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Mystery of Civilization
The world, from its foundation, was cut off from
God the Father. Jesus came to reconcile repentant
believers to the Father (Rom. 5:10).
The Beginning of Civilization
But notice briefly how human civilization developed.
God created the first humans, perfect specimens
physically and mentally. Physically this perfectly
created pair had no chronic ailments or tendencies
toward diseases or illnesses. That is testified in part by
the fact that Adam lived to be 930 years old. And for
nearly 2,000 years the human life span from Adam to
Noah averaged close to 900 years.
Think of it! The first man lived nearly one sixth of
all the time from human creation until now!
Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. When
they were grown, perhaps still in their teens, Cain
became envious and hostile against his brother Abel.
Even though by the closing off of the tree of life they
were cut off from God the Father, the "Word" (the
"Lord" or the "Eternal" in English) spoke to Cain and
warned him. But Cain was being led by Satan. This
prince of the power of the air stirred Cain to an attitude
of resentment, anger and hostility. Cain slew his
younger brother, and when the Eternal asked him about
his brother, he lied to God about it. The very first
human ever born was moved by Satan to become a
murderer and a liar.
God sentenced him to become a vagabond and a
But even though the human family had rejected
God, chosen to rely on self even as swayed by Satan,
the human mind was capable of working with material
substance. In a few generations a son of Cain was
making harps and organs and musical instruments