By Lynn Arave
Bigfoot simply cannot be Cain, that infamous fugitive murderer from the Bible's Book of Genesis.
Anyone who believes or says that Sasquatch is Cain has not read their Bible carefully enough.
Is God a liar? I think not.
So, then how do those who believe Cain is Bigfoot explain Genesis Chapter 4 verse 15?
"And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him."
God makes it clear in this verse that Cain is mortal and can be killed. So, Cain was not "translated" or given any extra protection besides a "mark" to identify, not directly to protect him.
Cain could thus NOT have survived the flood, old age and furthermore, Genesis 4:23-24 implies that someone, perhaps Cain, was killed soon after Cain's curse.
For Mormons, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Spencer W. Kimball was the one who set the "Cain is Bigfoot" legend indirectly into motion.
In his book "The Miracle of Forgiveness," then Elder Kimball describes an incident where Elder David W. Patten (early LDS Apostle) meets "a very remarkable person who had represented himself as being Cain" (Page 127). This person was naked, hairy and extra tall.
When the well-publicized South Weber Bigfoot sightings happened in South Wever, Utah in 1980, LDS Church members tried to connect some dots and began to proclaim Bigfoot as Cain.
I blame Elder Kimball for including the incident in his book period, since he offers no commentary or opinion on it. This was just an intriguing story that Elder Kimball threw in his book, a story that adds nothing to his subject matter directly.
Notwithstanding, Cain was extremely evil and other wicked beings would likely try to imitate him. Hence, why Elder Patten's visitor likely identified himself as Cain.
In fact. in Mormon beliefs, beings with bodies have power over spirits and hence one day Cain will rule over Satan and so Cain is thus the kingpin of all evil for eternity, not Satan.
Note that if you read one of my other posts, I purport that Bigfoot is supernatural however and is a devil and an emissary of evil. As such, he will never be captured or proven by science to exist.