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-Revisited: Who Was Cain Afraid of?

Q: Adam & Eve were the 1st man/woman.  Able/Cain were were their sons.  Who were the people Cain thought might kill him, because he killed Able?  And where did they come from? Were they not off spring of Adam/Eve, therefore brothers/sisters of Cain/Able?   -Chuck A: Chuck, we actually dealt with that very question a couple […]

-God Said if They Ate the Forbidden Fruit They Would Die But They Didn’t?

Q:  God said that Adam and Eve would die if they ate the forbidden fruit but they didn’t? A:  Actually they did die just not immediately. Death became a part of the human saga after Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree. The inference here is that Adam and Eve might have lived on […]

-What Was the ‘Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil’?

Q:  What was the ‘tree of the knowledge of good and evil’ in the Garden of Eden and why weren’t Adam and Eve allowed to eat from it? A:  The Bible doesn’t really actually explain what the tree is though it does seem rather self explanatory. Once they did eat from the tree Adam and […]

-First Woman Created in Gen.1:27 or Gen.2:22?

Q:  What about the first woman. In Gen 1: 27 it states that “male and female he created them” –both of them. Yet the first woman Eve doesn’t really show up until much later in 2: 22? A:  Gen. 1 gives us the summary and the general order of creation while chapter 2 goes back […]

-Man or Animals Created First? A Contradiction Between Gen.1 & Gen.2 ?

Q:  In Genesis there seems to a contradiction. Gen 1:25 shows God creating animals first then Man, yet later in Gen.2:18 he creates Man first and then the animals. Please explain. A:  The creation process and order is summarized in Genesis one then in the second chapter the details are filled in pertaining to the […]

-The First Tithe?

Q:  Who was the first person to give tithes to God?  -Nathan H A:  Abraham. From the very beginning, Adam and his family gave offerings to God (Gen. 4:3-5). However, the first mention of a tenth or a tithe being given is found in Gen. 14:18-20. Abraham had just won a great battle against some […]