Bible Truth FAQs
YOU ARE YOUR BROTHER'S KEEPER
After Cain had killed his brother Abel, God called him to account by asking, "Where is Abel thy brother?" And Cain said, "I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?" This passage (Gen. 4:8-9) is oft used, and aptly so, to promote love, care, and concern for others.
The reply God received was from the murderous and lying spirit of Cain, quite the opposite of what would be expected from one with clean hands and pure heart. The New Testament Christian is devoted to sacrificing self in service to others. Christ came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many (Matt. 20:28).
Yes, we realize the responsibility and the necessity for being our brothers' keepers. Our efforts through this medium are expended in calling attention to the truth of God's word, emphasizing the purpose and seriousness of life, the reality and certainty of death, and a never-ending eternity. Our immediate responsibility is this community. May we serve you?
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