…the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
                                                                                              - Albert Einstein[1]

We’ve discovered who originated the city of Babylon, and we know how Cain, and his father the
Serpent, started this entire cultural and religious movement, away from God. We’ve also seen (in these
ten sections), some of the socio/cultural elements of
Mystery Babylon - elements of this ancient,
Babylonian system are, no longer, that much of a
mystery. Now, let’s discover what some of it all means.
Let’s discover how we could, possibly, use some of this information.

Now that we have ancient written evidence the Kenites (i.e. sons of the Serpent/Cain) survived the
flood; that members of the Behemah, Chay, Owph, and Remes could have survived; even the Anakims
and Refaims survived… so what? What is the significance of the stories that surrounded them
to the whole scheme of things, today? What do these have to do with the socio/cultural side of Mystery
Babylon? The reason is simple: in the Bible, we are given a very important prediction, in regards to the
end of our current age - a prediction laid out by Jesus Christ himself:

             But as the days of Noe (Noah) were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
                                                                                             - Mat. 24:37 (KJV)

What elements would bring on the end of our age? We see it, today, in a world where these “ways of
Cain” are again becoming predominant!

Yet, we know that, for the most part, it’s not the bloodlines of a person - it’s not where they come from -
but those ways of life an individual would practice, and promote! As we see, from the above Bible verse,
the problem comes when people act like they did “in the days of Noah” (when they followed the “ways
of Cain”).

Most of the antediluvian people, and, as we know, a number of them after the flood, were thought to be
living in these "Days of Noah.” A number of them followed Cain’s "ways" of life; they glorified these
"ways" in their attitudes; they defined these ways as their culture. This is the true heart of the problem.

Although God wanted only those clean of attitude and pure of heart to survive the flood, many began
to adopt the ways of old. These “Ways of Cain” truly represent the ancient parallel of socio/cultural
elements of “the days of Noah.” Now, if we truly want to understand what the Bible proclaims to be good
and evil, if we want to know true right from wrong (even in today’s “politically correct” society), we can!
These ancient ways of Babylon, Cain, and, ultimately, of the Serpent, truly become the identifying
blocks of our modern interpretation! All we need to do is identify how a number of people lived back
then, compare it to what is going on today... and do the opposite! It’s that simple.

If “history truly repeats itself,” then having the proper knowledge of our past helps us to gather what is,
and what should be, proper ways to live today. A lot of our perceptions, today, have clearly been
clouded by a veil of “political correctness.” A lot of stories in this website could easily be twisted into
something people can make “politically incorrect.” It is for this reason they have been obscured or
hidden from us. The deeper meanings behind any objections, here? Exposure! In a world which is truly
free, we should be open to all possibilities, not shut some of them down for political reasons.

A number of “politically correct” rationales might seemingly serve for a good reason; but, far more
often, they also might help to promote one’s cultural, political, or religious agenda! One thing we know for
sure: most of our modern, “politically correct” thought doesn’t seem to serve, or promote, most anything
of a true
Biblical nature, today. Now, it’s time to move beyond the era of old, and look at our modern
society, to identify the modern parallel of what Jesus was actually saying. It’s time to find out just “who’s
who,” and what’s right and wrong.

Again, we recall the case of Abel, how he was a direct offspring of the Serpent himself, and how his
choices in life made him a good person. We also know, via modern rhetoric, we are not supposed to
judge anyone by their external characteristics, but by the content of their character. What it really
should boil down to is this: we should not make decisions about other people for things they cannot
change, but the things they can. Free will, attitudes, and decision-making should truly be a focus of any
number of problems plaguing our society.

There is an important reason the world is in the state it’s in - people, so often, act on these many negative
aspects of our human nature. Many people, today, act the same as Cain, his family, and his friends did,
so many years ago. This is the real world. We cannot ignore the world the way it really was, and the
negative elements that are bringing us back, to these same "ways," again.

Regardless of human nature, regardless of how the world is turning out now, God does not want
anyone to be left out of His plan. Contrary to what some people may believe, the Bible is a book for
all people, not just a few privileged Adamites or Israelites. True, it’s clearly stated the Bible is the book
of the generations of Adam, but we already know the reason: it was not to downgrade anyone, but to
fulfill prophecy. Christ had to have been born, to be the savior of the world.

