Date of Award
Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26; Romans 2:14-15; Genesis 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16;
The Law of God, written in the hearts of men, was doubtless much more clear in the early days of the human race than now, and while there may be no particularly outstanding instances of filial piety recorded in the first chapters of the Scriptures depicting the history of the human race up to the days of Noah, we need not necessarily begin to assume the contrary. We do know that these early patriarchs begat sons and daughters. Their children were doubtless dear to them and they in turn were dear to their children. There is no doubt about there being families and even large families for they obeyed the command to be "fruitful and. multiply and replenish the earth." Even as Cain's conscience pricked him after he had slain his brother Abel, so doubtless those were conscience stricken who did not obey their parents and honor them.
Zimmermann, E C., "Ancestor Worship" (1943). Bachelor of Divinity. 71.
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