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Friday, April 28 2017
Biblical Eras: Cain's World Before The Flood
"And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually"
Humanity's fall from the sinlessness of Paradise (see Biblical Eras: In The Beginning and Biblical Eras: The Rise And Fall Of The First Family) began with the first human revolution (see Biblical Eras: Satan's Revolution) - the attempt by the first humans to declare that their own word trumped the Word of God (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation).
As such, the first murder was sure to follow. Cain and his violent descendants, although the "leaders" of the savage world that they created, then became the doomed line of man that would be destroyed in the Flood.
"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 4:8 KJV)
Cain and his family settled east of Eden in the wilderness of "the land of Nod" - from the Hebrew word, pronounced node, that means wanderer or vagrant, which fulfills the curse that the LORD decreed upon him: "A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the Earth." It was there that the first city was built by Cain in an attempt to feel safe (see What Was The Name Of The First City? Why Was It Built?).
"4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. 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.
Cain's thug world eventually grew powerful and profligate, until the LORD would tolerate them no longer. Humanity would begin again, from a rare righteous man of that time, of the line of Cain's younger brother Seth, named Noah.
"6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
This Day In History, April 28
357: Emperor Constantius II entered Rome for the first time after his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
1192: Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), "King of Jerusalem," was assassinated in Tyre (see also Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1282: The people of Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.
1503: The French were defeated by the Spanish under Gonsalvo de Cordoba at the battle of Cerignola near Naples. It is regarded as the first battle in history won by weapons using gunpowder.
1521: In Germany, Protestant reformer Martin Luther wrote in a letter: "The authority of Scripture is greater than the comprehension of the whole of man's reason" (an ironic statement because, despite his "protest" against an immoral pope, Luther, and all of the "protestant" churches to this day maintain nearly all of the Church of Rome's anti-Bible doctrines e.g. Sun Worship).
1686: The first volume of Isaac Newton's Principia Mathamatic was published.
1760: One of the bloodiest battles in Canadian history. In an attempt to recapture Quebec City, Francois de Levis and his French force of 5,000 men attacked the British on the Plains of Abraham in what became known as the Battle of Ste-Foy. The British resorted to Quebec City, which they still held, and Levis was unable to take control of the city before British reinforcements arrived May 10. Levis was forced to retire to Montreal.
1770: Captain James Cook landed at Botany Bay in Australia.
1789: Some of the members of the crew of the Bounty, led by the conniving and "ambitious" Fletcher Christian who lusted to be a "leader," mutinied against Captain William Bligh, and set the captain and 18 honorable crew members adrift in small boat on the open ocean - in which they amazingly made it to the island of Timor, a distance of over 3,600 nautical miles. Some of the cowardly and criminal mutineers settled on Pitcairn Island, east of Tahiti, where their descendants still live.
1792: France invaded the Austrian Netherlands (present-day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
1817: Britain and the U.S. signed the Rush-Bagot Treaty, in which they agreed not to have guns or ships of war on the frontier waters of the Great Lakes.
1920: Azerbaijan joined the Soviet Union.
1944: Exercise "Tiger" ended with 750 U.S. soldiers dead in a D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats off Slapton Sands, on the southwest coast of England.
1945: At the end of the Second World War (1939-1945), Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, 62, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were captured and shot by Italian partisans while attempting to flee to Switzerland. The next day, their mutilated corpses were hung from lamp posts at a gasoline station in Milan for public display (see When Do Liberals Become Conservatives? and Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right?; see also Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative? and What Did A Father Of Democracy Predict About It?).
1947: Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
1969: Charles de Gaulle resigned as president of France.
1974: At the end of the Vietnam civil war, the last U.S. military and diplomatic (i.e. CIA) personnel were evacuated from Saigon as the city was about to be taken by North Vietnamese forces.
1992: The body of Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich Romanov, heir to the vacant Russian throne, was returned to St. Petersburg to be buried in the city of his czar ancestors.