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel…
                                                              - Gen. 3:15 (KJV)

Today, the Prophecy was fulfilled. This type of purity ensured a pure seed of Adam and Eve was born,
to allow him to crush the head of the Serpent. Beyond this, God did not want the nation of Israel
to associate, or adopt, a number of the ways going outside their nation - the Ways of Cain. Why?
Because they were, ultimately, ways of the Serpent; those things which, ultimately, might be detrimental
to the individual!
So, to support the theme of this website, we need to go backwards through time (in thought and
rationale) - all the way to the beginning. If the reader truly believes the words of the Bible are from
something beyond this world, we have scriptural evidence the world was refashioned about 6,000
years ago. We also have written evidence for there being a number of mixed offspring of fallen angels
and people. We have written evidence the Serpent could have also been a fallen angel, who had the
potential to produce children as would any human being. Ultimately, it’s also possible he could have
cohabited with Eve, and fathered the first offspring of our current world! As result of all this, we need to
research Cain, the founder of Babylon, what his “ways” were, and how to spot them in society, today.
Ultimately, we, again, can conclude where Cain’s “ways” ultimately originated from - the Serpent
(a.k.a. Satan) himself!

If we accept all of these stories as possibilities, it
truly might change our perception on the world,
its beginning, and why things are turning out the
way they are. Most importantly, all of these ob-
scured stories and interpretations actually expose
the real conflict of our age: the ongoing moral
enmity between seeds of the Serpent and seeds
of Adam!

With all that said and done, let’s take a deeper
look at how the Genesis 3:15 Prophecy was fulfilled,
and the circumstances that surrounded it. As well, we’ll take a deeper look into the significance of
Jesus’ statement on “the days of Noah.”

For the grain of evil seed hath been sown in the heart of Adam from the beginning, and how much
ungodliness hath it brought up unto this time? And how much shall it bring forth until the time of
threshing come?
                                                                            - 4 Ezra (2 Esdras) 4:30[2]

What, in the above reference, could be this “time of threshing?” If Cain was truly a child of the wicked
one (I John 3:12), we know he didn’t exactly follow the right ways of life; in fact, quite the opposite. We
already know his thoughts and attitudes. How do we identify Cain’s “ways” today - the modern parallel
of Mat. 24:37?

First off, the Bible stated that Jesus provided his disciples with the parable of The Wheat and Tares.
This gives us a good starting point to truly recognize Cain, and his “ways,” today. Through his teaching,
Jesus also exposed who, literally, had the blood of Cain back then, and what these serpent-seeds
were doing by his time.

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which
sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the
wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared
the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow
good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?… Wilt thou then that we go and gather them
up? But he (the householder) said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat
with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the
reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the
wheat into my barn.
                                                                      - Mat. 13:24-30 (KJV)

In these verses, Jesus signified the wheat as good, wholesome plants; the tares as the dark, strang-
ling weeds. Bullinger, in his
Companion Bible, explained the tares (a.k.a. the zewan) as:

While growing it looks like wheat, but when full grown the ears are long and the grains almost black.
Each grain of zewan must be removed before grinding wheat, or the bread is bitter and poisonous.
Wheat is golden; but the tares show their true colour as they ripen.
                                                                  - The Companion Bible Mat. 13:25 (notes)[3]

As we apply this to the Prophecy of Genesis 3:15, we see the two seeds, originally, grew alongside
each another. They look, and act, almost the same - at first. Slowly, over time, one begins to go down
its own path; and, ultimately, begins to corrupt the other. These plants seem to be symbolic of two
different kinds of seed lines: two with very ancient origins, with different agendas, and, ultimately, with
different ways of looking at life. Jesus’ disciples then asked him for an interpretation:

Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth
the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed the children of the kingdom;
but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest
is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned
in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
                                              - Mat. 13:36-40 (KJV)

As we see, these two clearly represented the two seed lines of the past: those that went all the
way back to the Garden of Eden! These “tares” eventually would be gathered together at the “end
times,” into what would be the “time of threshing.” They would eventually be stopped from corrupting
other plants. Could these “tares” represent the “children of the wicked one” - literal children of the
devil (i.e. seeds of the Serpent)?

