Skip to comments.Cain Strikes Again- Genesis 4 pt 5
Posted on 11/27/2012 6:58:59 PM PST by pastorbillrandles
In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brothers righteous.( I John 2:10-12)
Cain and Abel were brothers. Both of them were strict Monotheistic worshippers also. But that is where the similarity ended.
Abel worshipped the One True God on Gods terms,bringing a blood sacrifice to the altar of Gods choosing. In that worship was a simple confession, I am a sinner deserving of death, please accept me on the basis of this substitute, an innocent lamb, who has died in my place. We are told that the Holy God accepted this offering, bringing Abel into communion.
Cain was also a monotheistic worshipper of the one God, but refused to bring an offering of substitutionary death. His worship also was a statement, by bringing the fruit of the ground, he was in effect saying, I bring you this, the fruit of my works that you have blessed. He saw no need to come to God via a vicarious offering, his works were good enough! But God manifestly rejected his worship.
Consequently, He slew his own brother, Abel, who had come to Gods altar by blood in the God appointed way. Both worshippers made a blood sacrifice, for Cain , who refused to come to God by a substitute, sacrificed Abel to his own rage.
Fast forward from Genesis 4, to New Years morning, 2011, Egypt. Cains spiritual heirs set a car bomb outside of a Coptic church, killing dozens and wounding hundreds, who were merely worshipping the one true God, through Jesus Christ the Lamb of God, who offered himself as a sacrifice for sinners.
As the worshippers left the church service, the modern-day Cains set off the bomb on men, women and children, in an act of cowardly ,wanton slaughter. We will again be lectured by the modern-day apologists for Cains religion, that it is of course a religion of peace, and that proponents of Abels religion also have done atrocities.
False religion has consequences, there will always be a sacrifice. God has appointed a way to come unto himself for sinners. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the Life, and no one can come to the Father but by me.
But if not through the One who loved us and gave himself for us, the Cains of our world concoct other unwilling human sacrifices. Abortion is the secular equivalent, and in the case of the religion of peace, Heaven is attained by slaughtering without mercy the infidels. In other words, someone has to pay the price.
Cain killed his brother, because of His brothers goodness. Abel did no harm, but his witness convicted Cain. The modern religion of Cain cannot abide any trace of Christianity in its once christian majority lands.What were the worshippers in Egypt doing to hurt anyone? Their worship of Jesus Christ, the God appointed sacrifice un- nerves the practitioners of Cains religion to the point of murderous frenzy.
Dhimminitude, jizya tax, oppression that is deliberately humiliating, and in the case of events like this New Years day mass murder, are all considered by Cains spiritual heirs, to be legitimate expressions of their religion. Cain cant stand the free expression of Abels religion, it disturbs his uneasy conscience.
The modern followers of Cain also have an uneasy conscience. They are already blaming the Jews for the murder that they perpetrated in Egypt, now that the light of world disapproval shines on it.
This is because though their religion calls for such murder, and their supreme prophet, a pirate, murderer and rapist,(A true son of Cain if there ever was one) acted that way, they still have a conscience, and possibly can be saved. Lets pray for them this year.
I’ve always wondered about this. God says Abel’s brother’ blood cries to him from the ground. So God exiles Cain but Cain is afraid he will be attacked for what he’s done so God marks him so that everyone knows who he is and God also curses the person that would harm Cain 7 times or generation, I forget which.
Problem, who was Cain afraid of? At the time, there was, Adam, Eve, Cain and the dead Able.
good comments. But not necessarrily, just those four. There were other sons and daughters of Adam and Eve at the time, Cain and Abel are the ones in focus.
Where did Cain find his wife, then? The narrative jumps to his having a wife and conceiving children with her, right after it is revealed that he went to live in the land of Nod in verse 17.
I'm getting sort of lost in this because Cain and Able were around long before Noah, who went onto the ark and all life on earth was exterminated except those on the ark.
Hence this begs the question of how Cain's blood line survives the flood - or did it?
Cain’s bloodline doesn’t survive the flood, but the spiritual affinity with the way of Cain does.
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