The Majesty of God
Chapter Ten – Escalating Sin
Adam and Eve came together and conceived a child, whom they named Cain, which means "lance" in the sense of him being their first strike at repopulating the Earth and fixing human beings as the species that rules over all the others. They were delighted with their child and Eve murmured over him with awe, stating that she had gotten a man from the Lord. Like most new mothers, she felt that her child was not just the biological result of sexual union; he was a miracle!
The first child was followed by another son and some daughters. Incest was not an issue in the beginning of creation; it was intended for the sons and daughters to marry each other. As the curse of sin eroded Mankind's DNA, laws were eventually brought in to prevent birth defects due to parents being too closely related. With the taboos, emotional boundaries were set in place to assist in keeping the Law. Incest not only resulted in birth defects, but also emotional damage, and therefore is prohibited on that basis also, for it violates God's Royal Law of Love. In the beginning, though, there was no such prohibition.
This is not to say that, if no progeny is expected to be produced, it is all right for brothers and sisters to marry. The Bible prohibits all sexual activity outside of marriage and marriage was never intended to be entered without the expectation of having children, if it was possible to have children. All throughout the Bible, blessings were pronounced on married couples for them to have lots of children. In the case of those who were barren, prayer was made to God to open the womb. One of God's intentions for children is that they are to be a memorial of the love between a husband and wife.
God's judgment on Adam was that work would no longer be sheer joy to him. Some of the plants immediately became mutated, bringing forth thorns and thistles, making them a nuisance to Adam when cultivating crops that he considered worth expending his labour on. He and his progeny, both male and female, would experience frustration about their work, due both to setbacks in productivity and prickly relationships in the workplace, and they would have anxiety about supply.
Even with some of the plants becoming prickly or poisonous or reduced in nutrient value, the Earth was still exceedingly bountiful, more so than it is now. The fossil record tells us that plants used to be much larger. This is because the atmosphere contained within the canopy was more oxygen rich and stayed at an even, moderate temperature all year round, the soil was richer, and plants thrived in the pink light that was generated by the sun shining through the hydrogen canopy. Hydrogen is pink.1
The animals were not quite as cooperative with Adam and Eve as before, so more energy needed to be expended to bring them into line. As time went on and Man sinned further, the animals rebelled against humans more and more, and became less intelligent so that it was harder to use them for work, even if they were tame.
Eve's curse was that she who had wanted to rule her husband found herself letting him rule her instead. Her emotional wiring was now awry, making her needy for her husband, with a tendency to make an idol of him. Whenever she allowed her need for her husband to take precedence over her worship and obedience to God, she became vulnerable to her husband's control, with the result that he got more out of their interaction than she did, instead of both enjoying an equal win/win proposition.
The curse works on her sons, as well. Men can become dominated by a woman, whether she appears to be dominating or fragile, and put pleasing the woman before pleasing God, to their own detriment and that of their children and other responsibilities.
Another part of Eve's curse was that, because she fell into satan's snare, she would now grieve for her children. Of course, this aspect of her curse also affects men who are fathers. Children are subjected to miseries that sometimes parents can do nothing to prevent. Because death came into their world, God multiplied conception to to prevent underpopulation, compensating for those lost to disease, accidents, the ravages of animals, suicide, and murder, as well as those who were mutilated to prevent conception.
Before the Fall, women were probably meant to ovulate perhaps once a year, or maybe only once in several years, thereby giving each child adequate attention in their early years, and preventing women from being continually pregnant. As time went on, the curse increased so that women ovulated more often and had to deal with menstruation more frequently. Many children born in a family in a relatively short period of time were a challenge both to parents and siblings.
I cite the case of my mother's family. She is the youngest girl in a family of sixteen children. My grandparents actually had 22 children, but the six youngest died at birth, including two sets of twins. My grandparents had to work very hard to support sixteen children, and they did not have adequate time to give every child the attention they needed. While they were growing up, the older children looked after the middle children, who, in turn, looked after the younger children.
How this worked out for my mother was that the sister who was five years older was saddled with having to babysit her and she resented it, which presented difficulties for my mother, though the sisters got along quite well when they were grown. One of the eldest sisters became a surrogate mother to my mother and they enjoyed a special relationship, though at times my mother also griped about that sister in the same manner that daughters often gripe about their mothers.
