes that original sin was sexual, but cannot explain why the whole remainder of the Bible lays out a worldview where the original sin was disobedience, not sexuality.

This philosophy is most unfortunate in that it leads directly and logically to two main problems. Racism is by far the worst; believing that certain races are irredeemable has no positive application. The only possible outcome of such a worldview is prejudice and bigotry. There is also a tendency to dismiss critics of the serpent seed doctrine as being the very “Kenites” the philosophy believes in. Arnold Murray is particularly guilty of this abuse. Fortunately for believers, God has given us a resource in Scripture that can show us the truth. We need only read it with unbiased and open eyes to find true wisdom.

The Serpent Seed doctrine is the core doctrine of Neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations and Christian Identity movement.

The following is a collection of evidence and articles de-bunking the serpent seed doctrine.

Scriptural Problems

Adam Was a Homosexual – According to 1 Timothy 2:14, Adam was not deceived. Serpent Seed Theology interprets Eve eating the fruit as actually having sex with Satan. Adam also ate of this fruit, so to accept this theory is to make the claim that Adam purposely had homosexual sex with Satan. If Serpent Seed is wrong, this is bearing false witness against Adam.

Eve Committed Adultery – As mentioned above, Serpent Seed teaches that Eve had sex with Satan. Since she was married, it would mean that she committed adultery. If Serpent Seed is wrong, this is bearing false witness against Eve.

Cain Was The Son of Satan – This is the first step in denying a portion of scripture. Genesis 4:1 is clear that Adam is Cain’s father. Serpent Seed completely ignores or dismisses this verse as false in order to uphold their theory. If Serpent Seed is wrong, this is bearing false witness against Cain. Serpent Seed says this is 100% false, forcing you to deny another portion of scripture and call the Holy Spirit a liar.

Cain Was Conceived Inside of The Garden – According to Serpent Seed, Cain was conceived inside of the Garden when Adam and Eve had sex with Satan. Genesis 4:1 is clear that Adam and Eve were outside of the garden when Cain was conceived. Serpent Seed says this is 100% false, forcing you to deny another portion of scripture and call the Holy Spirit a liar.

Cain Is Not In Adam’s Genealogy – Again, Genesis 4:1 is clear that Adam is Cain’s father. If you read all of Genesis 4, the rest of Cain’s genealogy is there. This is another belief that makes you deny a portion of scripture.

Cain’s Mark Was A Curse – According to Genesis 4, God placed a mark on Cain so that no one would kill him. God also promises to take seven fold vengeance on anyone that does kill Cain. Serpent Seed says this is 100% false, forcing you to deny another portion of scripture and call the Holy Spirit a liar.

Jews/Blacks/Whites Are Offspring of Satan – Depending on which racist Serpent Seed group you are dealing with, they will teach that either Blacks or Whites are the offspring of Satan. Sometimes Blacks/Whites/Jews are referred to as Kenites or descendants of Ham in order to avoid being 100% clear that Serpent Seed believers are being racist. All Serpent Seed groups tend to teach that Jews are the offspring of Satan. Serpent Seed encourages the demonizing of certain races, but nowhere in the Bible does it teach that any of these races came from Satan. If Serpent Seed is wrong, this is bearing false witness and encouraging racism.

Logical Problems

There are quite a few logical problems when it comes to accepting the Serpent Seed teachings. There are no rules when it comes to interpreting scripture, so they interpret whatever they want, however they want.

Serpent Seed Theology teaches that Lucifer passed his sinful genes down to Cain, which is why he murdered Abel. If this is true and sin can be passed on genetically, why weren’t all of Adam’s descendants homosexuals since Serpent Seed Theory teaches that he willingly engaged in homosexual sex with Satan?

Serpent Seed Theology teaches that the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil really represented Satan, which also stands to reason that every other tree in the garden represented some other angel or man. Serpent Seed also interprets them eating from the tree as having sex with Satan. In Genesis 2:16 God tells them they can freely eat of any tree in the garden except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Were Adam and Eve allowed to have sex with everything in the garden? An even bigger issue is the Tree of Life. Traditionally the Tree of Life is compared to Christ while also being a literal tree. Are Serpent Seed believers making the claim that Adam and Eve had permission to have sex with Christ? Did God put cherubim around the tree to keep Adam and Eve from having sex with Christ?

