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The  Seed of Satan?
Cain – Son of Satan?
By Your servant, Dan L Baxley

This is a subject that is full of traps and  misdirection.  This is a small  study that should set anyone interesting in Bible truth on a path of critical  thinking that will expose the mythic tales, fables and fantasy some teachers seem determined to turn Hebrew/Christian, Holy  Bible, into a book of fables.  Through the  imaginations of men, movies are made, books are written and Scripture is taken  out of context and twisted to create a fiction and then call it truth.  What happens when the imaginations runs wild  is the degrading of what the Bible is telling us.  Unlike mythic books the Book of Genesis is  written in a completely different style, it is written as a firsthand account,  as history, about things that are reported as fact.  The mythic writings have the miraculous reduced to humans preforming great feats, or should I say, writings about humans  becoming more than human and accomplishing the fantastic.  When, however, compared to the Biblical  accounts we see it is the Creator that accomplishes the fantastic, the  miraculous, but on a level humans should be able to understand because they are  at the center of it all.  Imagine if our Creator had outlined all of the creative formula and method used -- Oh, He did.  Of course, not all of the chemical creations, or the paper to paper mathmatics, but the order of events, just as they would have had to have happened and within the space and time such events would have had to have come into being, otherwise, the whole would have collapsed.  The technical aspect is, actually, above human intellect.  Imagine you trying to explain to your three year old child how you built a clock.

What happens in the record of Genesis is straight forward and to the  point while writings men, the telling of tales in the building of legends is very different, built on many more words and pages.  The  scale is much different and the style and the heroism is much different.  Most of the heroes in the Bible are common  men with many failings struggling to get along while trying to be loyal to their  God -- everyone is flaw.  When we read the account recorded  in Genesis we see people like us, we do not see gods, we are told of a God, but  we do not see the people as god, not even half gods as we see in later writings  of the Greeks and others.   

You must know, I don't really buy into the "seed of Satan" teaching, not  really, actually, not at all.  I have heard of some pretty smart men putting  this teaching forward.  You know, the one  were Satan’s seed and first born was Cain, and through the line of Cain we have  his seed among us, even our Savior identified some of them and on the surface  the verses these teachers quote seem to hold water, but when you start looking  at the context of the verses you find these verses are out of context and are  allegorical in nature with a spiritual reference and a warning attached. I hope  to demonstrate, by the Word, that Cain is not the son of Satan, and that his  descendants did not cross over from the flood and are not among  us.

A Brief
First it is my position that humans can be a child of Satan or the "seed"  of Satan without having been spawned by Him.  As an example, take yourself, you  are a child of God, begotten of Him by the Spirit that beget YaHshua -- this is  what the "born again" theme is all about, but you were not literally spawned by  God Himself, as a man might impregnate a woman giving birth to you.  YaHshua  was created in the womb of a human woman by the Power of His Creative  Spirit, the Holy Spirit  of His Father.   And this is a miracle indeed, a human  birth without contact, a true miracle among humans.  When anyone says that Satan  is the literal father of Cain takes away from the miracle birth of our Savior,  for this would mean Satan has had the power of procreation himself, and perhaps  his angels too,  way before our Savior ever came into being.  This suggestion  and teaching denigrates our Saviors existence.  

The Fantasy
I know some do teach that Satan taught Eve all about sex and having sex  with her he fathered, by this sinful act, Cain.   [Now I have your attention, see how you suddenly perked up, just the  suggestion of such a thing is tantalizing, isn’t it?]  Then Eve turned to Adam and showed him how  to perform this sinful act so he too then had sex with Eve. She then gives birth  to two boys, one from Adam and the other from Satan.  This takes us to the false  teaching that angels can have sex and even marry human women and have children.   It also suggests that the act of sex is the forbidden fruit and is  evil.

