DEWITT TABERNACLE TEACHING SERIES
SCRIPTURAL DOCTRINE OF THE SERPENT’S SEED
By C.W. Wood
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In January’s sermon, we taught on
the “Total Depravity Of Unregenerate Man” which is the result of the
Serpent’s seed being sown into the human race.
Our emphasis was on the lost condition of man rather than on the sin in
Eden, where Eve was beguiled by a creature called the Serpent.
In this sermon, with the help of the Lord, we will look at the scriptural
proof that the Serpent did have a seed, show where it was placed and the result.
The sin in Eden was not eating an apple.
It was God’s couple being introduced to sex through an agent called the
This teaching is one of great doctrinal importance.
It is one that will test the reader’s soundness in the faith.
It will show whether or not the great Teacher, the Holy Ghost, abides
within, for it is Him and Him alone who can pull down the curtain and reveal the
original sin. A
person’s view on this subject will determine his viewpoint on other doctrines
of vital importance. If we will open
our minds and hearts to receive this teaching, we will understand how utterly
impossible it is for men to improve themselves and that Christ is our only hope.
We will have a correct understanding of the vileness of SELF and the need
to be born-again, for it was our first
sexual-birth that produced in us a nature like unto Satan himself.
There is nothing like a knowledge of this doctrine as taught by our
Prophet William Branham, to undeceive vain man and to convince him of the
filthiness of his own righteousness. It
puts the spotlight of God on other mysteries that are not otherwise understood.
It is therefore a very necessary teaching, for the vast majority of
Christians are ignorant of it. It
must be said in the beginning that it is well hidden in the scriptures, so that
we must enter into the spiritual realm, being able to read between the lines at
times as the Prophet said we should. Be
forewarned that Church Natural will strongly reject this truth and turn and rend
those who teach it.
On September the 28th, 1958 in Jeffersonville, In., Brother Branham
preached a message called “Serpent’s Seed.”
He used as his beginning text, Genesis 3:1-7, please read in your
Bible. He pointed out that intelligent man knows that there is a missing link
between the chimpanzee and man, but that he has been unable to find it.
QUOTE: SERPENTS SEED, PAGE 16, “Now remember that all of the
creatures of the earth, Adam had named them.
He (God) had made the cattle, the beasts and everything.
Today, we chronologists and different great minds of science have been
trying for six thousand years to find that missing link………Man is animal
life, we know that.” (End quote)
QUOTE: SERPENT’S SEED, PAGE 19, “Next to it (next to man) is
the chimpanzee. He’s the closest
specie to the human being. But yet
it isn’t anything to do with the human being.
The lowest form of life that there is, is the frog.
The highest form is the human being.
God started at the bottom and made it right up till He brought it to His
Image. Brought us from the birds and
the beasts and on up until He got to the Image of God.
He made man in that Image, (God’s Image) and that’s the highest
form……Now, this missing link that they can’t find…..watch the scripture
now! You’re going to disagree with
this, many of you, but we just want you to bear it in mind and not be prejudiced
against it…….Well then, what happened? Watch!
Here is my version. Here is
the missing link. Now, they have a
chimpanzee, but you can’t breed a chimpanzee with a woman and bring forth a
child. You can’t breed a human
being with an animal. It won’t
mix. You can’t blood transfuse
(with) any animal.
QUOTE: PAGE 21, “Here is what taken place I believe and can
support it by the Bible, that it is the Serpent that did it.
The serpent is that missing link between the chimpanzee and the man,
because …listen, notice this now… THE SERPENT WAS NOT A REPTILE.
He was the most subtle of all the beasts of the field….Now let’s
watch this just a minute. He is a
smart, crafty…..remember, he was the smartest thing there was and more like
the human being than anything else that was on the field….closest to a human
being. He was not a reptile.
THE CURSE MADE HIM A REPTILE. (Snake) Read Gen. 3:14.
God told him that his legs would come off and he would go on his belly.
And you can’t find one bone in a snake that looks like a human being
and that’s the reason science is lost. BUT
THERE HE IS. (End quote)
The Prophet told us that science knows there is a missing link, but they
can’t find it because God hid the truth from the wise and prudent, only the
babes such as will learn will see it. The
wise men object and say, “If what you say is true, then show us the Serpent
today. They say if God created him
as you say, then he should still be here.’
