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The Bible actually indicates that Adam and Eve did, in fact, have daughters. This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. 2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, ...


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I don't have enough information to speak about the Southern Baptist Convention, where each congregation is a separate entity, and some could accept what the OP cites as the "serpent seed" doctrine, nor can I address the issues of the Assemblies of God. I do have some familiarity with the beliefs of the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, and am a ...


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On the surface, the teaching that 'the original sin' was Eve having sex with the serpent/Satan and that this resulted in Cain could seem to most Protestants to be bizarre, nonsensical and offensive. They may think that someone promoting such a line would be mocking the scriptures and Christianity and not be in any way serious. On further investigation, ...


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I think you're talking about two separate curses in your question. The first curse, the curse on the ground, God inflicted on the entire earth because of Adam's sin: Genesis 3:17-19 And to Adam he said,“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ...


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According to the Bible, God created no other people besides Adam and Eve. Adam was created from the dust of the earth, while Eve was created from Adam (perhaps his rib). Genesis 5 indicates that Adam and Eve had quite a few children. We have names for Cain, Abel, Seth, other sons (plural) and daughters (plural). So, at a minimum, they had seven ...


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Your answer seems correct. As God has never approved of being unequally yoked. Cain's descendants followed after Cain and dwelt in his city (Gen 4:17). God never wanted people to live clustered in cities, where sin would abound, and there are various examples of this throughout Genesis. God's people stayed in the wilderness, tilling the ground and doing the ...


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Here is more context for some verses from the Book of Mormon, the first quote shows the curse, and the effect of it, so they became dark-skinned and lazy. The problem is that this can then be extended to shape prejudices against anyone because of their skin color, but, the last two quotes shows that discrimination based on color is wrong, and all from the ...


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At your suggestion lets take a longer look at 2nd Corinthians chapter 11. As with most Scriptures, it is extremely difficult to extract the true meaning from a verse or a couple of verses without considering other verses not only around that verse, but in other verses in the Bible which lend explanation to the verses in question. All Scripture is taken ...


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In the canon of scripture the answer is not stated, but in the book of Jasher it is. I suppose most would not consider it doctrine since it is not in the current Bible, but in the book of Jasher it states: And Cain hastened and rose up, and took the iron part of his ploughing instrument, with which he suddenly smote his brother and he slew him, and Cain ...


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The same question can be asked of Judas, Goliath, or any other "villian" in the Bible. According to Scripture: "The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." The same could also be said of Saul of Tarsus, however, prior to his conversion. Cain's curse, in particular, is known: ...


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"Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living." Genesis 3:20 (NIV). So according to Genesis Eve was the mother of all living, so that means there were no other directly created people. Also Romans 5:12 "Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, ...


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Genesis 5:4 "And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters" https://www.bible.com/bible/1/gen.5.4.kjv They had children by their sisters. (Incest was not prohibited at the time since genetic decay had not set in yet)


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Calvin addresses this in his commentary on Genesis 4, arguing that Abel was already accepted by God when he made this offering: We must, however, notice the order here observed by Moses; for he does not simply state that the worship which Abel had paid was pleasing to God, but he begins with the person of the offerer; by which he signifies, that God will ...


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Whether or not Cain has any DNA remaining in any or all of the humans now existant on earth, it can be unequivocally stated that Cain has no "descendants." A descendant - at least in a legal sense - implies legitimacy to which the Bible itself does not lend credence. Abraham, for example, is technically the ancestor of Ishmael, but after he was kicked out, ...


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Let me bring up some unauthentic book. The Book of Adam and Eve gives a good explanation to this confusion. The first son, Cain was born along with his twin sister Luluwa. The second son, Abel also had a twin sister Aklia. After Cain murdered Abel, Cain married his twin sister Luluwa. As we know, the Bible rarely mentions the name of women, their is no ...


