“A rock in bad hands killed Abel. A rock in good hands killed Goliath. It’s not about the rock.”
This meme asserts something as true about how Abel was killed that the Bible never says was what happened.
Scripture only says the following about how Abel was killed:
Genesis 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
There is no evidence in Scripture that Cain killed Abel with a rock.
This is a meme that Christians should stop using and sharing!
Additional thoughts added on March 30, 2023:
There are so many other ways that Cain could have killed Abel:
Beating him repeatedly with his fists and kicking him in the head repeatedly.
Tripping him and then choking him to death.
Finding a heavy piece of a branch that had broken off from a tree and killing him by hitting him over and over again on the head with that piece of wood.
Finding a sharp piece of a broken branch and stabbing him with it.
Saying that “a rock in bad hands killed Abel” puts us in the position of possibly bearing false witness because we simply do not know that is what happened.
It could have happened that way, but we should not make statements that it did happen that way when we do not have any way of knowing what actually happened.
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