Just Heard on Issues Etc. 24: When you raise a child like he is the Messiah, you get Cain.
Dr. John Saleska, Director of the Concordia Bible Institute at Concordia University Wisconsin, just made a brilliant point in his talk on the book of Genesis on Issues Etc. 24. Referring to the children of of Adam and Eve, Dr. Saleska observed that “when you raise a child like he is the Messiah, you get Cain.” And who was Cain? A selfish murderer of his very own brother. He was jealous of his brother Abel’s sacrifice, and had no difficulty in killing him out of pure rage and spite. And that was simply with the first children of our forbears. Just imagine what we do to our children when we raise them as if they were like a Messiah.