In spite of being looked after by older siblings, my mother longed for her mother's attention. Though logically she understood that my grandmother could not give her the attention she craved because she had to share her with so many other siblings, and Grandma had so much farm work to do, emotionally she could not reconcile herself to the lack. If she'd had more of her mother's attention and displays of affection when she was very young, she would have felt much more secure and confident of her place in the world.
Substitute parents can fill up some of a child's needs, but children especially crave affection and attention from their birth parents. Only God Himself can ever fill up a heart with what it longs for from birth parents, and it is when people realize this and turn to Him for nurture that they can ease up on their expectations of their parents who, after all, are only human and can never meet all expectations. Releasing others from unrealistic expectations and moving past disappointment results in sweeter relationships.
Increased conception is what that part of the curse means, not that there would be pain in childbirth. Conception is at one end of a pregnancy and birth is at the other; they are not the same thing. There is pain in childbirth quite often, simply because pain and disease has infiltrated God's creation; not because God ordained that all women should suffer in this particular way because of what Eve did. Not everybody experiences labour pain, but when it is absent, it isn't necessarily because the mother is a Christian and has gained victory over pain through her faith in Yeshua. There are women who aren't Christians who give birth without pain because they have not been set up in their culture to expect it, or their child is born very quickly, or they are built for easy births. Eve probably did not experience pain in childbirth; she was in superb physical condition.
Adam and Eve shared each others' curses, as they were one flesh. Work is not easy for women, and men also become subject to manipulation by others when they do not give God first place in their heart. Men also worry about their children and grieve when their children suffer, just as women do. And increased conception presents challenges for men, requiring larger expenses and claims on their time to connect with their children and teach them how to deal with life.
It was not long before both Adam and Eve were grieved for their children. The eldest killed his younger brother and then he was exiled, along with one of their daughters.
Cain, the eldest, was not a simple farmer. His intellect was beyond what we know in our modern times as genius. He was a scientist who specialized in agriculture.
Sunday School and Bible storybook pictures show Cain and his brother Abel wearing animal skins, like cavemen. That is too ridiculous. Why would people as intelligent as them wear such crude garments? The skins their parents wore when they were driven out of the Garden of Eden were ceremonial garments. God did not prohibit them from wearing other types of clothes.
Adam and Eve were vegetarians, apart from when they were required to eat of the sacrifice for sin, and it was repugnant to them to kill animals, even when it was necessary. Softer, more comfortable and more attractive clothes could be made from plant fibres and woven from animal hair. Besides that, it's too warm to wear fur when the temperature is always 76o Fahrenheit. Even leather would be too warm, especially for work clothes.
When picturing Adam and Eve after their expulsion from the Garden and how their children dressed, I see them wearing clothes that are both practical and beautiful. They had the brains to figure out that trousers and shorts are easier to work in than long skirts and more modest than tunics. They could bend over in them without someone seeing up their skirt. They could more easily than modern man figure out how to weave fabric and sew shirts and blouses. It is really no wonder that ancient cave paintings in various parts of the world, such as at Lussac, depict men and women wearing trousers, shirts, boots, and hats that are very much like modern dress.
I think that Cain experimented with hybrids and thought he could produce better plants than God. I think he looked for a way to overcome the curse that was on the ground by seeing if he could make the plants more productive. In his fertile mind, many ideas sprouted and he was probably quite successful in his endeavours, which made him even more proud.
Abel opted for the life of a shepherd. It was easier to make textiles if animals with wool were kept herded together. Perhaps the sister whom Abel was slated to marry was a weaver and supplying fabrics for curtains, bedding, cushions, and clothing was their particular industry.
Sheep were the animals that God required as sacrifices, so Abel also chose to make a study of sheep because he wanted to ensure that the animals that were offered on the altar were the finest they could be. In his daily care of them, he got to know them well, each according to their individual personality.
The time came when God would choose between the two young men as to which would inherit their father's place as leader when he died, and the one chosen would also be the progenitor of the Messiah. I don't think that Cain was concerned about the Messiah, but I do think that he was very much interested in taking over Adam's leadership when he was gone.
Both Cain and Abel were taught how to make the sacrifice and the significance of it, but Cain figured that he would do something more impressive than what God required. Surely if he went to more effort than simply trading some of his goods to Abel for a sheep and going through that bloody mess of sacrificing it, God would be really impressed. He would see that Cain was not only more humane, but worked harder at pleasing Him, and he could also display his genius as evidence that he was the best choice of world leader. After all, he could help mankind maintain a bountiful and nourishing food supply and medicines that would cure their illnesses.
