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Who Was Cain Worried About?
Dear Brother Ron
In Genesis, chapter 4, God is punishing Cain for killing Abel. In verse 14
Cain says to God, "Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of
the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a
vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass that every one that findeth
me shall slay me."
Now up to this point, there are only three people on the planet: Adam, Eve,
and Cain. So if that's the case then who is Cain worried about slaying him?
This points out another fallacy in the Adam and Eve story. We find in Gen
4:16, "And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the
land of Nod, on the east of Eden. Gen 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she
conceived, and bare Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the
city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
Either there were people living in the land of Nod or Cain married a monkey.
Since the Bible talks about Cain knowing his wife, there must have been
somebody to marry them. What church were they from, since Cain was no longer
in the presence of the Lord? Did they have common law back then?
We can argue these philosophical points about Biblical history until we are
blue in the face and still not reach a definite conclusion. I prefer to
spend my time trying to build a better future for God's children instead of
arguing about a past I can do nothing about.