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  • Lance joseph for verse 17
    Hello , can you tell me where cain got his wife if adam and eve were the first people on earth
  • Lance, Reply to the question concerning the wife of Cain;

    Cain found his wife because Adam and Eve were not the only two people living on earth at that time.

    (Genesis 1:26 - 28) states that on the 6th day God created mankind, BOTH male and female, blessed them, and told them to be fruitful and multiply, RE-plenish the earth, subdue it, and have dominion over every living thing on it.

    God also created Adam on the 6th day. Adam, however, was not told to subdue the earth and have dominion over it. Adam was put in a garden in Eden (Genesis 2:7, 8) completely by himself (Genesis 2:18, 1st Timothy 2:13). The instructions given to Adam were to dress the garden and to keep it (Genesis 2:15). Adam was a farmer, and the animals brought to him in (Genesis 2:19 - 20) were utilized for that particular purpose. The instructions given to Adam are completely different than the instructions given to the rest of mankind because God chose Adam to stand against the serpent in the garden, and God chose the lineage of Adam to bring forth the Savior of the world. (It is interesting to note that unlike Noah, Abraham, Moses, etc., who are all stated as being faithful or righteous, that is nowhere stated of Adam; but it may be implied, as God did choose him).

    The Bible uses translated words such as "peoples," "nations," "heathen," and "gentiles" to define these people as "foreign" or, in other words, a different lineage than Adam. The reason Cain found a wife in the land of Nod, east of Eden (Genesis 4:16) is because the other races of people created by God on the 6th day were living on the earth, reproducing, and having dominion over it. It is interesting to note that for over 6000 years of marriages between the races of the world, those same races are still very much distinguishable......and ALL are blessed through the perfect plan of God, (Genesis 1:28 12:2, 3, 26:4)

