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This is Pamphlet #9004, Study #4 in our series. Much of it taken from otgenesis4, 
The truth about:

"Of course Eve had twins with two different fathers."
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#1. Our commentary is not God's Word. It is only our interpretation or understanding of "His Word" and even though we try our best to be accurate we may or may not be correct. #2. The King James translation, or any other translation, of the original Hebrew text has some words which were given different translations at different places probably because of the interpreters preconceived ideas of what they think God meant to say. For example: According to the notes in the "Drake's Annotated Reference Bible" the Hebrew word hayah in the KJV is Trans. (became) 67 times, (becamest or came to pass) 505 times, (become) 66 times, and (come to pass) 131 times, but for some reason in Genesis 1:2 it is translated (was)! That sure changes the way a person perceives the original creation of the earth, doesn't it?  Gen. 1:2 And the earth was (became) without form, ... Having said that, let us continue with our "studies". These studies contain knowledge, we believe, you must have to fully and accurately unlock and understand the Word of God. 
May the Holy Spirit be your only guiding light. Sincerely, John Rhine

Revelation 2:17  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

John 15:26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13-14
[13] Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. [14] He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

This Bible Study was originally written by Roger Christopherson,
 published at http://www.theseason.org/ 

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Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.

 Now here is our revised study of: Christopherson's Genesis 4.

"Of course Eve had twins, with two different fathers."Genesis 4:1 "And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord."
  American Wisdom Series Editor's Note:: Please read this verse carefully, correctly dividing what it says.
Point #1. Adam had intercourse with Eve.
Point #2. She conceived, but the verse doesn't say, she conceived Cain while having sex with Adam.
Point #3, She said, "I have gotten a man from the Lord,"
Keep these points in mind as we go further into our study.

Eve was in a period of innocence here. In the Hebrew text it states; "ish eth Yehovah". This literal version translates, "with the help of Yehovah".

Genesis 4:2 "And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground."

It's strange that Cain would draw the duties which Adam was created for.

The word "again" in the Hebrew text was "Yacaph", #3254 in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary; "to continue, conceive again, to continue to do the same thing." What happens when a woman gives birth to one child, and "Continues to do the same thing" that she is doing?

Of course, she has twins.
These are not identical twins that Eve bare, for they had two different fathers; as we saw in the study of chapter three.

These were not identical twins, born in the same bag of water, but paternal twins, born in separate bags of water, and with two different fathers. 

They were conceived at two separate conceptions.

There is no great mystery in that conception.

So we see then that Eve continued in labor with her two twins.

Genesis 4:3 "And in Process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord."

It doesn't say, "first fruit offering".

Genesis 4:4 "And Abel he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:"

The firstlings" are the prime, the first and the best of his flock to be the offering to the Lord.

That is doing it God's way, "The first fruits are the Lords" [Deuteronomy 18:1-5].

Abel gave a proper offering to the Lord.

Cain hung on to his best and gave only unneeded portion of his crop to God.

Both Cain and Abel were the same age, matured at the same time, and were obligated at the same time to present their offerings to the Almighty Father.

Genesis 4:5 "But unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell."

We see here that Cain's very first religious act brought about a falling away from God.

Genesis 4:6 "And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

Genesis 4:7 "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him."

To correctly translate this from the Hebrew to common language; "If you were honest, I would accept your offering."

Where did Cain acquire all this anger, sin and dishonesty?

Of course it was from his true father, Satan.

Genesis 4:8 "And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him."

Genesis 4:9 "And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother?" And he said, "I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?"

Cain knew what happened to Abel, for He slew him.

Cain lied to God, which is another trait he received from his father Satan.

The Lord knew what happened to Abel.

Jesus even talked about what happened to Abel when confronted by the "Kenite" scribes and Pharisees of His day.

John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

  American Wisdom Series Editor's Note::"Yes", they are the "Kenites" that lived with the tribe of Judah, and called themselves Jews, yet they are the simply the sons of Cain [Kenites].

Today in the 21st. century there are many more Kenites living with the tribes of Judah and Benjamin from the ancient "House of Judah" then there were when Christ said what He did in John 8:44. Since then they have mixed with the Khazars (also Kenites) and in 1948 we Christians, with the help of the United Nations, established their own little nation for them in the middle east that they call Israel. They today call themselves, not Israelites (they know they would get caught in that lie) no, they call themselves Israeli. Close enough to Israelite to make most Christians (preachers included), who don't read their Bible, think they are all of Judah. In fact most preachers, who also apparently never read Ezra, Nehemiah, 2 Kings 17, 18, and 19, or 2 Samuel 24,  think all of the ancient Israelites from both "The House of Israel" and "The House of Judah" are today represented by these Israeli Jews. Boy, are their brain stems ever rotting away!

