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I’m About to Raise…Cain! ! !

Genesis 4-5

This is my first new post since I’ve started this blog. Anyway, no real need for an introduction, so Let’s a Go!

Today, we arrive at the aftermath of the big boot of Adam and Eve out of Eden. Adam and Eve birthed their first child Cain and soon after Abel.  Now Cain was a farmer and Abel was a shepherd. I believe back then, there weren’t any ranking over such job titles, especially since there were apparently only four humans alive at the time.  I don’t know exactly how it works though.  Because of how the Bible is read, one would assume only four people, but I’m not exactly set on that. I feel it could possibly be more than just Adam and Eve’s people, but I’m not set on one side. For writing purposes, we will go along with only four people, though.

Now is the time to give an offering to God. Since they were aware to do this, I’m sure their parents thought Adam and Eve(or God) about offerings to God, else why would they do it? Abel gave the firstborn of his flock, which was very meaty(yum), and Cain gave some crops to God. God honored Abel for his worthy sacrifice, but was disappointed in Cain’s. But why? Abel’s offering was a great sacrifice as the firstborn of anything in the past was probably the most important. They’d probably have better breeding and it is more than likely a leader. It was also very meaty, let’s not forget that. God honors sacrifices more than anything. The best way to show Him love is by giving up something you really care about. That’s one reason some people(including me) give up other things on Lent besides food, meat, etc. I once gave up chips and soda at the same time. That was rough… Anyway, Cain only gave God some crops. It wasn’t his first harvest or his most plump, but just part of his everyday supply.  God was not pleased. Cain got mad because God did not honor his offering, but greatly honored his little brother Abel.

God asks Cain what is his problem and Cain really doesn’t give a good answer, nor does he realize why God didn’t appreciate what he gave.  Thus birthed the first hater and murderer. Cain killed his little brother because of rage and jealousy.  When God asks where is Abel, Cain tries to play it off like he didn’t know what was going on. The infamous line “Am I my brother’s keeper” was said and I’m sure that angered God. Abel’s soul cried out to God and God cursed Cain. Cain is exiled and I don’t really understand the “earth shall not yield to your strength” part, but it may mean that this is the birth of farming being considered actual hard work. I read somewhere that this is the first curse in the Bible, but I always thought of what happened to Adam, Eve, and the snake to be the first curse. But then I thought about it; curses can be broken, but God completely reformatted the bodies and lives of the Adam, Even, and the snake, so it really can’t be considered a curse. So, God exiles Cain, but did not kill him. The Old Testament is sometimes dubbed as the Wrath of God era, where God does not play those games and if you go against him, you shall surely die. God still has sympathy as this point in time and allows Cain to live. Even after Cain cries and beg selfishly after receiving his curse (My punishment is more than I can bear), because he didn’t want to die after killing his little brother, God is lenient and protects him from anyone that may come after his head and they will be punished sevenfold if they dare(another reason why I feel there are more people on the Earth, but then again, maybe Adam and Eve had more children by this point. Who is to say?).

Now, Cain leaves and starts his own village in Nod. So either Cain married one of the unmentioned humans or he married his little sister or niece. Now comes one of the “boring” parts of the Bible where they just state the lineage of certain people. Begot…begot…begot.  I used to think these were unimportant parts of the Bible, but now I feel something different. These parts state a time-skip of sorts; just showing how time has passed and fast forwarding to the next important storyline hero. Aside from that, we can also infer about things, depending on how the passages were worded. This particular part at the end of Genesis 4 tells how although Cain left the protection of the Lord, he still was allowed to produce a civilization which had farms, music, technology, and more. At the end, we see Lamech who is a jerk like his ancestor Cain and feels that God will just protect anyone who does wrong, so he killed, has two wives(which is only frowned upon back then), and hurts anyone he pleases. No sir, you shall pay…hopefully.