    As to why the earth was being RE-plenished by God, look at (2nd Peter 3:5 - 7, 13).
  • Bob Hilt for verse 17
    Lance I believe the answer to your question about Cain is found in Ezekiel 31 if you read it carefully.
  • Tina Leverette for verse 13
    The Lord will make a way somehow!
  • Felix Nkansah Baidoo for verse 17
    Is there a difference between the holy ghost and the spirit of God?
  • Chris for verse 17
    Felix, there is no difference in those names. The word "Ghost" essentially means 'Spirit'; so it's just another way of referring to God's Holy Spirit.
  • Felix Nkansag Baidoo for verse 17
    Who is Christ?
  • Chris for verse 17
    (Rest of comment). Thus Jesus Christ = The Saviour Who is Anointed. Only Jesus could be given this Name & Title together: no one else could ever fill this role of giving of His Life for the sins of mankind. Even though, the word 'Yeshua' or Joshua, is the Hebrew word for 'Jesus", a Joshua of any period of time could never have the 'Christos' attached to his name. So, Jesus Christ is referred to as the Son of the Living God. We know that God is One & is a Spirit Being, so He can't bear offspring; so by offering of Himself for the payment of mankind's sins (as man can't pay at all for his sin), He sent forth His Word (John 1:1-14) clothed in humanity for our sakes. Need more info?
  • Felix Nkansah Baidoo for verse 17
    Need more info on that subject you are talking about
  • Chris for verse 17
    (third comment): So those early sacrifices were only a shadow of the Perfect, Sinless, Lamb of God (Jesus Christ); i.e. an animal's death could never fully atone as a substitutionary payment for sin - it was only temporary till God's provision of HIS Lamb. (see Hebrews 9:6-28 for this). So Jesus, the Lamb of God (God's Word) became our substitution in death & our separation from God for all eternity. If Jesus had not come we would all go to hell & deserving of it. But "in due time" (Romans 5:6), He came to give His Life on our behalf, so for ALL WHO BELIEVE, they would not perish in hell but have everlasting life (John 3:16). But if Jesus remained dead in the tomb, then we would have no worthwhile sacrifice & we would still be guilty of our sins. But we know, that Jesus rose from the dead showing His Victory over the power of death & Satan, & God accepted His payment for our sins & so justified us (Romans 4:25). Justification = Just as if we had never sinned. This only can come through Jesus.
  • Chris for verse 17
    (from previous comment No 1). You may know that in the Old Testament, God's people, the Israelites (Jews), had to perform various sacrifices, along with observance of days & various other instructions (see Book of Exodus & Leviticus). Normally, payment for our sin (any sin) against God is death, but in His Mercy, God instituted these sacrifices and given to remind the people that for their sin, they had to make offerings by sacrificing an unblemished animal (lambs, bulls, sheep, doves, etc.) to God. The priests did this on behalf of the people. God accepted their sacrifice but we know that this system was temporal until the appearing of God's Gift of His Word made human (John 1:14). (see next comment No 3).
  • Chris for verse 17
    Felix, so I've given you the meaning of Jesus Christ's Name & His incarnation (i.e. Word of God coming to Earth as a man to give God's Message & to give His Life for man's sins). You ask for more info, but you don't mention specifics. So I'll write further: Many people of different religions understand that Christians believe in three gods because they don't understand (& we ourselves can't fully comprehend the mystery of Almighty God). But in the Bible, God has shown us Himself throughout the ages as only One God (Isaiah 43-45 often mentions God speaking as being only One). But God has revealed that He brings forth Commands & Words for His people, & He also sends out His Spirit to do His bidding on Earth (e.g. empower the prophets to prophesy, to direct worship to God, to work miracles, etc). So this is ONE God, but revealed to us in His Fullness: God, His Word & His Spirit. If one aspect of God is missing, then God wouldn't be God. (see next comment).
  • Chris for verse 17
    Felix, I'm unsure whether you want to know more about the One called Christ, or the origin of the name. So, the latter first, the word Christ is Christos in Greek; & Masiah (Messiah) in Hebrew & both mean, "one who is anointed". Jesus, of course, means "he who delivers/rescues; Matthew 1:21 "He shall SAVE His people from their sins". (Rest of this comment next)
  • Felix Nkansah Baidoo for verse 17
    Thank you Chris
  • Sharon Raska for verse 13
    Where in the Bible does it say to cleanse your house of mold
  • Bob Hilt for verse 13
    Sharon I believe you are referring to Leviticus 14 as mold was also called mildew in the Bible. Mold is a serious health issue. 37 And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow strakes, greenish or reddish, which in sight are lower than the wall;....
  • Sharon Raska for verse 13
    Thank you, Bob.
  • Chris for verse 13
    It is accepted that there are approximately 365 Old Testament prophecies relating to Jesus Christ. Some, directly speak of His coming and death, and others allude to aspects of His Life (e.g. Zechariah 11:12: thirty pieces of silver). The wonderful thing is that all of Scripture speak of the Glory of God and of His Son & in spite of man's fall, God's Love is still available to mankind and will pursue him till the curtain is drawn. What a wonderful Messiah - What a wonderful & Perfect Salvation.
  • Carlos Hernandez Jacinto for verse 13
    In the book of revelation, what happens to the two-horned beast Because I read that the false christ and the dragon, and the beast that killed the two messengers from God all three get thrown into the lake of fire, but not the two-horned beast. Who else picked up on that And the two messengers from God are the one that overcomes the ten kings by the Gospel.
  • Gib Reed for verse 13
    Number of Messianic Prophecies
  • Chris for verse 13
    Sedalia, you have touched on one of my pet subjects: govts. legislating laws & judiciary performance of them. This is for me very devastating. We need to understand that our Western govts. are largely based on Judaeo-Christian beliefs & laws, & they are not Christian govts. & will legislate according to what they believe is correct for society & according to public opinion (after all they are in power because of our votes). So, they will never be perfect, nor can we expect them to be, until the coming of the Holy & Just Judge, our Saviour. With that in mind, govts. have deemed that divorce, re-marriage, gay marriage, abortion, etc. are legal. How will they stand before God in that Day
  • Mike Brooks for verse 13
    I need assistance I last my father almost 2 years ago. My problem is now I am having a hard time without him. I have a family of my own as they were close to him as well. I am having a hard time finding my way my role (JUST LOST) I would like to ask what do I do now, carona virus has me put of work and I don't know what to do please help lord
  • Chris for verse 13
    Mike, to add to Kay's great comment: any crisis in one's life or in the family can get one despondent & sometimes irrational or lose control. If you have a loving family, you're blessed - many have to go it alone. If you belong to a Church Fellowship (or, at least seek to join one), the Church leader or Pastor can be of much help in counselling or directing you to others for help. When one in dire straits senses the love & support within his family & Church, the road becomes a lot easier. Peter, the apostle of Jesus, writing to some Churches in Asia (Turkey) encouraged them in 1 Pet 5:5-10, but especially with this: "Cast all your care (troubles/worries) upon God, for He careth for you"
  • You have done the first step of reaching out! Pray pray pray for Jesus to show you how to trust Him to lead you. He gave us the 10 commandments, in Exodus 20, to guide your life. He gave His life for you. There are lots of people that are helping people through this time. Free food at churches, banks are giving temporary low interest loans, delivery jobs need fulfilled, etc. Love your family and pray with them.

    Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

    13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    Praying for you.
  • Sedalia August for verse 13
    Why do the courts justify a man leaves his living wife and marry another Being married to a second wife while the first wife still lives Why dont the courts honor what God's law says vs what man's law
  • Adesina M for verse 13
    A verse in the bible that help me have a thankful prayer for this morning...Resurrection Sunday
  • Suman for verse 13
    What does the sons of god mean in genises
  • Bob Hilt for verse 13
    Believers do not become Sons of God until they are born again of the Spirit in the new testament.

    John 1:12 But as many as received (Jesus) him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

    Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

    1 John 3:2 Beloved, NOW now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
  • Bob Hilt for verse 13
    answer to the Sons of God in Genesis 6 is in Job chapter 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest or who hath stretched the line upon it 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened or who laid the corner stone thereof;

    7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy ...the sons of God shouted for joy These sons of God existed at the creation of the earth and Adam and his children did not exist until 6 days later. When reading Genesis chapters 1 and 2 the creation does not say what day angels were created. So they existed b4 the earth was.
  • Lundy christian for verse 13
    in what book was elija taken by God.

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