First Book of Adam and Eve HTML version

Chapter 24
A Vivid Prophecy Of The Life And Death Of Christ.
1 Then the merciful God, good and lover of men, looked at Adam and Eve, and
at their blood, which they had held up as an offering to Him; without an order
from Him for so doing. But He wondered at them; and accepted their offerings.
2 And God sent from His presence a bright fire, that consumed their offering.
3 He smelled the sweet savor of their offering, and showed them mercy.
4 Then came the Word of God to Adam, and said to him, "O Adam, as you have
shed your blood, so will I shed My own blood when I become flesh of your
descendants; and as you died, O Adam, so also will I die. And as you built an
altar, so also will I make for you an altar of the earth; and as you offered your
blood on it, so also will I offer My blood on an altar on the earth.
5 And as you sued for forgiveness through that blood, so also will I make My
blood forgiveness of sins, and erase transgressions in it.
6 And now, behold, I have accepted your offering, O Adam, but the days of the
covenant in which I have bound you are not fulfilled. When they are fulfilled, then
will I bring you back into the garden.
7 Now, therefore, strengthen your heart; and when sorrow comes over you, make
Me an offering, and I will be favorable to you."