Enough of the fantasy, let’s go to the verses these teachers like  to quote and I will comment on each, keeping it real, not fantastic -- Using the  English Standard Version for convenience --

(John 8:44)  You are of  your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a  murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there  is no truth in him. When he lies, he  speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.  ESV

Notice, no mention of Noah or Adam as fathers, only the "devil", and  indeed, it does sound like YaHshua is say these Pharisees are children of the  Devil – but wait a minute – this is not the subject of this discussion with the  Pharisees. Let’s take a closer look and consider what YaHshua is saying and what  He means.  The Pharisees were not literal  descendants of Satan, if they were YaHshua would have mentioned Adam, and then  Cain, creating a connection leading to these men, a small genealogy would have  been appropriate, but no, Yahshua is talking about how they were acting, how  they were demonstrating the same “character” as Satan. These men were acting as  agents of Satan and their connection was not through the physical act of  procreation by Satan, but by the act of lying, these men were liars, and as  Satan is the father of lies, this makes them his sons, figuratively, and they  become good examples of guilt by association -- it is about revealed  "character".   

The whole context breathes out this connection of character by choice,  not by birth. We see they, the Pharisees, had the opportunity to become "sons of  God" merely by accepting Him, YaHshua, but instead of acceptance, even with the  evidence staring at them in the Body of YaHshua but in their own writing the  reject Him and plotted to kill Him – all they had to do was believe --  

(John  5:39-43)  You  (Pharisees)  search  the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is  they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have  life. I  do not receive glory from people. But  I know that you do not have the love of God within you.  I  have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in  his own name, you will receive him.

By One Man Death Spread to  Men
(Rom  5:12-13)  Therefore, just as sin  came into the world through one man,  and death through sin, and so death spread to all menbecause all sinned-- for sin indeed was in the world  before the law was given, but sin is  not counted where there is no law.

You will notice that it is not Cain that is given credit for  bringing sin into the world, it is Adam.   This truth alone should quiet those who teach that it was rebel angels  that corrupted mankind; it was Adam and his willingness to ignore his Creator by  letting Eve listen to the serpent, and when YaHWeH confronts Eve, He says Eve  was deceived, but He does not say that about Adam.  No, it was not angels corrupting mankind and  if we see the serpent as Satan, or at least influenced gy this powerful angel we  have to acknowledge that he, Satan, had already rebelled.  Finding a way into the Garden, he alone, with  cunning speech, tempted Eve while Adam watched and listened.  Satan and certain angels had already fallen  from grace, long before this.  So, it  cannot be as some say, calling on Genesis 6 to blame angels taking human wives,  thus their fall from grace and then corrupting mankind.  No, the corruption, the sin and death were  brought in by Adam.

A point of interest, concerning  this teaching about “fallen angels” corrupting mankind – While the ancient  Rabbis teach this other pick it up and go a step further by pointing to the  fanciful Book of Enoch which the teachers of this false doctrine quote often and  present as the legitimate writings of righteous Enoch found in Genesis 5:22 –  how these supposed writings managed to survive the flood is any bodies guess,  well, actually, the writings are fake and fantasy.

Paul is teaching that sin came  into the world through Adam and this should spin back the idea that the sin came  by Satan or by Cain – Satan brought sin to the angels when sin was found in him  and the went on to convincing a third of the angels to follow him.  While Cain murdered his brother because of  the sin found in him inherited from his father Adam.  Abel, however, chose to believe God’s  warnings and take to heart the need for a sacrifice, while Cain did  not.

It is Adam, not Cain and not even  Satan, that has this infamous distinction of bringing sin into the world.  Adam is never called "the son of Satan", but  he is called a “son of God” (Luke 3:38).   This would mean that the “Sons of God” can and are capable of sin.  Sin is our choice, and to fight against it is  our choice and by accepting YaHshua we can claim His blood to cover our sin and  then we are set right with our Creator. The Pharisees YaHshua faced off that  day, those very religious and devout men of the cloth, those who plotted and  planned against Him, were revealing  their true character Him -- a  character like that of Satan.  But  they could change and we find in Acts 15 that some did.  Not all Pharisees are the seed of Satan, as  some teach, how can they be?  Obviously  the Pharisees that YaHshua called the children of Satan, or that Satan was their  father, did not all remain as belonging to Satan – as believers they would then  be part of the Children of God.  It is  also notable that these teachers of the Law in their positions as Pharisee did  not vacate their positions when they became believers – very interesting.
 
