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FAITH IS NOT MERELY BELIEVING IN GOD;
IT IS BELIEVING GOD
DR. NELSON PRICE
HEBREWS 11: 4
Jesus Christ spoke of the child of Adam and Eve, named Abel, as
"righteous" (Matthew 23: 35). What a beautiful epithet.
Genesis 4 contains the account of the first two human beings given
natural birth on earth. Many modern students of Scripture have
overlooked Genesis 4 and 5 and have a warped concept of origins.
In the passage the old question is answered as to where Cain got
"After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years;
and he had sons and daughters" (Genesis 5:4).
This being before the gene pool became contaminated and
marriage to one of his sisters was allowable.
It is well known that Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel,
however, Genesis 5: 4 contains an obscure fact.
Homo Sapiens did not start off as cave men and evolve upward.
We did not begin as a low anthropoid or from a simian state as
many assume. Our human ancestors were on a very high physical
and intellectual level. Sin resulted in the degradation.
Eve conceived from Adam but knew the child was "from the Lord"
(Gen. 4:1). "From" means "with the help of the Lord." Thus, the
sanctity of life is staked out in the first conception in the Bible. She
knew the child was a token of God's faithfulness for He had
promised a "seed of woman" would deliver her and all who trusted
Remember Adam said to Eve, "As soon as we get Abel we are
going to raise Cain."
The same parents reared both Cain and Abel. Thus, the present
day question dates back to ancient times. "How can two children
reared by the same parents be so different?"
The answer has many facets. One is every child has its own
temperament. Another is that the parents change, likewise,
circumstances and conditions are not the same for each child at
the same age.
Immediately Cain developed a root of bitterness. He may have
resented his pa ...
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