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Adam Wilson Mrs. Tillman 3rd Period 11-14-11 Cain When Adam’s wife Eve conceived, she bore a son. Eve said, “I have received a man from the Lord.” So she named him Cain. He was the first born of Adam and Eve. Then she bore another child, a boy called Abel. Abel followed the pursuits of pastoral life. “Cain was a sullen, self-willed, haughty, vindictive man; wanting the religious element in his character and defiant even in his attitude towards God”, (www.christiananswers.com). Cain was the first human child to be born in the Bible, and the first to follow after his father's line of work, cultivating the soil and becoming a farmer. At a time appointed by God, Cain brought his harvest from the field as an offering unto the Lord, but Abel brought a lamb. The Lord showed respect toward Abel and his offering, but He did not honor Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, so the Lord asked, Cain, why are you so frustrated and angry? God then reminded Cain that the death of an animal was required for sacrifice. Just as fig leaves did not cover Adam and Eve’s sin, a gift of bloodless plants and vegetables could never cover sin either. Cain became very angry and cherished feelings of murderous hatred against his brother. His desperate outrage led him to kill his brother (1 John 3:12). “For this crime, from that day on he led the life of an exile, bearing upon him some mark which God had gave him in answer to his cry for mercy”, (www.christian.about.com). This may have served as a protection from the wrath of his fellow-men, or it may be that God only gave him some sign to assure him that he would not be slain (Gen. 4:15). Doomed to be a wanderer and a fugitive in the earth, he went forth into the land of “exile”, which is said to have been in the “east of Eden,” and there he built a city, the first we read of, and called it…...

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