Is Satan the father of Cain?

There are people who actually believe that Cain was born through the sexual union of Satan and Eve. They believe that when Eve ate the fruit of the tree knowledge of good and evil, she was having sex with satan. But if  ‘eating the fruit’ was an act of Intercourse with Satan, then why would Adam have eaten the same Fruit that Eve ate? Let us look at what really happened.  Genesis 3:16-17 (NIV)

 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”

Note that it was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil of which they were not to partake . Genesis 3:1-7 (NIV)

 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ “

 4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

It was knowledge they partook – not sex. This knowledge, combined with the eternal life provided by the fruit of the tree of life  was something God would not allow mankind to partake of. It was for this reason Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden of Eden. Genesis 3:22-24 (NIV)

22 And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

It was only AFTER they were kicked out of the garden of Eden that Adam and Eve had sex. It was after that when Eve became pregnant with Cain. There is a logical progression which is easily seen in scripture. Let us look at the scriptures concerning Cain’s birth using various English versions. Genesis 4:1 (NASB)

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 (NIV)

1 Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.”

Genesis 4:1 (KJV)

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

Genesis 4:1 (ESV)

1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.”

In each case, the first man, Adam, had sex with his wife and she gave birth to a man-child with the help of the Lord. God got the glory – not Satan. It makes no sense to anyone who can read to believe that satan had anything to do with Cain’s birth. The best I can say about the belief that Cain was the offspring of Satan is that they are reading into scripture something that is not there, and ignoring what IS there. Additionally, all mankind was wiped off the earth except for eight people at the time of Noah (Genesis 6-8). 1 Peter 3:20 (NIV)

20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water

Not only that, but we see that it was through one man that every nation was created. Acts 17:26-27 (NIV)

26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

All mankind is related through Noah and Adam – not through Satan.


9 Responses

  1. >>>They believe that when Eve ate the fruit of the tree knowledge of good and evil, she was having sex with satan. But if ‘eating the fruit’ was an act of Intercourse with Satan, then why would Adam have eaten the same Fruit that Eve ate? <<<

    Because he was gay? Just kidding wb.

    What people are saying that Cain is a product of Eve having had sex with Satan? Such foolish thought of ungodly men.

  2. my friend believes that satan and eve had sex. she also believes that there were more people on the ark. and that there is no such thing as the rapture, she believes we will be here during the tribulation.
    she studies several times a day. she can rattle oof the bible. she gets upset because i dont see it her way.
    i wis there was some way to show her what she believes is not true.

    • Hi Kathy.

      Sometimes we read into what God has said, based upon what others are saying or our own experiences/desires.

      Pray for God to enlighten her and remove the blinders from her eyes to be able to see truth.

      If you feel led by God, may I suggest you ask her to show you in the Bible why she thinks what she thinks? Then ask questions that point out the fallacy of what she has been taught. In Genesis, God tells us that Adam and Eve had sex and she got pregnant and gave birth to Cain. Ask her why she thinks otherwise. Studying with someone who knows the truth can make people who do not grow tremendously. However, if you are not strong in the Word and Spirit, then you need to study and pray and grow yourself before tackling such a thing – unless God tells you otherwise.

      As for whether there is a rapture, I personally believe there will be one. But I can see the point of view that says there will not be one. I don’t think it matters what one’s position is on that. Its a minor detail in a point of theological doctrine that can be very convoluted. Any time we try to understand prophecies, its is easy to miss the true meaning (not that we should not try, but don’t get hung up on any specific interpretation). Prophecy is to both warn us and to let us know God is in control. If we get the interpretation wrong, then at least once that thing has occured, then we will be able to say, “See, God said in the Bible this would happen, and it did!”

      May God bless you and help you and your friend to grow together in His love and word towards perfection.

  3. my friend and I were having a friendly coversation about the creation and she knows quiet abit and the question came up about cain and abel and she was very good and the same things people were saying she was saying the same thing but I wanted to be sure for my self and I thank you so much for providing with the truth may Jesus Christ continue to Bless your web-site with prosenting the truth back up by the true word of God.

  4. I believe that Eve was seduced by Satan and did conceive Cain which was a twin to Abel, however there is documents to back up the fact that women can have twins from two different fathers. The “fruit” that Adam partakes in is sex with Eve after she is seduced by Satan, this is why they covered there lower extremities with fig leaves, not there mouths. Why do you think sex outside of marriage is considered a gregious sin? If you read the account of Noahs day there were giants in the land, why? because the sons of God were having sex with the daughters of men, Noah is the only one who was not tainted at that time. This sex produced giants, hence a need to destroy the word because they were soooooo evil. But if you read it carefully you will see that there were giants at the time of Noah……and after that. Study Nephilium. Fallen angels had sex with human women all the time. Why should the garden be any different? It was part of satans plan to destroy mankind all along. Cains lineage IS NOT IN THE LINEAGE OF CHRIST, if you find it let me know. Christ comes from adam and eves son Seth. Besides why does God himself say… I will put enmity between your SEED and His, when he is talking to Satan? Satan is the father of murder and lies, Cain is the first murderer and liar, how hard is it to figure out folks, do your homework.

    • Leaha,

      If you think Eve conceived Cain from Satan, then you don’t read, or don’t believe, the Bible. God is clear that Adam lay with Eve and she conceived Cain – indeed it was with the help from God.

      The rest of what you have to say has absolutely no foundation in what God has said – its all conjecture – adding to what God has said. The fruit of which they partook was good to gain wisdom – so it would not have been sex. There is no evidence of what the giants were, nor the Nephilim. The father of lies is not a physical father, just as Abraham is the father of those who have faith is not a physical father of the majority of those believers.

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