(Act 15:5)  But there rose up certain of the  sect  of the Pharisees which believed,  saying, that it was needful to circumcise them, and to command  them  to keep the law of Moses.
And Then There was Eve

Eve has taken the hit over the centuries but on a closer investigation  and closer reading of Scripture we see that Adam is standing right next to Eve  -- they were standing side by side as Eve engaged the Serpent in conversation --  Adam knew better but kept his mouth shut, letting his mate go where no man had  gone before.  Adam was not standing there watching Eve have sex with Satan, he  was listening in and not putting a stop to where this conversation was headed.   His silence shouts out loudly his own personal lust for the forbidden tree of  knowledge, not of sex.  What's wrong with "knowledge", hum let me think, oh,  yeah, think atomic bomb.  

Anyway, Eve has been totally  blamed for the condition of mankind when, in fact, it was Adam.  Adam had direct  knowledge to stay away from that tree but did nothing to stop Eve and after Eve  took a bit and did not drop dead Adam obviously thought it was safe to eat too.   She turned to Adam and Adam took and ate.  Just think, Adam, who had the power  to stop Eve and lead her away from the tree, did not, and then he actually threw  his mate in harm’s way, letting her test the fruit first.  After all, he did not  want to be poisoned.  Then later he threw her under the bus, well, maybe not a  bus, perhaps a big Sauropod -- when asked by YaHWeH what had happened Adam said,  "Oh, oh, that woman YOU gave me, she made me eat...", he blamed Eve.  Later we read that Adam is identified as the  one responsible for bringing the penalty of death into the world due to his sin,  not Eve.  Sure, she is culpable, but Adam  was in charge.     

SIN
So, what is sin, then?  The Torah was not around, there were no Pharisees  to enforce the Law, so what was the "sin"?  Reading those verses again, and we  are reminded that the Law had not been given yet, so what was the “sin” that  brought in the death penalty? They did not believe their Creator.  They did not  believe YaHWeH and we see the reverse of this in Abraham –  

(Gal 3:5-7)  Does He who supplies the Spirit to you and  works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith --  just as  Abraham "believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness"?   Know  then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.

We are told that Abraham’s  righteousness was due to his believing YaHWeH -- Abraham's belief was counted as  righteousness -- no mention of sexual misadventure or any other type of sin, but  one thing is perfectly clear, the sin that brings about death is not the Law,  and the sin is not sex.  Later we find Abraham having lots of sex and with more  than his wife.  After his wife died, he took another wife and more concubines  and had 12 more sons besides Isaac.  Before Abraham died he sent these 12 sons  away, giving them their inheritance (buying them off) to venture out toward the  East, away from Isaac the son of the promise, who later becomes the father of  Jacob and thus Israel.  So, before the  Law (Torah) there was sin and this sin was to ignore YaHWeH

(Rom  8:14)  For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.--

This  verse would suggest how we are led, not how we are birthed, into becoming a son  of God or a son of Satan.  If led by the Spirit of Satan then that person  would belong to him, but one chooses to accept YaHshua and be led by His  Spirit, the Spirit of God the Father, then the same would be called the Sons of  God – it is all about making choices.

Even though we are now called  Sons of God, our transformation is not complete for evil is still with us --  (Rom 7:21) I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present  with me -- It is by the choices we make, to do or not to do, to struggle and  repent against doing wrong, never stopping or buying into the world's (the  weeds) attitude that we are all really good and seeking god, just in different  ways, and other such excuses for feeling good about our sinful ways, and when we  do this we are then not believing God when He says we shall surely die,  and in doing this, we side with Satan (Gen  3:4).
Just so no one misunderstands, sin is not the Law, the Law is the  expression of sin and sin, as revealed by YaHWeH is expressed in the Ten  Commandments.  Our Savior expanded these  written commands into the spiritual realm, so that even our lustful thinking can  be counted as sin against us, not just the physical acts.  

(Mat  5:27-8) "You  have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'   But  I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already  committed adultery with her in his heart.

