I love Cain and Abel.
They make the case for a Covenant Creation in Genesis very easy.
Most believers take the following approach to Genesis...
Genesis describes God creating the very first biological man and woman. These two were NOT really connected Covenantally to the people who later on in the story would be called "Israel". As we progress through this HEBREW book which is describing HEBREW history, we see Abel, Seth, Noah, etc but these are NOT YET CALLED "ISRAEL". Israel wasn't created until Jacob so therefore Adam and Eve and all of the early characters of the story are not relevant to Abraham and the story that begins with him.
This is the majority view.
But remember when we were just starting to see the truth about fulfillment? Remember how silly it was when we started to see the clear and obvious truths in it? We would probably laugh at ourselves for overlooking passages such as Matthew 10:23, Matthew 16:27-28, and Matthew 24:34 etc
Are you ready for a good chuckle?
Check this passage out....
"By faith ABEL offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks."
Do you know where this passage is from?
This is the "faith" chapter in the book of HEBREWS.
Written by a HEBREW, written to HEBREWS, written about the history of HEBREWS.
So if the "HEBREW" account doesn't span back all the way to Adam, then what is Abel doing here in the Hebrew faith chapter?
Certainly Abel wasn't called a Hebrew back then, but the point here is that this is one story from cover to cover. This is one Covenant people in view. One "Heaven and Earth" and the generations of that Heaven and Earth are always in focus. Spanning all the way from Adam right on down to Christ.
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