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WAS CAIN FRAMED? Amazing New Bible Mystery   2 comments


LEFT FOR DEAD: Abel was still alive when Cain fled, sacred texts reveal.


By C. Michael Forsyth

PARIS — Bible scholars have uncovered an astounding mountain of scriptural evidence indicating that Cain was innocent of murdering Abel — and the real killer was never apprehended!

Now England’s leading theologian Anthony Hargrett and France’s most brilliant private detective Jean-Pierre Castel have joined forces to solve the mind-bending Bible mystery.

“Holy scriptures leave no room for doubt — Cain was framed,” declared Castel. “Now it is time to ‘round up the usual suspects.’ ”

The experts reached their stunning conclusion after poring over thousands of sacred texts, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the apocryphal Book of Enoch held holy by the Ethiopian Christians and 70 mysterious metal plates found recently in a cave in Jordan.

“Solving a mystery like this is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle,” explained Hargrett. “We are sifting through the clues and weighing the evidence. We believe that within a few months we shall have our man — or woman.”

MYSTERIOUS metal book holds vital clues to Bible mystery

Most of us learned the familiar Bible story in Sunday school. As described in the book of Genesis, Adam and Eve’s eldest son Cain was a farmer while his kid brother Abel was a shepherd. Cain became jealous of Abel after God rejected his offerings of crops but accepted the animal sacrifices brought by Abel. They quarreled in a meadow and Cain bashed Abel in the head. Cain panicked and ran off, then when confronted by God about his brother’s whereabouts, pretended to be clueless.

An open and shut case, right? Not so fast, the researchers say.

The critical clue, buried in those metal plates bound in book form, is the Bible’s original description of Abel’s fight with Cain in the fields. It was written before the text was translated from Hebrew into Greek, from Greek into Latin and from Latin into English, getting mangled in the process.

According to the experts, the exact wording reads, “And Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and smote him, and did flee, leaving him to lie as if dead.”

“When I saw those words ‘as if,’ I almost dropped my magnifying glass, as the enormous import of them swept over me,” recalls Hargrett. “It means that Abel was still alive and unconscious when Cain ran off — and that someone else came along and finished the job.

“I realized that the world’s first murder mystery remained unsolved.”

To help him finger the real killer, Hargrett enlisted the help of Castel, a fourth-generation private investigator whose great-grandfather is said to have been the inspiration for Agatha Christie’s fictional detective Hercule Poirot.

Together, they’ve drawn up a list of likely suspects:


ADAM — The father of Cain and Abel faced a potentially deadly Oedipal threat. As far as he and his sons knew, there was only woman on Earth, Eve. That meant that, as the teens’ hormones kicked in, it was only a matter of time before they become attracted to her — and realized the only way to win her would be to bump off their father. Adam must have known his only hope was to strike first. When a chance came along to take out Abel and drive off Cain in one fell swoop, it must have seemed like a miracle.

“Years of laboring in the fields — as a ‘tiller of ground’ as the Old Testament puts it — would have made Adam’s hands strong enough to easily strangle Abel as he lay unconscious and bleeding from the head wound,” Castel points out.

“Tellingly, the Bible never mentions where the boys’ father was when the fight occurred. That means Adam had the means, motive and opportunity.”

WAS EVE the forerunner of murder mom Susan Smith?

EVE — Growing up free and naked, with no responsibilities, Eve had every reason to be resentful of the sons who ruined her perfect body and burdened her with the wearying chores of motherhood. That bitterness likely grew over the years. When she stumbled across Abel sprawled on the field and knew she’d have to take care of him once again — perhaps indefinitely if he suffered a brain injury — she would certainly be tempted to snuff the life out of her helpless son.

“Yes, to commit such a horrific act would require colossal selfishness, impulsiveness and propensity for sin,” Hargrett says. “But bear in mind, as the woman who bit the forbidden fruit and convinced Adam to do the same, Eve qualifies. My goodness, she single-handedly invented sin! Could a mother actually kill her own flesh and blood child? Go ask Susan Smith.

“The only thing missing in this case is a ‘suspicious-looking black man’ to blame the crime on.”

SATAN has an airtight alibi — or does he?

SATAN — As the Father of Lies and the incarnation of evil, it’s surprising that Satan didn’t make the short list of suspects previously. Until now, one thing kept him above suspicion. He had an airtight alibi: the Bible indicates that he was in hell at the time of the homicide.

“However, recent scholarship has shown that Satan has the power of bilocation, the supernatural ability to be in two places at once,” reveals Hargrett. “That’s how he’s able to buy a person’s soul on one side of the world while simultaneously making a personal appearance at a black mass on the other.

