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Am I my brother's keeper?


Genesis 4:1 - 9

ESV - 1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord. 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The phrase "my brother's keeper" occurs in the context of the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4:1-9. After the Lord God had expelled Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden for their disobedience, C...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Tony Flores Tony Flores a servant of Jesus Christ
Yes, we are our bother's keeper according to Jesus. Jesus summarized the Ten Commandments as 'love God above all' and 'love thy neighbor as thy self.' Your neighbor is your brother.

September 17 2015 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Brian Ansell Retired school teacher, now sell homemprovements i
A Christian first loves himself then he can love his neighbor as himself and of course my brother is my neighbor. So unless I am to keep my neighbors I cannot be expected to keep may brothers. But I do need to love them all as I love myself.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
No, we are not responsible for our brother when he is not with us. But when he is, we are. Cain's answer to God, in the form of a question, is what I believe, to be mocking God. He was in my opinion "making a statement" showing his insensitive indifference, which is all too common through the whole course of human history. 

The rejection of the family bond is the negation of love; it is the spirit of murder; cf. 1 John 3:12; 1 John 3:15. Compare also Psalm 10.

June 24 2020 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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