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How did Cain and Abel know to offer sacrifices before the Law of Moses?

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 ...
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Was Abel regenerated before the offering according to the Calvinist?

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 ...
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Who was Cain afraid of?

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 ...
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An explanation from Calvinist about why Cain's offering is not accepted by God?

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 ...
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Did Cain really exist?

Since some biblical characters, like Kings David and Salomon did exist, but others didn't ( I am assuming that Noah didn't,for instance, although some people think he really lived a lot of years ago) ...
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What has the LDS Church (Mormons) historically taught about the Curse of Cain and dark skin?

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 ...
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Who would Cain be worried about slaying him in Gen 4:14? Up till this point, all that are mentioned are Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel

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 ...
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Explain she bore again from Genesis-when Eve gave birth to Cain & Able?...who was Cains fathet?

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 ...
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Election, Gods Sovereignty and Is Cain Saved?

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 ...
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Do Mormons believe that black skin originated as a curse by God?

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 ...
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Who was Cain afraid of?

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, ...
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Was Noah and/or his family fully or partially descendant from Cain?

Was Noah and/or his family fully or partially descendant from Cain? Yes it seems possible, perhaps not provable, but how could anyone say for sure? Genesis - it simply does not give the ancestry for ...
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How did Cain kill Abel?

Although an answer from the Book of Jasher has been given, Pseudo-Jonathan's targum (Aramaic paraphrase of the Tanakh with commentary) says Cain drove a stone into Abel's forehead, killing him.
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Election, Gods Sovereignty and Is Cain Saved?

The main issue about unconditional election is the basis upon which God elects people. God elects people to salvation by His own sovereign choice and not because of some future action they will ...
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According to Calvinists, why did God say what He did to Cain in Genesis 4:7?

I think the confusion here lies in the extent of the gospel call. That is, do Calvinists believe that all people are called to repent, or only the elect? A defining position of Calvinism is that ...
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Who was Cain afraid of?

Your answer apparently lies in Genesis 6:1-2 (RSVCE) which says : When men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men ...
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What is the LDS church's stance on the curse of Cain?

Just to add a perspective that hasn't already been mentioned here: "skin of blackness" may have nothing at all to do with racial pigmentation. This page lists a few alternative ...
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What is the LDS church's stance on the curse of Cain?

It was theorized that the mark on Cain was that of a black skin, however, Genesis 4:15 does not specify what the mark was. Moses 7:8 Mentions the people of Canaan, (contemporaries of Enoch) whose ...
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