What happened to the descendants of Cain? Did they survive the flood?


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Eced7a1f c81d 42f4 95ea 9d5719dce241 Singapore Moses Messenger of God, CEO in IT industry, Astronaut, Scientist
► No. Cain's descendants did NOT survive the flood

Cain’s line is mentioned only to the seventh generation in Gen. 4:16-24). Cain's line did not survive after flood. This is because, the line of Seth alone survived the flood, so we know this is true.

Why Cain's line did not survive after the blood. Let's study...

► On contrary, It is a matter of record that Seth’s children were as ungodly as Cain’s. The firstborn of Seth even started idolatry, as proven in The Line of Seth. Apostasy began in Seth’s line with his firstborn. Gen. 4:26 literally reads, "then men began to call themselves by the name of Jehovah," or "call upon their gods (idols) by the name of Jehovah." If true worship began here then what kind of worship was that of Adam, Abel, Seth and others up to this time (Gen. 3:21; 4:1-15; Heb. 11:4)? 

Seth’s line and others were so ungodly at the time of Enoch that he prophesied their destruction (Jude 1). He also foretold the flood, because he called his son Methuselah meaning, "when he is dead it (the flood) shall come." Where were all the many so-called "sons of God" from Seth’s line during those last six hundred years? God told Noah that he was the only righteous one in the earth (Gen. 7:1). 

All flesh was corrupt, hence, the judgment upon all flesh except eight persons. If Seth’s line hadn’t failed, God wouldn’t have destroyed them along with the ungodly. Even Noah’s family wasn’t saved because they were godly, but because they were pure Adamic stock(meaning this family tree was never mixed with angels or the children born of angels)

► With the exception of Noah and his family all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth before the flood (Gen. 6:12), which means the entire race (besides Noah’s family) had become a mixture of fallen angels and men, or giants. Only Noah and his family had kept their lineage pure from Adam, which is really why they were saved in the ark. They were the only ones capable of giving the race a new, clean start after the flood. It is said of Noah that he was a just man and perfect in his generations (Gen. 6:9). 

The Hebrew for "perfect" is tamiym (H8549), which means without blemish. It is the technical word for physical perfection, not moral perfection. It is so used of the sacrificial animals of the Old Testament which had to be of pure stock and without blemish (Ex. 12:5; 29:1; Lev. 1:3; 3:1-6; 4:3,23-32; 5:15-18; 6:6; 9:2-3; Ezek. 43:22-25; 45:18-23), without spot (Num. 19:2; 28:3-11; 29:17,26), and undefiled (Ps. 119:1). Used of Noah, this word means that he and his sons were the only pure Adamic left, and for such purity, they (regardless of their position in personal holiness) were all preserved in the ark.

In the light of above biblical reasons, Cain's line did NOT get to survive through the flood.

Hope these clarify....

Shalom, Selva Moses

August 12 2014 4 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini John Appelt
Some of Cain’s descendants are mentioned in Genesis 4. In Genesis 4:17, 18, the genealogy from Cain is given: Enoch, Irad, Mehujael, Methushael, Lamech. 

From the line of Cain came several skillful innovators, Jubal, Jabal and Tubal-Cain, sons of Lamech, Genesis 4:21-22. Jabal would be the first of the nomadic ranchers who provided products from agriculture. 

Through Jubal came musicians and musical instruments. The name Jubal is said to be the derivation of the Jubilee trumpet.

Through Tubal-Cain came metalworkers at the forge, who were the engineers and toolmakers, possessing a high degree of technology. His name is preserved in the name Vulcan, the Roman god of fire as well as volcanoes. 

According to these verses, early man was hardly primitive as depicted. Many artifacts have been discovered that defy explanations except to show early man had scientific and technical knowledge and skills, some of which no longer exist. For example, uncorroded metal swords of about 15 elements were found in a 22-century old emperor’s tomb in China. Another tomb contained a model of a working glider and another printed cloth. These artifacts found world-wide are called OOPARTS or Out Of Place ARTefactS, coined by Ivan T. Anderson, a biologist and writer. 

But more bizarre are many items found embedded in very deep earth layers which suppose man was very advanced millions of years ago. This type of evidence instead suggests it is pre-Flood. Examples include a hammer found in an exposed strata supposedly some early era near London, Texas. Other items found deep in coal layers and in quarries, such as nails, chains, a metal vase, may indicate that before the Flood, there was an advanced civilization as revealed in the Bible. 

As for the question of whether descendants of Cain survived the Flood, many commentators say there were none. However, some Jewish sources claim Noah’s wife was Naamah, Genesis 4:22, which then means the line of Cain did survive the Flood, but there is no way to verify it. 

It is not known who the sons of Noah married whether of the line of Cain or the line of Seth. But considering the number of survivors, the line of Seth must have been very much corrupted by this time.

A possible scenario is that while the ark was being built, people may have traveled from all over the world to see this project and at that time heard the message of judgment upon the earth. A few would have believed in the God of Noah, just as the grace of God today reaches different people in various places. Daughters were included who the sons of Noah married. It would be assumed the daughter’s parents or relatives died before the Flood came, leaving these eight survivors.

The answer is that no one knows if the line of Cain survived the Flood, and it cannot be ruled out. However, it is evident that by God’s grace, His people were delivered in His time from the wrath of judgment.

February 19 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Kinder de Deus
My opinion is that John Appelt's post contains a lot of merit and leaves open the door of possibility that Singaporean Moses shut without conclusive evidence.

If indeed Naamah was the wife of Noah and the curse bestowed upon Canaan was because he was the product of incest between Ham and Naamah, then we have a truly wicked bloodline in which the genetic aberrations of Cain would have been amplified. Indeed, the elites have been inbreeding for centuries, and from this totally fallen seed, they will have eventually purified their bloodline to have the same attributes as Cain, who will (embodied in the Antichrist) attempt to rid the world of those who believe in the lamb.

July 08 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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