And indeed he should be here and he is!
And this is the revelation the Prophet is giving us.
The Serpent was changed by a curse of God, so that where he once walked
upright like a man and talked like a man, he was changed and made to crawl on
his belly. In other words, God
removed his arms and legs and his ability to speak as
man and he became a reptile, the lowly snake.
QUOTE: SERPENT’S SEED, PAGES 21-22, “God hid it from the eyes
of the wise and prudent and promised to reveal it to the Sons of God in these
last days……….that is the reason that God is opening up these things to us.
GOD IS BRINGING HIS SONS INTO MANIFESTATION.
He is going beyond the limitation of any human knowledge, way into the
spiritual revelations, and bringing it down.” (End quote)
QUOTE: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, PAGE 399, “Today science is
looking for a bone of some animal that connects man and monkey together.
The closest they got is a chimpanzee.
They can’t find a bone. (that is similar) They’ll never (find one),
because it’s a serpent. It’s a
revelation of God. Watch!
The Serpent was like a prehistoric man, something next to man….if any
other animal would’ve happened to (if) Satan would have got on them (to
beguile Eve) the seed would not have mixed with the woman.
You can’t mix a human seed with any kind of an animal seed.
It won’t work. But, THIS
ANIMAL that will mix the seed is complete (is no more), it’s extinct.
GOD TURNED HIM TO A SNAKE.
Now let us go to Gen. 2:8-9 and look at the different trees in the
Garden of God. (Please follow in your Bible)
In verse nine we see the trees that were “Good
for food.” The natural fruit
trees such as apples, oranges, nut trees and etc.
Then there was the TREE OF LIFE. The
Lord Jesus was this Tree of Life. Rev. 22:14, “Blessed
are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to THE TREE OF
LIFE.” Number three; there was
the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.”
This tree was Lucifer who had become the enemy of God. Ezek. 28:13,
Thou (speaking of the Prince of Tyrus,
Lucifer) hast been in Eden, the Garden of
God….” Verse 17, “……I
will cast thee to the ground; I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold
There was also another tree in Eden,
as we read in Gen. 3:3, “But, of
the fruit of the Tree which is in the midst of the Garden, God hath said, ye
shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”
This tree is seen to be different from the Tree of Life (Christ) in
that it was DEATH to even touch it. The
Prophet told us who this fourth tree was, it was also a person.
To identify these trees will help us pinpoint the sin.
QUOTE: SERPENT SEED, PAGE
19, “Now, here I have never had a preacher to agree with this yet.
They try to make it some other way, but yet it doesn’t make sense to
me. They try to say that Adam and
eve ate some apples…..if eating apples makes women realize they are naked, we
had better pass the apples again. You
know that’s right. You know that eating an apple……that wasn’t what they
did….certainly it wasn’t. It had
to come through sexually. It had to
be because they realized they were naked when they had taken this forbidden
fruit. Isn’t a woman a FRUIT TREE?
Aren’t you the fruit of your mother?
THAT WAS THE FRUIT THAT WAS FORBIDDEN TO BE TAKEN.” (End quote) The
forbidden fruit was Eve herself!
So we see that Eve was the tree spoken of in Gen. 3:3. In Luke
1:42, Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother, said to Mary, “Blessed
is the fruit of thy womb.” We
are the fruit of our mother’s womb.
QUOTE; SATAN’S EDEN, PAGE 19, “God said there is a tree in the
midst of the Garden, THE WOMAN….don’t even touch it, for the day you eat
thereof, that day you die. They were
Holy veiled from it, they didn’t
know anything about it, they dare not touch it.” (End quote)
And so, we see four different kinds of trees in Eden and two of those
trees were forbidden to Adam and Eve. The
tree of the “Knowledge of Good and Evil” Lucifer, was not to be partaken of
(listened to, nor fellowshipped with) and Eve herself was a fruit tree that was
not to be touched sexually. We will
not go into it in this article, but the Prophet told us that God would have
allowed sex later, but knowing what the sexual birth would do to man, He forbid
it. God cannot tempt men to sin, and
although He knew what they would do, having laid the plan Himself, He straightly
warned against it, saying “That day ye
From the scriptures we know that Eve
had been warned about the two different trees.
