Calvin remarks of Abel’s murder by Cain-
What was this cause of Abel’s wicked mindedness? He was ‘a savage beast towards God’. And since he couldn’t attack God, he turned to the next best thing- his brother. Those who hate God naturally hate their brothers. With such evil minds it is to be expected that they slay the object of their hatred – God – in the very brother they pretend to love.
Briefly then, for Calvin, murderers are trying to kill God.
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