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Monday, February 6 2017

What Was The Name Of The First City? Why Was It Built?

"After years of running and never feeling safe ("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 built the first-recorded pre-flood city as a place of "protective custody" for himself"

Cain and Abel were the first humans to be created by natural birth (see also Eve Was Created From Adam; What Woman Was Created From Jesus Christ?). By that time however, "human nature" had quickly degenerated from the true human nature of sinlessness to a psychotic condition that is lustfully receptive to evil. Cain murdered his brother because his brother chose to be righteous. The LORD did not reject Cain; Cain rejected the Word of the LORD.

Cain and Abel

"4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel.

And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 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. 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: 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 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." (Genesis 4:1-7 KJV)

Cain's infamous "Am I my brother's keeper" was actually stated as "Am I my brother's shepherd" (the James Moffat translation more-literally renders Genesis 4:9 as "Am I a shepherd to my brother?"; see My Brother's Shepherd) - a sarcastic come-back to the LORD about the shepherd Abel's offering that set Cain off (Cain would fit in very well with Satan-mouthed Internet "trolls" of today who foul and attempt to censor legitimate postings and comments made by others; see The Character Assassins).

"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.

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?

4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground." (Genesis 4:8-10 KJV)

The LORD (see The LORD God Our Saviour) then drove Cain away. It was as much as a protection for the other humans from Cain's violence, as it was a punishment for Cain - although the "spirit of murder" would soon cause Cain himself to feel the terrorism that he had invented by means of the murder of his brother. Those who obeyed the LORD didn't feel safe around thin-skinned, tantrum-throwing Cain.

"4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 4:12 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.

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

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." (Genesis 4:11-15 KJV)

After years of running and never feeling safe ("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 built the first-recorded pre-flood city as a place of "protective custody" for himself. He named the city after his son Enoch.

Cain the murderer did not serve life in prison for his crime, but rather life in the city-fortress (a prison and a fortress look the same, are designed the same - walls, bars and guard towers) that he built for himself as a pathetic relief from all of those who wanted to do, to Cain, the popular new human pastime that Cain himself had invented - murder.

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

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." (Genesis 4:16-17 KJV)

Years later, Lamech, a descendant of Cain, was either forced to defend himself from an assault, or took deadly revenge on someone who did not attempt to actually kill him ("I have slain a man to my wounding" - perhaps the "wounding" was even unintentional). It seems to be the latter, a matter of revenge, because he went on to say "If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold." Humanity's violent mentality had begun.

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

4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

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. 4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold." (Genesis 4:18-24 KJV)

Fact Finder: Cain's family would fit in very well with the world as it has again become today. Cain's family and his city were destroyed by the Flood. Is there a Flood coming upon the world of today?
See Who Were The People Born After Each Of The Three Worldwide Floods?

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This Day In History, February 6

1215: Japanese emperor Hojo Tokimasa died at age 77. He was shikken (Regent of the Shogunate) from 1203 until his abdication in 1205. A "shogun" was the military leader of Japan in the era from 1185 to 1868.

1515: Aldus Manutius, Italian editor and printer, died. He printed the first "paperbacks" and invented italics.

1626: Huguenot rebels and the French signed the Peace of La Rochelle.

1685: Charles II, king of Great Britain and Ireland, died. James II became the new king.

1695: Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan from 1691-1695, died at age 53. His reign was marked by the continuing war with "The Holy League" of Austria, Poland and Venice (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire; see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation, The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South, Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).

1778: The U.S. and France signed treaties that would permit, "without French interference," the U.S. to invade English areas of Canada (which happened during the War of 1812-1814 - the only attempted invasion of Canada in Canadian history) and Bermuda, while France would attempt to take the British West Indies.

France supported the breakaway of the New England colonies for their own military and political reasons. France had no interest what-so-ever in anyone's "freedom" - as so many have been misled into believing with historical-revisionism propaganda.

When a violent minority of the New England colonists rebelled, France hypocritically supplied and assisted them, while maintaining an oppressive grip on its own French colonies in Louisiana and what is today eastern Canada. Their sole intent was to break England's military connection to the colonies that England created in New England so that France could invade and take them over for itself. The plan was not carried out only because Napoleon Bonaparte's imperial wars in Europe squandered the French army (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).

New France
1804: Joseph Priestley, English cleric, chemist, one of the discoverers of oxygen, died.

1806: British naval forces defeated the French at the Battle of San Domingo in the Caribbean.

1840: New Zealand became a British colony with the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

1899: At the of the "Spanish-American" War, U.S. imperial forces seized Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines from Spain (see also The Mexican Border Wall).

Uncle Sam
1922: Cardinal Achille Ratti was elected to succeed Pope Benedict XV as Pius XI.

1923: Edward Barnard died at age 66. He is considered to be the leading observational astronomer of his time; he discovered 16 comets and Jupiter's fifth moon, discovered "Barnard's Star" and published a catalog of dark nebula.

1933: The Nazi government of Adolf Hitler began news censorship in Germany (see The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).

1934: Massive riots in Paris; the government of Edouard Daladier resigned.

1936: Adolf Hitler opened the Winter Olympics in Berlin (see Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative?).

1952: King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died at age 57. He was succeeded by his 26 year old daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II
1958: An airplane carrying the Manchester United soccer team from the European Cup Match crashed on takeoff in Munich. 23 people were killed, including 8 members of the team and 8 journalists.

1964: France and Britain agreed on the joint construction of an English Channel tunnel.

2001: Ariel Sharon defeated Prime Minister Ehud Barak in Israel's election.


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