That 1948 establishment of this new little country called Israel was the planting of the Fig Tree, when both the good and the bad figs were planted. Jesus told us if we wanted to know the time of His return we must learn the "Parable of the Fig Tree" Do you know it?   Live Link to- The Parable of the Fig Tree

The Khazars
The question is "Just who are those today who claim to be Jews (of Judah) but are NOT?"

The following are a few short excerpts taken from the subject titled "Khazars" in the " Encyclopedia Britannica", 1973, pgs. 328-330.
KHAZARS

"... Khazar civilization shows a fairly complex texture and their religious life raises more than one problem. Christianity, Islam, Judaism and some sort of "pagan" worship are all attested by sources. About 740 the Khazar ruler - and probably the greater part of the ruling classes - were converted to Judaism. The circumstances of their conversion remain obscure, the depth of the Jewish layer difficult to assess; the fact itself is, however, undisputed and unparalleled in the history of central Eurasia.

"The story of this conversion of the Khazars had a considerable and lasting impact on the western world. The first to record it was Druthmar of Aquitaine (9th century), but circumstances of the conversion are related in greater detail in various Hebrew documents such as the so-called "Khazar Correspondence." This consists  in a letter (c. 955) from the Spanish Jew Hasdai ibn Shaprut to the Khazar king and in a reply (of contested authenticity) sent by Joseph, king of the Khazars.

Most people have never heard of the Khazars or their empire which at one point "exacted tribute" from 23 nations. Of course the "seed of the serpent" has been marked with "cover-ups" ever since the fig leaves were sewn together in the garden of Eden. Hence the last two sentences of the Britannica article should come as no surprise: "Extensive excavations brought to light the remains of the Khazar fortress Sarkel, on the lower Don, built in the 9th century with the help of Greek architects. This site, which clearly revealed the mixed character of Khazar civilization, unfortunately had to be inundated during the construction of the Volga-Don canal."

It is obvious the the people we refer to as Jews today are even less representative of the Israelite tribe of Judah, today then they were when Jesus said to the Jews in John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do".  Read John (Live Link to- chapter 8 in its entirety, especially vv. 22-59 and tell me again what Jesus meant in Rev. 2:9 and 3:9.

Jesus addressed them and called them exactly what they are.

We know that Jesus was speaking of Cain that we just read about in Genesis 4:8 and 9, Where did all this corruptness begin? It began with with Cain's father Satan, and Jesus knew it and spoke it; "When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he [Satan] is a liar, and the father of it [lies]". The Devil, [Satan] is the father of Cain, who is the father of the Kenites. Go to Strong's Hebrew dictionary, # 7014; "Qayin, Kah'-yin; Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Pal, and of an Oriental tribe:-Cain, Kenite".

Then in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary # 7017; "Qeyniy, kay-nee'; or Qiyniy, (I Chronicles 2:55), patron from 7014, a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin:-Kenite".

John 8:45 "And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.

Jesus is telling these Kenites that they simply won't believe what He has to say to them.

John 8:46 "Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?

Jesus Christ had walked the earth, teaching and healing people; and even bringing people back to life. 

And Jesus asked these pack of Kenites,
"What sin is that?
"

John 8:47 "He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."

They are not of God because they are of their father Satan. 

So we see that the Kenites were very present in Jesus day, just as they are today.

Genesis 4:10 "And He said, "What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth to unto Me from the ground."

His body was in the ground, but his Spirit [soul] is with God. Ecclesiastes 12:7 tells us that at death, the soul goes instantly to be with the Father.

Genesis 4:11 "And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;"

This verse documents that from this point in time the ground is cursed to Cain and his descendants

John speaks of this in I John 3, as does Jesus in Matthew 23.

I John 3:11 "For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another."

This message came from the beginning, from the garden of Eden.

I John 3:12 "Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous."

"Of that wicked one," gives us again the reference that Cain was the offspring of Satan, and Cain's children are also the offspring of the wicked one, who is the Devil, the serpent, or by whatever name you wish to call him.

I John 3:13 "Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you."

If you tell the truth the world, and the people of the world will hate you.

