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his acceptance of Abel's offering, no doubt by miraculous fire from heaven or from the revolving fiery sword at paradise's entrance . Cain burned with anger . God now for the first time mentioned sin to mankind and warned Cain that sin was lying at his door ready to devour him . Cain did not choose to do well and offer the right sacrifice with real faith in God. Like a serpent he lay in wait to dig his poisonous fangs into the heel of the one who might be the promised seed instead of himself . So he chose to serve Satan the Serpent . He did not humble himself to shed the blood of an animal, a lamb, in sacrifice, but chose to shed the blood of his own godly brother to whom God showed favor. Adam had plunged the whole human family into death, but God let him live on till 930 years of age . So God did not execute Cain or authorize Adam or any other human to put Cain to death, but sentenced him to a fugitive's life.-Genesis 4 :3-15 . 12 Cain fled with one of his sisters as his wife, far from the entrance of paradise and its cherubim . He built the first city and named it, not in honor of Jehovah, but in honor of his son Enoch . His descendants developed the arts of tentmaking, herding, music and working in metals, brass and iron . Whether it was with a weapon of brass or iron that his great grandson Lamech killed a young man we are not told . As a son of the Devil Cain, together with his offspring, furthered the false religion .-Genesis 4 :16-24. 12 . Whom did Cain marry, and how did he and his off. spring distinguish themselves?

What Has Religion Done for Mankind?  

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