For the final time, this website was not put in place to point a finger at who may be a “tare.” That’s not
important, as we remember Abel. This website is here to expose, not what a person cannot change
(i.e. their bloodlines), but what they can - these represent attitudes, morals, and ways of life! This is the
real problem.

As stated, the Prophecy of Genesis 3:15 was fulfilled. A person’s bloodline was no longer as important
as it was before. It would be these other attitudes, morals, and accepted “ways of life” that would
impart the “bitter taste” on how so many of us are trying to live our lives decently. Often, it’s some self-
centered, ulterior motive that drives a person to jump on the “politically correct” bandwagon.

Let’s take a look at who Jesus said these “tares” were, and how they slithered into most cultural facets
of our world. First, the Bible tells us that Jesus would often be confronted by the Pharisees - the Jewish
religious leaders of the day. One day, he spoke aloud to them, and exposed them for what he said they
really were: actual remnants of the seed of Cain! He also exposed them as those who followed the
“ways of Cain,” under guise of religious theology! As we’ll now discover, maybe the Pharisees truly had
ancestors who were
We know the Kenites were once scribes for the Israeli priests of Moses’ day:

And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Such-
athites. These are the Kenites that came of Hamath, the father of the house of Rechab.
                                                                                               - I Chron. 2:55 (KJV)

We already know who the Kenites were, before the flood; now, we see, in the above verse, that some of
them became a part of the house of Rechab:

Settling among the Israelites, Amalekites, and Canaanites, the Kenites apparently became absorbed
into the tribe of Judah. Conservative groups of Kenites retained their nomadic way of life and beliefs
and practices, however, and one such group, the Rechabites (2 Kings), fought alongside the rebel and
future king of Israel… (they were a) conservative, ascetic Israelite sect that was named for Rechab…
Though of obscure origin, the Rechabites apparently were related to the Kenites… (they were)
separatists who refused to participate in agricultural pursuits… Believing that the semi-nomadic way
of life was a religious obligation… According to later Jewish tradition, the Rechabites intermarried
with the Levites, the priestly class.
                                 (“The Gospel of Judas: Cain-Cainites-Kenite-Rechabites”, n. d., p. 7-8)[4]

As time went on, these scribes would want to move further and further up the ranks. Their trend towards
obtaining the priesthood continued, all the way to the top; and, all the way up to Jesus’ time. It is so
important to understand who infiltrated the Jewish priesthood so long ago, and how they eventually
accomplished this feat.
Eventually, a majority of the Levite priests were not even of the Levite tribe:

…all True Levitical priests were replaced with Kenite scribes (who were the Nethanims (Ezra 2:43)).
                                                                           (“Study of the Kenite”, n. d., p. 2)[5]

Josephus, the famous historian, stated the Pharisees and Sadducees (both respected religious lead-
ers of Jesus’ day) were not Israeli by birth. Only the Essenes (another group) were:

…for there are three philosophical sects among the Jews. The followers of the first of whom are the
Pharisees; of the second, the Sadducees; and of the third sect, who pretends to a severer discipline,
are called Essenes. These last are Jews by birth, and seem to have a greater affection for one
another than the other sects have.
                           - Josephus Jewish Antiquities 2.8.2[6]

Now, we’ll begin to discover what would be behind the Pharisees’ motivation to crucify Christ. Jesus
all-out “blew their cover” when he spoke his mind, and exposed them for what they really were:

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers… That upon you may
come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, (all the way) from the blood of righteous Abel.
                                                                                               - Mat. 23:32-5 (KJV)

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the
                                                                                - John 8:44 (KJV)

This was not symbolism, this was not theory - this was literal fact (according to Jesus). He was not
happy with what they did to Israeli religion. Jesus equated the ancestors of the Pharisees with the
person who actually killed Abel - the first murderer. We already know who the first murderer was: Cain!
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They have two heads, wherefore they can never arrive at a decision; they are always at loggerheads
with themselves. It may happen that they are pious now, only to be inclined to do evil the next
                                                                                 (Ginzberg, 1909, p. 114)[13]

While trying to hide the shame, guilt, and fears, that often accompany these thoughts, these same
people can easily get emotional; quickly wanting to act on these emotions.