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Though many interpret God's rejection of Cain's sacrifice to be because it was not a blood sacrifice, the text doesn't support it. One has to take from another context and make suppositions to arrive at that conclusion. I believe the text tells explicitly the reason for the rejection. But first, let's look at sacrifice. Sacrifice was not used only for ...


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Cain was likely afraid of one of his brothers or sisters taking revenge by killing him. Yes, he was the older brother, but he was also guilty of murder. If Cain was willing to kill one of his brothers (Abel), then it is reasonable to think that someone else was willing to do the same. And, as you mentioned, there was no one else around to fear, so Cain ...


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If we consider Genesis 5, we'll see the omission of Cain and Abel. It's at 130 years that Adam has a son named Seth. (v. 3) Either information about other offspring has been omitted, or prior to the birth of Seth, there were only Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel. Omission of other offspring is possible as this does occur in the Bible. If this is the case, then ...


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In Genesis 4:1-2, we see that Cain was born first, not Abel as you said. Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” And again, she bore his brother Abel. The timing of these events is not mentioned, but it is reasonable to assume that at least 9 months passed from Cain's birth ...


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The KJV reads: I shall be a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me (Gen 4:14) Cain appears to be concerned about the future. As an outcast, he was afraid that future generations will come for him and slay him.


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To answer question 1, "Is it a belief of the Mormon church that a curse from God is the initial origin of all dark skin among humankind today?", we have, from lds.org: Today, the Church disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects unrighteous actions in a premortal life; that mixed-...


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Marc, You are not alone in your struggles with the doctrine of predestination. Many others (including myself) wrestle with these profound doctrines. In your particular case where God is speaking to Cain, some light may be shed by observing that God is speaking here of "acceptance" which might also be translated "honored." However, God is not telling Cain ...


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Why does God approve of Abel as righteous because of his offering? You stated this in point 5 of your question, and though it wasn’t explicitly asked, I wanted to address it because it is contrary to our first principles. Conversely, God approves of Abel’s offering because of his righteousness- a righteousness, like all godly righteousness, that comes to ...


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It is inappropriate to read the Bible and assume that just because something wasn't mentioned, it must not have been. The Bible asserts that Adam lived about 900 years. A LOT happened during those 900 or so years, and yet we have a whopping two chapters in Genesis that deal specifically with Adam. But, let's look at what facts we have. Gen 4:14 (KJV)&...


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There is a lot about the society of the first humans that we don't know. It seems reasonable to me to think that they could have permitted vengeance. Remember that Cain had just killed his brother (probably) out of jealousy. Why wouldn't he assume everyone else thought the way he did and would kill him if properly motivated? It seems likely to me that this ...


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The Mormon "Book of Moses" 7:22 states that (emphasis added): And Enoch also beheld the residue of the people which were the sons of Adam; and they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it was the seed of Cain, for the seed of Cain were black, and had not place among them. Mormon viewpoint for most of their history was that black people were ...


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Perhaps animal life sacrifice was begun by God himself in: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. Cain and Abel would have been familiar with this since an animal would also have to be sacrificed to make ...


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We cannot know. We know nothing about Noah's female ancestors or his sons' wives. Maybe one (or more) of them was a descendant of Cain, maybe not. The Bible simply doesn't tell us enough to know either way. The idea that Seth's righteous family wouldn't intermarry with Cain's unrighteous family is unsupportable from the Bible, because Seth's righteous ...


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People might assume that all black people are cursed. Although there are some recorded instances that having black or dark skin is the result of a curse from God, it should under no circumstances always be assumed as such. This is simply an error of extrapolation. The statement you quote from LDS.org was, is, and will always be correct. Black skin is not ...


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Interesting question indeed ! I made some researches on wol.jw.org, and came accross this reference : http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2010649 Here is the summary : Although this is often asked as a trick question by Bible skeptics, the Bible does provide sufficient detail to give a satisfactory answer. Genesis chapters 3 and 4 present the ...


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