Pamphlet #6227 Genesis KC 10-1
Cain and Abel were both Eve's sons, but they both were not Adam's, only Abel was.
Well, it's now "Good Bye Eden" and "Hello Cruel World"!
(Somehow I can really relate to that and I suspect many of you can too.)
Eve is about to give birth to fraternal twins.
That isn't commonly taught in the story books of churchianity,
but it is recorded in the Word of God.
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
It would appear, without further examination,
that the result of this conception produced her first born, Cain.
But such is not the case. Adam was not the father of Cain.
You will find that Cain is not even listed in Adam's genealogy in chapter five of Genesis.
Because his father was the devil, that old serpent, Satan himself.
There was a conception that took place in the fig grove,
at the seduction of Eve (before Adam knew Eve as in Gen. 4:1).
It was declared in verses fifteen and sixteen of chapter three!
The next verse documents that Eve had twins.
 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Look it up for yourself.
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing): - add, X again, X any more, X cease, X come more, + conceive again, continue, exceed, X further, X gather together, get more, give moreover, X henceforth, increase (more and more), join, X longer (bring, do, make, much, put), X (the, much, yet) more (and more), proceed (further), prolong, put, be [strong-] er, X yet, yield.
In other words, Eve continued in labor and bare Cain's brother Abel.
If you are not familiar with "fraternal twins" you can surf the web and learn a great deal.
Start with http://www.twinsfoundation.com .
Basically, there are two types of twins. 1) Maternal twins, usually called identical twins, are produced from the same conception in which a single ovum splits into two groups of cells soon after fertilization. 2) Fraternal twins are produced from two separate conceptions, i.e. they develop from two separate ova which are each fertilized before implanting in the uterus. While it is true that fraternal twins "usually" have the same father, it is not at all uncommon for them to each have a separate father. Such is the case with Cain and Abel. They were both Eve's sons, but they both were not Adam's, only Abel was.
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