Truth About Cain & Abel: Fratricide
In this final part of the four-part series on Cain and Abel, I write about the death of Abel and the curse of Cain 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 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 served darkness and ruled Satan's lies.
Satan intended, and succeeded, to pull Cain so far down he could get him to do all the evil he could imagine!. Apparently, Cain, too proud to allow Satan actual access to his body, allowed Satan complete domination of his will. Having control of Cain's will almost compensate for not 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 wanted control over them when they died and in mortal life! 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--murderous violence not known amongst 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 lost to Satan, who 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 of a potential curse if he did not change. God recognized the downward spiral in Cain's behavior leading him to succumb to temptation commit an evil act, tragic even!
God let him know ahead of time there was a curse in his future if he did not change his behavior. He even told Cain that Satan desired him to have a curse given-the curse of perdition, the father of Satan's lies, and to have evil attributed to his name ever after.
Seed of Cain Still alive today!
Moses informs that Cain took a wife from among his brothers' daughters, which provides significant revelation to the world because of racist teachings imagined by people.
Since Cain was not the first child Adam and Eve conceived by far, according to Moses, then, there's no need to construct myths about the origin of his wife.
Cain and his wife embraced darkness after he 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
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