“Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9).
Cain was the original evangelical American.
The expression of today’s evangelicalism is a me-first attitude wrapped in the false flag of patriotic liberty. Cain was astounded that the Lord would even think that he was responsible for the well-being of his brother. In God’s eyes, compassion and care for others was far more important than personal freedom for Cain to offer whatever he felt like for a worship sacrifice.
It turns out that the perception of individual liberty was Cain’s downfall.
Cain was not free to offer a sacrifice that disregarded God’s instructions. He was not at liberty to put his own success and comfort above the continued existence of his blood brother. God’s reaction to Cain’s murderous self-righteousness shows that He expects each of us to value others above ourselves. God wants us to protect the rights of others, not abuse them in the name of our own so-called rights.
The Constitution is not superior to the Scriptures.
We actually are our brother’s keepers.