Is it any wonder the religious leaders refuse to listen to Jesus and the Apostles. They were the offspring of Cain, and the Devil, and the truth and the light of God's word was offensive to them.

The simplicity of Christ's teaching and His Word is foolishness to them. As we see in Matthew 13:13, it is not intended for their ears, and they are totally blind to God's Word. Jesus said, "because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand."

Matthew 13:14 "And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:"

Matthew 13:15 "For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."

These are people God does not intend to offer His salvation to in this earth age. If they do hear and confess though, God will save them. 

Though it sounds like a contradiction; it is not. 

In the churches today the Kenites have so distorted the Word of God with fairy tales, and false teaching, that God's people don't even know they have to be on guard against the Kenites.

Confusion in the church is at an all time high, as most of the church leaders now even believe that God respects and allows Sodomites in His house of worship. 

Today good has become bad, and they have turned God's hatred into love. The world is being turned up side down.

See Live Link to- "Mystery Babylon
This reign of Godless deception is everywhere, and most Christians are just too blind to see what is upon them. We must understand that it is Satan that is using his children in this final generation, to spread deception to blind all but the elect of God.

In Matthew 23 Jesus goes through the eight woes, that are the exact opposite of the eight blessings that Jesus gave in the "Sermon on the Mound", in Matthew 5. At the end of giving the eight woes, Jesus called the scribes and Pharisees, "ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?" [Matthew 23:33]. Jesus told them; "Wherefore, ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. [Matthew 23:31]"
See Live Link to- Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes

Matthew 23:35 "That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar."

These are the same Kenites, for they do not change from generation to generation. Just as Cain was in the beginning, and through the generations of the Prophets and Jesus time; and continuing to this present day, their nature has not changed. Today, some of these vipers even call themselves, "The right reverend", or "Rabbi", or even "your Honor".

Though the "sons of Judah" have received the blame, however, the murderers of our Lord were these same offspring of Cain, the Kenites, who took over the Scribe's duties.

I Chronicles 2:55 "And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez [Jerusalem]; The Tirathites, the Shimaethites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab."

They gained control of the entire priesthood at the time the Jews came out of Babylon, as Ezra records in Ezra 2:43-65; and Nehemiah records in Nehemiah 7:46-65. In Babylon these "Nethinims" [or foreigners] of Kenites infiltrated the Jewish population and bound them in usury, and religious bonds. These "Nethinims" are the descendants of the Gibeonites, and they go by many names, such as Rachabites, Perezites, and so on, however they are all the same people. Those Kenites are the ones that returned and lived with the tribe of Judah [The House of Judah] and were called Jews also.

The term "Jews" is a reference to the people who lived in the land of the small nation of Judah, and was comprised of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with a part of the tribe of Levi, and a host of foreigners of the Kenite [Oriental] race.

This is why it is important for us to understand what went on in the Garden of Eden, between Eve and Satan. It is members to that race of Kenites, or Gibeonites that has, and is today, binding God's people into bondage. They are the ones that Jeremiah calls the bad figs, in Jeremiah 24:1-12, where he prophesied that both the good and bad [evil] figs would return to Jerusalem in the last days. These figs are all the Jews, which are separated into two baskets. One basket contains the "true House of Judah", while the other basket of evil figs, or bad Jews, are those the Bible calls "Kenites", or "Nethinims". The bad figs are the children of Satan, through "Cain".

The entire plan of God relies upon your knowledge of these acts that happened in the garden of Eden, which brought sin into the world. And that sin will always be with us, along with that Satanic, Luciferian blood line. They will be with us until this world age is over and Satan is taken away for good. 

Why? 

Because enmity was put between the seed of Eve [Christ], and the seed of the serpent [The Kenites through their father Cain] (Genesis 3:15).

Genesis 4:12 "When thou tillest the ground, it shall no henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth."

This is God's curse on Cain and his children. What is this curse placed on Cain and the Kenites? They simply can not succeed in agriculture. If they are involved in farming, it is in the sale end, and they must have others grow the crops. The ground will not produce for them. They own it, and pay for it, but others must do the work.

Genesis 4:13 "And Cain said unto the Lord, "My punishment is greater than I can bear."

Genesis 4:14 "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."

Cain is making this statement before he was driven from the garden of Eden, yet, he knew there were other races and peoples on the earth. The statement itself draws that conclusion, for at that time it was only Adam, Eve and Cain, for he had slain his brother Abel. "...every one that findeth me shall slay me."; indicates Cain knew of the other races of the sixth day creation.