                   Reveal not the secret that thou knowest to Cain… for he is a son of wrath.
                                                                   - Apocalypse of Moses / Apocalypsis Mosis 3:2[14]

Violence and destruction often spread throughout the lands many of them occupy. As a result of these
actions, a number of them get themselves into their
own life predicaments. They want to “travel down the
road less traveled,” but often get into trouble for not adhering to tried and true pathways. They, then,
begin to look for outside assistance, even a sense of entitlement. In the end, most of the assistance
they receive doesn’t solve very much, in their minds, because the problem truly
is in their mind: they
refuse to change their inner, self-destructive ways, and the problems start all over again. Even when
many of these people temporarily improve their lot; often, they will end up feeling miserable.[15]

…he (Enosh, the son of Seth) set up two pillars against the sons of Cain, these are hope and good
works, which they did not have.
               - Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Adam and Eve History of the Forefathers 40[16]

…for there was no other cause for the corruption of mankind, except that, being slaves to pleasure
and to desire, they did everything, and were anxious about everything for that reason only; moreover
they passed a life of extreme misery.
     - Philo Judaeus Questions and Answers on Genesis II, 8[17]

As we clearly see, there are reasons for rules and laws in our society - to keep people down these
strait and narrow paths. God has rules, mainly to stop implosions and downward-spirals like this from
occurring in people!
Deep down inside, most people
do know right from wrong, but often let their own ego, self-interests, and
peer-pressure get in their way. They crave self-glorification. They want acceptance. They feel the need for
“political correctness.” The results of these socio/cultural elements of
Mystery Babylon, here, will often
speak louder in people
than their words.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening
wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits… Even so every good tree bringeth for the good fruit; but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit… Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
                                                                                               - Mat. 7:15-20 (KJV)

So, understanding what are the true “ways of Cain,” and doing the opposite, will keep us moral, right,
and just – it’s just that simple! If we are able to achieve this plateau, we are able to wade through the
vast majority of socio/cultural “fires” we come across in life, and come out virtually unscathed.

                                                                             - - -

For more information on these topics, please browse our selection of
Mystery Babylon books (especially
The Rise of Mystery Babylon - The Way of Cain”)!

The people who follow the “ways of Cain” also may,
often, become
at odds with their own ways of
thinking. Because everyone has a conscience, this
may spawn their own mind into a pool of
Many continually compare their own, self-centered
rationale to that they may, deep down inside, know
is right. There will be a great deal of inner conflict
within the minds of those who follow these “ways
of Cain,” that's for sure:
The word "generation," in the above verse, comes from the Greek word for offspring. Jesus also made it
known to everyone around that these people were the (literal) “offspring of vipers (or snakes)!”[7]
Soon after this accusation, however, the Pharisees responded with:

                                                        We be not born of fornication!
                                                                                - John 9:41 (KJV)

Funny, how they should answer like that! We know the word fornication doesn’t only mean “sex out-
side of marriage,” but the use of something such as
sex as a means to an unholy end (such as how the
Serpent used sex to mix his seed with Eve)!
Obviously, the Pharisees were not talking about their morality here; they were not talking about how
they ran their religious system; they were talking ancestral bloodlines! Why? It's because they were
clearly defending this literal accusation of Jesus. Why would they get so upset anyhow, if Jesus’
accusations were not even close to being accurate?

Through these accusations, however, Jesus made waves with the priests. They hated him, now more
than ever; because it was their
bloodlines (and their ulterior motives) which were exposed, for all to see!

Now, the characters were being set in place - the time was nigh for a major event to occur. We'll now
see how the fulfillment the Genesis 3:15 Prophecy would be laid out. We have both seed lines, right here!

We know the pure seed of Adam and Eve (via the Adamites) were passed down to the post-flood
savior: Jesus. The seed line of the Serpent and Eve resulted in Cain, the Cainites, and others. The
Cainites eventually passed through the flood as the Kenites. The Kenites, eventually, passed their
seed into a number of these Pharisees’ roles. It would be these priests who would be in the position to
railroad Jesus to his execution. They had the power. Most of us know what happened next: they
have him crucified.