But, there has been a change and while YaHshua’s words are true the new  balance needs to be found and it is to Paul, called by YaHshua to the Gentiles  and this is the new understanding, and it in no way does away with the Law, for  we would not know what sin is otherwise for after Adam came Abraham and after  Abraham came the Law, or the Torah, then came YaHshua, expanding the written Law  to a new and higher level and then after His death, there was a change to  accommodate a covenant opening the way for all men to come to God the  Father.  This is not about how you  observe days and times, or how many physical ways you preform your style of  worship.  Paul teaches us this  difference, this change –

(Rom  7:7)  What then shall we say? That the law is sin?  By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For  I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, "You shall  not covet."
(Rom  7:8)  But sin, seizing an opportunity through the  commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law,  sin lies dead.
(Rom  7:9)  I was once alive apart from the law, but when  the commandment came, sin came alive and I  died.
(Rom  7:10)  The very commandment that promised life  proved to be death to me.
(Rom  7:11)  For sin, seizing an opportunity through the  commandment, deceived me and through it killed  me.
(Rom  7:12)  So the law is holy, and the commandment is  holy and righteous and good.
(Rom  7:13)  Did that which is good, then, bring death to  me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in  order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might  become sinful beyond measure.
(Rom  7:14)  For we know that the law is spiritual, but I  am of the flesh, sold under sin.
(Rom  7:15)  For I do not understand my own actions. For I  do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I  hate.
(Rom  7:16)  Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with  the law, that it is good.
(Rom  7:17)  So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin  that dwells within me.
(Rom  7:18)  For I know that nothing good dwells in me,  that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the  ability to carry it out.
(Rom  7:19)  For I do not do the good I want, but the evil  I do not want is what I keep on doing.
(Rom  7:20)  Now if I do what I do not want, it is no  longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within  me.
(Rom  7:21)  So I find it to be a law that when I want to  do right, evil lies close at hand.
(Rom  7:22-23)  For I delight in the law of God, in my inner  being,  but I see in my members  another  law waging war against the law  of my mind and making me captive to the  law of sin that dwells in my  members.
(Rom  7:24)  Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me  from this body of death?
(Rom  7:25)  Thanks be to God through YaHshua the Christ  our Lord! So  then,I myself serve the law of  God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of  sin.

In a message to the Corinthians Paul listed those sins that would keep  one out of the Kingdom –

(1Co  6:9-10)  Or do you not know that the unrighteous will  not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually  immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice  homosexuality,nor  thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit  the kingdom of God.

Not my words so I will not apologize to anyone if they happen to find  themselves on this list – believers and nonbelievers alike have a certain  conduct of decency that needs to be followed, especially the Seed of God.  

The Seed  
(Mat 13:37-39)  He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son  of Man.  The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom.  The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the  devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are  angels.

This is a great few verses and when you read these verses, as well as  those that follow these you see a warning of what is to become of the sons of  the evil one. In reading these verses, however, it is all too apparent this  truth is being revealed as a warning to anyone that would be considered weeds,  meaning all those who have not accept YaHshua as Savior, basically, to day, the  majority of the world. We know this verse is not saying these people are  literally "weeds", but "like" weeds that spring up and try crowd out the good  seed, the world population in general does just that, or tries to.  It says the  “sower of these weeds is Satan”, the sower, not the sperm donor – just keeping  it real.  Again the sons of the evil one,  Satan, are by their actions and spiritual appearance, as those in Heaven would  see them, are found to be the wild seed of Satan, not as having been  literally fathered by Satan, but sown by him, watered by him, influenced by  him.  Consider the following verses-  
 
(1Jn 3:8-10)  Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil,  for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God  appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.  No one born of God makes a  practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning  because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of  God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice  righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his  brother.

Here again, to be a son of the devil all you have to do is act like it.   If anyone continues in their sin, thinking nothing of it then they belong to  Satan.  Notice, it is the "practice" of sinning not the inbreeding, so  there is a choice.   So, those who chose to be liars, plotters, deceivers, like  the Pharisees confronting YaHshua, then those who practice all of these things  are like them.  It would be interesting  to note that some of these Pharisees may have been around when King Herod sent  soldiers out to kill all the babies two years and under (Mat 2:3-4, 16) in an  effort to destroy the promised Messiah and that would mean some of them may have  been the very ones searching the Scriptures for the writings leading Herod to  the birth place.  Imagine that, here  YaHshua is having a discussion with some of the men that may have helped Herod  try and destroy Him soon after His birth.   Yes, you might say, but the verses do not mention Pharisees, only Priests  and Scribes – the Scribes were of the party of the Pharisees – Acts 23:9 – some  Pharisees were Scribes.   

