Daily Family Worship: Household Devotions Each Morning and Evening as a Chief Means of Church Revival

"From the very beginning, sacrifice [or ‘offering’] belonged to man's religion. This could not be different, essentially, before the fall – from what it was thereafter.

"This easily explains how the sacrifice of Cain and of Abel [Genesis 4:3f] could be spoken about, soon after the fall, without God [then] deliberately instituting religious sacrifices.” Indeed, even “immediately after the fall [Genesis 3:6-11], God Himself makes coats of skins from animals [sacrificed]. And Abel too brings a sacrifice – which was certainly also accompanied by a sacrificial meal."