If I had thought about it, before you mentioned it, I would have known that you would hop on Genesis 4:1, like a frog on a June bug. :0) For most people who are first introduced to the two seedlines always refer to that verse in their efforts not to believe what is being presented. For most simply don’t want to admit that our mother Eve screwed around on Adam.
But the facts of the matter is that she did. For neither Cain nor Able are listed as sons of Adam in any geneology table. Now let’s look at verse 4:1:
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.” (Genesis 4:1)
First the way the verse is constructed by the translaters shows two different thoughts being presented. With the semicolon after the word wife, it shows that the thought stopped and another one was started. It simply states Adam knew Eve his wife, then it starts a new thread. And then states that “she conceived, and bare Cain” now this does not prove that Adam was the father. It makes one think so on the surfice, but when one studies the scriptures very closely then they ralize that Cain WAS NOT THE SON OF ADAM.
Second we can see that Eve thought she had gotten a man from the “Lord” not from Adam. Look at Genesis 5 and you will see that the first son that is shown to have been Adam’s was Seth.
“THIS IS THE BOOK OF THE GENERATIONS OF ADAM. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, AND BEGAT A SON IN HIS OWN LIKENESS, AFTER HIS IMAGE; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 5:1-4)
There is not one mention of either Cain nor Able in these verses. Therefore, neither Cain nor Able were the sons of Adam. Now I know that is hard to take, because everything that you have been taught by almost everyone you ever knew has told you that Cain and Able were the sons of Adam.
Since Abel was righteous:
“That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, FROM THE BLOOD OF RIGHTEOUS ABEL unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.” (Matthew 23:35)
Now this states that Abel was righteous, but it still does not make him Adam’s son. It is my opinion and the opinion of a few others that Eve had sex with not only the Serpent but with another White man, which was created in Genesis Chapter 1:27; thus producing Abel.
No I realize that you will not like this, and perhaps I am wrong on this, but when you really think about it you will see what I mean. It is possible for a woman to have sex with two different men, and become pregnant from her union with each one. It is a medical fact.
We know from scripture that Cain was evil, and was from that evil one; and Adam is never called an evil one.
“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.” (1 John 3:12)
We have a second witness that Cain WAS OF THAT WICKED ONE:
“Woe unto them! for THEY HAVE GONE IN THE WAY OF CAIN, AND RAN GREEDILY AFTER THE ERROR OF BALAAM FOR REWARD, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” (Jude 1:11)
Then we have the witness of Christ in John 8:44 as He was speaking to the Pharisees and scribes, the Jews of His time:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)
This verse says “He was a murderer from the beginning,” thus showing that the Jews are the descendants of Cain, for he was the very first murderer that is mentioned in the Scriptures. Therefore, he was a murderer from the beginning.
Then John the Baptist said of the Jews who came to be baptized, and he refused to do so. Not many preachers will tell you that, but JOHN WOULD NOT BAPTIZE THE JEWS.
“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.” (Matthew 3:7-8)
Who are the people who have denied Christ from the very beginning of His sojourn on Earth in a flesh body? The Jews of course, therefore, they are by definition antichrists.
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists (Here John is acknowledging that the Jews were antichrist, but he could not say that exactly that way because they would have killed him and destroyed his writings); whereby we know that it is the last time. THEY (the Jews) WENT OUT FROM US, BUT THEY WERE NOT OF US; FOR IF THEY HAD BEEN OF US, THEY WOULD NO DOUBT HAVE CONTINUED WITH US; BUT THEY WENT OUT, THAT THEY MIGHT BE MADE MANIFEST THAT THEY WERE NOT ALL OF US. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. WHO IS A LIAR BUT HE THAT DENIETH THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST? HE IS ANTICHRIST, THAT DENIETH THE FATHER AND THE SON. WHOSOEVER DENIETH THE SON, THE SAME HATH NOT THE FATHER: (but) HE THAT ACKNOWLEDGETH THE SON HATH THE FATHER ALSO.” (I John 2:18‑23)
The Jews have always denied Christ so by this we know that they are the ones being spoken of here.
John goes on to tell us more about the Jews:
“And EVERY SPIRIT THAT CONFESSETH NOT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH IS NOT OF GOD (This again is John telling about the Jews, for they have never, nor will they ever confess that Christ is God): AND THIS IS THAT SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. THEY (the Jews) ARE OF THE WORLD: THEREFORE SPEAK THEY(the Jews) OF THE WORLD, AND THE WORLD HEARETH THEM (the Jews).” (1 John 4:3-5)
John further warns us of the Jews:
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (John could only be talking about the Jews here). This is a deceiver and an antichrist (So John is saying that the Jews are not only deceivers, but they are also antichrist).” (2 John 1:7)
We are told further by Christ Himself that the Jews are the children of the devil:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not ... HE THAT IS OF GOD HEARETH GOD’S WORDS: YE THEREFORE HEAR THEM NOT, BECAUSE YE ARE NOT OF GOD.” (John 8:44-47)
Could it be stated more clearly, that the Jews are NOT Israelites because they are NOT of God, yet we know that the Israelites ARE of God
Peter said they were cursed children:
“But these, as natural brute beasts, MADE TO BE TAKEN AND DESTROYED ... AND SHALL UTTERLY PERISH IN THEIR OWN CORRUPTION ... Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and THAT CANNOT CEASE FROM SIN; BEGUILING UNSTABLE SOULS: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; CURSED CHILDREN: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness.” (2 Peter 2:12-15)
John the Baptist also said that the Jews were NOT GOD’S CHILDREN:
“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O GENERATION OF VIPERS, WHO HATH WARNED YOU TO FLEE FROM THE WRATH TO COME?” (Matthew 3:7)
Thayer’s Definition of Vipers: #2191 echidna‑a viper, offspring of vipers; addressed to cunning, malignant, WICKED MEN.
Psalm tells us that the wicked are evil from the womb:
“THE WICKED ARE ESTRANGED FROM THE WOMB: THEY GO ASTRAY AS SOON AS THEY BE BORN. SPEAKING LIES.” (Psalm 58:3)
We know that the Psalmist is speaking of the Jews because in John 8:44 we learned that they are liars, and that the devil is their father. And John the Baptist confirms that they are wicked men. Therefore, we can see by this that the Jews are born wicked, and they tell lies from their birth.