So we go back to Adam and Eve, they have another son named Seth and Eve is so happy that she has been blessed with another son, since her other two have left. It also seems like she doesn’t claim Cain anymore. Now heres the begot part again going from Seth all the way down to Noah. Please note the difference in this lineage vs Cain’s. This one has the amount of time they lived and when they died, Cain’s just continued from one man to the next. To me, it seems like Seth’s lineage is actually thought to be important, while Cain’s is just an addition to the world. One other thing to note is that some people in Seth’s lineage are told to have “walked with the Lord.” Pretty important, right?  So at the end of chapter 5, we get to Lamech… Wait, again? This comparison is pretty strange. At the end of both, there was a Lamech. One who had two wives and hurt people and another on Seth’s side that walked with God. I don’t know the deal with this, but I personally think it’s pretty cool. We find out that good Lamech birthed Noah and Noah birthed his 3 sons and that is the end of Cain and Abel.

A few things I want to state that I didn’t earlier is the part with Cain and Abel.  Many people go through life just giving God what he asks. “Oh he wants money, 10%? Ok, I’ll give him 10% of what I got in my bank account or 10% of what I allotted myself to spend and not save. Oh be nice to one another? Ok, I’ll be nice to my family and people who I want to be around, but that kid with no direction that I see everyday? He’ll be ok. Go to church? Sure I’ll go on important days or when I feel like it.  All of these are basically the same thing as giving God any fruit you get out of the ground. We as a people should really start giving sacrifices to show God we really care.  Not everyone will be able to reach the same levels in life and no one expects you to start instantly, but you and God know when you’re actually trying and when you’re just putting up face.

Another thing I want to mention is how caring God is and how He gives us so many chances to turn around and fix our mistakes. God informs Cain why his offering was not appreciated to the highest and the only thing Cain cared about was that it was not accepted.  God also did not be angry with Cain until he killed Abel.  Cain talked back to God, complained, and even lied to His face.  Yet, God still showed his love and kept calm. Even when He finally exiled Cain, He still has pity for him and allowed him to live the rest of his days without worry. A lot of us take God for granted and I wish for everyone to just rethink your ways. Remember, God gives us many chances, so use them wisely and just work hard to improve daily.

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Adam and Eve

I’m going to go clean my room after this post, because I haven’t set it up since I moved in last week. When I’m done, if I have time, I’ll post one or two more. I think I only have like 3-5 more main things to post. Everything else will be optional. This is the next edition of my Bible story breakdown. What’s after the Beginning? Adam and Eve, of course. I enjoyed studying this part, because I learned a lot more than what you’d learn in the basics of it. After I wrote this, I heard a saying that I’ve heard before and thought of something else that involves Adam and Eve’s initial story, but also a section later in Genesis. I’m thinking about waiting until I get to that part to portray my thoughts. Yes, that’s what I’ll do. Anyway, I hope you enjoy and feel free to discuss your hate; I’ll be waiting. *smoke ball* (Original post date: 3-10-14)

Genesis 2:4 – 3

We now reach another well known story, Adam and the Garden of Eden. Reading this go through, I noticed some things I haven’t before. We’ll get into them when they come. This entire story takes place during the Sixth Day. Adam was born after the animals and God told him to name all of them. This includes serpents. All of this takes place in the Garden of Eden, though I’m pretty sure animals exist outside of it too. To my understanding, God planted three types of trees: normal fruit trees, the Tree of Life, and The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Some people believe there is only the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, but the Word says also, so I don’t see how it can only be two types of trees. There’s also a river that turns into four rivers.

Now, God commands Adam that he can eat of any tree, but the Tree of Knowledge or he’ll die. This is a very important concept. Now, Adam starts to name all the animals and stuff and was like “man, there is no one like me around these parts. I’m bored as heck!” So God was like go to sleep and snatched one of his 10 ribs and created Eve, a woman. So now everyone has only 9 ribs and marriage was born. They were both naked and not ashamed, because what is naked anyway? We were born like this, what else could there be?

