I woke up this morning, having left the television on last night, to a TV preacher on WGN telling the story of Cain and Abel. The curious part was that he said that “Cain was the first person to go to hell, assuming he died before his parents”. I thought I might have misunderstood, but he went on to add that although Abel went to heaven, Adam and Eve never reconciled with god after being ejected from Eden. Thus, they both went to hell upon their deaths.
I was raised Christian, but left the church many years ago, and I don’t remember ever being taught anything like that. Is this a common Christian belief? If not, are there any major denominations that do believe this, or was this guy just nuts?