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.” – 2 Timothy 3:1-8

The Poison Fruit of the Serpent Seed by Cris D. Putnam

Often times we gaze upon a seed and have no idea what sort of plant it might become. A children’s poem expresses this idea: “Plant a seed and watch it grow. What it shall one day be, we do not know.” Ideas are like seeds as well. Often we do not see where they might lead. Like the seeds in the poem, sometimes the only way to judge an idea is to see what it grows into. A very small notion can grow into an ideology very quickly. Hitler’s idea of racial supremacy was a small seed that grew into a world war and well over 6 million dead bodies. Marx and Lenin’s atheistic ideas have led to over ten times that. Clearly, ideas are potent. In theology, a very small error can have a collateral effect on nearly every other doctrine. Huge heresies nearly always grow from very small seeds.
One such idea is the Serpent Seed doctrine. This is the teaching that in the Garden of Eden, the serpent had sexual relations with Eve. The result was that she bore Cain. The primary notion is that the original sin was sexual. This has some visceral appeal because the doctrine that fall of man resulted from a poor produce selection seems fanciful. Sexual temptation is something we all can relate to and agree is powerful. The problem is that it is directly opposed to the clear and explicit word of God. It is easily refuted by Genesis 4:1.

Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a manchild with the help of the Lord.” (Genesis 4:1, NAS)


Of course the old King James translation uses the euphemism based on the Hebrew that “Adam knew his wife…” which some disingenuous serpent seed devotees have attempted to obfuscate. These arguments are completely without merit as the Hebrew יָדַעrendered “to know” is obviously properly understood by its context to mean “had sexual relations” because the result is that “she conceived.” The context and grammar make this absolutely clear. In fact it is used in the same way two more times in the same chapter.

Cain had relations with (knew) his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son. (Genesis 4:17, NAS)

Adam had relations with (knew) his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, for, she said, “God has appointed me another offspring in place of Abel, for Cain killed him.” (Genesis 4:25, NAS)

Attempts to argue that this use of “knew” only implies knowledge are blatant special pleading. The context rules out any other meaning for the term. So how can anyone possibly pass this absurd idea off as biblical?
For scriptural justification, advocates of the view point to the curse God gave to the Serpent:

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.” (Genesis 3:15, NAS)

This verse contains a puzzling yet important ambiguity: Who is the “seed” of the woman and the “seed” of the serpent? It seems obvious that the purpose of this verse was not to answer that question but rather to raise it. What we see are the battle lines of a cosmic struggle being laid down. The epic of salvation history, the drama that later biblical writers saw behind the deed of the snake (Rev 12:9: “That ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads the whole world astray”) to “dust will be the serpent’s food” (Isa 65:25) and Christ’s ultimate triumph with “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”(Rom. 16:20a)
Of course one could raise a valid complaint that snakes and humans cannot procreate. While I am of the opinion that the Hebrew term nacash is referring to something much more than a snake, there are debates on just what the seed of the serpent actually is. That aside, the biblical text does not allow it to be the line of Cain. Still yet, the idea has appeal for cult leaders and racists because they have justified an “us versus them” paradigm. The ‘us’ is inevitably the heretical cult that teaches the doctrine and the ‘them’ is virtually anyone they disagree with.
And that brings us full circle to ask, “What is the fruit of the Serpent Seed doctrine?” It is demonstrably demonic, the fruit of occultism and bigotry. After the Babylonian captivity, some Pharisaic Jews began viewing the account of Eve and the Serpent allegorically. They taught that Cain was actually Satan’s offspring. They also that taught Cain and his descendants had no opportunity to be restored to God. It also reared its ugly head in the ninth century Jewish Midrash called Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer and various Targums (Jewish commentaries) which altered Genesis 4:1. These Targums have been appropriated to support the sensationalist claims by those who defend the Serpent Seed heresy. Of course these Targums are dated in the middle ages 1500-2000 years after Genesis was written and are easily discredited by the Dead Sea Scrolls texts  and the LXX which contains the traditional rendering of Genesis 4:1 and is dated centuries earlier (~200 BC). [1]

It is in this connection that we are to understand the use of ידע for sexual intercourse (Gn. 4:1, 17, 25 etc.), not only of the man but also of the woman (Nu. 31:18, 35; Ju. 21:12).[2]