(John  8:21)  So he said to them again, "I  am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am  going, you cannot come."
(John  8:22)  So the Jews said, "Will he kill himself,  since he says, 'Where  I am going, you cannot come'?"
(John  8:23-24)  He said to them, "You  are from below (the  Earth);I  am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.   I  told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am He  you will die in your sins."

This applies to everyone, not just the Pharisees.  They can change and some did, so it would  seem that these men, of the “seed of Satan” can become of the “seed of our  Lord”, if they so chose, if they accept YaHshua as Begotten Son of God and our  "anointed" Savior.  Those who excuse sin and reject the Word's definition of sin  and sins are of the sataic influence and thus his seed.  Just as those who  accept the Word and hate sin and constantly strain to not sin but to do what is  right and accept YaHshua as the one and only Savior are then called and become,  by adoption, sons and daughters of God (2 Cor 6:17-18).

Identifying the Weeds
From the following verse we find that some of the brethren were once  sinners of the world, not surprising, and this would mean we can all change  --

(1Co  6:8-10)  But you yourselves wrong and defraud--even  your own brothers!  Or do you not know  that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:  neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who  practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor  revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of  God.
(1Co  6:11)  And  such were some of you. But you were  washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord YaHshua  the Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

  Our struggle is always a fight against sin, we slip and slide  occasionally but never giving up, fighting against "sin", not only is it a  physical struggle but mental as well, but of course you know that (Mat  5:27-28).  Believing His Word that if we do such things willfully then we  will not enter the Kingdom.  The weeds,  on the other hand, think nothing of this and say it is only human, or natural,  they call 'sin' good, even educational, and, after all, everyone is doing it.   Look at our current government, full of liars, cheats, thieves and we can see  the weeds.  A child of Satan, like some of us once were can change, accepting  YaHshua as Savior miraculously becomes a child of the Living God, transformed  from a weed to the good seed.  People can move from the "seed" of Satan to the  "seed" of God by choice or by a “calling”– HalleluYah.  Our perfection is found  in YaHshua, our Savior, and we are looking forward to being "born" into Spirit,  and then we will no longer be subject to sin for we will be like Him,  fully -- 1 John 3:2 and Php 3:20-21

(1Jn  3:2)  Beloved, we are God's children now, and what  we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be  like Him, because we shall see Him as he is.
(Php  3:20-21)  For our conversation (citizenship)  is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord YaHshua the  Christ:  Who shall change our vile body,  that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working  whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.  KJV

By His creative power He will be able to transform us from the flesh into  eternal Spirit, making our union with Him and our Heavenly Father complete.   

Noah, Son of Cain?
What about this business of Cain being the Seed of Satan and then Noah  being the son of Cain? It seems there is a small number saying that Noah is a  direct descendant of  Cain and it is  through Noah the seed of Cain was able to survive the Great Flood.  We will take a look at this error.  We will also look at the teaching that Cain  is the progeny of Satan.
I think we can find the answer to  this in the Scriptures, well, I know we can.  What we will see is that there  were two named Noah, that’s right, two Noah’s.  One was of the line of Cain, in  fact his firstborn, and the other was born many years later in down the line of  Seth.  Seth was the son of Adam, born  from Eve right after the death of Abel.  
After  Cain murdered his brother Abel, God banished him to the land of Nod -- land of  "vagrancy" (Strong’s  #5113)  or as some have it, "land of fugitives".  Seth fathered Enos then Enos fathered  Cainan, then Cainan fathered Mahalaleel, then Mahalaleel fathered Jared, and  Jared fathered Enoch.  Enoch is another in the line of Seth finding favor with  YaHWeh over and above others and it is Enoch fathered Methuselah, then  Methuselah fathered Lamech, and it is Lamech who fathered Noah.

