Today, focus is on the account of Abel and Cain, and how the exposure of sin pertains to the full revelation of divinity. Awareness and self-will within created beings and living creatures may be dominated and influenced by sin. Through Jesus Christ, sinners are being disciplined and trained to make specific godly responses to the operations of sin. Sin may not be dealt with in a casual manner, and must not be regarded as “harmless” simply because, at one point, it is remote, unexpected, unforeseen, and “unintended.” For the living to have correct sacred knowledge that is vital to relationships with the Creator, the power of sin over angels and men, and the power of divinity against sin, both must be proclaimed in ways that are graphic and memorable. Death apart from GOD, and the separation of spirit from body first occurred through an act of murder, and was not in accordance with the laws of sacrifice (where body and spirit are completely consumed together in fire that represents divine judgment), and the return to GOD of his life essence (we also say, breath, spirit, word). The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Sally” (Level 6 with 21,037 points, a member since March 26, 2016) posted the following:
Why did Cain lie to The Lord about just murdering his brother in Genesis 4:8? How can this be explained effectively in a way to understand?
THE GOLDEN ARROW: Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 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. (1st John 3: 2-12, King James Version, KJV)
THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Another Form of Blindness (07/23/2017); Christian Beliefs About Sin (07/20/2017); Becoming Free From Sin (07/16/2017); Warnings Against Forgetting GOD? (02/16/2017); Cain and Genealogy? (11/27/2015); The Power of Death? (10/01/2013); Divine Love Revealed? (10/02/2013); The Common Danger (01/02/2013); The Root of Jesse (01/03/2013)
“Sally”, because sin always appears surrounded by a mix of acceptable attitudes and behavior, sin is often regarded as natural and normal; and sin can not be understood immediately as contrary to divine and human nature. Special gifts and tools have been provided to help the living correctly recognize and respond to sin (e.g., discernment; sacred law; pain; suffering; the death of Jesus Christ on the cross; the imparted, indwelling Spirit). Many mature Christian believers agree that the operations and processes of sin should be described as a “pattern of increasing corruption and decay” and a “chain of events” within ones ongoing relationship with GOD, rather than a single, discrete act. All sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the divine order of the universe. Sin is not a living entity having feelings, mind, or self-will; and sin may not be killed and slain. While the death of a sinner will stop that person from committing further acts offensive to GOD, the consequences and effects of their sins may continue indefinitely, and long after they are dead. Thus, the “exceeding sinfulness of sin” must be exposed and acknowledged as illogical, mindless, and as promoting chaos, death, desolation, and nonexistence. The breakdown and rot introduced by sin may first become visible in a sinner’s ignoring, mocking, and rejecting sacred law presented in the form of admonitions, guidance, instruction, prohibitions, and warnings from GOD. Their gross act of disobedience and violation of the law will be accompanied by such complements as an appetite to continue and repeat the offense, deceit, denial, exaggerated pride, fear of discovery, guilt, lust, lying, and shame. The knowledge of death provided by GOD was bestowed through the priesthood granted to Adam. The spirit content of the living was to come into view by the blood, and be transferred to GOD from the holy altar. When Cain killed and buried his brother, the spirit of Abel was forced to call to GOD being separated from the divine order. Consider again the following:
(1.) Romans 7: 12-13, King James Version (KJV): 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. 13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
(2.) Romans 5: 17-19, KJV: 17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
There is far more to be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (3.) Revelation 3: 17-21, KJV: 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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