“This blows Lucifer’s alibi right out of the water.”

The fact that Satan previously adopted the form of a serpent while visiting Eden is an important clue, the theologian adds. “A snake would have no difficulty in coiling around an unconscious man’s neck and doing him in.”

EX-WIFE FROM HELL: Adam’s ex Lilith was a lust-crazed harpy who preyed on his male descendants.

LILITH — Most laymen assume that Eve was the first woman created by God, but Bible experts know that’s not the case. While Genesis 2:22 describes God’s creation of Eve from Adam’s rib, an earlier passage makes crystal clear that another woman had already been made: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” (Gen. 1:27).

“A sacred Hebrew text known as The Babylonian Talmud, compiled around 600 A.D., identifies Lilith as Adam’s first wife,” revealed Hargrett. “According to Hebrew legend, Lilith refused to obey Adam, considering herself his equal since they were created simultaneously. They split up and she later turned to evil. She seduced the archangel Samael and eventually married the infamous demon Asmodeous, chief of Satan’s horde of demons.

“She became a witch-like incarnation of lust, causing men to be led astray, and she later spawned a brood of demons known as lamia that killed helpless human newborns.

“It’s not hard to imagine that after the break-up with Adam, evil Lilith would have lurked secretively around Eden, filled with jealousy and consumed with sexual desire. If she spied a hunky, young, physically perfect shepherd like Abel, the Bible’s original ‘bad girl’ would try to seduce him in a heartbeat. A wholesome, god-fearing youth like Abel would undoubtedly reject her advances. If that happened it would be easy to see the vicious harpy growing enraged and taking her revenge at the first opportunity. As the saying goes, ‘Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.'”

NOT SO INNOCENT: Angels are capable of jealosy — and extreme violence, Bible says.

THE TWO CHERUBIM — According to the Old Testament, after Adam and Eve were kicked out the Garden of Eden, a pair of Cherubim — minor angels — were left to guard the entrance with flaming swords so they would never return.

It’s well known that angels were jealous of man’s relationship with God (according to some accounts, that’s what sparked the War in Heaven). They were probably relieved that Adam and Eve were gone for good. Imagine their dismay when the humans set up shop elsewhere in Eden, kept on worshiping God, and remained His beloved favorites. Angels, while sugar and spice most of the time, could turn deadly on a dime, as the men of Sodom learned the hard way when they tried to molest the “soft,” androgynous-looking beings.

“Yes, angels put on a ‘goody two shoes’ facade,” says Castel. “But it certainly would be interesting to place these two in separate interrogation rooms and bring in some tough Parisian detectives to grill them under hot bright lights. Then sit back and see which one cracks first and rolls on the other.”

HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: Archangel Samael, AKA the Angel of Death has a track record of rubbing out humans.

ARCHANGEL SAMAEL — This member of God’s heavenly host serves as the Angel of Death.

“According to ancient Hebrew texts, he is linked romantically with Lilith. If he witnessed her making a play for Abel, he would be insanely jealous,” observes Castel. “Would he be capable of murder? Hello, he’s the ANGEL OF DEATH!”

DESPARATE FOR LOVE: Cain’s future wife would have killed to get a husband — literally.

CAIN‘S WIFE — The Bible indicates that God had created other humans after Adam, stating that Cain “went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the Land of Nod, on the east of Eden.” There he met and married a woman who bore him a son, Enoch — the great-granddad of Noah. (Gen. 4:17).

“How do we know that this woman wasn’t creeping around Eden, which was within walking distance of Nod, spying on this other little ‘tribe’ and pining for a mate — one who wasn’t her own brother, ” Hargrett points out. “The only way to ‘hook up’ with Cain was to get him banished from Eden. Would she stoop to murder to achieve that goal? Lonely women fearful of becoming old maids have done far more desperate things to get a husband.”

While advising the public not to jump to conclusions until all the evidence is in, the researchers reveal that right now they’re focusing their attention on Cain’s wife.

Nowhere does the Bible point the finger of suspicion at her, admits Castel. “But in criminal investigations, we have a saying: ‘It’s always the one you least suspect.’ ”

Copyright C. Michael Forsyth

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NOAH’S ARK FOUND FROZEN IN ANTARCTIC ICE — With Crew Still Aboard!   15 comments

Noah's Ark in Ice Update

FROZEN: is mysterious wreck found under Antarctic ice Noah’s Ark?