The serpent appears, now here is something I didn’t catch. The serpent was probably #2 in terms of rank of all beings on earth. True, Satan possessed the serpent, but the serpent alone could stand up and could speak the tongue of man. It was cunning in of itself. It was also not as ugly as serpents today, because Eve was talking to it like a friend or some mess. One of my friends was like “this is when dinosaurs came to be.” I don’t understand this thought process, but it could be true. I believe they were created with the rest of the animals on the Sixth Day and somehow died out before Adam was born. Or maybe they co-existed, but just weren’t in the Garden of Eden, or maybe they were, who knows.

But anyway, the serpent asks if it’s true that no onecan eat from the tree.  Eve responds that they will die if they touch or eat from the tree. God specifically stated that Adam could not eat from the tree.  Eve wasn’t even born yet and God said nothing about touching the tree will cause death. In all of God’s curses, he only curses the person(s) doing the act and these rules only apply to those born from the curse. If you got cursed by God, I won’t be touched by it, nor your spouse. Only you and your children and so on.  Eve was basically born from Adam, so she could only be cursed if Adam was cursed. Eve and all animals would not die if they ate from the tree! But, let’s say that it’s Adam and Eve that will die. The serpent states that she will not surely die. Please note that death isn’t known to either man or angels.  I’d say only the Trinity knows what death truly is.  Satan was either Second in command or grouped with the other Archangels for second in command and even they wouldn’t know what death is. His main purpose was to try and get others to do what he did: disobey God and try to become like God. Eve told the serpent that everyone in the Garden will die. We’re able to assumed that the serpent(and possibly other animals) already ate from the tree and were like “man, we still here, what this chick talking about?” She was falling right into his trap. A question could be asked, “Why Eve over Adam?” My answer is, would you try to trick someone that was told direct rules or the one that received hearsay? Satan knows exactly what he is doing, when he picks his prey.

So Eve is talking to this serpent that is almost identical to her and he did not die from eating from the Tree of Knowledge. He obviously ate another(or his first) in front of Eve, since “she saw that it was good food.” The serpent further pushes her desires(because that’s why people sin, unGodly desires.) by stating that she could be like her Creator and this is why He doesn’t want you to eat this fruit. I believe Satan actually believed his words, because to his understanding only Adam and Eve couldn’t eat the fruit. Eve eats it and didn’t die, so she was like “Man, Adam this fruit is the best and I’m still alive, eat this so we can become like God.” Adam eats the fruit…because who can say no to a beautiful woman? After Adam eats the fruit, both of them instantly become aware(furthering my theory of Eve not being able to be cursed by her actions, because she ate the fruit well before Adam.”

God is angry, so he sends Pre-Jesus or Logos, who is the Voice of the Trinity, to find out what Adam and Eve gotten themselves into.  Both Adam and Eve point the blame on another. Adam on Eve and Eve on the serpent.  I’m sure God would have forgave them if they straight up was like “Man, sorry, I messed up.” but humans like to pass blame.  Each party is punished. The snake becomes a low class animal(no one respects snakes/serpents), Eve causes all women to have a painful child birth and cause women to be a step below men(Women used to be direct equals to men!), and Adam cause every man and woman to have to work for what they want.

Now, God kicked out Adam and Eve.  What does man do when they had it easy and then was suddenly kicked out?  They try to get back into that safety blanket. Adam obviously kept trying to have the easy way in life, because God got tired of kicking him out, so he planted 2 or more cherubims to guard the entrance of Eden from the east. Obviously that’s the only way to get into Eden. Then somehow Adam got past them, because angels are not Gods; they can get distracted also, probably was playing Go fish or whatever. God had enough so he placed this powerful flaming sword that was not playing those games. Adam knew the deal now and went about his business.

A few things to mention: one, the Garden of Eden still exists! If you find the Eastern passage with two angels playing Go Fish, that is the Garden of Eden.  Two, there is a way to gain immortality on Earth. Go into the Garden of Eden and eat of the Tree of Life. God stated Himself that that tree will give eternal life. Three, God mentions once again that the Trinity exists. “Only Gods(Us) knew about good and evil, but now also man.”

