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                                                                       Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

This is a question that has caused a lot of controversy in Christians and one which they have avoided for centuries; especially the Judeo-Christians because most of them do very little if any serious Bible study. They simply let some so-called member of the clergy tell them what is what.

Since Cain was banished to the land of Nod, after his brother’s murder, and before Eve gave birth to her third son Seth (Compare Genesis 4:8-17 with Genesis 4:25), then there was as yet only one (supposed) descendant of Adam on earth, and this was the reprobate Cain. We know that Cain had a wife, and evidence would indicate that he had taken a female from among the Beasts of the Field, a Negress.

After the birth of his first son, Enoch, Cain built a city (Genesis 4:17). There can be no city without inhabitants and those who inhabited the city which he built were obviously the inhabitants of the land of Nod, the same creating that had been given to Adam as servants in the Garden of Eden. They were driven forth with Adam, and became wanderers, which is the meaning of the word Nod. These were a numerous people who had been created (Genesis 1:27) before the formation of Adam. (The Negro rightly claims to pre-date Adam).

Before Cain was driven forth from the presence of God, he complained: “My punishment is greater than I can bear, 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 everyone that findeth me shall slay me.” (Genesis 4:13-14)

A fugitive from whom? Certainly not his father and mother, Adam and Eve! From who then would he be forced to flee? And to whom did he refer when he spoke about “everyone that findeth me shall kill me?” It would be none other than the inhabitants of the land of Nod, and these inhabitants, we believe were Negroes, the Beast of the Field.

So God put a mark upon Cain(we are not told what it was) and gave a command that whosoever slew Cain, his vengeance would fall seven fold. (Possibly Cain was made to resemble the people of Nod). In any case, he was able to assemble enough people to build a city and the female he took as his wife, was not a descendant of Adam.

A very expressive term can be found in the book of Jude, in the New Testament, when he describes the great sin of Sodom as “going after strange flesh.” That is a very descriptive term. The Sodomites were given to every imaginable sexual perversion, just as they are today (See Genesis 19:1-9), and it was for this fifth that they were eliminated. These Sodomites were Canaanites (See Genesis 10:15-19). It is most significant that Cain, is mentioned in this context in Jude 11.

Note that Jude first mentions the angels which kept not their first estate. These may or may not have been the “sons of God who married daughters of men.” (There is a great deal of argument on this among Bible scholars). Then Jude speaks of the Sodomites who were destroyed for the same wickedness; “going after strange flesh.” These as brute Beasts corrupt themselves, he says, and pronounces: “Woe unto them, because they have gone in the way of Cain.” (Jude 6-11) Thus the wickedness of Cain, the wickedness of the Sodomites, all appear to be similar. All these filthy dreamers defiled themselves by filthy sexual intercourse with “strange flesh.” (Verse 8) The civilization of Cain was very wicked and was completely wiped out by the flood. The fate of Sodom is known to every Bible reader.

When Jeremiah wrote concerning the Babylonian captivity of the Judahites, he said: “And now I have given all these lands into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, My servant; and the Beasts of the Field, have I given him also to serve him.” (See Jeremiah 27:6) when prophesying of the destruction of Babylon, he wrote, “O Lord, Thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither Man or Beast, but it shall be desolate forever.” (Jeremiah 51:62) This prophecy was fulfilled ages ago, and it is most significant to find that the ancient ruins of Babylon abound with four-footed animals but that men, and the Beasts of the Field, the Negro, are completely absent from this area.

From these facts, we can only conclude that the Beasts of the Field are indeed a servant race, distinct and separate from the Adamic creation of God, but who have a special place and calling in God. They are vocal, intelligent, capable of prayer, and repentance. The pure Negro stock is a servant order, as are the angels in heaven.

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