The first civilization, that which perished in the judgment of the flood, descended through the line of Cain. Every element of the grandest material civilization is mentioned in Genesis 4:16-22 -- city and pastoral life (vs.17-20), the development of the arts (v.21), and the beginning of manufacturing in brass and iron (v.22). Enoch means "teacher," implying systems of learning. Adah means "pleasure" and Lamech, "conqueror."
God is not impressed by earth's civilizations. He has seen too many of them rise and fall. The civilization we currently live in was exposed, and its end foretold from the very beginning. It is the world (John 7:7; 8:23; 12:25-31; 14:30; 15:18,19) of which Satan is a "prince" (John 14:30), and "god" (2Corinthians 4:4). The world's principles are force, greed, ambition, covetousness, and pleasure, and because of these, it is appointed to judgment (Acts 17:31).
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