These genealogical tracks can be found in Genesis Chapters 4 and 5. The  Line of Cain does include names similar and even identical to the righteous line  of Seth, Abel's replacement.  The error in this comes from Genesis 4:17, seeing  this other Noah, a Noah that just happens to be Cain's first born – this should  throw up some red flags when we hear it suggested this is the Noah surviving the  Great Flood.  The first problem is that this Noah is born too soon to be the  Noah of the Flood, and would have been older than the oldest of the Patriarchs,  Methuselah.  This Noah would have been  much, much older than the Noah from the line of  Seth.

Noah was only 500 years old when  the time came to build the Ark and when the flood came and Noah and his family  entered the Ark Noah was 600 years old (Gen 5:32; 6:10-14; 7:11), so Cain’s  first born, also named Noah, could not have been the Noah of the Flood, he would  have been well over a 1,000 years old.  But, we do not need this simple  mathematical computation because we have the lineage of Cain and Seth.  Remember, Cain and Seth were also brothers  and shared the same family.  It was not uncommon, then or now, to name children  after the same aunts and uncles, fathers and grandfather or people of  renown.  Certainly everyone was related  and must have had common knowledge of one another and their exploits.  This is my reasoning anyway, in explaining  why the descendants of the two brothers are so nearly the same in the record of  names.

(Gen 4:25)  And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called  his name Seth, for she said, "God has appointed for me another offspring instead  of Abel, for Cain killed him."
(Gen  5:3)  When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness,  after his image, and named him Seth.

In these verses we see Seth is born and it is from this line the Noah of  the flood is born.  Apparently Seth had a remarkable likeness to his father,  Adam – a spitting image, as the saying goes.  Why this is important I do not  know but it suggests that neither Abel nor Cain looked so much like their father  Adam as did Seth, even though Abel and Cain were twins, possibly, it is  anybody’s guess if they looked like each other.  Let’s dispel this notion that some teach  concerning Satan being the father of Cain.

(Gen  4:1)  Now Adam knew (had  sex with) Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have  gotten a man with the help of the LORD."  And again, she bore his  brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of  sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground.

The  proximity of these two births were so close as to suggest they were twins, but  they don’t have to be twins.  The wording  is clear, Adam had sex with his wife, Eve, and she conceived a son, first Cain  and then Abel, later, after Abel’s death, Seth was born.  Adam  fathered all three so maybe this remark about Seth's appearance, physically,  being so much like Adam, perhaps, points to a "starting over".  You also see  this same thing in the line of Seth -- Enos fathers Cainan (another  "Cain") and we know this is not the Cain that killed Abel, couldn't be.   

(Gen  5:28-29)  And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:   And he called his name Noah,  saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands,  because of the ground which the LORD (YaHWeH) has cursed.

We can see that the Noah of the Great Flood is from the line of Seth, not  the lineage of Cain. Noah is born and is tagged as the Noah that survives the  Flood in the verses that follow.  If you line up the lineages from both sides  you will see many names very similar even the same.  This practice of claiming  authority by name is not unusual, but is confusing to many, myself included.   

It is this practice of opposing  people naming their children by similar names, marking their descendants with  names leading back to a claim concerning the inheritance of land or fortunes –  both the Seth line and the Cain line were claiming the same origin and the same  inheritance.  It is this naming of  survivors in a trail back to origins that the archeologist has such a tough time  when building time lines of the ancients through the records of linage.  A good example is found in the records of the  Pharaohs, naming themselves after each other, claiming by name, rights to the  throne or other famous associations and victories.  They had a habit of ignoring, even hiding,  defeats, or names of disgrace – some descendants among the royals changing their  birth names to other rulers of renown in attempt to claim the heroism of others  and to mark themselves as legitimate and rightful possessors of the throne.   Cain's line was claiming the same lineage as the line of Seth by tracing their  sons back to Adam proving their legitimate origin.  
Why would this be so important, this proving of their beginnings?  For one, and this is my opinion only, there  were other people on earth besides the children from Adam and Eve.  

