Old Testament
Lesson 5
“If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand that choices to follow Jesus Christ lead to liberty, happiness, and eternal life, while choices to follow Satan lead to misery and captivity.

Scripture references for study:  Moses 5–7
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Lesson 5 Handout (PDF format)


Cain & The Consequences of Wickedness

The story of Cain & Abel - Moses 5

  1. It is interesting to note that Adam and Eve bore children prior to the birth of Cain and Abel.
  2. Adam & Eve bore Cain (v16).
  3. Adam & Eve bore another son, Abel (v17).
  4. Cain & Abel took up different occupations (v17).
  5. Cain made an offering to the Lord of "the fruit of the ground" (v18-19).
  6. Abel made an offering of "the firstlings of his flock" (v20).
  7. The Lord respected the offering of Abel, but not that of Cain (v20-21).
  8. Cain reacts to the Lord's rejection of his sacrifice.
  9. Cain enters into a pact with Satan to kill his brother Abel (v29-31).
  10. HOW DID CAIN RESPOND WHEN THE LORD ASKED WHERE ABEL WAS?
  11. WHAT WERE THE CONSEQUENCES OF CAIN'S CHOICE TO OBEY SATAN RATHER THAN GOD?

Loved Ones Who Go Astray

  1. Adam and Eve taught their children the gospel, yet Cain and others of their children and descendants chose to live unrighteously.

Enoch & The Blessings Of Righteousness - Moses 6 & 7

  1. The Hope For A Better World.
  2. Enoch & Zion
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  4. A Zion People
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Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. The Choice:
  2. Record your thoughts on the story of Cain and Abel and the establishment of Enoch's Zion. What do these accounts teach you?


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