Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Dgjot on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Donna Pittman on 1 Timothy 5:

    "The Bible seems to contradict itself sometimes. I don't understand how the world was populated by only 2 people. Where did the people come from that Able was scared would find him and kill him when he was sent into the land of nod. Incest is a sin so who had those people?. I also don't understand how we were made in Gods image when It says God is a spirit. I need help."

    The world wasn't populated by just two people. God created all the races on the 6th day. Genesis 1:26-31

    (I don't understand why people disregard this and think Adam and Eve were the only two people on the planet.)

    God rested on the 7th day.

    On the "8th" day God noticed that all the people were just hunters and gatherers. Nobody farmed the land.

    So he created Adam, then Eve. After they "ate the apple" God cast them out of the garden He created for them and they had to till the earth. Eve gave birth to Cain who tilled the land. Then Abel who tended the sheep. Cain killed Abel so God drove him away and he went and married one of the 6th-DayCreation women. By that time the 6th-Day-Creation people had multiplied greatly and there were thousands of them.

    Then Eve had another son named Seth. It was from Seth's bloodline that all the greats came (Noah, Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the Prophets and finally Jesus.)

    And, it was Cain (not Abel) that God sent to the land of Nod, who married and had children. Genesis 4:16-17

    God set a mark upon Cain so that people would not kill him.

    (What the "mark" is, is a hot subject to debate.)
  • Free - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Hallo all, sometimes we all have questions. i read the werry first beginning as follow. And this thread seams to forget that Adam had a work too do in Eden the garden. He was a guard, and supposed to help God who Self was in the garden from time to time. This is reality.

    And Adam and Eva was the first ppl in Jewish history and Jesus family tree. Jesus come for 2021 years ago. Adam and Eve was much far from 2000 years ago. Maybe 6000 years or soo. I gess the numbers of years stand more specific in Jews scripts and note's the exact time.

    Please tell me if its wrong? I dont dwells in old testament too much. i have read it and have some good experience for how the God Word lives and work.

    Joshua is my favorites and Jonah have a point when he is angry! God bless u all in Christ.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Free, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    To truly understand the Kingdom of God you need to spend a good portion of you study in the Law and Prophets of the Old Testament.

    Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they HEAR NOT MOSES and PROPHETS, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him (Paul) a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the KINGDOM OF GOD, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.
  • Free - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Hallo dear friend Earl Bowman in Jesus, for sure you are right. Thank you for reminding me i'll will begin today. Bless u in Jesus name, love i in Christ.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    There's no contradiction. Only human reason contradicts itself. You weren't specific in why you assume 2 people can't populate the earth? Is it because you're looking for an explanation for other races, cultures, and geographical distribution? In the event that is your hang up, that is explained by the Tower of Babel, where God specifically mixed people's language and scattered them throughout the Earth. It's my belief that he changed their races also, and that it just didn't happen to say that. For example, Chinese in China, Indians in India, Hawaiians in Hawaii, etc. Link

    God bless...
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    The Bible says that Adam and Eve had many more children After Seth was born. It's easily missed. I learned to make myself read Genesis real slow. I guess 3rd cousins could've married first cousins etc.

    Sometimes reading the genealogy charts is helpful. Actual charts/maps can be viewed on google. Pick one that's Christian.
  • David - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Dgjot God has never in his word contradicted himself, his word is true and pure Psalm 12:6 The words of the Lord are pure words as silver tried in a furnace of earth purified seven times and perfect now not understood is entirely different.
  • Dgjot - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    To David and Adam from Dgjot:

    I wasn't the one that said "The Bible seems to contradict itself sometimes......"

    I was replying to Donna Pittman.

    Keep in mind that in the Bible, things aren't always as cut and dried as they seem.

    (eg. Jesus talked in parables and then had to explain to his disciples what they meant.)

    For over 2000 years, godly men have studied, studied, studied the scriptures. They wrote books & commentaries and explained things we wouldn't have noticed or understood. Right? I'm no Bible scholar but I've read some of those books/commentaries or listened to Bible teachers. In the Bible, things aren't always as cut and dried as they seem.

    (Like in Revelation 12:3 where it talks about, "a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads." C'mon man. It's not an actual dragon. It's symbolic of a political system, or something.)

    Regarding Eve: Genesis 3:13 "And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."

    Beguiled = wholly seduced. There's a good chance Eve was already pregnant with Cain when "Adam knew her".

    More than likely, Cain was the offspring of Satan and Eve. By murdering his brother Abel, he did HIS FATHER'S bidding.

    Abel was the offspring of Adam and Eve, as was Seth. Abel was murdered and God replaced him with Seth.

    Genesis 3:20 "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living."

    That doesn't necessarily mean that everyone "living" came strictly from Adam and Eve. Since all the great men of the bible came from Seth's bloodline, including Jesus- "all living" could mean "Spiritually" living. As opposed to the Spiritually dead like Cain.

    I know this all sounds insane but there's a chance there might be a grain of truth in it.
  • David - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Dgjot I read all human life came from Adam and Eve and there is a reason the genealogy of Adam and the genealogy of cain are given.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Hello, you started a new comment thread and began with "The Bible seems to contradict itself sometimes." and people responded accordingly. If that's not what you believe, you might need to make that more obvious.
  • Dgjot - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    @Adam

    Your reading comprehension skills are lacking.

    I SAID, (I'm quoting myself here) "I wasn't the one that said "The Bible seems to contradict itself sometimes......"

    I was replying to Donna Pittman."
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply
    dgjot: "The world wasn't populated by just two people. God created all the races on the 6th day...I don't understand why people disregard this and think Adam and Eve were the only two people on the planet."

    Musta been, since we 'know' "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." (Genesis 3:20) Amen?
  • Dgjot - in Reply
    @Grace- You said:

    "Musta been, since we 'know' "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." (Genesis 3:20"

    The big question everyone asks is: who did Cain marry? Many people assume that there were only the 3 of them (Adam, Eve & Cain) on the entire planet.

    (This is after Cain killed Abel and God punishes him:)

    13And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

    14Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

    15And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

    16And Cain went OUT from the presence of the LORD, and DWELT IN THE LAND OF NOD, on the east of Eden.

    17And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

    My question is:

    ".....that every one that findeth me shall slay me." WHO IS EVERY ONE???

    ".....Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain....." WHO IS WHOSOEVER????

    '.....And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived..." Where did he get his wife from, if there were only the 3 of them (Adam, Eve & Cain) on the entire planet?????? Did his mother become his wife??

    Cain married one on of the descendants of the 6th-day-created people.
  • David - in Reply
    Dgjot Don't you think that Adam and Eve had daughters if that is true, and notice only men are mentioned in genealogy for the most part why?


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