In The Beginning…

This is my first entry to my Bible interpretation. Basically, every story that’s in the Bible, I’ll do a piece on…hopefully at least. I figured out not too long ago that everything the Bible says can be viewed in different ways. Usually people use their reaction to oppress others. Even in 2014, this is still going on. Like marriage and same-sex issues. I’m not going to go deep into that, maybe another day, but my biggest problem is that people will put all their money and power to stop someone from living their lives and use the rest of it to try their 3rd marriage. Like really? People are crazy. If God wanted us to force the Bible upon others, then why would he give us free will in the first place? Please note, that I am against the idea of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, but I support it, because people are and should be allowed to live their lives how they want. Don’t lose your place in Heaven just to force someone else into Heaven(please realize that this is impossible, by the way.). But again, this is severely off topic. This is supposed to be about the first seven “days” of the universe. I hope everyone enjoys and feel free to comment. I’m not easily offended and the Bible should be discussed; by Christians and others. In other words, if you want to make a sound argument about something, you should know your information.

Genesis 1 – 2:3

So everyone in the world knows this story.  Not much to really go into either, since it’s almost straight forward. First off, a day to God is supposedly 1000 years to man. Who knows how that works; it’s just not for us to know. I know there’s another belief that these days described are actual human days, but remember, this is my interpretation.  I’d like to hear others opinions on my topics though. Would be pretty cool; no human knows the Bible as pure fact.

Pre-days: It doesn’t start out in the first day. God created the heavens and the earth.  Heavens is usually defined as celestial bodies. I don’t think it’s actual Heaven, because it is not capitalized.  So it is assumed that God, The Son, The Spirit, and all other spiritual bodies were already alive for who knows how long. So Earth and all other celestial bodies were created.

First Day: God said let there be light and the sun started to shine on the Earth.  I can’t really guess if the sun reached the Earth or if the clouds surrounding the Earth allowed sunlight to pass through.  The earth was receiving darkness and light at the same time, so God was like naws and took care of that; day and night is now a thing.

Second Day: God made the oceans and seas and crap and made everything above that it’s own thing. Simple concept.

Third Day: God wanted something different, so he split the sea and ocean to create land or Earth. Did you know that people didn’t start calling Earth…Earth until like…”recently?”  Earth used to be considered only land. God also created plants and stuff to make the world green.

Fourth Day: Now, I am a bit confused by this. Either heavens only include non-stars or the Fourth Day is interpreted wrong.  I don’t really know, I actually looked it up and they said the mention of the stars, sun, and moon are just recounting the fact that they were created on the First Day. Who knows? Anyway, either the Sun, moon, and stars were created or they just gained their true purpose on the Fourth Day. The four seasons were also created. Just in time for..

Fifth Day: God created the “lesser” animals. Now things get real. Creationism vs Evolution. Birds and sea animals were created on the fifth day. The famous line be fruitful and multiply… everyone loves that line. Birds and fish were just…yeah anyway, This is where people believe humans came from.  First we were born on the fifth day and swimming/flying, then the…

Sixth Day: happened. The land animals were created, including monkeys. Dang, ancestory huh?  Later in that day, humans were created in Our(Father/Son/Spirit) image. According to science, this is either 2.5 million years ago, 500,000 years, or 200,000 years. This day is what I believe supports the theory about the Sun/moon/stars being created in the First Day, not the Fourth Day, since the Sixth Day humans were created, then later the story of Adam and Eve. I feel that the Sixth Day overlaps with the Adam and Eve story and the Seventh Day was probably after Adam and Eve got cast out or right when Eve was born. The latter is probably more true. This brings up another theory that I had.  Days are very loose based terms.  I actually looked it up when I had this theory and it turns out, the original Hebrew words were not Day, but another word that means “Morning or 24 hour day, or any undefined amount of time.” So each day could actually be different from the other. So maybe the Seventh Day was actually 24 hours or a short amount of time comparatively.  The First Day was probably uber long and it gradually became shorter until the Seventh Day, so God probably didn’t have much time to rest and wondering why us kids always crying about being up all night.

Seventh Day: Straight forward. God was like “I’m done, let’s make this day special.” and it was so. The Sabbath Day(Saturday/Sunday/indescribable amount of time).

~Teh Frank