Cain made quite a show, the original display of religious pomp. Every sample of his horticultural genius was artistically, extravagantly, and gigantically displayed. What a cornucopia of it was of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Simply mind–boggling! He probably stood back with a satisfied smirk waiting for God to show His approval and designate him as the next king.
Abel stood by his sacrifice feeling broken. He had brought the best of all his sheep and felt like a knife was plunging into his own heart as he cut its throat upon the stone altar. He had known the personality of this lamb and loved it as a friend, as he loved all his flock, but this is what God required. He obeyed, in spite of how the lamb struggled when he felt death approach. Abel soberly meditated on how grateful he was that the Messiah would come some day and give His life for mankind, so that people could be redeemed from the penalty of sin and freed from its power.
Cain watched the blood dripping off the stones and probably thought Abel was a barbarian, but to his shock, the fire of God came down from Heaven and consumed Abel's sacrifice. Abel was to be the next king? Cain was to bow his knee to his younger brother? Not bloody likely!
Cain stormed away in fury. All that work, and it wasn't appreciated. He was the first man born on this planet. He should be its next ruler! All his brothers and sisters should look up to him. What was this world coming to when a younger brother was chosen over him? He felt like wringing Abel's neck.
God's voice pierced through his dark thoughts. He asked, "Why are you angry? Why are you looking so sour?" He told him, "If you do what I tell you to do, I'll accept you. But if you don't obey, you will make yourself vulnerable to the devil. He's waiting to get into your heart, like a crouching cat waiting for a door to open, ready to spring. Sin wants to rule you, so you better make sure that it doesn't get the upper hand. You need to control yourself."
Cain did not choose to control himself. He did not choose to step back and look at the situation objectively and admit that it had been presumptuous of him to present an offering that was not what God asked for, and that the logical consequence was that God would choose the one whom He knew would revere and obey Him, and depend on His wisdom to rule over the Earth.
Cain simply would not accept that he had lost his chance to be king. If he had repented of his sin and accepted the consequences, God would have made a place of honour for him wherein he would have found fulfillment, but he did not trust God. He was still too full of pride in the gifts that God had given him, and what he had achieved with his talents, which he felt were shamefully overlooked.
It was not an easy matter for Cain to kill his brother. In the Earth's environment of those times, with the crystalline canopy securing the full force of the electro–magnetic energy field, people could not only sense if someone or something was behind them, they could also identify the person or animal. Cain was not able to sneak up on his brother unawares, nor was this a crime of passion where he suddenly lost his temper. Abel would be alert and ready to defend himself if he sensed danger, and he was in peak physical condition.
The Bible says that the brothers were talking in a field when Cain murdered Abel. I think that Cain pretended that he had come to terms with God's selection of Abel, and spoke to his brother in a friendly way, so that he could get him to lower his guard. He probably steered him over to a part of the field where there was a rock ready at hand. Maybe he suggested that they sit down and rest, and when Abel's head was low enough to increase the force of a raised rock bearing down on him, he smashed his skull. Indeed, Cain was a child of the devil, a cold–blooded murderer, just as the Bible says in 1 John 3:12.2
There was an immediate reaction from Nature as soon as Abel's blood was spilled on the ground. Nature's protest probably came in the form of an earthquake, the very first occurrence of such a thing. It probably cracked open and received Abel's body like a grieving mother taking her dead child to its bosom.
I think that God spared Adam and Eve the shock of seeing their son dead. It was hideous enough that they and their daughters could sense the departure of his soul as soon as it happened. It was already a huge load that they had to deal with the fact that their other son killed him.
Cain fled the scene and tried to figure out how Abel's absence might be explained. That he died in the earthquake? But why should there be an earthquake in the first place? There never had been one before. What had set it off? He would plead ignorance on that score.
The Voice of God was suddenly asking, "Where is your brother?" Cain tried to brazen it out with a reply of, "I don't know. Am I supposed to be looking after him?" The Lord told him that He knew very well what he had done, and that Abel's blood was crying to Him for vengeance.
The ground, that had until now cooperated with Cain in his agricultural endeavours, was so angry about the innocent blood he had spilled on it, that it would no longer yield to his efforts to make the ground productive. Here was a man who operated in the peak of intelligence and health, lived in a fabulous environment, and had fantastic potential, even if he wasn't going to be king over his brethren, but he went and did something so heinous as murder. Yes, Nature was outraged. Cain's cherished talent for producing splendid results in horticulture was gone, even if the knowledge remained in his head.