  American Wisdom Series Editor's Note:: Based on what most Christian churches teach Cain would have no other people to go to find a wife or to slay him. They don't teach both a sixth day creation [the races of mankind] and a eighth day creation [the individuals, Adam and his wife Eve].
Also note that verse 14 says Cain was driven from the face of the earth but then goes on to say he will be a vagabond in the earth. Apparently the translators made the same mistake here that they made about Noah's flood. Translating what is meant to be land as earth. But here it reads as an obvious mistake in translation.  In the case of Noah's flood, if you had not read at other places in your Bible about the people who survived the flood you would believe it was a universal flood, like most Christian churches teach. Because they confuse it with Lucifer's flood, or rather don't acknowledge Lucifer's  flood even happened!

Live Link to-  Lucifer's flood

Genesis 4:15 "And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him."

The command is "thou shalt do no murder". God placed a mark upon Cain and that "mark" is present today.

That "mark" of Cain in these latter days, is the "mark of the beast, spoken of in Revelation 13:14-18.

This is why God tells us to "count" the number, to know them.

To count is not as you would count, like 1, 2, 3 and so on, but it comes from the word "Stigma" in the Greek. It is to "count using stones worn smooth over a long period of time." That time dates all the way back to the garden of Eden, when Cain was conceived. It is to count and enumerate the children, for where ever Cain's children are, there you will find their father [Satan], even to our last and final generation. It is through this counting and stones worn smooth [the Kenites], that most Christians will willfully accept the Antichrist, Satan, as their Messiah. The Antichrist is the "instead-of-Jesus".

The "mark of the beast" is in your mind, it is being deceived into thinking that the first Christ to come to earth in the end generation as Jesus, and that means they do not know Satan and his fallen angels come first. Jesus Christ comes at the sounding of the seventh and final trumpet, when the tribulation of Satan is all over. Satan will arrive as the Antichrist at the sounding of the fifth trumpet [Revelation 9:1-4], and this is the start of the mass apostasy, when most Christians will be deceived.

The "mark in the right hand" is doing the Antichrist's work. It is becoming a part of, and bringing others into the Antichrist's one world religious order.

Genesis 4:16 "And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden."

Notice that there is another land and another nation called "Nod". Yet according to most teachings, there is only three people living on earth at this time. These other people upon the earth are those of the sixth day creation of Genesis 1:28.

Genesis 4:17 "And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch."

Cain's wife was not a seed, but a woman and offspring of the earlier creation. You will notice a strange thing that starts here, and continues through the Scriptures. You are reading in the fourth chapter a genealogy of Cain. Then in the fifth Chapter we will come to the genealogy of Adam. You will not find Cain in the genealogy of Adam, for there is no record of Cain anywhere as being of Adam's genealogy. Cain was not Adam's son! Remember when even Jesus told us that Cain, the first murderer, was of "his father the Devil". Cain was Satan's son.

God gave Cain and Adam the approximate same number of children, and Cain will name his children similar names. The difference is in the name ending "el" of Cain's children, and "ah" in Adam's children's offspring. Most people just skip over names, and take their message, and in these latter days can lead you into deception. So this "Enoch" is not an offspring of Adam, but the son of Cain.

  's Note: The author has me confused. I don't find this "el" , "ah" to be a hard and fast fact rule at all. I see too many exceptions. May be I'm wrong? I'll be on the look out.

Genesis 4:18 "And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech."

Again notice the ending of these names, they all end in el, and are named after Adams children. All these children are the offspring of Satan, through Cain. They are not of the lineage of Jesus, that we read about in Luke 3:23-38.

Genesis 4:19 "And Lamech took unto him two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Genesis 4:20 "And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle."

They roamed the earth with their cattle, not as farmers and ranchers. These are the offspring of Cain.

Genesis 4:21 "And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ."

Even to this day, you will find the music world saturated with these Kenites, the sons of "Jabal". We are still talking about the children of Cain, which is of the seed of Satan. How would you like to take a vow to one of them, thinking you are taking a vow to a Son of God.

Genesis 4:22 "And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah."

"Tubal-Cain", means "a flowing from Cain", in the Hebrew text.

Genesis 4:23 "And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; Ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech; For I have slain a man to my wounding, And a young man to my hurt."

Genesis 4:24 "If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold."

This murdering continues even to this day. The murder in the generation of Lamech is instilled throughout all generations of these Kenites, for that is a trait of their father Satan, as it was with his son Cain. Why? Because the wickedness of Satan is part of the character and nature passed on to Cain.

