The Way of Cain
Know that in the book of James besides citing other passages of Scripture James here is citing the parable of the tares and declaring that in his day this parable was at full work in the churches of the Apostle James’ days.
Jude 1:11-13 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain,
What is the way of Cain?
The way of Cain is not his murdering of his brother Able, over being justified by God for Able’s righteous offering to God. The murder of Able, The murder of the image and likeness of God in Able is the fruit or the result of the way of Cain.
The way of Cain is rebellion against God, and His Commandments. Specifically in Cain’s bloodless sacrifice which he offered and expected God to accept – when God rejected it. Cain realized that he had lost his position as firstborn over Able, and that Able was to become the Priest of God, and that Cain the elder brother would have to humble himself to Able in seeking his repentance to God. So that satan entering into Cain’s heart sought so to speak to kill the prince of life [In the case Able] – so that he [Cain] and his sinful and corrupt walk and ineffectual bloodless offering would be accepted by God, because he [Cain] would be the last man standing.
sin of Cain is again realized in the brothers of Joseph seeking to kill him for
the favor of their father
The sin of Cain is the sin of Rabbinical Judaism in seeking to kill the prince of life Jesus Christ and that by killing Him that they believed that they would gain the favor of God the Father, So that without any repentance of their grievous sin and bastardization of the words and commandments of God, as well as their cherry picking passages and redefining and reinterpreting God words and commandments in creating terminology out of whole cloth to bolster their evil and perverse doctrines and traditions, these would now be Scot-free and would be able to be the only dictates of righteousness with God in all of Israel.
The sin of Cain was the Rabbinical Schools in their collective seats of Moses in the Sanhedrin seeking to snuff out the church so that God could not reject them and pass on the blessing of Abraham Isaac and Jacob unto another people.
The sin of Cain was the Roman Catholic Church in 330 AD seeking to snuff out the Jews so that God could not reject the Church as prophesied by Christ and the Apostles and the sin of Cain was the Roman Catholic Church seeking to snuff out all that came to know Jesus Christ and gain His favor and His approbation throughout the ensuing centuries to the time of the reformation when the power of the Roman Catholic church was broken.
But regardless the sin and way of Cain continues in all Churches and all denominations of this day that hold fast to their corrupt doctrines and traditions and seek to stifle, squash and persecute and utterly corrupt those who have in their day gained God’s favor and approbation.
The way of Cain is to seek to order about the God of the universe and make Him your servant or puppet. The way of Cain entails the removal of anyone or anything that would prevent man’s corrupt preeminence over God from taking place, so that in theory God must bow to you, to your desires, your will, and your wants.
The way of Cain is the core of the Prosperity Gospel, it is the core of the Faith Healing movement, it is the core of the goals and teachings of the Christian Coalition, Moral Majority, Pat Robertson, Doctor James Dobson. It is the core of virtually all that is commonly taught in this hour that seeks to exalt men, and ministries, preachers and teachers and denominations over being discipled to Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ alone [no man can serve two masters] wearing Jesus Christ’s yoke alone [No man can wear two yokes] and especially over the idea of any individual believer being able to hear the voice of the Lord speaking to them and teach them as exemplified in biblical passages describing the ministration and manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the life of one who has entered into what Jesus Christ called being baptized with the Spirit, and having living waters bubbling up in their soul and spirit so these will never hunger and thirst but pour forth these waters to others in the dry and parched land of Churchianity.
Jude 1:11-13 (Cont.) and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (Mocking and speaking against the words and commandments of God and seeking to stifle and overthrow the free flow of the anointed word of the Lord through those that walk and move in the Spirit) These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: (Having not the Fear of the Lord) clouds they are without water, (These have not received the personal justification of the Lord, and have not the approbation of God as their witness) carried about of winds; (The wind of populist doctrines and traditions that make people happy in their sin and corruption.) trees whose fruit withereth, (Has long withered as they have been cut off from Christ as their vine) without fruit, (That have been rendered fruitless) twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. (Jude is unmistakably speaking of the false watchmen and false shepherds as declared by Isaiah. And is further elaborating on the death and destruction that their doctrine and tradition bring to themselves and their hearers.)
1 John 2:18-23 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (Denieth how? These deny the words and commandments of the Father and the Son instead preaching and teaching in their own name, lifting and exalting themselves and their ministry, and making their hearers happy in their sin and corruption, so as to place a firewall between their hearers and the Father and the Son.) Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
Know that in the Epistle of 1 John, John also in speaking of the many antichrists all around him in the church of 90 AD is citing Christ prophesying of what was to befall the church in the Parable of the Tares. They went out from us but were not of us, for if they had been of us they would have remained with us. (Steadfast in our doctrine)
Christ spoke of the Pharisees and those of rabbinical Judaism being the blind leading the blind, and admonished those that sought their instruction to beware lest they come upon the same end and destruction as their teachers would.
How much more does Christ’s words and warning apply in this day to the tares that disciple and submit themselves to any number of corrupt preachers and teachers we see all around us in this hour – preachers and teachers that seek to ensnare and enslaved their followers and to bring them into becoming own corrupt image and likeness, to cause them to exceedingly lust after the riches, the glory, and the power of this world as these ministers do also.
It is these evil and perverse preachers and teachers that desire the fellowship of the world to the point of incorporating in their doctrines, teaching and anything and everything to into their disciples and followers on a cellular level to choke, and strangle, and overcome whatever little life of God that their followers and disciples may or may not have had in their lives at some point of their “Christian” walk.
If there is a single most disturbing thing to my soul, it is the careless ease with which the daughters of Zion dwell in this hour fully believing that they are in need of nothing, that the church has never been better, that the church has never had better teaching or doctrine than it has today and that by God halleluiah the church by being so good is going to bring down Christ for his second coming.
This so much mirrors the doctrine and tradition of the Pharisees in Christ’s day, and ultimately the way of Cain that it is positively frightening.