Thesis #8 of 95. “Those who go in the way of Cain are described in the New Testament as children of the devil”

Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah (Jude11)

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do (Jn8:44a)


It’s that man again! In theological terms, Cain is as significant as Adam and Abraham, but this has been eluded just as the covenant in which he was a participant was eluded (thesis #2). The Little Book of Providence elucidates:

Those who go in the way of Cain are in effect an inverted image of that other vocational group called out from the world to go in the way of Christ. Like Christians, the devil’s children are also no longer their own; they are in the ownership and service of another[1]; they too are spiritually directed and empowered by the effectual working of their lord[2]; they too are no longer one of the lost: the “sheep without a shepherd” upon whom Christ will have compassion[3]. These are not lost for they have found their herdsman or rather he has found them. He had been prowling around seeking whom he may devour[4]; he had crouched at the portal of their souls desiring to possess them. It looked promising, and so he had sifted them as wheat to see if there be any underlying faith within them[5]. Such an analysis will appear obscure and arcane to many: but it is scripturally based and pertains to the mystery of evil; by far the most intriguing aspect of divine providence required to unlock the Mystery of God.  

[1] 1Jn3:12

[2] Eph2:2

[3] Mt9:36

[4] 1Pet5:8

[5] Lk22:31-32

[Excerpt from The Little Book of Providence chapter six]
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