Genesis 4:25 "And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."

This is after the death of Abel; for Abel is dead, murdered by his brother Cain. Abel had no children. The second son of Adam is "Seth", and in the Hebrew text it means "appointed", and comes from the word "Sheth" which is translated to "substituted".

Genesis 4:26 "And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos; Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord."

"Enos" means "frail", or "mortal" man. When men "began" to "call upon the name of the Lord"; this is not when they started to worship God. Abel worshiped God when He built an altar to offer his first fruits unto the Lord. But here: "began to call upon {their other gods] by the name of Jehovah". Another way of putting it is that "they begin profanely to call upon the name of the Lord"; as it is worded in the Massorah text.

Enos, though the son of Seth, is included here because he went the way of Cain. What begun here was the profanity of the "Name of Jehovah". Their idols, the sun and stars being worshiped, and what ever else they bowed to, became their god that they called "Jehovah". The name "Jehovah" became a generic form for what ever you want to worship, and not the "one true God, the creator of all things in Heaven and on earth".

The ancient Jewish Prophets and writers supplied the description of the form "their gods". The "Targum of Onkel" explains it: "Then in his days the sons of men desisted from praying in the name of the Lord."

In "The Commentary on the Mishna", a part of the Talmud, A.D. 1168; in the treatise on idolatry, gives the most probable account of the origin of idolatry in the days of Enos. "The name `Enos' reflects his sickened condition in mind as in his spiritual condition."

Though "Enos" brought on idolatry in his ways, he still was not a murderer, or follow the heathen customs of Cain, of building cities, and so on.

 American Wisdom Series Editor's Note:: We are going to stop here in our "In the Beginning Study" to review some commentary from chapter 4 in an earlier study we published on the the first 11 chapters of Genesis.  I don't believe you will find much difference in the general opinion of these 2 authors, but to read another person's perspective of events that took place at the start of God's creation of our universe may prove helpful in your understanding of the beginning of both the first and the second earth ages Because if you don't understand what happened in the beginning you will not understand the remainder of Scriptural teaching

Genesis
Chapter 4

Well, it's now "Good By 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.

Genesis 4:1
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
As it is written, Adam did know his wife and she did conceive (the object, conception, defines the action of the verb, to know, which means the same as "horizontal cha-cha"). 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. Why?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. It was declared in verses fifteen and sixteen of chapter three!

The next verse documents that Eve had twins.

[2] And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
The word "again" is translated from the Hebrew word yacaph, which means "to continue to do a thing". Look it up for yourself. In other words, Eve continued in labor and bare Cain's brother Abel.

H3254
יסף
ya?saph
yaw-saf'
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbiallyto 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.

If you are not familiar with "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.



You say, "John, I never heard of such a thing! My answer to you would then be, "If other angels came to earth and inpregnated daughters of Adam and Noah". Genesis 6:4There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day." Do you think for one minute that Satan wouldn't done so with Eve?" We'll learn more about this when we get to chapter 6.


Once again, remember that in Gen 3:15 God said that He would enmity between Satan's seed (offspring) and Eve's seed (offspring). That enmity produced the first murder!
[3] And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
"In process of time" means "at (the) end of days" and shows that there was an appointed time to bring an offering. The place and the offering would have been appointed as well.

Notice that Cain did not bring a sacrificial offering, for there is no blood shed. We also know from the Book of Jude that his offering was merely a "religious act", for his way was that of natural religion, not the way God had appointed. Cain's heart was not in the right place, and he was not being honest, as we shall document in verse seven. Keep in mind that our Father knows the hearts and minds of Cain and Abel (and you and me as well).

Jude 1:11
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Dr. Moffat translates this verse, "Woe to them! they go the road of Cain, rush into Balaam's error for what it brings them, and perish in Korah's rebellion."  In other words, Cain's offering was self-serving.
[4] And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
Abel brought the choicest, nicest, unblemished lamb from his sheep herd that he could find among the firstlings. What a great attitude!
[5] But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Let's see what we have here. Cain brings some "fruit of the ground" (it doesn't say of the first fruits, or of the fat thereof, or the best of the best) and presents it to the LORD, figuring he's done his duty to the letter of the law. That should be acceptable and good enough to find favor with the LORD. How would the Lord know, anyway, that he just grabbed some produce off the pile, in a "rush" as we just read in Jude 11?

