There is lots of turmoil in the United States right now because of the election results. The increasing turmoil makes me nervous because history, theology, and psychology show that there are typically only three ways out of such turmoil, and I am not yet sure which way our country will go.
In this episode, I briefly discuss these three ways out of violence and turmoil, and explain from Genesis 4:13-15 which of these three approaches humans usually choose.
The Text of Genesis 4:13-15
And Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear! Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.”
And the Lord said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.
In this discussion of Genesis 4:13-15 we look at:
- The three main ways humans deal with rivalry and violence
- The way that Adam, Eve, and Cain chose
- Why Cain in not whining about his punishment in Genesis 4:13
- Why Cain blames God in Genesis 4:13-14
- Why God takes the blame and protects Cain
- How god tries to stop the cycle of violence
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