THE LINE OF CAIN (Genesis 4:17–24)

"A genealogy shows the direction that the descendants of Cain took in their rejection of the revelation that God had given. The line of descent of Cain through Enoch culminated in Lamech. This man was a bigamist whose three sons were the founders of herding, music, and metallurgy. The fact that culture, including various arts and sciences, is recorded in the genealogy of the rebellious, ungodly line demonstrates that much of the image of God remained in these fallen creatures. These unbelievers still had the ability to discover and invent. Believers should not equate ungodliness with a lack of culture or intelligence."—Kenneth O. Gangel and Stephen J. Bramer,

DAILY DEVOTIONAL, SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022

1 John 2:24-25 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 24 As for you, let that remain in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise which he himself promised us: eternal life.

Transubstantiation—Fact or Fiction?

Transubstantiation is, according to the teaching of the Catholic Church, “the change of the whole substance of bread into the substance of the Body of Christ and of the whole substance of wine into the substance of the Blood of Christ.”

THE EXECUTION (Genesis 3:22–24)

Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden is for their own good. The fall of mankind into sin produces conditions of alienation from the Creator God, from fellow human beings, and from the created world.

What Is the Occult and Is it Harmless Fun?

Is the Occult Harmless Fun? What Draws People to the Occult? The English word “occult” comes from the Latin “occultus,” which means things that are hidden, esoteric, concealed, or mysterious. Foremost among occult practices are divination and spiritism. Occultism involves the supernatural, an exploration of the spirit world by means of astrology, divination, witchcraft, magic, and the like. Many have developed interest in astrology, psychics, vampires, witches, zombies. Spiritism can seem appealing, but there are dangers to be aware of.

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