In Gen. 2:17, “But of the
tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil thou shall not eat of it…..”
Then in Gen.3:3, we see her telling the Serpent that she had been
warned not to partake of her own sexual fruit tree.
“God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it,
lest ye die.”
But the Serpent, motivated by Lucifer
insisted that she try that fruit. The
Prophet said, “The Serpent began to make love to Eve.”
The result was that Eve bore him a child named Cain, and this child had
in him the Spiritual Seed Genes of Lucifer, which had been passed from Lucifer
to the Serpent. The scripture
clearly shows that the Serpent had a Seed and just as clearly shows what he did
In Gen. 3:13-15, Eve was confronted by God and confessed that she
had partaken of the forbidden fruit. (The
fruit of her own body) Her
confession was, “the Serpent BEGUILED ME and I did eat.”
The word “eat” here simply means “to partake of.”
We see the Serpent cursed for violating Adam’s wife.
His arms and legs were taken away and he must forever go on his belly.
To the woman God said, ‘In
sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.” She
must suffer in the area of her body where she had sinned.
To Adam God said, “Because thou
hast harkened to the voice of thy wife and hast eaten (partaken) of
the tree of which I commanded thee saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed is
the ground for thy sake.” (Adam
himself was not cursed, but he must suffer from the ground being cursed)
Now, what of the scripture that says the Serpent had a seed and that Eve
also had a seed?
Gen. 3:15, (God is speaking to the Serpent) “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.”
First the scripture declares that the Serpent did have a seed.
God declared he would cause the seed of the Serpent and the seed of the
woman to become enemies. Dormant
seed, unplanted seed or seeds not brought to maturity could hardly experience
enmity toward each other. Therefore,
the promise of God in this verse could only be manifested after the two seeds
spoken of had produced themselves.
The seed of the Serpent placed in Eve at the time he “Beguiled
her”, produced itself in a person named Cain.
But what of the seed of the woman? We
know that the woman does not have a seed of her own.
She has a “Field” in which to receive seed.
Therefore, just as she had received seed from the Serpent that produced
itself in Cain, the woman, Mary, was to later receive a seed from God that would
produce itself in a person, Jesus Christ. It
was the descendants from the lineage of these two seeds that would be at enmity.
And so, in our scripture (Gen. 3:15), God said to the Serpent, The
seed of the woman, Jesus Christ, shall bruise (crush) thy head.” In the days
of the ministry of Jesus, He defeated the devil at every turn, then at the Cross
his head was crushed and his works totally destroyed.
(1 John 3:8) God allowed Satan to bruise the heel of our Lord
Jesus in the way of bodily afflictions, therefore fulfilling Gen. 3:15.
Now, we must look at some scripture that would seem to contradict the
teaching that has been set forth. As
has already been said, God has so hidden this truth in the Word that it can only
be seen by direct revelation by Him. In
Gen. 4:1, we read, “And Adam
knew his wife and she conceived and bare Cain and said, I have gotten a man from
the Lord.” The first thing to
notice is that Eve DID NOT say, I have gotten a man from Adam.
Cain was not Adam’s son. Although
the scripture says Eve was the MOTHER of all living, it does not say that Adam
was the FATHER of all living. 1
John 3:12 tells us who Cain’s father was.
“Not as Cain, who was of that
WICKED ONE and slew his brother….” But,
though the Serpent was Cain’s father, God was the giver of his life, as all
life, from the lowest form to the highest, has to come from God.
There is no breath of life except by the Spirit of God.
We were taught that the Devil cannot create.
And in that sense and that sense only, did Eve receive a man from the
Now let us dig deeper into the Word and see it as the Prophet explained
it. In Gen. 4:1, Adam knew
his wife (carnal knowledge) but she had ALREADY BEEN WITH THE SERPENT and had
conceived Cain. Let us look at her
first conception, for she was pregnant with Cain before Adam knew her in Gen.
