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Was Eve talked into eating an apple by a snake?

Eve was seduced by Satan and bore a son named Cain as a result.  Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this thou hast done?  And the woman said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."  When looked up in the Strong’s Main Concordance, the word “buguiled” references number 5377.  If you then look up 5377 in the Hebrew Dictionary in the back of the Strong’s Concordance, you find the primitive root word “nasha” which means “to lead astray, to seduce.”

Paul speaks about the same subject in II Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtitle, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.  The number in the Greek for this reference to “buguiled” in the Strong’s is 1818 “exapatao,” which means to “seduce wholly.”

Let’s consider one more verse dealing with the same subject. Genesis 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. Again, going to the Strong’s and looking up the word “touch” we find the number 5060, which is the Hebrew word “naga,” which means “to lie with a woman.”

As you can see, what most churches teach in respect to what happened in the garden is way off base. Michael Angelo’s painting showing Eve eating an apple given to her by a snake is not even close to what really took place. Eve was seduced and impregnated by the serpent (just one of many names Satan goes by as seen in Revelation 12).

This knowledge, by the way, is a key element needed to understanding God’s overall plan. It opens the door to seeing why Cain is never listed anywhere in the Bible as being the offspring of Adam, and why Jesus told the religious leaders of that time, “You do not know Me because you don’t know My Father; you are not of My Father, you are of your father the devil.” In another place He said, Your father the first murderer. Who was the first murderer? Cain!

Now we can better understand why God told His people to do away with the people that inhabited the promise land. These people were descendants of that old serpent, the Devil, because Cain was not the son of Adam. The veil that has been over the eyes of well-meaning Christians is now blown away by the truth that was there all the time.

From: Understanding GOD'S Overall Plan
Chapter 3 - The Creation of Man and the Legacy of Cain
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