Although they did hurt Jesus (i.e. they “bruised his heel”), their whole corrupted authority was to be
overturned by his death, burial, and resurrection. No longer would a person have to go through a
priest; no longer would a person have to rely on animal sacrifice; no longer would they find their salvation
through strict adherence to the laws Moses provided for them. Jesus’ sacrifice - the perfect
substitution - took the place of all of that.

Jesus, according to a number of predictions of the Old Testament, was appointed to take the place of
these priests - to allow one to go strait to God for their salvation. This stripped any of the corrupted
power of these priests right out from under them. This was one way Jesus “crushed the head” of the
old religious institution, and ways the world were:

…we have these words, “it shall bruise thy head:” in this is signified the work of the Old Serpent.
                                                                                 (Eisenmenger, 1748, p. 191-192)[8]

Satan, obviously, did not want this to occur. He did not want this Prophecy to be fulfilled. He attempted
to corrupt the religious world, just like he attempted to corrupt the Adamic seed line - to get people
away from this true story of the messiah! He was, at least, somewhat successful; able to corrupt the
religious world for, at least, a little while. The religious hold these Pharisees had over the people, now,
was to be overturned.

Beyond this, the perfect sacrifice of Jesus also crushed the supernatural hold Satan (and the Serpent)
had over the world, ever since the fall -

With that said and done, let’s look at a few more of these “ways” Cain, the Serpent, and their
descendants promoted to people, beyond this religious corruption of the past. We will look at more of the
socio/cultural elements which make up
Mystery Babylon.

From the previous antediluvian stories we’ve delved into, we now have the means for identifying the
modern parallels of which Jesus spoke of. We know almost exactly what these “ways of Cain” were in
the past; all we have to do is look for similar instances in our world, today. Once we find them, it’ll be
easy to truly distinguish right from wrong, as well a good way we could live our lives. God obviously
had to devastate the world in Noah’s day for sinful reasons; common sense dictates they must have
been wrong.

We now see some verses of the Bible that actually give us examples of our modern parallel: how those,
today, would act - who follow the “ways of Cain:"

Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain… These are spots in your feasts of charity,
when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds without water, carried about of
winds, trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves
of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of
darkness for ever… These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their
mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage…
there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be
they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the spirit.
                           - Jude 1:11-19 (KJV)

As we see, many of these people do not want to blame themselves for their own failures, nor accept
responsibility for their own actions. Instead, they almost always try to blame others, even their society
around them. They continually complain and murmur. They continually find fault with their own
personal place in life, or their situation, and they mock everything and everyone around them because
of it. There is no honor to their actions. They often may go about life in a narcissistic, arrogant, and
self-centered way. They often wallow in their own vanity. While pretending to be interested in right-
eous ways and beliefs, their inner instincts betray their own agenda - in the end, their outer works are,
for the most part, a reflection of their inner, selfish motives.

The inhabitants are the companions of impiety, ungodliness, self-love, haughtiness, falsehood, vain
                                - Philo Judaeus On the Posterity of Cain and His Exile 15, 52[9]

…Cain, the arrogant tyrant, the divider of the kingdom, [who] walked in the counsel of the Devil, who
maketh evil to flourish. And he taught them everything that God hated - pride, boastfulness of speech,
self-adulation, calumniation, false accusation, and the swearing of false oaths.
                                                                 - Book of the Glory of Kings (Kerba Nagast) 7[10]

Many truly don’t care about any some sort of enlightenment, nor desire a higher moral standard, but go
after all of the
earthly things around them. They only want to understand what is right or wrong, as long
as it fits into their
own moral code.

(These are the)… men wise in their own conceit, the men who know not wisdom as relating to truth,
the men who are full of ignorance, and stupidity, and folly; and all the other similar and kindred evils.
                                              - Philo Judaeus On the Posterity of Cain and His Exile 15, 52[11]

We know how there were people, in the past, who acted like
beasts: uncivilized, closer to the earth,
more savage-like. We are not talking about the
Chay and Behemah, here; but the negative behaviors
of people,
in general. These thoughts, actions, and attitudes of a person are those that help destroy the
on the inside, as well as everyone else around them.

...he who lives among wild beasts wishes to live the life of a beast, and to be equal to the brutes in
the vices of wickedness.
                   - Philo Judaeus Questions and Answers on Genesis II, 82[12]