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not yet beheld, showed godly fear and constructed an ark for the saving of his household, and through this faith he condemned the world, and he became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith ." Also more than 105 years before Enosh was born, Abel had begun to offer sacrifice to Jehovah with true faith in the invisible God and was accepted . So the calling with or by means of Jehovah's name which began in Enosh's time must have been without the true faith . It was false religion.-Hebrews 11 :5-7, NW. 15 The correct worship back there was based upon faith in Jehovah's promise, his covenant in Eden to raise up the seed of his woman to bruise the Serpent's head . God's acceptance of Abel's sacrifice gave a further revelation of God's will on the proper manner of making offerings to him . The sacrifice of the firstlings of Abel's flock pictured the sacrifice of the promised Seed of God's woman, which sacrifice was hinted at in the heel wound that the Serpent lying in wait for the Seed would inflict . (Genesis 3 :15) The correct worship also avoided the company of those who became part of that wicked world outside of Eden, for it is written concerning the men of genuine faith : "Enoch walked with God . . . . Noah walked with God."-Genesis 5 :22,24 ; 6 :9. 16 To add to the revealed religion from God, Jehovah gave Enoch a vision of a coming judgment

is. On what was correct worship back there based, and what did such worship avoid? 16. To add to revealed religion, what did Jehovah reveal to Enoch and then to Noah?

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