CAIN & ABEL – DIE-IT & DIET


Cain was not Abel. His focus on this feeling of separateness induced by fore-bitten fruit caused the lousy sensation of jeallousy against and blocked any gell-ing with his brother. Cain did not play well with others. And this continued to the point of feeling himself consumed by this thought of not being Abel, thinking himself Un-Abel . Like all of us, C-a-I-n asked the question, “Can-I?” If he would have put the question to God, he would have had his doubt reversed from “Can-I?” to “I-Can!” Instead of asking God, Cain answered that question with his own (T)houghts determining in a negative belief wherein he said to himself, “I Can’T” Our forefather’s uncertainty in his own spiritual abilities caused him to give Forbidden Fruits of the Field (F.F.F. or 666) as an offering to the Lord. When it was rejected, it was because we can not fool ourselves by sacrificing something other than our sinful selves through humility and faith. The story of Abel’s sacrifice not only symbolically speaks of the Sacrifice of the Lamb of God but literally relates how he, himself was sacrificed. In a very real way, Abel was the first Christ. Unfortunately, Self Sacrifice is not well understood and much less the Savior(Him)Self. Mormon and Muslim scripture show us how Abraham broke with a horrible family tradition of fathers sacrificing their sons. The true man of integrity does not rely on pseudo-sacrifice and suppose that the practice will save his soul.

While they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

While they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

God favors neither fruit nor flesh but rather He recognizes only the First-Fruits of the First-Born not the First-Killed. Cain was the firstborn but like Esau, he did not correctly understand his birthright. And as we will see, he too sold it for a “mess of pottage”. Genesis says that Abel became a shepherd of a flock, but Cain cultivated the land. The record does not say it was an orchard or vineyard but a field from whence Cain, “presented some of the land’s produce as an offering to the Lord” and a field to which Cain beckoned his brother with the plan to slay him. Fields which are naturally occurring do not yield anything that man’s stomach can handle without much prior processing. But sheep’s stomachs are made to process the grasses and the meat of grass-fed sheep and other ruminants like bison, venison and goats provided early man with much strength and nutrients. Even if a field is cleared with much toil and “sweat of the brow” to make way for strictly wheat or barely to be grown, grains are typically poisonous to humans until we grind them into powder and cook almost any remaining nutrients out of them.

Mineral deficiencies and birth defects are the legacy of grain based diets. You will remember, ‘pastel’ comes from an Italian word that literally means “material reduced to a paste” and is a diminutive form of the word ‘pasta’. Pasta is made from grains reduced to a paste. This is the same stuff used to put piñatas together. It tastes like crap and production is costly. The agricultural revolution brought us slave food, and since we are what we eat, it inevitably brought us to become slaves. Slaves are miserable and misery seeks company. But healthier humans do not become slaves of their own volition. The situation soon deteriorated All-Over (Oliver) the globe, from healthy hunter-gatherers to Twisted scenes wherein the human race is reduced to orphans begging oppressors, “Please Sir. Can-I have some more?” Seeds are nature’s microchips the original nano-technology. They will hold whatsoever information as is input and execute the same when planted. Ingestion of so many grains makes one more easily engrained by whatever spell the ruling class casts over the seeds that are then cast over the earth for a continued sowing and reaping of their cycle of death. Live by the sickle, die by the sickle. Eating sticky gruel or pottage everyday will produce a sickly populace with a pasty, pale complexion. And the robust Afrikan race may seem to have adjusted physically to a slave diet of cruel gruel. But on the inside, their spirits reject what they have been fed, urging their physical bodies to go against the grain. The effects are felt and it is no coincidence that Afrikan Americans are at highest risk for the blood disease called Sickle Cell Anemia. The mutation that causes all SCDs (Sickle Cell Diseases) originated in Cameroon, Senegal, Benin and other West African areas. This mutation causes haemoglobin to collapse in on itself occasionally. When enough haemoglobin collapses in on itself the red blood cells loose their natural holy torus shape and become sickle-shaped.

Silly Satan

Silly Satan, Paste is for the Outside of the Body, Not the Inside of the Body.