God told Cain that he was to now become a nomad. He was now not legally entitled to so much as even a little garden plot, and he certainly could not be king in Abel's place if he was a rover, but that wasn't the only reason God wanted him to be a nomad.
Nomads usually make their living by herding animals. God was offering Cain an opportunity to turn away from his sins and learn, through being a herder, what Abel had learned in his solitary job, much as He later took a misguided guerilla named Moses into hand and trained him for spiritual leadership through that particular job, and a deceiver named Jacob who became a tribal chieftain, and little brat named David whom He shaped into a king. They became mighty men of God through turning to Him in their loneliness while working as shepherds.
Cain did not see the love and mercy that God was offering him; he just saw punishment. He thought that God would not want anything more to do with him, and that He would not bless anything that he did. It wasn't because he wanted companionship with God that he lamented; he wanted only what God could do for him, which still is a common motive for many who claim to be lovers of God.
Cain was also afraid that his parents or sisters or brothers would kill him in retaliation for Abel's murder. God assured him that He would not permit it, placing a mark on his face as a warning that vengeance belonged to God alone.
It is highly doubtful that Cain's parents wanted to kill him in retribution for Abel's death. When a parent has lost one son already, their grief is double if they lose two. That mark upon Cain assured their hearts that God did not want them to execute their son, but they still had the grief of having to send him away with the daughter that Cain was betrothed to. Three children were lost to Adam and Eve that day.
They may have had more than two daughters, but one of them was betrothed to Abel and was supposed to bear his children. This was where the Levirite law was instituted, requiring a man to marry his brother's widow, if he died without children to carry on his name and inherit his property.
Just imagine. That girl was probably decades older than the younger brother whom she eventually married. Seth was the one whom God gave to take Abel's place as his father's heir and the progenitor of the Messiah. Seth's wife babysat him and changed his diapers, and probably participated in schooling him, then after waiting 104 years for him to grow up, she finally got married. Talk about a long engagement!
Seth's wife still looked young and beautiful when he married her. Ancient legends say that the world's first people looked young right up until the day they died. Disease is what makes people's hair go grey, their skin wrinkle, and their teeth decay. As people were healthier in Earth's early days, it is probable that they looked young for hundreds of years.
God did not forget His promises to Abel. Not even death can prevent God from keeping His promises. Through Seth, God gave Abel heirs who brought forth the Messiah, and when He was born, it is no coincidence that it was announced first of all to shepherds, in honour of the first shepherd.
Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters, and probably were delighted to see the variety that God had designed into their DNA – all the various shapes and sizes of heads, noses, ears, eyes, and mouths, body types, hair and skin colouring, types and textures of hair – just as the animals were producing different varieties of their own kind to display God's love of diversity. All were beautiful in their own right and all were loved by our first parents.
As sin gained more of a foothold, people began to be critical of how others looked, and standards were set as to what constituted beauty. This added to the misery in the world. Those who did not match the popular tastes were snubbed in various ways, and those who were considered beautiful found that there was a downside to the adoration of their looks. They were targets of envy and malice, susceptible to conceit. They were also in danger of being abducted and forced to gratify the perverse passions of tyrants.
Meanwhile, Cain did not submit to God's judgment. If he had, it would have turned into a blessing for him, instead of remaining a curse. He was determined that he would put down roots and that he would not be alone, so he settled on land he had no legal title to, then designed and built a fabulous city so remarkable that its fame drew people to see it. They were persuaded to live in his city and accept him as their ruler. Cain remained a rebel and brought forth more rebels.
Seven generations later, a man named Lamech rebelled against God's plan of one wife for one man, and took two wives, setting a precedent for other men, and introducing the miseries of polygamy to women and children.
Lamech also killed a young man, claiming it was self–defense, though he probably used more force than necessary to protect himself and might possibly have been able to avoid the necessity of having to defend his life. It could be that there was no legitimate basis at all for killing the young man and he was lying about what precipitated the violence. Lamech excused the murder, saying it was not nearly as bad as what Cain did to Abel. Lamech figured that if God would have avenged Cain for being slain for his crime against Abel, He would avenge Lamech seven times more. A lot of murderers justify their crimes and think that God is on their side.
