GENESIS 4:17—Where did Cain get his wife? PROBLEM: There were no women for Cain to marry. There was only Adam, Eve (4:1), and his dead brother Abel (4:8). Yet the Bible says Cain married and had children. SOLUTION: Cain married his sister (or possibly a niece). The Bible says Adam …المزيد
GENESIS 4:12–13—Why wasn’t Cain given capital punishment for the murder he committed? PROBLEM: In the OT, murderers were given capital punishment for their crime (Gen. 9:6; Ex. 21:12). Yet Cain was not only set free after murdering his brother, but he was protected from any avenger (Gen. 4:15). SOLUTION: There …المزيد
GENESIS 4:5—Does God show respect to certain persons? PROBLEM: God is represented in the Scriptures as someone who “is no respect[er] of persons” (Rom. 2:11, kjv), and one who “shows no partiality” (Deut. 10:17). Yet, this verse tells us that God “did not respect Cain and his offering,” which seems …المزيد
GENESIS 3:8—How could Adam and Eve go from God’s presence if God is everywhere? PROBLEM: The Bible says that God is everywhere present at the same time, that is, He is omnipresent (Ps. 139:7–10; Jer. 23:23). But, if God is everywhere, then how could Adam and Eve be sent out …المزيد
GENESIS 3:5—Is man made like God or does he become like God? PROBLEM: Genesis 1:27 says “God created man in His own image.” But in Genesis 3:22 God said, “the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil.” The former seems to affirm that humans are …المزيد
GENESIS 2:19—How can we explain the difference in the order of creation events between Genesis 1 and 2?
GENESIS 2:19—How can we explain the difference in the order of creation events between Genesis 1 and 2? PROBLEM: Genesis 1 declares that animals were created before humans, but Genesis 2:19 seems to reverse this, saying, “the Lord God formed every beast of the field … and brought them to …المزيد
GENESIS 2:17—Why didn’t Adam die the day he ate the forbidden fruit, as God said he would? PROBLEM: God said to Adam, “in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Gen. 2:17). But Adam lived to be 930 years old after he sinned (Gen. 5:5). SOLUTION: …المزيد