Imagine the envy boiling the blood inside Cain as he sees his able-bodied brother, blessed with a life-energy that flowed to him almost effortlessly, without compulsory means (D&C 121:46). Perhaps Cain had tried his hand at sheep herding and found that the animals did not readily obey him as they did his sibling. Watching Abel, the Good Shepherd, Cain may have wondered in awe at his almost magical ability to be trusted and obeyed by the beasts. Protecting one’s flock and self from predators can drive a man crazy but even more maddening to Cain, would have been witnessing how Abel made it look so easy. How had he regained such oneness with nature in this post Eden existence? Eons later Arab slave drivers and white anthropologists would encounter the Masai tribe of North Africa with similar fascination and bewilderment.

Chiefly herders of cattle and goats, the Masai have lived primarily on dairy products, including milk and blood, with some meat, and with a varying percentage of fruit and vegetable foods. Like their progenitor, Abel, they continue blood sacrifice. They have found favor with the Lord through occasional blood letting which is acceptable in the Lord’s sight and does not require the same kind of slaughter called for under the Law of Moses. Anthropologists observe that in every instance these cattle people dominate the surrounding tribes who, in contrast to the Masai, are all agrarian. The Masai are characterized by superb physical development, great bravery and a mental acumen that makes it possible for them to dominate because of their superior intelligence. Dr. Weston Price writes:

“The Masai are tall and strong. In driving over the veldt we frequently saw one or two men or boys guarding an entire herd with only their spears. Their skill in killing a lion with a spear is one of the most superb of human achievements.”

The 'Abel' Bodied Massai

The ‘Abel’ Bodied Massai

The Bible describes Cain as becoming “furious and downcast” that the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering but did not for Cain and his offering. The Lord asks Cain why he is so upset and tells him: “If you do right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must master it.” The Septuagint version has an alternate translation which provides some insight. Here the Lord is recorded as saying: “Hast thou not sinned if thou hast brought it rightly, but not rightly divided it? Be still, to thee shall be his submission, and thou mayest rule over him.” It sounds as if God is explaining that He is not so much disapproving of Cain’s chosen livelihood but of the way he has gone about it. Is it possible that the Lord is giving some sound advice on how to balance his diet or prepare his meals in a healthier manner? Could the words “rightly divided” be referring to proper preparation or even to sharing his harvest with others according to the ways of a just and loving steward rather than insisting on  land ownership and later ownership of people which Cain’s agricultural revolution spawned? The Lord admonishes the vexed Cain to, “Be still.” “Calm yourself. You will get the hang of it if you only relax and put your trust in Me,” seems to be God’s message to Cain. Cain is told that his external environment will submit to him and he will rule it. But for this to happen he must muster up inner courage and master himself. Sadly, Cain does not heed the voice of the Lord. He allows himself to be overcome with resentment. Resentment turns to rage and he commits fratricide. An unspeakable evil was unleashed on the planet and the Curse of Cain has since spread and affected many the world over.

Additional text, not had in the Bible, is found in The Pearl of Great Price, Moses 5:31

“And Cain said: Truly I am Mahan, the master of this great secret, that I may murder and get gain. Wherefore Cain was called Master Mahan, and he gloried in his wickedness.”

Satan Crowns Cain

Satan Crowns Cain

LDS theologians and Cain himself might very well say that he did in fact master something – the Devil himself. But all that happened here was that his failure to master the devil in his self resulted in an open portal through which evil could work and would flow for millennia to come. For this reason the title ‘Master Mahan’ was passed from Cain to his son Lamech and purity of the bloodline has been of utmost importance within the secret combinations ever since. The passing gene-rations must not feel or think themselves free to pursue their own lives in liberty and in this way they are not masters at all but puppets. To the extent that the dark half of our nature comes to rule our spirit, it causes our countenance to fall and our surroundings follow suit. This is why Cain could only gain anything through lies and the exercise of force, whilst Abel, who walked in holiness before the Lord, had no need of secrets or manipulation. This is the story of two men inhabiting the same physical dimension but operating from very different spiritual dimensions. One, a keeper of cattle, the other a tiller of the field – one was just that much closer to his hunter gatherer roots and the other, following new trends of faithlessness.

The Cry of the Little Peoples goes up to God in vain,
For the world is given over to the cruel sons of Cain;

From Richard Le Gallienne’s poem: Cry Of The Little Peoples

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22 Comments

  1. “Anthropologists observe that in every instance these cattle people dominate the surrounding tribes who, in contrast to the Masai, are all agrarian.”

