Cain's Rejected Sacrifice

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Episode 77: Cain's Rejected Sacrifice
Shon Hopkin
April 2023

Cain needs no introduction for most of us as Latter-day Saints. He hearkened to the voice of Satan and murdered his brother, Abel. However, is there more to the experience than just that great sin? Professor Shon D. Hopkin of the department of ancient scripture takes us back to one of the earliest episodes in the scriptures to help us understand why God requires us to have not only clean hands but also pure hearts and motives in order to come unto Him.


“’If Thou Doest Well: Sacrifice and Correct Motives in the Story of Cain and Abel,” in Old Testament Insights (Covenant Communications, 2021)

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