Re: Psychopath/Dragon/Reptile - READ ABOUT MARY BELL
I was always facinated by that too.
God was trying to show Cain a better way, and warn him about what would happen if he refused to heed this. Just as God admonishes NOT TO KILL CAIN.
BUT, GOD KNEW CAIN WOULD BE DEFIANT.
Cain was the first psychopath unable to control, even with God's admonishment, his rage and DEFIANCE.
You might not know what you will do, but God knows, in that sense time is not linear.
Additionally, right before we are tempted to sin we have a moment of decision. Many of us at these moments think we will make right down the road because we are essentially "putting God on hold, temporarily of course". BUT face-to-face with God we would not DARE BE DEFIANT. CAIN WAS NOT IN THE LEAST CONFLICTED or remorseful.
Interestingly, the punishment for killing Cain would be 7 times greater than Cain's punishment.
To whom much is given, much is expected. Luke 12:48.
Could this be a demonstration of God's mercy because of Cain's inherent dimished capacity?
What is the role of intercessory prayer for psychopaths. Is God merciful to them at the moment of death based on other's intercession perhaps?