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Apologetic Evangelism – Genesis 4:17 BDC: Where did Cain get his wife?

Genesis 4:17 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)  17 Cain had sexual relations[1] with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son,... Continue Reading →


Genesis 22:2 BDC: Why did God tell Abraham to sacrifice his son when God condemned human sacrifice in Leviticus 18 and 20?

Leviticus 18:21 and 20:2 give us God’s moral standards as to human sacrifice. It is specifically condemned. Leviticus 18:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them[1] to Molech, and so profane... Continue Reading →

Genesis 19:30-38 BDC: Did God condone the incest of Lot with his two daughters?

Genesis 19:30-38 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Lot and His Daughters 30 Lot went up from Zoar, and stayed in the mountains, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to dwell in Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave,... Continue Reading →

Genesis 19:8 BDC: Why was Lot not condemned for offering his daughters to the Sodomites?

Genesis 19:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 Now behold, I have two daughters who have not known[1] a man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them as is good in your eyes;[2] only do nothing to... Continue Reading →

Genesis 17:17-18; 18:9-15 BDC: How are we to Understand Abraham and Sarah’s laughter at the angelic announcement of a son?

Both Abraham and Sarah laughed when the angel announced that, they were to have a son when Abraham was 100 years old, and Sarah was 90. (Gen. 18:16–21:7) We can note from the account that Abraham was not rebuked for... Continue Reading →

Apologetic Evangelism – How did God “put a mark on Cain”?

The Hebrew for “a mark” is (ʾôt sign), which has a semantic range that is very broad,[1] can means “a sign,” (Gen. 1:14; 4:15), “a banner,” “standard,” or “flag” (Num. 2:2; Ps 74:4), as well as “a miracle, wonder, sign,”... Continue Reading →

Apologetic Evangelism – Why did Cain not receive capital punishment for the murder he committed?

Genesis 9:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God he made man. Exodus 21:12 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 “He who strikes a man so that... Continue Reading →

APOLOGETIC EVANGELISM – Why would the language, ‘sin is crouching at the door, its desire is for you,’ be used if, before the Flood, as animals only ate vegetation?

God warned Cain that ‘sin is crouching at the door, and its desire is for you,’ which appears to refer to a wild beast and its prey. (Gen. 4:7) If animals only age vegetation before the flood, why would that... Continue Reading →

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