How God Combats Wickedness in the World

“God’s stratagem against Satan… The birth of covenant children, nurtured under the truth of God, who broke forth on the scene, preaching and living the word of God. God’s covenant promises working out in His plan, His program of mercy. That is the bright spot in the story of this dark human descent into sin, even the story we see here in Genesis 4.” – Ligon Duncan

New Hope

By Ligon Duncan

And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.” To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD. (Genesis 4:25-26)

What’s going to be our plan to combat the wickedness of Cain? Who would have thought that the antidote would be well, there’s going to be this line of covenant children. That’s going to be the stratagem that God brings into the world to combat the wickedness of Cain.

Surely, we would have wanted to set up some organizations, some institutions, some trust funds, some educational — I mean you can imagine all the things that we would have thought of to combat the influence of…

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