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Bible questions - #7
Is it ok to marry outside your own race......?


In God's eyes there is only one race, the human race. God created man in his image - male and female. Genesis 1:27 We are all descendent from Adam and Eve, specifically Noah and his wife.

The bible does speak about being unequally yoked with unbelievers. 2 Corinthians 6:14 This is referring to marrying someone of a different religion or faith. The differences can cause tension and strife in the marriage.

You could apply being unequally yoked to culture. You have to evaluate the differences in cultures and ask yourself if the differences will cause strife or tension in the marriage. For instance if their family refuses to accept you will it turn them against you. The main question is will they chose you over their family.

I don't know if you are a Christian. However if you are, you need to exercise faith in God and pray about the situation. If it is God's will for you to marry them, God is able to work out the differences and issues. Remember prayer changes things.



Bible questions - #8
Please tell me where did the people came from that the sons of Adam married?


First let me say, I believe in what the bible says that God created mankind. I do not believe in evolution.

The bible says God made Adam and Eve and that they had sons and daughters. Only 3 of Adam's sons are named - Cain, Abel, and Seth, none of his daughters are named.

Genesis 5:4 King James Version (KJV)

4. And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

I believe that Adam's sons married their sisters. Later after the Israelites were released from slavery in Egypt God said they could not marry their siblings.

In modern times it is considered incest and illegal. It is mainly considered illegal because of the genetic defects that are made worse by inbreeding. These defects could cause their children to die young. However Adam's children would most likely not have had any genetic defects.

They would have populated the earth the same way a male and female rabbit left alone together would generate many offspring.



Bible questions #9
Where did the people of Nod come from? Do remember that Cain went to that city and found his wife.


Genesis 4:16-17 King James Version (KJV) says -

16. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

17. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

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The text says that Cain went to Nod to live. It does not say there were people living there already. In fact it says that Cain built a city there himself. Verse 17 says that Cain knew his wife, it does not say that Cain got his wife in Nod.

When God made Adam and Eve He told them to be fruitful and multiply -

Genesis 1:27-29 King James Version (KJV)

27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Just as you put a male and female rabbits together, they multiply, is the same way Adam and Eve would have replenished the earth. Therefore Cain would have married his sister.

Adam and Eve had sons and daughters; how many the bible does not say -

Genesis 5:4 King James Version (KJV)

4. And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

Cain would have married his sister before the flood when men did not have degenerative diseases. After the Israelite were let go from Egypt God said they were not to marry their immediate relatives.

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A partial example of one marrying their sister is Abraham and Sarah. Sarah was Abraham's half sister.

Genesis 20:2-5 King James Version (KJV)

2. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

4. But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

5. Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

10. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?

11. And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

12. And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

13. And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

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