Lamech had a son named Tubal–cain, who was a genius at making weapons and tools from metals. Another son, named Jubal, was musical genius, notable even among his fellows, all of whom were far more intelligent than modern Man. These men did not make only simple tools like axe–heads and spears or instruments like a shepherd's reed or a simple harp. Like Cain, they were geniuses who were ambitious and bent on conquest.
There has to be a reason that the Bible gives us some details about this family in the lineage of Cain. It doesn't say much about anyone else in his family. When we understand the background of Genesis, that these people were super intelligent, not cave dwellers or simple villagers who could hardly comprehend how to do basic things, it becomes apparent that there is something fishy about these people's inventions.
I propose that Tubal–cain was the Father of Armaments, and Jubal was the Father of Psychological Warfare, using entertainment as a tool to promote propaganda (the harp) that plays upon the organ (the brain), though, no doubt, he invented actual musical instruments. In witchcraft, it is known that certain chords have an effect upon the emotions and can be used to manipulate people. Rock and roll songs are full of that kind of instrumentation, and I am sure that other types of music are, too.
What of Naamah, Lamech's daughter? Why was she mentioned? In Scripture, women are named if they are either very godly or very wicked. The Bible tells us that the sons of God (I have good reason to believe that this refers to fallen angels) saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took wives of all they chose, and these women brought forth giants who were mighty men of old.1 They were warriors and giants and tyrants. Naamah was probably the first woman who took a fallen angel for a husband, learned sorcery from him, and became the Mother of Psychic Warfare.
Kat Kerr asserts that the people who lived on Earth before Adam were angels who had flesh and that they looked after the dinosaurs that lived on this planet during that time, which is why carbon dating shows them to be millions and billions of years old. She says that their angel caretakers were the ones who mated with human women.
I have problems with that for several reasons. It is imperative to examine people's visions and what they relate of their experiences, to test them against the plumbline of the Bible. Kat said that she saw the creation of the Earth in a place in Heaven called the Creation Lab, but as long as someone is able to come back from Heaven, they are still subject to deception. Their brain can be manipulated with false memories. They can hear God incorrectly if they have idols in their heart.
The word dinosaur means "terrible lizard." Kat said the planet was encased in a bubble of water and that it had an atmosphere within the bubble that had a high density of water. She says that the dinosaurs needed this high humidity to live. She also says that this explains the carbon dating of rocks and fossils that register millions of years.
One of the problems I have with Kat's assertions relates to carbon dating. Tests can show a telephone pole, that was hit by lightning and petrified just a few years ago, to be millions of years old. Obviously, something is wrong with the process of carbon dating. Further, it is based on assumptions and does not figure in cosmic catastrophes that can generate high readings of radiation.
Soft tissue has been found in dinosaur bones, which would not be possible, if they were millions of years old. They can be only a few thousand years old, or less.
Woolly mammoths have been found frozen in the north, with undigested tropical and temperate plants in their stomachs. The meat has been fresh enough for Eskimos to cut off and feed to their sled dogs.
If dinosaurs could not survive in atmospheres without a high density of water, why are there still some supposedly extinct dinosaurs alive today in remote parts of the Earth? Alligators and crocodiles are "terrible lizards" and they have managed to survive long after many other types of dinosaurs have perished. Also, the Bible refers to behemoth and leviathan, which match the description of dinosaurs. Granted, these dinosaurs and crocodiles live in water or stay close to water, but what are they doing in our world, if they were only denizens of the pre–Adamic age?
Pterodons lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, and North American natives have legends about them, having been seen by their ancestors. Also, pterodons have been sighted in modern times in Asia and Africa. Immigrants from these continents have wondered why western scientists say that they are extinct, when they have seen them in their native lands. Also, missionaries have seen them in Papua New Guinea and other places. Some people have sighted them even in Texas.
Fossils of insects have also been found in the same strata as dinosaurs. Could these insects survive only in an atmosphere that had a high density of water? Many of them are the same kinds of insects that are on the Earth today, only much larger than ours, which is consistent with the same type of atmosphere that existed on Earth prior to the Flood.
In those times, also, the Earth was encased in a bubble, which kept the world's temperature at an even 76° during the day and 70° during the night, recharged the electro-magnetic energy field, and shielded the Earth from harmful radiation from the sun and outer space, resulting in larger creatures, both human and animal, with much longer lifetimes. It was a very comfortable environment. It served the life support needs of humans, giants, dinosaurs, other types of reptiles, mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, crustaceans, and insects, all of which can be found fossilized in the same strata as dinosaurs.