    Just like Cain dominated Abel?

  2. “And I bear record that the people of Nephi did seek diligently to restore the Lamanites unto the true faith in God. But our labors were vain; their hatred was fixed, and they were led by their evil nature that they became wild, and ferocious, and a blood-thirsty people, full of idolatry and filthiness; feeding upon beasts of prey; dwelling in tents, and wandering about in the wilderness with a short skin girdle about their loins and their heads shaven; and their skill was in the bow, and in the cimeter, and the ax. And many of them did eat nothing save it was raw meat; and they were continually seeking to destroy us.”
    (Enos 1:20)

    Those who thirst for the blood of animals, often thirst for the blood of their brother.

    Maybe Cain killed Abel because he lusted for the blood of his animals.

  3. Elder Chantdown,

    I have edited your post to remove the cuss word. This blog is rated ‘G’, so no cuss words are allowed in the posts or comments. Please keep this in mind for all your future posts.

  4. NobleNarcissist,

    The Masai dominate all neighboring tribes in aspects of physical health not force. I know that in our cult-sure the word dominate may be automatically associated with unrighteous dominion but that is more a question of our cult-sure and not the language. A word can be taken many ways for example I apparently ran the risk of offending someone out there with a little word which is the equivalent of d-u-n-g, both in the particular context I used it and in the number of letters of which it is comprised. But of course ‘it’ escaped your notice entirely, as you found more to be offended by in the subject matter than in the actual words themselves.

    So to clarify, I am not saying the Masai people are perfect. But I also can not factually say that they are blood-thirsty. They are not. They have not warred with anyone in ages, not even the British Colonialists. Here is a link to a blog written by a perfectly culturally accepted, tame as they come LDS woman which details her family’s encounter with the Masai people. If your interested in them.

    http://segullah.org/daily-special/coming-of-age-in-a-maasai-boma/

    But like I said, I am only using them as an example of ancient custom. I am not even saying that Abel was perfect. I believe that both Cain and Abel were living in a fallen state. But I did want to point out the differences in direction and attitude with which they handled that fallen situation. Maybe Cain did kill Abel because he lusted for the blood of his animals, as you suggest. Maybe Abel was actually the one who killed Cain. It really wouldn’t matter. The point is that LUSTING is only a symptom of viewing thing in a ‘take only’ way. And what the spirit says to me throught the story, and what I am therefore trying to say through my writing is that the CONcept of ownership is part and parcel with a lustful nature.

    I’m not saying anyone is perfect “shoot” even I mess up. As I did when I assumed that describing poop with a more colloquial version which is rooted in Semitic languages and actually describes a name for the Devil would surely not “make an offender” of me in the eyes of someone who makes frequent reference to “Heck” as the proper name of an actual place.

    Nobody is perfect, not the Lamanites not the Nephites. Everybody messes up, even Narcissists. Jews and Gentiles, Vegetarian and Omnivore, Black and White alike are all made free in Christ. (Though apparently more free in certain areas of the world and cyber-space than in others) We are free to take offense we are free to give it. But we are also free to fully experience the consequences of those liberties we take. Words can be misleading. Try to tune into the spirit.

  5. Apparently I misjudged what you meant when you used the word “dominate.” In our day and age it certainly tends to be synonymous with “oppress” and of course even oppression can mean many things, with varying degrees of severity.

    I find that there are as many spirits as there are people. The only way you tune into the Holy Spirit is if you are studying God’s law and doing your best to follow it. Those who refuse to follow God’s law are led by a variety of spirits, none which I’d call holy.

    Part of God’s law is certainly dietary. When it comes to whether or not we should eat meat, I take to heart the passages in D&C 89 which recommend that we eat meat sparingly, only in times of winter, cold, and famine. The intent of this scripture seems pretty plain to me. I recommend reading some of the talks given by Hyrum Smith for those who aren’t sure what it means.

  6. Definitely. I love how you put it…

    “I find that there are as many spirits as there are people. The only way you tune into the Holy Spirit is if you are studying God’s law and doing your best to follow it.”