(Gen  4:16)  Then Cain went away from the presence of the  LORD (YaHWeH) and settled in the land of Nod, east of  Eden.

The land of Nod, in my opinion, was outside of the mountainous area of  the Garden and territory where Adam and Eve lived.  This is where Cain went only after he had  received some kind of marking to protect him from being killed by others that  were living outside of the Eden area.  I  think this marking convinced the people living in the outer world, or land of  Nod, that Cain was one of the gods, a literal child of god – one of the  gods.  An argument would naturally ensue  as the populations on both sides grew and began to mingle and competed for the  title of legal heirs of the gods and goddesses (children of Adam and Eve) among  the greater populations of the people in the land of Nod, which would have been  the rest of the world, outside of the Garden of Eden area.  This is my speculations, of course, but seems  to answer some questions, in a human way, not some visitations by UFO beings or  Fallen Angels corrupting men.   

If anything it would make more sense that the sons and daughters of Adam  and Eve, spreading out from their point of origin would be messing with the  minds of those in the rest of the world.   Genesis chapter 1 gives one creation and Genesis chapter 2 seems to give  another.  On the one hand the Gods  (Elohim) create men in their own image, in Genesis chapter 2 there is another  creation of a single man and woman in the image of YaHWeH, a singular God and  only in a specific area, called the Garden of Eden.  This would also explain the account given in  Genesis chapter 6 concerning the “sons of God” marrying the daughters of common  men, the “sons of God’ being the sons of Adam and the common men from the  earlier creation living in the land of Nod, or the rest of the world. It would  only make sense, also, that the two branches of Adam’s line would compete for  supremacy. My speculations to be sure but, still?

YaHWeH put an end to this  struggle for godly supremacy by picking Noah of the line of Seth to start over.   Apparently the line of Cain had become completely corrupted Remember, the world  had become so evil, in fact they were super religious, worshiping everything but  their Creator, and they had become irredeemably, they had crossed the line, so  to speak.  It had become a case that even if someone from the dead rose up and  tried to get them to repent they would not.  Hum, sounds familiar? "...for  as the days of Noah..." Mt 24:38

  (Gen 5:32)  And Noah was  five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and  Japheth.

 And there you are, this Noah is  not the descendant of Cain, but of Seth, this Noah was far too young to be  Cain’s first born. Cain’s line of descendants were given many years to repent  of their heritage but apparently continued their violent path and rebellion,  polluting the whole earth with only Noah left to call on the Creator of all,  YaHWeH.  It would seem from all of this that the line of Cain ended in the  Flood, that is if none of the wives of the three sons of Noah were not of the  line of Cain -- we are not told and it is this silence that would suggest to me  that they were not, otherwise it would have been mention.  So, from what we have  seen here, according to the word, Cain did not survive, nor did his descendants,  the flood.  This then, also, trashes the idea that the Pharisees confronting  YaHshua were descendants of Cain, whom some teach was a begotten child of Satan,  and there by making them actual children of Satan.  Nope, can't be, as we have  just seen, by the Scriptures, Noah and his three sons came through the flood,  and this Noah is in the direct line of Seth and not Cain.   
I know of a couple of very intelligent preachers, Dr Murry, and Chuck  Missler, both claimed by their followers to be genius and they both teach this  false premise that Satan spawned Cain, and we have Cain-ites living among us.   Cain was twin brother to Abel not the product of some illicit union between the  spirit Satan.  Also this false teaching leads to the obvious conclusion that sex  between a wife and husband is sin -- how?  Because if it is Satan that  introduced sex to Adam and Eve and this is the "forbidden fruit" then sex would  be a sin.  Now we know why the Catholic church used to teach this very thing,  that sex is sin except for making babies, and this teaching screw up so many  catholic girls, burdening them with guilt with in fact our Creator created Sex  to be an enjoyable thing and we are clearly told in the New Testament that the  "marriage bed remains undefiled" (Heb 13:4) – kind of like -- "what happens in  your bed stays in your bed".  Of course humans misuse this pleasure, like  everything else and so many think nothing of changing beds, bouncing from one  sexual escapade to another.
  
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