There are carvings of dinosaurs on various monuments around the world, and descriptions of them in ancient writings, particularly as they relate to them going after livestock. These stories are placed after the Flood. If dinosaurs needed a high humidity atmosphere that humans could not have breathed, then how is that they were contemporary with humans?
Kevin Zadai, who died and was spoken to by Jesus for 45 minutes before he was returned to life, and has had other encounters since then, claims that the dinosaurs are the result of genetic experimentation to restore legs to serpents. If this is true, considering how many varieties of dinosaurs there are, the fallen angels or their human hosts must have been terribly inept at genetic experimentation. Most of the dinosaurs look nothing like snakes. Sure, they have legs, but many of them also have huge plates along their spines and other features that are completely foreign to snakes. Experiments to restore serpent legs may have been conducted, but I doubt that they account for the many varieties of dinosaurs. It seems more likely that dinosaurs are just varieties of reptiles that God created along with the other types of animals, completely tame and herbivore at the beginning, but eventually debased due to Adam bringing the Earth under a curse when he disobeyed God.
Kevin Zadai has a lot of excellent teaching on other topics, so I hope that nobody is put off by what possibly may be an error regarding his beliefs about the origin of dinosaurs. Nobody has ever gotten everything completely right, except for Jesus Christ. Kat also has a lot of great teaching, apart from this thing about dinosaurs and their keepers.
If that type of angel managed to survive Lucifer's deceptions and his ouster from Heaven, and saw how much harm the fallen angels' rebellion did to themselves and the Universe during the first war, and then to the Earth and mankind, I find it too much of a stretch to believe that they would give up their eternal life in Heaven just to have sex with women. Besides that, would God have fashioned them to have penises? What would they need to have them for, if they had no females of their own race? Would God have made them with sperm, if they were not designed to procreate?
I don't think that it was necessary for the angels who mated with human females to have originally been created with flesh. I propose that various fallen angels gave up their powers and place in the spiritual realm, in order to enter the physical realm and become creatures of flesh that could procreate. They were undoubtedly promised great rewards for making that sacrifice. To perform their lying signs and wonders in our realm, they probably channelled the powers of demons and fallen angels to make it look like they were supernatural beings or superior races from other planets.
Why would fallen angels not be able to figure out how to make a flesh body to inhabit? Scientists are clumsily experimenting with the same thing in our day and age, manipulating cells and DNA. Fallen angels are far more intelligent than humans and possibly could produce bodies, not made out of nothing, such as God made the Earth and its creatures, but with components that were already existing. Adam gave them access to physical substance when he gave up his dominion over the Earth to satan.
Kat Kerr contends that, if demons could inhabit dead flesh and manipulate it, they would be raising dead bodies out of the graveyards, instead of bothering with possessing living humans in order to work through them. Maybe not. Their main objective is to compromise living humans, so that they can suck up their energy, directing it into worshipping satan by serving him, and then take their souls to Hell when they die. God may have placed a constraint on animating dead bodies. He certainly prevented satan from having access to Moses' body after he died. God can make any rule He pleases, no matter how much it confounds human logic, as long as it does not violate the Law of Love.
I think that demons used to be physical creatures who lived on Earth in its first creation. Perhaps they were made from a substance other than clay. Because of their variety of shapes, I believe that they may have been various races, all beautiful before their rebellion. I believe that all the ones who rebelled were killed when the Earth was destroyed the first time, and that their disembodied spirits now seek human hosts through which to operate.
I can't imagine any of the remaining angels or those pre–Adamic people, if some of the latter managed to stay faithful to God and were taken to Heaven when they died or evacuated while still alive, giving up their safety and purity and the indescribable beauties and comforts of Heaven to fall in with some scheme of satan's. Also, the pleasures of Heaven far exceed the pleasure of sex.
The angels certainly would not be impressed with the beauty of human women, which cannot compare to any of the beauty of Heaven and of God's angels. Human bodies are dull clay and clumsy in comparison to angels, even in their finest form and optimum health, without the glory of God clothing them as it clothed Adam and Eve before they fell. The angels' intense gaze would be able to see every flaw produced by decay; they could probably see the microbes on those women's skin and parasites within their bodies. They would abhor the contamination of engaging in sexual activity with fallen beings, even if they had the equipment for it, which Jesus has implied they do not have, for He said that the angels in Heaven neither marry nor are they given in marriage.
