Abraham

What really happened in the Garden of Eden?

In the Garden of Eden, the serpent “beguiled” Eve into eating a piece of fruit. She ate it and then gave it to her husband, which caused them to realize they were naked. What type of a serpent can talk, and what does a piece of fruit have to do with being naked?


Genesis 3:1

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Genesis 3:6-7

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Genesis 3:14-15

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

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.

This is the first sin recorded in the Bible. The most cunning of all the beasts, the serpent, “beguiled” Eve into eating a piece of forbidden fruit. She ate it and then gave it to her husband, which caused them to realize that they were naked.

The obvious questions are: How can a snake talk? What does an apple have to do with being naked? And, where does the seed of the serpent fit into all this?

The Bible says the serpent was the most “subtil” of all the beasts. He was so like a human, that he could walk, talk, and even have an intelligent conversation. After he beguiled Adam’s wife, God cursed him to be a snake, but not before the damage was done and the seed was planted.

The Bible says in Genesis 3:15 that the serpent had a seed, and God put enmity between the two seeds. Obviously, the serpent’s seed mingled with Eve’s natural seed before the separation. How could all that be a result of eating an apple? Then, a few verses later, “Adam called his wife’s name; Eve because she was the mother of all living.” Note that it does not say Adam was the father of all living.

There are different “fruits” in the Bible. Of course, there is the literal fruit, like an apple, that grows and is consumed for food. There is also the fruit that refers to our works, whether it is natural works such as farming and business, or spiritual works such as performing miracles and preaching the Gospel. Then, there is the fruit of the womb, which refers to conception and childbirth.

Would eating a literal fruit give Adam and Eve the understanding that they were naked? Or, would it take a physical relationship between a man and a woman for them to understand why they should cover certain parts of their bodies?

What really happened that day in the Garden to cause all humanity to fall?

As the Seed of the woman was literally God reproducing Himself in human flesh, so the seed of the serpent is the literal way that Satan found he was able to open the door to himself into the human race. It was impossible for Satan (for he is only a CREATED spirit-being) to reproduce himself in the manner which God reproduced Himself, so the Genesis account tells how he produced his seed and introduced or injected himself into the human race. Also recall that Satan is called the “serpent.” It is his seed or injection into the human race we are speaking of.

Before Adam ever had carnal knowledge of Eve, the serpent had that knowledge ahead of him. And that one born of it was Cain. Cain was of (born of, begotten of) that “Wicked One,” (I John 3:12)

…The truth of the matter is that Eve had in her womb TWO sons (twins) from SEPARATE impregnations. She was carrying twins, with Cain’s conception sometime previous to that of Abel’s.


References

Genesis 3:6-7

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

[How would they know they were naked from eating a piece of fruit?]

Genesis 3:13-15

And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

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.

[The serpent had a seed. Obviously, this is not referring to a snake.]

Genesis 3:20

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

[Why is Adam not called the father of all living?]

Genesis 4:1-2

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

[All life comes from God, whether conceived legitimately or illegitimately. Satan cannot create life.]

Luke 3:38

Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

[Where is the first-born Cain in the lineage of Adam?]

I John 3:12

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

[God created Adam in His own image. Where did the wickedness of Cain come from, and where did the righteousness of Abel come from? Their attributes were inherited from their fathers.]

Jude 1:14

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

[Nowhere in the Bible is Cain in the lineage of Adam.]

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