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Lesson 1. The Creation and the Fall of Man. God created the heavens and the earth and all things in them. He created man in his own image-good and "holy. God created all things in six days, and rested on the seventh day and blessed it. He placed Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. They disobeyed God, and he sentenced them to death. He then drove Adam and Eve out of Eden. EXPLANATIONS.

QUESTIONS.
God-our Maker, and our | Who created all things ?
Heavenly Father.

What is meant by created ? created-made or produced. Whom did God make in his heavens—the air, sun, stars, &c. own image? earth-the round world on How was man like God ? which we dwell.

What do you mean by holy holy-pure in thought, word, In how many days did God and work.

make all things ? disobeyed-did that which God What day did God bless ?

had forbidden them to do. Where did God place our first sentenced-condemned ; God is parents, Adam and Eve ?

our Judge, as well as our Did Adam and Eve continue Maker.

always to be holy? deaththe punishment for Why did God sentence them Adam and Eve's siu.

to death? Eden-supposed to have been situated near the Persian Gulf.

PRECEPTIVE LESSONS. Adam was created holy, then he was happy. Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God, and became miserable. As long as we do good we shall be happy, but if we do wrong we shall be unhappy.

God blessed the sabbath day--that is, he made it a happy day, which it is to all who observe it.

2. Cain, Abel, and Seth. •Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. They offered •sacrifices to God. Cain brought of the fruits of the earth. Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock. God accepted Abel's offering and rejected Cain's. Cain was wicked; he killed his brother. God gave

Adam another son who was named Seth. He was a good man.

EXPLANATIONS.

QUESTIONS.

Cain-the elder son; Abel, the Who were sons of Adam and second son.

Eve ? offered-presented before God. What did they offer? sacrifices-gifts; portions of What are sacrifices ?

their goods, which were burned on an altar, or a

What was Cain's offering ? table of stone.

What was Abel's ? fruits-productions ; such as What do you mean by flock ? ears of corn.

What did God do with respect the earthof that part of it to Abel's offering ?

which he had cultivated. firstlings--the first-born.

Did he accept Cain's ? flock- a number of sheep,

What do you mean by accept? goats, &c.

What means reject ? accepted-pleased with. What sad proof of wickedness rejected-displeased with. did Cain give ? killed-put to death by Who was Seth? violent blows.

What sort of man was he ?

PRECEPTIVE LESSONS. Cain was envious of Abel and slew him. He then became a miserable and restless man. Abel was faithful and obedient to God, and God loved him. Seth was a good man; all good people are children of God. God punishes all who sin; he loves and accepts all who are obedient to him.

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