4:1. In Gen. 3:13, God
said to her, “What is this thou has
done? And the woman said, the
Serpent BEGUILED me and I did eat.” Eve
confessed she had been with the Serpent and that he had beguiled her.
Together, they had partaken of the forbidden fruit that was not to be
touched “Lest ye die.” (Gen.
3:3) Eve herself was that tree.
This was her first conception God
tells us in Gen. 3:16, that her sin was having CONCEIVED, and gives her
punishment because of it. “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow, AND THY CONCEPTION, in sorrow
thou shalt bring forth children……” Eve
was to have great pain in CHILD BIRTH because of her sin.
And so Eve was pregnant with the Serpent’s child, Cain, before Adam
knew her in Gen. 4:1.
Let us prove again in Gen. 3:6, that the Serpent knew Eve before
when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to
the eyes, (We are to understand the typical language here concerning the
fruit of the tree being good for food) and
a tree to be desired to make one wise, she TOOK
OF THE FRUIT thereof and did eat, (And THEN AFTER she had partaken with the
Serpent) she gave also to her husband
with her and he did eat.” Eve
and the Serpent partook FIRST, and THEN she gave to her husband.
Now, we can understand why the scripture in Gen. 4:1 says that
Adam knew Eve, his wife, and she conceived and bare Cain.
This is exactly the sequence in which the events took place.
As the Prophet said, we cannot make the scriptures lie.
Adam did know his wife, and she did bare Cain first, and this was because
Cain was conceived first. Just as
Brother Branham stated, Eve bore twins who had different fathers.
They were both conceived in a short space of time, but Cain first.
Every month a woman has a short time space during which time she can
conceive seed and bring forth life.
In Gen. 4:2, Eve bore the other twin, Abel, having had only one
act with Adam. But, although Adam
had only partaken of the fruit once at this point, Eve had partaken twice, as we
can plainly see from Gen. 3:3, (Please read) Eve conceived and delivered
the children in the order she had conceived them.
The Serpent’s child, Cain, first, then Adam’s child, Abel, second.
Adam knew his wife and she did birth Cain first, but this is not proof
that Adam was Cain’s father, only that Cain was conceived first.
Adam did not initiate the sin in Eden.
To again prove that Adam had no son named Cain, we go to the two places
in the scripture where the generations of Adam are listed.
In Gen. 5:1-32, we see Seth, the first one named, Abel having been
killed by Cain. The absence of
Cain’s name was no mistake; God knew well who his father was.
Again in Luke 3:23-38, the lineage of Jesus is traced back to
Adam, and once more Cain’s name fails to appear.
The scriptures would have contradicted themselves had Cain been listed as
Adam’s son. Also, the seeming
contradiction between John and the writer of Genesis is solved.
John said Cain was of that wicked one. (1 John 3:12) while the
writer of Genesis said Cain was from the Lord (Gen. 4:1).
Truth is, Cain’s spirit of life was from God, while his evil, spiritual
genes were from the wicked Serpent. The
Prophet said Adolph Hitler and John Dillinger were from God, and both were evil
men. (C.O.D. BOOK, PAGES 398-399)
Then he pointed out that the great preacher George Whitefield also came
from God. Cain’s spirit, having
come from God, in no way proves that he was not also “of
that wicked one.”
Now it is clear why there had to be a
Virgin Birth. Our Redeemer had to
bypass the contaminated lineage of Adam. Had
our Lord been born through sex, He also would have needed redeeming, even as we.
But, thanks be to God, the blood in His veins did not come down from
Adam, but the Holy Ghost placed in Mary the Seed that contained the BLOOD OF
GOD. (Heb. 9:12) It was this Seed that produced the Person qualified to
make payment for all sin. He was the
One fitted to act as Mediator between God and fallen man, between the Holy and
unholy. He was the One who could
impart Life to the spiritually dead and win everlasting blessedness for us.
This sermon, first published in March of
2000, is being reprinted on request. It
is probably the most controversial doctrine brought by the Prophet William
Branham, and has turned many of God’s people away from God’s end time
message. We send it out again to
those who do believe it, praying that they might give it to some loved ones who
have before time failed to understand it.