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What did God have against Cain?

Why was Cain's offering not as pleasing to God as Abel's was?

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JustAnotherMama

Asked by JustAnotherMama at 12:31 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Cain brought a sacrifice of the fruit of the ground. It was a bloodless sacrifice. Cain’s offering was not rejected because it was not made in earnest. Instead, his offering was rejected because it was offered according to his own presumption and not by faith.
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:36 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Basically two reasons can be safely assumed as the cause of God's displeasure: one, the attitude of mind that Cain had with his offerings, the other, the quality of the offerings. When the events are considered: his jealousy toward his brother that drove him to the final violence, a poor attitude in giving offerings to God is very plausible. That vas likely a factor in giving a poor quality products rather than the very best.
    momoflilangel

    Answer by momoflilangel at 12:37 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Atleast he tried. Jeeze.
    Imogine

    Answer by Imogine at 12:37 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • imogine, he didn't try hard enough, he took the easy way out and didn't offer a sacrafice based on faith, he was being selfish
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:47 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I think it was because Abel gave his with full love and submission in his heart, while Cain did so because he was "supposed to".
    jennijune_21

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 12:51 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • God is bloodthirsty. Abel gave him blood, Cain didn't.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  •  he didn't try hard enough, he took the easy way out and didn't offer a sacrafice based on faith, he was being selfish


    oh but throwing fifty cents into a bucket is enough? oh wait that's right.  the money doesn't go straight to god it goes straight into the pastor's bank account. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Apr. 21, 2009


  • QUOTE:
    he didn't try hard enough, he took the easy way out and didn't offer a sacrafice based on faith, he was being selfish

    oh but throwing fifty cents into a bucket is enough? oh wait that's right. the money doesn't go straight to god it goes straight into the pastor's bank account.


    Why are you bashing? Do you have anything better to do?
    momoflilangel

    Answer by momoflilangel at 1:15 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I don't think Cain understood it either and that's why he was jealous of Abel and killed him. Perhaps if your God would have simply come out and told Cain why he didn't like him instead of beating around the bush, that murder would never have happened! Seems like your God loves to screw with people, doesn't it? He had that murder planned out all along used both of those men to further his agenda... nice manipulating God.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 1:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I agree with Anon 12:56 and IhartU. A bloodthirsty God who didn't saying anything beyond the first fruits of your labor. For Cain is was the first fruits of the ground. To give a little perspective with this tribal people who wanted to be so different than their neighbors I can't help but speculate that perhaps offerings of the first fruits were customs of the folks around them. And if that God wanted blood, what else is better than your own brother?
    isabellalecour

    Answer by isabellalecour at 1:46 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

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