Posts with the tag “cain-and-abel”
A Sad Story About Someone Who Missed the Point
by Patrick Swayne on October 22nd, 2022
The brief Biblical account of Lamech describes a man who was pridefully murdered another man, following in the footsteps of his ancestor Cain. His recorded words demonstrate that while he was aware of the story of Cain, he missed its point. What can we learn from Lamech and the way he engaged the past?
When Blood Speaks
by Patrick Swayne on January 20th, 2022
You might have heard before that "dead men tell no tales." Well, apparently no one told the author of the book of Hebrews. No, Hebrews doesn't teach that the dead communicate directly with us. But it does say that there is a sense in which Abel and even his blood continue to speak to us. What does Abel's blood say, and what better thing does Jesus' blood say (Hebrews 12:24)?