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Murder and killing are not necessarily the same thing. The King James Bible adds confusion to this debate by translating Exodus 20:13 as: Thou shalt not kill. Which historically has been interpreted to mean a commandment against all forms of killing, including capital punishment, war, and in some cases, even against killing animals. In the context of ...


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As there was nobody except Adam and Eve after he killed Abel. Some source of this claim? Because Genesis says: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters (Gen 5, 4). According to apocryphal Book of Jubilees, Cain's wife's name was Awan.


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In general, Christian teaching, as well as a scholarly understanding, attempts to read intended meaning, rather than the exclusively literal meaning. The author, Paul in this case, doesn't intend to discount the sinfulness of known-sinful actions by their omission from this particular list, which serves one or both of two main purposes: For clarification ...


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Yes, in the eyes of the Catholic Church, under the guidance of the Pontifical Council for the Family abortion has been likened to murder. The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder and, in particular, when we consider the specific elements involved. The one eliminated is a human ...


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Lamech killed some younger man. Lamech represents the fifth and last generation mentioned of the Cainites, who by that time were probably a large multitude occupying cities. Lamech represents the culmination of those that turned away from the promise of the Messiah to Eve, in contrast tot the Sethites which were the early church. What we have in Lamech's ...


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Short answer: Yes, sorta. Long answer: Murder is a very serious sin, and while it can't be forgiven it can be pardoned. Also it will stop you from doing or holding certain church offices. See paragraph 4 of this article for more on why D&C 42 says it is unforgivable. Now to address your scripture reference. Book of Mormon: Alma 24: 10) And I also ...


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The Bible has no answer to this question. We do not the man's name or anything about him, other than that he was a young man. The importance, then, is not who died, but rather who the murderer was. Lamech was a murderer, just as Cain was. Additionally, we see that Lamech appears to be unrepentant. It is interesting to note that Cain's response to ...


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This is a question on which Christians are divided. The vast majority adhere to the belief that fighting in a war is entirely justifiable for a Christian. They draw on several biblical sources for this, including Paul's writings in Romans that the State is a legitimate authority charged with preserving order, that Christians should submit to; and also the ...


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Although there seems to be no direct answer to This question in the bible, I don't think the person Lamech killed was Cain. Lamech is a fifth generation son of Cain. Even if Cain was still alive in the days of Lamech because poeple live long in those days, he wouldn't have been so young that Lamech will refere to him as a young man. As stated in one of the ...


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When God gives you a command then it becomes your moral duty to do said thing. So yes it would force you to either commit murder or go against God's will which would be sinful. I hasten to add though that the the events in the Old Testament that talk about the Israelis who are commanded to kill are isolated events and we should read about the circumstances ...


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In the eyes of natural moral law and the church direct abortion is tantamount to murder (whether the legislature agrees or not). Direct abortion is when one chooses to intentionally abort a fertilized egg. However, indirect abortion is not tantamount to murder. Indirect abortion is when one does something that is not intended to harm the child, but the ...


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There is no consensus among pacifist Christians about whether particular actions in support of the military are unacceptable. As Wolf Mendl notes in Prophets and Reconcilers: Reflections on the Quaker Peace Testimony (1974): The emphasis on personal action, which in the case of war means abstention, inevitably raises the problem of where one draws the ...


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Yes, absolutely. In fact, in countries that have National Service, it is precisely the will of God that we do so (see other questions about obeying national laws). Military service does not always involve killing. In the instances where it does, your issue is addressed in this question: If the Ten Commandments say “thou shalt not kill” how can a Christian ...


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If you know for sure it's God's will, then killing (not murder; others have addressed the difference) is OK. But how can you be sure that it's God's will (this is not aiming at anyone specifically, just oratory questions)? Did you hear voices ordering you so? Then it's not Him (see answers for this question). Your pastor/priests tells you so? He probably ...


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John the Baptist, when asked effectively the same question by a group of soldiers during the transition from Old to New Covenants, answered in the following way (Luke 3:14): Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be ...


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Yes you can serve in the military How many times did God send Israel to war? Could anybody say that those men are not men of God? Sure Israel has many times, fallen away from God's love, but when have you not? Judges 3:1-2 (New International Version) 1 These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of ...


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In the Old Testament, when God ordered the Israelites to kill various groups of people, the people being killed were always under judgement from God for their sins. The Canaanites were particularly evil people who practiced idolatry, including brutal infant sacrifices. As such, it could be argued that the people were guilty under the law and therefore, ...


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Exodus 20:13 (NIV) “You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13 (KJV) Thou shalt not kill. The meaning* of the Hebrew word for "kill/murder" used in this verse has a wide range of meanings as explained in this article. The act of killing in a warfare is not what this 6th commandment means. The commands for the killings in the Old Testament had proper ...


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the reason for a seventy fold curse is because Lamech killed someone who was attacking him. It's not important who it was because that isn't the point of the passage. The point is to show that if someone who took revenge on Cain; (who was an unrighteous murderer) were to suffer a 7 fold curse then the person who took revenge on Lamech (who only killed in ...


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I have also been curious about Lamech... It seems to me that he did kill Cain and the remark to his wounding was "blindness" the same MARK that was given to Cain to protect him from the horrors of the wilderness - Cursed to wander the earth forever for the murder of Abel... Lamech also mentions the young man to his hurt... This is his son Jabal whom was ...


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Adam and Eve: The Only Humans Without Parents? Sin is said to come from one man (Ro 5:12). Adam (and Eve) are pointed to as the "source" of sin/death. The curse that God pronounced upon them in Ge 3 after they disobeyed God affects us because we are their descendants and will inevitably sin (Ro 3:23). God didn't immediately make Eve in the same manner as ...


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I've personally gone through a year of military service. National service is compulsory here for every male citizen. There's an alternative, non-military service that's also available for those that have ethical or religious objections to military service. So I definitely had to think a lot about this. A credible defense is important for probably any ...


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God is executing His judgment through His people instead of through the floods or any other means like during Noah's time. So it is allowed in a sense that we should accept it as His just judgment, because God judges them, commands it and allows it to happen. This is different from using the Bible to justify an act of killing a group of people, because none ...



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