Thursday, July 17, 2014

"City of God" XV.20

Chapter 20:
Why does the Bible even bother to tell us about Cain's line, if they're to be destroyed in the Flood? Basically, because of the type it provides of the relationship between the city of man and the City of God. Augustine presents several possible interpretations (some which he's already noted) of the reasons specific things are noted in the Scriptures. The big point, however, is that Cain's line represents sin and rebellion, while Seth's represents restoration and faith in God.

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