By C. Michael Forsyth

McMURDO BASE, Antarctica — Scientists say they have discovered what appears to be Noah’s Ark deep in an Antarctic ice shelf, with all hands still aboard along with two of every animal — all frozen stiff!

The remarkable discovery was made on February 8th  by the Swedish research vessel Aventyr. The scientists were studying the effects of global warming, when the ice-shelf collapsed, exposing about a third of the ancient craft.

“This is far, far, beyond merely mind-blowing — it‘s the most baffling Bible mystery of all time,” declares biblical archaeologist David H. Tootenhaur. “It turns everything we thought we knew about the Holy Bible upside down!”

The scientists who made the amazing find are cautious about identifying the enormous, ice-enshrouded vessel as Noah’s Ark, saying it would be premature to do so without further investigation.

“We can only say that the ship is made of cedar, known in antiquity as ‘gopher wood,’ just as described in the Bible,” says lead researcher Dr. Alrik Olofson.

“It measures 450 feet long, the equivelent of the ancient unit 300 cubits; it is 75 feet or 50 cubits wide, and it has three stories that give it the height of 45 feet, or 30 cubits. These are precisely the specifications God cited when He commanded Noah to build the Ark, according to the Book of Genesis.

“Aboard we’ve found two representatives of virtually every species that now exists, as well as the remains of five pre-Bronze age humans.”

The ship was found in the Wendell Sea, when a mile-long section of the Larson C  ice shelf collapsed. The discovery seems to fly in the face of known history, since the entire human race is believed to be descended from survivors of the Flood aboard Noah’s Ark.

Even the world’s top Bible scholars confess that they are befuddled, and news reports have fueled much wild speculation. Some armchair Bible “experts” claim the whole thing must be an elaborate hoax cooked up by Satanists bent on attacking Christianity. New Agers point to Babylonian legends of a small band of people who survived the Flood by means of a giant “holy umbrella” — and whom, they argue, could be the real ancestors of modern humans.

Some church leaders fear that unless the riddle is solved — and quickly — it could lead to religious conflict and social unrest.

“We are pleading with our congregations to remain calm,” says Florida clergyman Rev. Alexander P. Wentbooth. “Christians must have faith that this is all part of God’s plan.”

Fearing widespread upheaval, many governments have suppressed news of the discovery. Even in the U.S., quite a few preachers stubbornly refuse to discuss the ship with their flocks.

Ark Aurelio Aurelio Luini

Noah’s ark saved all life on Earth — at least on OUR universe — as shown in this painting by Aurelio Luini


Theoretical physicist Dr. Jeremy Blinkley, generally acknowleged to be the world’s most brilliant mind and sometimes referred to as “the thinking man’s Stephen Hawking,” believes he may have an explanation for the bizarre discovery.

“Most physicists today believe in the multiverse theory — the concept that alongside our universe are many other parallel universes, lying near ours in dimensions beyond the three that we perceive,” he explained. “It’s widely believed that small portholes may open up  from time to time, through which objects may pass from one world to another.

“It’s possible that in a parallel universe Noah built his Ark to escape the flood, but he, his crew and his cargo of animals failed to survive the journey. And the wreckage of his vessel drifted from a sea in that universe into our own.

“Needless to say, in that Noah’s home universe the human race is extinct, along with all other species on Earth.”

As way out as it sounds, the explanation dovetails perfectly with Christian belief.

“The great Christian thinker C.S. Lewis — hardly a heathen — explored the idea of parallel universes in his book The Magician’s Nephew,” notes Christian physicist Arnold Hipperman. “It was the logical underpinning to his famous alternate world Narnia.”

Although no radiocarbon dating has yet been conducted, based on the surrounding ice, experts say the ship must be at least 100,000 years old. Preserved by the cold, the human remains are remarkably intact. The robed, white-bearded captain was found with his hands still frozen to the steering wheel.

“It’s obvious that he tried heroically to save the ship, before it was overcome by some unknown calamity,” notes Dr. Olofson.

The animal carcasses are entirely made up of newborns, including a baby kangaroo, known as a joey, no bigger than a honey bee. Crates of eggs were found in the lowest deck, rather than live birds and reptiles. This, at least, solves one Bible mystery that has long puzzled scholars — how Noah managed to squeeze all those creatures into one boat.

While the discovery has been unsettling to many believers, Hipperman says that if the multiverse theory is right, that’s reason to rejoice.

“It means that the act of Creation is even more miraculous than we were taught in Sunday school,” he observes. “God did not only create our universe, he simultaneously made countless others.”

Copyright C. Michael Forsyth


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