So the LORD, knowing what is in Cain's heart, doesn't buy this religious routine of just plopping a few extra brussels sprouts in the offering plate.

Does Cain then examine himself and his motives to see the error of his ways, in order that he might repent and change his attitude? No way! His name means "possession" and he is out to "get", not give. So he performs another religious act and gets PO'd (a slang contraction for angry) at the LORD for not believing his "insincerity" and not accepting his inappropriate, non-sacrificial offering.

There is nothing new under the sun. Many people to this day wonder why God doesn't bless them. Perhaps they haven't read Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." (Not just Sunday morning by bringing a few extra tokens and throwing them in the offering plate.)

[6] And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
[7] If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Dr. Moffat (Moffat Bible) best translates this verse:
Gen. 4:7 If your heart is honest, you would surely look bright? If you are sullen, sin is lying in wait for you, eager to be at you - yet you ought to master it.
The point is that Cain was not honest and God knew it, but our Father still gave him a chance. If he would just be honest, God would accept his offering. But he would not, for there was no honesty in him, because "his father", the father of lies, was in him.
[8] And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
Cain wasn't "talking" with his brother, he was luring him into country so he could murder him! And he did!

The N.E.B. translates this verse, "Cain said to his brother Abel, 'Let us go into the open country.' While they were there, Cain attacked his brother Abel and murdered him."

This is the first murder recorded in the Bible. Later, Cain's descendents would plot the murder of Jesus Christ. Let's pick it up in John chapter 8 where the religious leaders, the descendents of Cain, with murder in their hearts, are trying to convince Christ that they are of the good seed, the seed of Abraham. They are boldly, without shamefulness, directly lying to Messiah, as there is no honesty in them either.

John 8:39-40
They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Jesus doesn't "buy it".
[40] But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Unbelievable, isn't it? These "religious" leaders are running around telling folks that they are God's chosen people (which they are not), and all the while they are plotting to murder Jesus Christ, the Son of God! Christ identifies their sireship.
John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Christ is speaking of the murder and the lies of which are studying now in Genesis!

It is also recorded in the first epistle of John that Cain was "of" (meaning offspring of) that wicked one. Plain and simply, like it or not, believe it or not, Cain was Satan's son, not Adam's.

1 John 3:12
Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
Let's return to Genesis where the LORD is inquiring of Cain as to the whereabouts of his brother.
[9] And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
Hey, surprise, surprise! Cain was dishonest again! This time he lied directly to our Father and followed that lie with a sarcastic, smart aleck question, "Am I my brother's keeper?" You just can't trust an habitual liar!
[10] And He said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
God knew exactly what he had done.
[11] And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

[12] 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.

To this very day, the ground will not yield its potential to the descendents of Cain.
[13] And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

[14] 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.

Cain knew there were other people on earth. In fact we will discover that he goes into the land of Nod and takes a wife. Where in the world did she come from? Answer! She was from the sixth day creation (refer to previous lessons).

Cain also knew that his actions would get him in trouble and even get him killed. So God will place a "mark" upon him. We will soonlearn what that "mark" was?  Do you know?

We have just witnessed the first murder. Cain, the offspring of that old serpent, the devil, Satan himself, brutally killed Abel, the first son of Adam, a righteous man. It was that "wicked one's" second attempt (this time through his offspring) to destroy the woman and her "seed" through which Jesus Christ, the Messiah would be born.

And since Cain was not Adam's son, God would have to raise up another to fulfill His plan. Verse 25 of this same chapter documents that He did, and so Seth replaced Abel in Christ's ancestry.

Gen. 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Throughout the ages, even unto this very day, the tares of Mat. 13, who are the children of Satan through the line of Cain, would continue to harbor hate and even murder God's children and His prophets. That enmity God said would be there in Gen 3:15 is a sure thing. God's Word is always true.

The word "Cain" in Hebrew is "Kajin", spelled with a "K", and so his children are naturally called Kenites, a transliteration (which is basically a letter to letter conversion) from the Hebrew to English. Look up the word "kenites" in a World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary. They are defined as the children of Cain (Kain-ites). Or look up Cain in Strong's concordance. (Cain, Kenite)

H7014
קין
qayin
kah'-yin
The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: - Cain, Kenite (-s).

It was the kenites who were responsible for the murder of Jesus Christ, though Judah has taken the "rap" because of the ignorance of the unlearned. It was the kenites, beginning with their father Cain, the first murderer, who killed the prophets and righteous men of God. And guess what? Christ called them "serpents" and "vipers". Where have we heard that terminology used before? In the garden, of course! And they are a bunch of snakes.

