William Branham and Arnold Murray made the serpent seed doctrine popular in our modern era. Even more recent you have dudes like Jonathon Kleck feeding this doctrine to unstable Christians that is doing nothing but fleecing the flock. These guys didn’t make this false doctrine up though…it comes from the Targum of Jonathan from Palestine.
I don’t normally share other peoples research but I couldn’t pass on sharing Mike Heisers research on this. It’s definitely worth listening to. http://www.nakedbiblepodcast.com/naked-bible-211-was-cain-the-seed-of-the-serpent/
So, if you take hold of the serpent seed doctrine from the Targum of Jonathan exclusively, I would be weary of doing that. It is NOT biblical. Kleck does and you have been warned. http://targum.info/pj/pjgen1-6.htm
I recommend that you read it for yourself if you haven’t already.
“And the woman beheld Sammael, the angel of death, and was afraid; yet she knew that the tree was good to eat, and that it was medicine for the enlightenment of the eyes, and desirable tree by means of which to understand.”
“And Adam called the name of his wife Hava, because she is the mother of all the children of men. And the Lord God made to Adam and to his wife vestures of honour from the skin of the serpent, which he had cast from him, upon the skin of their flesh, instead of that adornment which had been cast away; and He clothed them.”
“And Adam knew Hava his wife, who had desired the Angel; and she conceived, and bare Kain; and she said, I have acquired a man, the Angel of the Lord. And she added to bear from her husband Adam his twin, even Habel.”
So you can see that this doctrine comes from a falty interpretation.
YES! Great topic!
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I have run into this a few times over the years and it seems it was addressed by Ireneaus in the second century but I cannot find the reference.
I wish I would have found this years ago when I started following Kleck. I walked through some horrible things with that man personally. I considered him a friend and was in klecks inner circle. He exposed himself and now I know beyond any doubt he is a false prophet, a heretic and a con man. Beware!
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