Notwithstanding, the Serpent Seed is a staple of the Kabbalists who teach that God created two “Adams” one with a soul and the other, the Nacash, without one. This is recorded in the Zohar:

Two beings [Adam and Nachash] had intercourse with Eve, and she conceived from both and bore two children. Each followed one of the male parents, and their spirits parted, one to this side and one to the other, and similarly their characters. On the side of Cain are all the haunts of the evil species; from the side of Abel comes a more merciful class, yet not wholly beneficial — good wine mixed with bad. (Zohar Bereshith, 36b)[3]


It also appeared in early Gnostic writings and was explicitly rejected by Irenaeus (c. 180) inAgainst Heresies “Others, again, portentously declare… this one (Eve) sinned by committing adultery.”[4] It persisted in Gnosticism in works such as the Gospel of Philip (c. 350). It was also foundational to the Manichaeans, one of the major Iranian Gnostic religions, and was again deemed heretical by St. Augustine in the 4th century.[5] The occult gnostic roots sprouted from this seed were resoundingly deemed heretical by the Fathers. What have these roots grown into? Racism.
Modern adherents to the Serpent Seed doctrine are largely occultists and white supremacists. Hitler was fascinated with the occult and embraced the racist teaching. The Christian Identity Movement teaches that white people are the descendants of Adam and are hence the only chosen people of God.[6] The Klu Klux Klan also believes the Serpent Seed doctrine. They and other hate groups believe it to be their duty to exterminate the lineage of Cain and Ham. Rotten fruit indeed.
Pentecostal Pastor William Branham also taught that the fall of mankind resulted from Eve having sexual intercourse with an upright Beast whom Adam had named ‘Serpent’.[7] In addition, Arnold Murray, the pastor of the Shepherd’s Chapel, is a current promoter of this unbiblical heresy.[8] While attempting to mitigate his stance with disclaimers, Jim Wilhelmsen teaches it explicitly as a racial theory stating,

That both Cain (White) and Abel (black) could represent races that were never in the intention of God’s structure, one being a direct seed of the serpent, and the other an “out of time seed of the woman.”[9]


He also advocates it in his statement of faith stating, “We believe in two literal seeds mentioned in Genesis 3”[10] Unfortunately, that seems to rule out the traditional spiritual interpretation.
Another recent popularizer is Joye Jeffries Pugh in her book Eden – The Knowledge of Good and Evil 666 which argues,

Through Cain, Satan had created a human from his own seed. Cain was the first offspring produced as a result of the Sons of God mating with a woman.[11]


She then proceeds to spin and elaborate yarn about Egyptian secret societies and fallen angels while providing scant documentation. Much like The DaVinci Code, it makes for entertaining mythology but offers little in the way of substance. Other modern day adherents include Sun Myung Moon, Way International, some Islamic sects, some Oneness Pentecostals, some Satanists and British Israelism. With strange fruit like this – it’s better to smash the seed before it grows.

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8, NAS)


Persecution and false ideas are the devil’s primary devices. In Ephesians 6, arguably the definitive text on spiritual warfare, you don’t find special rituals or prayers to recite for casting out demons. The tools of spiritual warfare are the helmet of salvation that you always have on, the sword of the spirit is the word of God which you can read, and the belt of truth which should always be around your waist. In other words, the more you are familiar with the truth the more impenetrable your spiritual armor. Praying at all times in the spirit, spiritual warfare is primarily on two fronts:

Challenge of persecution that we are to persevere in
Challenge of error, false doctrines, and false ideas


We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:5, NAS)

The Serpent Seed doctrine is the seed of error.

By Cris D. Putnam

[1] Michael S. Heiser.“Was Cain Fathered by the Devil? No, Wait — Extraterrestrials” (accessed 2/12/2011).

[2]Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Vols. 5-9 Edited by Gerhard Friedrich. Vol. 10 Compiled by Ronald Pitkin., ed. Gerhard Kittel, Geoffrey William Bromiley and Gerhard Friedrich, electronic ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1964-c1976), 1:697.

[3] Zohar Bereshith 36b 2/12/2011).

[4] Irenaeus. Against Heresies (1.30). (accessed 2/12/2011).

[5] Augustine. Against the Fundamental Epistle of Manichaeus. (accessed 2/12/2011).

[6] Chester L. Quarles. Christian Identity: The Aryan American Bloodline Religion.(McFarland & Company. 2004) 68.