Matthew 23:29-35
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, [30]And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. [31] Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. [32] Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. [33]Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? [34] Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: [35]That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
At the time of Christ, the kenites "sat in the seat of Moses", meaning they were in charge of the church. They had become the scribes and Pharisees, affixing themselves to the true house of Israel in 1 Chron. 2:55.
1 Chron. 2:55
And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
And by the way, the time of 1 Chron. 2:55 is well after the flood of Noah! Do you know what that means? The sons of Cain made it through the flood! But, how is that possible? It is really quite simple and we will learn the exciting truth of the matter when we get to chapter six.

Let's now return to Genesis chapter four where Cain is being ousted from his native land. He is concerned that his evil ways might get him killed by the people he encounters.

Genesis 4:15
And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
Vengeance is mine saith the Lord (Rom. 12:19). Here we see that God is going to protect Cain by placing a mark upon him. But why should He? The creep just murdered Abel! Because Cain will be used to fulfill the "negative part" of God's plan. You must understand that for every positive there is a negative: sun/moon, light/dark, good/bad, Holy Spirit/evil spirit, Christ/Satan, etc., etc. It seems that for the flesh man, unless he has gone through some storms, he can never truly appreciate the warm sunshine. But a wise person knows that ultimately the negative becomes a positive, for it, the negative, provides the seedbed for the testing of faith.

What is this "mark" that the LORD set upon Cain?  It is truly amazing to listen and read about the creative ideas that man is able to imagine in an attempt to figure out what this "mark" is. Perhaps it could have been like a "no smoking" sign, a sharp dagger with a red circle and a slash through the center. People would recognize this universal symbol and say to one another, "Look Sam, he has a 'no kill' sign on his forehead, so we'd better leave him alone. Darn, I wanted to kill him!"

Rather than taking the time to understand the Word of God, man is quick to open his mouth and perpetuate vanity.

Suppose computers were taught the same way as the Bible is taught in Sunday schools. This is how it would go:

A well meaning, good hearted individual, who was willing to give of his or her time to help others, would volunteer to teach computer class.  The fact that this person is computer illiterate is beside the point, because we know his or her motives are pure. And not to worry, because those who will be the students are just as computer illiterate as the instructor, so we'll have the usual blind leading the blind.

Everyone assembles in the classroom and after the usual introductions, the class begins. The instructor picks up the Computer Bible, opens it, and reads a verse, "Thou shalt boot the computer". The instructor then looks up and says, "Sally, what does 'boot the computer' mean to you"?

Sally says, "Well, a boot is something you wear on your feet, and so, I suppose it means to kick the computer."

"That's good Sally. John, how about you?"

John, who is the would-be scholar of the group, looks up the word "boot" in the dictionary and finds it also means "a casing, or protective cover", as in placing a boot over a machine or car. So John says, "It makes sense that you should place a dust cover over such a delicate instrument as a computer in order to protect it, so "boot the computer" means to "cover the computer with a boot." Everyone applauds John's excellent and logical explanation.

The instructor thanks everyone for their participation and then moves on to the next verse where the same scenario ensues. After enough of this kind of teaching, people soon would be of the opinion that the understanding of Computer Bibles is just a matter of individual interpretation.

An expert in computers would have simply read the verse and said, "Class, the phrase 'boot the computer' is an expression which means to turn on the computer and load its memory. Any questions?"

In Genesis 4:15 God set a sign for Cain. In other words, He gave him a "pledge" that He would protect him in his journeys. Any questions?

The word "mark" is the same word as "token" in Gen. 9:12, 13, where God gave Noah a sign, a "token" of His covenant that He would never again flood the earth with water. It was His pledge. And He didn't paint a little rainbow on Noah's head, either. Check it out. Don't listen to made up stories.

So God "marked", or set aside, Cain to be protected.

Note: You ought to see what preachers and ministers are telling people about the "mark of the Beast" in chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation. They tell them that they are going to have the number "666" tattooed on their foreheads (kind of like the "no smoking" symbol again). And so the ignorance continues from Genesis to Revelation.  (You'll either have the truth, "the seal of God", inyour forehead (brain) or you'll have deception, "the seal of Satan", which is the "mark of the beast", in your forehead. So don't buy stock in tattoo shops!)