    This is also what I have come to learn. I alone am responsible for MY connection to the Holy Spirit. If I can not feel it when among people who express themselves more roughly or crudely than I (and yes there are many much more crude with their language than I) then how can I say that it is a “holy spirit” which I feel around church-goers. There is only one sure way, as you point out. I appreciate francness no matter the language used to convey it – even French. I do not appreciate a lying spirit.

    I also agree that dietary considerations are important to the Lord in his personal dealing with each of his children. I believe that meat should be eaten sparingly. And you know what? That is the cool thing about the Masai. While they may eat dairy and blood very regularly. They eat meat sparingly because they care for their animals with great attention to detail and keep them as healthy and safe as possible until they die of natural causes. So they are surprisingly not big meat eaters. They do eat it occasionally though, procuring it from wild game in the bush sometimes. But somehow I think the Lord is more pleased with their practices than Tysons Chicken and McDonalds.

  7. I decided to read a bit of the D&C tonight, since I still have not read it cover to cover. Even though I’m pretty sure I’ve read up to around Section 60 in the past, I felt I should start my study tonight at Section 50. I only got in a few verses and this is what I read:

    “Behold, verily I say unto you, that there are many spirits which are false spirits, which have gone forth in the earth, deceiving the world. And also Satan hath sought to deceive you, that he might overthrow you. Behold, I, the Lord, have looked upon you, and have seen abominations in the church that profess my name. … Behold, verily I say unto you, there are hypocrites among you, who have deceived some, which has given the adversary power; but behold such shall be reclaimed; But the hypocrites shall be detected and shall be cut off, either in life or in death, even as I will; and wo unto them who are cut off from my church, for the same are overcome of the world. Wherefore, let every man beware lest he do that which is not in truth and righteousness before me.”
    (D&C 50:2-4, 7-9)

    Seems pretty apropos to our discussion.

  8. I agree about Tyson’s Chicken and McDonald’s. The kind of environment they grow animals in is despicable. They really are using and abusing the gift God has given. Americans in general have a very unhealthy attitude towards diet, not just the meat aspect. We are a product of our ignorance and companies have been capitalizing on that for decades now.

  9. This is one of the most powerful parts in D&C 50:

    “And again, verily I say unto you, and I say it that you may know the truth, that you may chase darkness from among you; He that is ordained of God and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he is the least and the servant of all. Wherefore, he is possessor of all things; for all things are subject unto him, both in heaven and on the earth, the life and the light, the Spirit and the power, sent forth by the will of the Father through Jesus Christ, his Son. But NO MAN IS POSSESSOR OF ALL THINGS EXCEPT HE BE PURIFIED AND CLEANSED FROM ALL SIN. And IF YE ARE PURIFIED AND CLEANSED FROM ALL SIN, YE SHALL ASK WHATSOEVER YOU WILL IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND IT SHALL BE DONE.”
    (D&C 50:25-29)

    That’s an amazing promise! This is why we don’t see more miracles in our everyday lives, because we aren’t yet purified. I’ve found that God is oftentimes merciful to me, despite my level of progression he still provides my daily needs. At the same time, I know if I want a fulness of blessings, I must be living the fulness of the law.

  10. Yep. Thats what I was getting at with the Cain and Abel comparison. We know that Adam and Eve themselves were redeemed from the effects of the fall in this life.That should at least excite us and motivate us a little I would think, to try and do more and more.

    We don’t need to push ourselves to the point of stumbling but seriously….Look at the world today….we know that we can do better and we must be led on by a burning desire for those miraculous promises to be restored to ourselves as individuals and eventually the entire human family.

    Like yourself I have come to the knowledge that the first post diluvial kingdom of Egypt was setting about much more seriously than many would suppose, to restore what had been lost. In many ways Joseph was aware that what we were to be shooting for surpassed a restoration of the original “Christian” movement and dated back to those things which were had prior to Jesus but of course not prior to CHRIST. The Master knew that apostasy would set in almost as soon as the movement took off. Its ok. But NOW is the time to seek the Restoration of All Things.

  11. Joseph Smith laid the foundation, but somehow I think even he knew he wouldn’t be placing the capstone in his mortal lifetime. Although it’s my belief that he is still directing this dispensation until he ushers in Christ’s coming. Christ can’t come unless he has a bride prepared for the wedding supper. If not us, then who?