[7] William Branham “The Serpent’s Seed” (accessed 2/12/2011).

[8] Matt Slick. “The Serpent Seed and the Kenites” 2/12/2011).

[9] Jim Wilhelmsen “Lemonade Out of Lemons: God’s Plan for Racial Harmony” (accessed 2/12/2011).

[10] Jim Wilhelmsen.“Statement of Faith” (accessed 2/12/2011).

[11] Joye Jeffries Pugh. Eden: The Knowledge of Good and Evil 666. (Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing..2006) 31.

  The origins of the "master race" idea stem from the concept of a "chosen people" found in the Bible.

    However, the pure truth be known, it was never all about race, but rather true religion -- as revealed by the faith of Abraham -- and those few capable of living up to the SPIRIT of peace, joy, wonder, praise, true nobility, purity, and actual truth, among other important concepts, regardless of racial lineage.

AD to say, the old "master race" paranoia and racist hatred posing as the "way of truth" has a lot of competition in our modern world.   This ancient evil masquerading as righteousness leaves everyone associated with it tainted with the odor of fear and tarred with the brush of paranoid suspicions and hateful accusations.

    Consumed with the "satan's seed" heresy -- as I will shortly prove it to be -- those who follow this line of faith are soon corrupted by its fear and paranoia-based "master race" propaganda, along with the racist belief that people must always marry and bear children only with others of their own race.

    How true is this belief in the light of what scripture reveals to be the true history of the "promised seed" and "chosen people" as they lived and understood the truth?

    Will you fall for a counterfeit faith, which follows the wide highway that leads the majority to destruction in the end, or will you instead choose to follow the narrow and persecuted way that leads to life?

Some True Premises...

    Please allow me to share with you what I know to be true, and not true, in light of what has been revealed to me.

    First, many -- perhaps most -- but certainly not ALL of those who call themselves "Jewish" today are not what they claim to be.

    They are descendants of Abraham, but not necessarily Yasraelite, rather more like descendants of Esav, and also from Noah's son Yapeth ("Japeth").   Arthur Koestler's The Thirteenth Tribe is a fairly accurate historical treatise on these facts.

    Second, fallen angels (aliens) did and have mixed their DNA with that of certain humans, both before the flood and afterward, and are doing so again today thru UFO abductions.

    This much is true.

...But Mostly False Conclusions

    However, the serpent's seed doctrine, in which it is proposed that Eve had intercourse with a preAdamic race to produce Cayin ("Cain"), thus contaminating her DNA, is simply false scripturally.

    Here's why...

    The Savior, to be the true promised offspring -- the Second Adam -- had to have a pure bloodline all the way back to Adam.

    Both his alleged earthly father Yavceph's ("Joseph's") ancestry, and his mother Mariam's lineage, as recorded in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 (He was the grandson of Eli ["Heli"] through His mother; Luke 3:23; His "father" being the son of Ya'acob ["Jacob"]; Matthew 1:16) clearly descended from Abraham (Matthew 1:2; Luke 3:33).

    Thus, through His mother Mariam, the Savior was descended directly from "Seth, the son of Adam" (Luke 3:38).

    In Genesis 4:1 we read that "Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cayin.... Later she gave birth to his brother Abel" (verse 2).

    So clearly, Adam was the father of both men, not some fallen angel of a preAdamic extraterrestrial race.

    Further, the Creator's words to Cayin are instructive of His revelation on the subject: "Yahveh said, 'What have you done?   Listen!   YOUR BROTHER'S blood cries out to me from the ground...which opened its mouth to receive YOUR BROTHER'S blood'" (Genesis 4:10-11).

    Finally, we learn that "Adam lay with his wife again," ("again" meaning this wife was Eve)"and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, 'The Almighty One has granted me ANOTHER child IN PLACE OF ABEL, since Cayin killed him'" (verse 25).

The Truth About Telegony

    Had Cayin been a result of a DNA contaminating pregnancy, Seth and all descended through him would have been likewise polluted, for according to Telegony, the mother bears the DNA of every male she has received sperm from, and this is passed down to all her children.

    (This is why a white couple can have a mulatto child, when the woman had previously given birth as a result of being impregnated by a black; conversely, a black couple, or oriental couple, etc., can also bear children with the white genetic strain due to the black or oriental woman having previously given birth to a child by a white man.)