[16] And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Going "out from the presence of the Lord" means that Cain left the Tabernacle placed by God for His worship, where the offerings were brought.

If you would like to read about Cain in secular history, you should acquire the following book: "Sargon the Magnificent" by Mrs. Sidney Bristowe. In this fascinating history book, Mrs. Bristowe simply takes the historical works of recognized scholars and substitutes Cain of Genesis for Sargon of Akkad. She acknowledges that pre-adamites, the sixth day creation of mankind, were present in Nod, the land of Sumer, and it was from these peoples that Cain took his wife. If haven't read it, you're missing out!

[17] And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
And so begins the genealogy of Cain, here in chapter four of Genesis. You now know that Cain's wife was not a daughter of Adam and Eve. And remember, since Cain was not Adam's son, he is not listed in Adam's genealogy in chapter five.
[18] And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
It would be a good exercise to look up the meanings of each of these names. But for the sake of brevity, I would have listed them here. There is, however, one major point of which you should take note. The names of these kenites are very similar (and some even the same) to the names of the offspring of Adam, listed in chapter five.
Methusa-el vs. Methusel-ah
Enoch vs. Enos and Enoch
Mehujael vs. Mahalaeel
Not only do the "tares" look like the "wheat" (Mat. 13), but you cannot reliably tell them apart by their names either.
[19] And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

[20] And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

[21] And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

[22] And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

Tubal-cain also means producer of weapons. Mrs. Bristowe in her book "Sargon the Magnificent", gives some great history about this worker of brass and iron.

And so it was that Cain went forth into the land of Nod and founded Babylon. The history books declare that about 3800 B.C., "poof", that great civilization suddenly appeared with such advances in art and law and astronomy and language, etc., that it defies the explanations of evolutionists who require great lengths of time to justify their theories. It was because of Cain's superior intellect and the knowledge he had learned from our Father and his earthly parents, that he was able to easily subdue the sixth day man.

It would be from the religions founded by this one, Cain, that all the nations of the earth would be made "drunk".

Rev. 14:8
And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
And again regarding Babylon:
Rev. 17:2
With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
We thank our Father that His Son, Jesus Christ, will soon put an end to this maddening deception once and for all.

We learned in the first two verses of this fourth chapter of Genesis that Eve had twins. The word "again" in verse two, means she "continued" in labor and gave birth to Cain's brother, Abel. We also learned that these two fraternal twins had separate fathers: Cain was of his father, that wicked one, and Abel was Adam's son.

Then, for religious reasons, Cain murdered his brother Abel. History documents that "Religion" is, and ever has been the greatest cause of blood-shedding.

Our Father then ousted this murderer and Cain wandered into the land of Nod and took a wife from among the people who already inhabited the region. Where did they come from? They were created on the sixth day, 2,000 years (2 days) before eth' ha adam, the man Adam and his wife Eve, who were formed on the eighth day.

The Bible then devotes nearly two full chapters, in this Book of the Beginning, to the specific genealogies of both Cain and Adam. This, you would think, should be enough to make the point that they are two totally different genealogies, those of the "tares", the children of Satan, and those of the "wheat", the children of God (Mat 13, Parable of the Tares). Either you have eyes to see and understand or you don't, but it is the Word of God.

And so we continue in Genesis 4 with the posterity of Cain.

Genesis 4:23
And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
Lamech was another in the long line of murderers from Cain, and he was boastful and proud of it.
[24]If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
There will be another Lamech mentioned in the last few verses of chapter five in Adam's genealogy (coincidence?). The examination of their fathers will document that they are two different individuals. This process of examination is called "rightly dividing" the Word of God.

And now 130 years from Adam's beginning:

[25] And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Seth means substituted. God has raised up another "seed" to take the place of Abel in the genealogy that would bring forth Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
[26] And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Enos means frail, incurable.

Look up the word "call" in Strong's concordance. It will help in understanding that the statement "men began to call upon the name of the LORD" refers to the beginning of the "profanation" of the name of the LORD, and not to divine worship. Idolatry now begins to "infest" the earth which will be the reason that Enoch is raised up, to prophesy against it.

H7121
קרא
qa?ra?'
kaw-raw'
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications): - bewray [self], that are bidden, call (for, forth, self, upon), cry (unto), (be) famous, guest, invite, mention, (give) name, preach, (make) proclaim (-ation), pronounce, publish, read, renowned, say.

This verse would be better read, "men began to call upon (their gods) by the name of the LORD", i.e. they began to call their idols "God"

                

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