posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 04:47 AM
He placed a mark (sign) on Cain so those who found him wouldn't kill him.
John 3 states that the children of God are those who do what is right, and that the children of the devil do not:
7Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8He who does what is sinful is
of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 9No one who
is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10This is how we
know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who
does not love his brother.
11This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his
brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. 13Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the
world hates you. 14We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15Anyone
who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
16This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17If anyone has
material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18Dear children, let us not love with
words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 19This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his
presence 20whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 1John 3:
Cain not only murdered his brother, but refuted that he was his brother's keeper. The mark (sign) given to Cain was to prevent him from being killed
by those who found him. Those who found him must therefore have not only accepted him but loved him. He would fit in with the world and offer the
things that the world would love, music, metalworking, the building of cities etc through his descendants. All of which are things that the hands of
men create. In contrast, Jesus said that the children of God would be hated by the world, persecuted and even killed, because of His name...why? The
things which the children of the devil love are those very things which the children of God come to reject and shun and refuse to worship like those
in the world. In essence, God's children do not compromise with the world, do not accept how the world chooses to redefine its principals and morals
and to keep what Our Father says is love for Him - obedience to His commands.
Cain creates his world and loves the creation of his hands, the "builders" of religions which bind men to ridiculous religious rituals despite Our
Creator declaring that His will is that we simply believe in the One whom He sent. The children of God come to understand that everything in the world
was created by their Creator and therefore worship the Creator and not the created. A world entrenched in self love, self worship and worship of the
created despise people who refuse to go along with what the world has declared is good. I am rejecting what they have deemed "good", and therefore
in their minds I am rejecting them.
Think of the Pharisees who had created this elaborate twisted religion which exalted the traditions of the elders above the law of God, and their
love of praise from fellow men. They actively sought the praise of man instead of the praise of God. Jesus stated that their father was the devil just
as John above states that Cain was of the evil one. Just as Cain, they didn't love their brother but instead tied heavy burdens upon the shoulders of
their converts and wouldn't lift one finger to ease their captives burdens, keeping them from salvation thus murdering their brother....
The mark (sign) of Cain therefore is, in essence according to my understanding, MAN'S created religions and religious rituals/practices that keep men
focused on loving this world, keep men bound to serving men instead of serving God, and keep men under the delusions that all of these are "musts"
in order to save yourself. In doing so, the world loves man and what man creates and says.