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The Search For Eternal Life
Science, Faith and The Universe Part 11

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Both Seed Types Come From The Woman
We have to note something here that is very important and that is: these two seed types will both come from the woman.

Understanding The First Seed Type
The first seed type, the woman gives birth to the seed of the serpent. That is all children born will have a tendency of doing that which is unpleasing toward God (a nature of wrong doing also known as the Sinful Nature). Because now, both the man and the woman are in a fallen state (they disobeyed God by eating a deadly fruit changing them genetically with a hereditary disease); both the man and the woman have been beguiled (lead astray) by the serpent when they ate of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil (See ™ Mystery & Logic Vol. 4 & 5 "Who is Jesus, Really II & III). Therefore, any offspring they have are the seed or posterity of the serpent (these children inherited the sinful nature resulting from the fruit). The first seed type that we are speaking about are all the human race born resulting from Adam and Eve. We confirm this when Jesus explains in the Gospel of John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning (meaning the very first murder when Cain killed Abel), and abode not in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh his own: for he is a liar and the father of it. " (1228-Greek). Therefore, we clearly see that, all the first seed type are of their father the serpent. However, we will also see that this group will split into two different groups following after two very different ideals. Group A will follow in the footsteps their father the serpent. But, Group B will follow after pleasing God.

A First Seed Type Of A Different Sort
As we've  just discussed, the first seed type will be of their father the serpent.   However, not all of the first seed type are going to want to follow after the sinful nature. There will be those among the first seed type who are going want to follow after Godliness even though they have a sinful nature. In other words, while all people (seed) born; are born with this sinful nature and are children of their father the serpent, some will recognize their sinful nature and seek a way of escape. These are the ones who will seek after the very unique seed in the hopes of overcoming their sinful nature.

Is the Serpent, The Devil And Satan The Same Person?
We know early in Genesis there was a serpent. In the Gospels there is the Devil and Satan.  The question is: are the Devil and Satan discussed in John and the Serpent in Genesis the same character? Yes! one and the same! How can we prove this? We see in the book of Revelation 12.9 and 20.2, John explains "12.9: And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels with him…20.2: And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,..." John is clearly taking the teachings of Jesus found in John 8:44 and applying them here. Just to clear up any confusion. the Serpent the Devil and Satan are the same being. That's why we see in John's writing the three words are bundled together. John clearly defines the three as one! We saw the serpent with Eve when he beguiled her and we are seeing him here in the Revelation of John. An interesting side note is Satan in the Hebrew has two meanings (7854): to attack, and accuser. In the Greek the word Satan also has two meanings (4567): accuser, devil. The word "devil" in this verse has two meanings applied to it. They're false accuser, and  traduce (traduce means: who leads along). Interestingly, we see in Genesis 3.13 the word "beguile" (5377-Hebrew) meaning "to lead astray."  That words are all used to show the personality of the serpent and the works of his seed, offspring or posterity. Now we have clearly defined what the seed of the serpent is and that it will come from the seed of the woman resulting from a sinful nature. And we have clearly defined that a group from among the first seed, will seek after the unique male child in the hopes of overcoming their sinful nature, finding God through their free will and living for God through their free will and finally, pleasing God through their freewill. Therefore, we have defined the first seed type and this seed type will breakdown into two groups: those who love self through their own free will and those who love God through their own free will.   

Understanding The Second Seed Type
In time, a child will be born from the seed of a woman  that will experience hatred due to hostilities against him. His heel will be bruised by the serpent, but he will bruise the head of the serpent. However this child will overcome and bruise the head of the serpent. There is only one of this seed type, and He will be unique throughout history. We know this because Genesis 3.15 explains it as we reviewed above.  What's important to note is: there is no mention of when this child will arrive. We only know that he will arrive at some point. We also know that because of Genesis 3.15 we are actually to be on the look out for more information regarding this unique child who is to be born from the seed of a woman. The child's arrival occurs during the reign of Herod. Interestingly, the documentation of this event is among the most documented facts of antiquity. In fact, there is more documentation about this child than there is about the reining Caesar of the Day. We see that the child was already off to a bad start in Matthew 2.3 "When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all of Jerusalem with him."  Truly, all in the area hated the idea of a child whose lineage can be traced back to the promise of God. Especially, the ruler of Jerusalem, Herod! We'll get into why this child would be hated later, for now you need to know that the prophetic promise was fulfilled. The seed was born a man child who was hated. Now let's search a little for further lineage and promise pertaining to this very special global event.

Following The Lineage Of The Curse & The Signs
Of  The Covenant Promise
If you've read this far then you know with some degree of certainty
of the lineage of the curse of the serpent. For the sake of simplicity  let's give you a quick summary, it is as follow:
1. The Serpent beguiled (led astray) Eve to eat a poisonous fruit
    called the knowledge of good & evil.
2. Eating this fruit genetically altered her and ultimately brought
    about her death.
3. Eve in turn gives it to Adam who also eats of it, brining about the
    same outcome.
4. The offspring of Adam and Eve will inherit this curse of death like
    any other child born with a hereditary disease.
5. The disease is as follows: the mind, flesh and spirit is now
    degradable (or corruptible). In other words, no matter what they
    think of that is good, evil is right there with them. Their bodies will
    get old and corrupted to death, and their spirit will become cynical.
    All parts of their bodies are subject to diseases of all kinds.
6. The offspring (All man kind except one seed)
will suffer the same
7. God curses with a promise: the serpent, Adam, Eve and the
    offspring of Adam and Eve that there will be enmity between them.
    See Genesis 3.15
8. Some of the seed of the serpent will want to be counted with God
    and not the serpent.

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