So before i pour myself a lemsip and stagger off to bed to sleep in a stuffy, ill coma, can i ask a question on something that has been bothering me since high school?
In the bible we learnt the story of Adam and Eve’s kids Cain and Abel (no this is not a question about how two people were supposed to populate a planet when they had two sons). How both brothers offered sacrifices to God, but God favoured Abel because he offered a lamb while Cain offered freshly picked crops. And hence Cain got mad and slew Abel.
So…why did God favour the lamb sacrifice over the other? When Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son it was to show loyalty over his family ties….but what the dickens does killing one sheep prove? Why was that so much better than what Cain offered?
Maybe the bible will tell me, but I don’t have one and i too sick and tired to look pone up online. Can anyone with any kind of faith background explain this to me? Don’t worry i’m not some asshole who calls out religious folk to mock them/tear them down. You guys are cool and way smarter than me on this topic, I just want to know what God’s deal was with this whole story