  12. “if not us then who?” the lamanites and other lost tribes.

    And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them. And then will I remember my covenant which I have made unto my people, O house of Israel, and I will bring my gospel unto them. And I will show unto thee, O house of Israel, that the Gentiles shall not have power over you; but I will remember my covenant unto you, O house of Israel, and ye shall come unto the knowledge of the fulness of my gospel.

    have we rejected the fulness? not quite all of it but parts. we are definitely lifted up in our pride above all other nations, i can’t go to the temple without hearing a prayer for the troops “protecting our freedoms” and i have heard from the pulpit over and over how america is the best place on earth, we are the best church on earth, we are the best people on earth etc. are we full of lyings, mischeifs, and hypocrisy? to an extent, but i don’t think it is systemic through the majority of church members. murder? utah ranks last in people joining the military, so that’s good.
    http://www.adherents.com/largecom/lds_dem.html
    preistcraft? i think so for sure. check out your local deseret book or go to efy and see the gospel for sale, its not quite full blown in the church leadership but its getting there. whoredoms? yes i think so, if we count the whoredoms of our hearts. utah is a porn obsessed place. also
    http://forum.newordermormon.org/viewtopic.php?t=14914
    secret abominations? if you believe glen pace then yes.

    so i don’t think we have quite reached the point where the gospel will be taken from among us, but it doesn’t seem to far off either if we stay the course we’ve been heading

  13. Have you ever noticed that the LDS patriarchal blessings place members predominantly in the tribe of Ephraim? Ephraim is one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In other words they are part of the house of Israel.

    Joseph Smith taught something about this topic:

    “This first Comforter or Holy Ghost has no other effect than pure intelligence. It is more powerful in expanding the mind, enlightening the understanding, and storing the intellect with present knowledge, of a man who is of the literal seed of Abraham, than one that is a Gentile though it may not have half as much visual effect upon his body; for as the Holy Ghost falls upon one of the literal seed of Abraham, it is calm and serene; and his whole soul and body are only exercised by the pure spirit of intelligence; while the effect of the Holy Ghost upon a Gentile, is to purge out the old blood, and make him actually of the seed of Abraham. That man that has none of the blood of Abraham (naturally) must have new creation by the Holy Ghost.”
    (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.149)

    Yes, the Church Joseph founded was predominantly Gentile, which is why Joseph identified the Church as a Gentile church. But those members who truly converted should have had this mighty change come over them. Those members who didn’t convert (rejected the fulness) would naturally remain Gentiles.

    “And when the times of the Gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel; But they receive it not; for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men. And in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
    (D&C 45:28-30)

    The light was the Restoration of the fulness brought to us by the Prophet Joseph Smith, but the Church he founded would reject it and “in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” A generation is usually given to be somewhere between 70 and 120 years in the scriptures. This passage implies a starting point, meaning there must be some event in Church history which constitutes what God considers a rejection of the fulness of his gospel. If you can determine that event, then you have a timeframe to gauge when the times of the Gentiles is ended.

  14. “Now these words, O Lord, we have spoken before thee, concerning the revelations and commandments which thou hast given unto us, who are identified with the Gentiles.”

  15. i can’t really think of a specific action that could be viewed as a rejection of the fulness, maybe barring blacks from the priesthood and temple? maybe discontinuing the law of consecration? the breaking up of the church into tons of factions after joseph’s death?

  16. I would suspect it would have to be something the Church as a body voted on during General Conference. Otherwise, it couldn’t be said that it was the voice of the people.

  17. Interesting talk dallonj. Can’t say I agree with his viewpoint, but it is an interesting perspective into Jewish thought.

  18. yeah it was interesting but his thinking on satan as a robot and humans as so much better than animals didn’t really jive with me. his other lectures on youtube are pretty interesting

  19. I did watch a few of them. Seeing things from another well-reasoned perspective is always entertaining.

  20. It’s interesting to see how much the Jews are focused on works. The fact that they don’t think they even need a Messiah to make it into heaven is something I hadn’t realized. They are the polar opposite of modern day Christianity which thinks works are totally unnecessary and faith on Jesus is the only thing needed to save a man. The Mormon view takes the middle road.

  21. http://m.guardiannews.com/world/2013/mar/30/maasai-game-hunting-tanzania

    sad News For The masai


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