Teaching #3: What the Bible Says About the City
“Outside of Eden, man sought comfort to his eternal predicament through reproducing himself, with children. Man constructed cities in a vain effort to create the security once enjoyed in Eden. Of course, man’s crime-ridden, diseased, and dying cities are far from a honest replication of God’s original habitat for humanity. But, through congregation and combined effort, men seek to realize the utopia envisioned by their various philosophies. The city represents all of the aspirations of man, outside of Eden.
After leaving the presence of God, Cain spends the rest of his life seeking to restore some form of security to his life. Like Cain’s future descendants, who would travel east to build a city and a tower in the land of Shinar, he chooses to leave Eden towards the east.”