Truth About Cain & Abel: Fratricide
In this, the final part of the four-part serious on Cain and Abel, I write about the death of Abel and the curse of Cain for being the instrument of that murder. Abel's fame is due to being the first fatal victim of selfish pride and jealousy.
What Came Before
Truth About Cain & Abel: Authority of God is the third installment of the sad tale regarding Cain and Abel. This article focus on the actions Cain took of priestcraft prior to becoming the person of infamy he is today.
Abel loved his brother Cain and associated with him to some degree it appears from the scriptures. Either that or Cain deceived Abel to follow him into a field. He probably told Abel he wanted to pray with him or the like. There was no reason Abel had to distrust Cain as far as he knew, but Cain was now a servant of darkness and a ruler over Satan's lies.
It was Satan's intention to pull Cain so far down that he could get him to do all that he wanted him to do. Apparently, Cain was too proud to allow Satan actual access to his body, so Satan settled for the next best things, complete domination of Cain's will, which was almost as good as having possession of his body!
After Satan saw that Cain had completely turned away from God and towards him he appealed to Cains jealousy of Able saying,
"Swear unto me by thy throat, and if thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear thy brethren by their heads, and by the living God, that they tell it not; for if they tell it, they shall surely die; and this that thy father may not know it; and this day I will deliver thy brother Abel into thine hands. Moses 5:29
Such oaths had never been entered into among the children of humanity. Satan knew that the bodies of all mankind must shortly perish and he wanted to own not only the works of his servants but also control over when they died! Megalomaniac does not sufficiently describe the sinister plotting within this dark spirit. His desire to be God helped him bring about death first so that he could claim credit for the decreed resolution of human existence given in the Garden of Eden.
Jealous Cain could not see past his own lust, which with the help of Satan became a blood lust. He called himself according to Moses Master Mahan. The great secret was that he could murder and get gain without getting found out--or so he thought.
Cain spoke to Abel in a field casually as if all was well between them when he suddenly rose up and slew Abel. Abel was not sure what to do--being that violence was not known among humanity until Cain acted on his urges. Cain dealt the crushing blow of death and let out a hellish cry of victory, "I am free; surely the flocks of my brother falleth into my hands" Moses 5:33.
Thus another son of the birthright was lost and Satan laughed.
Am I My Brother's Keeper
God confronts Cain about Abel's whereabouts. Cain utters the infamous, "Am I my brother's Keeper?"
Immediately the Lord reminds Cain of the curse that would come upon him, "from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies; thou shalt be called Perdition; for thou wast also before the world. And it shall be said in time to come—That these abominations were had from Cain; for he rejected the greater counsel which was had from God."
And the pronouncement came,
...thou shalt be cursed from the earth which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand. When thou tillest the ground it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength. A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
Cain pled with the Lord saying his punishment was too great. He was a farmer and now the ground was cursed towards him! There was no remorse about the death of Abel. There was only agony over his loss.
In compassion towards Cain, God gave him protection, for Cain knew any who saw him would kill him. The Lord put a mark on Cain that any person who found him knew not to kill him.
Cain's unbearable Curse
Special Note: The Curse of Cain
God specifically told Cain that as a curse upon him,
I will deliver thee up, and it shall be unto thee according to [Satan's] desire. And thou shalt rule over him; For from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies; thou shalt be called Perdition.And it shall be said in time to come—That these abominations were had from Cain; for he rejected the greater counsel which was had from God; and this is a cursing which I will put upon thee, except thou repent Moses 5:23-25.
Before Cain received a curse, God personally warned him that he would be cursed if he did not change. God knew that the downward spiral in Cain's behavior would lead him to be tempted to do something evil, tragic even.
God let him know ahead of time that there was a curse in his future if he did not change his behavior. He even told Cain that Satan desired that Cain should have a curse given.
The curse was to be perdition, the father of Satan's lies, and to have evil attributed to his name ever after. Other opinions of the curse are moot because God Himself explains it in scripture.
Seed of Cain Still alive today!
Moses informs that Cain took a wife from among his brothers' daughters.
This is a significant revelation to the world because of racist teachings that have been imagined by people.
Since Cain was not the first child that Adam and Eve conceived by far according to Moses, then there is no need to construct myths about the origin of his wife.
Cain and his wife embraced the darkness after Cain slew Abel. All people who served themselves and worship the devil by so doing were wicked, but Cain and his family were even more wicked because they enforced their wickedness with murder. All people who murder for personal gain or any reason are the seed of Cain.
In commentary regarding those who, like Cain, serve Satan, Mormon scribed, "And thus we see the end of him who perverteth the ways of the Lord; and thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell" Alma 30:60.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2018 Rodric Anthony Johnson