Before I jump into today’s lesson on the consequences of Serpent Seed Theology, I want to thank Georgia, the host of the Biblical Hebrews radio show for proving my point once again. I previously wrote that those that teach Serpent Seed Theology have no problems making false accusations about people in order to hold on to their beliefs. Lately Georgia has been LYING to her audience by telling them that I believe in Replacement Theology (another non-Biblical lie). For the record, I do not and have not ever believed in Replacement Theology. I guess Georgia needs something to talk about to get people to listen to her racist show. Now let’s talk about the consequences of Serpent Seed Theology.
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” – Revelation 2:9
This is the letter written to the CHURCH of Smyrna. In The last post in this series, The Truth About Serpent Seed – Part 3, I talked about it being blasphemy for anyone to claim to be a Jew while not actually being one. This is confirmed by the above verse.
There is a reason that I underlined the word CHURCH. People that practice Judaism don’t usually go to CHURCH, they go to the Synagogue. Christ died so that both Jews and Gentiles could attain salvation through His sacrifice, so why would any true believer be concerned about their own ethnicity if they are saved through the grace of Christ? I’ll come back to that question shortly. These letters were a warning to those within the CHURCH (believers in Christ). Currently there are only two doctrines within the CHURCH in which people claim to be Jews:
- Serpent Seed Theology
- Replacement Theology
Both of these doctrines are absolutely false. Jesus’ warning wasn’t just to the CHURCHES in the time of John, but they transcend into our time. Both of these theories usually run on the premise that if you believe these doctrines you are a real Jew and anyone that doesn’t believe is not a real Jew. Serpent Seed takes it a step farther by making the claim that if you don’t believe it you must be descended from Satan. Is it just a coincidence that Jesus warned us about people in the CHURCH claiming to be Jews and we currently have two doctrines that make that exact claim? I don’t think so by a long shot.
“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” – Matthew 12:31
For someone to make the claim that they are a Jew is indeed blasphemy according to Revelation 2:9, but the above indicates that even blasphemy is forgivable. Even though the blasphemy will be forgiven, there are consequences for those that do so.
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” – Revelation 3:9
Those that make the claim to be real Jews, but aren’t will eventually worship before the feet of those in the CHURCH. Jesus calls them LIARS and BLASPHEMERS that are in the SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN. Real Jews worship in a synagogue dedicated to God. Believers in Christ usually worship in a CHURCH. So why exactly is Jesus addressing Jews in a Christian CHURCH? There seems to be a connection to the wheat and the tares:
“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” – Matthew 13:25
While Serpent Seed believers would have us believe that Jesus was talking about Satan having sex and creating offspring based on the above verse, it actually refers to something similar to a spy. What exactly is a tare?
- Tare – A valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop. Any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted.
Now let’s revisit my previous question: “Why would any true believer be concerned about their own ethnicity if they are saved through the grace of Christ?” They wouldn’t. If you are saved through the grace of Christ, IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE A JEW OR NOT. Paul confirms this:
“But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:23-28
For those of us that are saved, all of the boundaries have been erased by Christ. How exactly does the parable of the tares apply to Serpent Seed? A tare causes injury to the desired crop (the CHURCH). All Serpent Seed believers claim that they are real Jews (some might be but not all) and being wrong about that claim causes them to commit BLASPHEMY. Jesus refers to the people that falsely make these claims as being part of the Synagogue of Satan. A tare is something that is not wanted mixed in with the desired crop (CHURCH). Christ is clear that He does not desire the people that falsely make these claims to be mixed in with believers. As believers we don’t want to keep company with those in the Synagogue of Satan.
Serpent Seed makes the claim that if you don’t believe in it, you must be in the Synagogue of Satan, but who are the ones concerned about whether or not they are Jews? Again, only Serpent Seed and Replacement Theology believers. Those of us that don’t concern ourselves with those views don’t really care if we are Jewish or not, because IT’S NOT RELEVANT TO SALVATION. The only people in danger of being guilty of the accusations in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 are those that make the claim to be a real Jew s(Serpent Seed and Replacement Theology believers).
Who has the most to gain by getting Christians to commit blasphemy by claiming a Jewish inheritance that they might not have? Who has the most to gain by teaching people to hate the Jews in Israel? Who has the most to gain by labeling believers in Christ as offspring of Satan if they do not accept the above? The enemy has the most to gain. In the parable, Satan didn’t stick around to water his doctrine that he planted. He just sneaked in, dropped the seeds (the idea in this particular example), and let it grow on its own. so that the wheat (CHURCH) wouldn’t even know that he planted it until it was too late The tares that grow among the wheat benefit from the watering of the good seed (CHURCH), all the while sucking the life out of some of the desired plants in the process, making them useless. Don’t be deceived, Serpent Seed teachings are not of God. If you believe in Christ, it is irrelevant whether or not you are Jewish. It has no bearing on salvation.
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” – 2 Timothy 4:1-4”