    Telegony is well known among purebred dog and horse breeders, but is falsely denied by modern science in relation to humanity.

    There doesn't need to be a pregnancy, for the woman can absorb male hormones through the sex act alone, and thereby partakes of her sexual partner's genetic makeup (thus the "two shall become one flesh" -- Genesis 2:24), meaning women with multiple sexual encounters are incapable of bearing a pure genetic strain (which explains how a brother -- even if already married [implied possibility of commanded polygamy] -- can raise children for a dead brother thru his surviving widow; Deuteronomy 25:5-6).

    Therefore, according to these facts, Eve did not -- and indeed could not have -- produced offspring by another male other than Adam, else the Savior could not have been the promised seed, the genetic offspring of Adam and Eve solely.

Some Miscegenist Examples From Scripture

    That being said, recall also that the Savior's forebear Boaz (a descendant of Yavdah through the clan of Elimelech (Ruth 2:1, 3; cf. I Chronicles 2:3, 10-11, for "it is clearly apparent ["evident"KJV] that our Sovereign descended from Yavdah" Hebrews 7:14), and that David's paternal great-grandmother Raveth ("Ruth") was not Yasraelite, but was a Mavabiyath ("Moabite," Ruth 1:4).

    Mavab ("Moab") was the son of an incestuous act between Lot's older daughter with her father (Genesis 19:30-37), and the people of Mavab had been under the Creator's curse of not being allowed to "enter the assembly of Yahveh, even down to the tenth generation" (Deuteronomy 23:3).

    Despite this, the Savior counts this righteous woman as one of his forebears (who apparently was from the 11th generation or more since the prohibition commanded by Moses).

    Clearly, the 12 sons of Yasrael all took foreign wives, even though this practice was forbidden of certain races, such as Abraham forbidding his son Yatsaq ("Isaac") from taking a wife from the Canaanites (Genesis 24:1-3, 37; but notice that Yavdah ("Judah") did take a Canaanite as his wife; Genesis 38:2, who bore his first three sons Er, Onan and Selah ["Shelah"], verses 3-5).

    And Selah's descendants are counted among the chronicles of the Yasraelites, even though his mother was a Canaanite (I Chronicles 2:3, 4:21-23).

All Nations To Be Blessed

    Esav married two Hittite women (Genesis 26:34), who greatly grieved Yatsaq and Rebekah (verse 35), and they also commanded Ya'acob not to take a wife from among the Canaanites, as had Esav (Genesis 28:1, 6, 8).

    However, this was before the Law given through Moses forbade marriage with foreign women, once the Yasraelites came to possess the promised land, but this was due to the wicked practices of those foreigners (Exodus 34:15-16; Deuteronomy 7:1-4), and not solely because of their racial genetics (though, in some cases, the destruction of every man, woman and child of certain races, and even of their cattle, was apparently due to genetic -- as well as spiritual -- contamination).

    Creator Yahveh intends to bless all nations of the earth, through Abraham (Genesis 12:3, 18:18, 22:18, 26:4; Acts 3:25; Galatians 3:8-9), which is why salvation was offered to the Gentiles, a fact that did not set well with racists of the first century.

    Carrying on their same spirit of fanatic hatred toward all non-Yasraelite races today is certainly not in keeping with the revealed will of our Creator, any more than is hatred of polygamists, when Creator Yahveh plainly gave David Savel's ("Saul's") wives as his own (II Samuel 12:7-8).

The Real Fruit of the "Serpent's Seed" Heresy

    The sin bestowed by the "tree of the KNOWLEDGE of good and evil," translated into modern English, becomes the "tree of the SCIENCE of good and evil," and I think we can see plenty of that in modern attempts to tamper with genetics, cloning, etc., not to forget evolutionary idolatry.

    It is my duty to rebuke where I see the need for it, as I do with this "serpent's seed" doctrinal heresy.

    Those who unquestioningly embrace the "serpent's seed" heresy come to embody the very opposite of the fruits of the spirit outlined in Philippians 4:8, choosing rather to stoop to slander, libel, paranoid suspicions and false accusations, racist fears and self-righteous priggery, "having a form of 'righteousness' but denied its power" (2 Timothy 3:5).

    If you are wise, you will follow the admonition of the remainder of this verse and, when you come across such people and their false beliefs, you will "have nothing to do with them," for all the reasons cited in verses 2-4!