Question: Matthew 13:25 the enemy sowed weeds among the wheat (NIV). It is my understanding the enemy is Satan and the weeds does not refer to unbelievers but people of the evil one. If they are people of the evil one, please explain who are these "people?" Demonic beings? Humans possessed? I have been told by a person that they believe they are Satans seed which were the Nephilim "fallen ones" spoken of in Genesis 6:4. Any truth to this?
Answer: Dear Alan,
This parable is explained in verses 36-43 verse 38 and 39 (NIV) state, "The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil."
Sons children of the evil one is an oft used expression for those who follow, are influenced by, beguiled by, etc., Satan. Satan is the god of this world who has blinded unbelievers (2 Cor. 4:4). Jesus told those who did not accept him as the Messiah "You belong to your father, the devil " (John 8:44).
Jesus was not talking about human genetics he was talking of spiritual heritage and influence. The reference to the Nephilim in Genesis 6:4 is a spurious myth spread by those who fail to read Genesis 6 in context or the Bible for that matter. Angels or fallen angels do not marry, they do not have children according to Jesus (Mark 12:25). Therefore, the idea that Nephilim could have been children of a marriage of demons and human women is biblically discredited could not have happened.