The fallen angels were not attracted to the women's beauty, but they would savour the smell of decay; it was what they could do with their beauty that they were after. In their fallen state, every flaw would seem attractive to the fallen angels because they love to destroy the perfection of God's creation, particularly that which is made in God's image. They wanted to harness the beauty of those women to make it a snare to other humans.
Only a wicked woman would knowingly consent to marrying a creature of another species. Whether Naamah knew that her husband was aligned with satan or if she thought he was a visitor from another planet, but I would guess that she knew he was a fallen angel and she bought into all the lies he told her about God, while going along with an official narrative that he was a benevolent alien from another planet.
As for Jabal, he was either wittingly or unwittingly the Father of Military Intelligence. As a nomad, a person can keep their eye on what is happening in many places. I tend to think that Jabal was a good guy. I can't believe that Cain's entire lineage was evil. People can choose what they want to be; they aren't locked in by genetics.
King Saul and his son Jonathan in later days were an example of this. Unlike his ambitious father, Jonathan chose God's will and supported David as the next king, rather than try to lay claim to the throne himself, though he was legally designated the heir.
I think that it is possible that Jabal clued in to God's purpose in commanding Cain to be a nomad, and that he decided to appropriate through faith and obedience that unclaimed blessing.
It could also be that he was repulsed by his siblings' evil and chose that life to get away from them, to steer clear of trouble that they stirred up. When things got too hot, he could just pack up his tents and move to a quieter, more peaceful place.
In later days, this is what Jonadab, the son of Rechab,2 did after witnessing the homicidal mania of Jehu3 when Jehu went beyond what God told him to do and killed whoever he thought it was expedient to kill. Jonadab also swore off wine and made his children promise to make it a tradition throughout their generations to never touch it, probably because he was one of Jehu's drinking buddies and had first hand knowledge of how addiction to wine can lead to keeping bad company.
It is possible that Jabal was unaware that his siblings sent spies into his camp to keep an eye on other districts for them, and also set up others with herds to emulate Jabal's nomadic lifestyle for the purpose of extending their surveillance capabilities. On the other hand, he may have been just as wicked as his siblings and purposely formed a spy network to help the family in their conquests.
The Bible says that the Earth became filled with violence. Trouble started brewing early. It says that in the days of Seth's son Enos that men began to call upon the Name of the Lord. I used wonder about that. It didn't make any sense that nobody prayed or showed an interest in worshipping God until then, and I never heard anyone preach on what it meant. It seemed to be one of those things that pastors tend to leave alone because they can't think of an explanation.
Adam and Eve taught their children to sacrifice sheep to the Lord as a foreshadowing of the Messiah, and Abel was obviously a godly person, and Seth was a godly person, too, for he was chosen to replace Abel. So, calling on the Lord's Name does not refer to worshipping Him.
I think that by the time Enos was born, Cain and his children and grandchildren had become quite a problem, so people found it necessary to cry out to the Lord for deliverance from their rampages.
Four more generations of hoodlums would most certainly have made violence a problem in the Earth, and Lamech's offspring picked up the pace. At least three of them figured that they would make an empire for themselves.
Another generation went by and now conditions were so bad in the Earth that Enoch prophesied the Flood, saying that it would happen the year his son Methuselah4 died. This is referred to in Jude 1:14. And so it was that the Flood came the very same year that Methuselah died and it wiped out all but eight people.
Adam lived up to one generation before the Flood, long enough to see humanity become a huge mess. If he had not had God's forgiveness, His promise of redemption, and the ability to be in relationship with God and draw on His strength throughout his lifetime, Adam would have gone insane with remorse over his foolish choice at the Forbidden Tree.
1Go to the CREATION EVIDENCES to website learn more about the antediluvian environment.
2Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
[1 John 3:12]
3And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
[Gen 6:1& 2]
4But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons for ever:
Neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land where you are strangers.
[Jeremiah 35:6 & 7]
5And when he was departed from there, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is your heart right, as my heart is with your heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot. And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot.
[2 Kings 10:15 & 16]
6See the explanation given by Arnold Fruchtenbaum of Ariel Ministries on the CREATION MINISTRIES website for the meaning of Methuselah's name. It is in a box when you scroll about ¾ down the page.
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The Majesty of God, Chapter 11