Sunday, January 20, 2013

Whom Did Cain Marry?

When Was Mrs.Cain Made By God?

Question : In the Bible, God made ADAM & EVE initially. Then Eve gave birth to a boy child named Cain, and then Abel. After this the Bible says that Cain got married and gave birth to a boy child named Enoch. My question is, when was Mrs.Cain made by God. Please answer my question.

Answer : Yes the first man and the woman whom God made in the entire world is Adam and Eve. We know for sure this fact because the Bible calls Adam as the
"first man" (1 Cor 15:45) and Adam the first man called Eve "the mother of all living" (Gen 3:20). So there can be no other men present on the entire earth who could ever marry with Cain or the descendants of Adam, as some people wrongly assume pre-adamite men to have been in the land of Nod or wanderings which is a false theory and utter non-sense, or even some people who believe that the offspring of giants to have corrupted the whole human race and brought judgment of flood through out the world because of the contamination of human gene pool through the angelic-human hybrid which is also equally a non sense false theory (Gen 4:16-17; 6:1-8).

The first father and mother of all living were both tested by God for their obedience in the Garden of Eden in which they were placed to tend, keep or maintain it and enjoy His creation
(Gen 2:15). The only command that God gave to them was, "Every tree of the garden you can freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, if ever you eat of it you shall surely die." (Gen 2:16-17). Then sadly the disobedience to God's command happened and humankind fell in to sin with the immediate result of death that came to all in the form of separation from God spiritually (Gen 3:8-19). The curse of sin came upon the humankind, but God in His love towards humans gave a promise to redeem them all in the future through a sinless Messiah, and also until that time He instituted a temporary arrangement of sacrificing a lamb or animals for the sins of humans who wanted friendship with God and want their sin to be covered before God and receive His unconditional favor through obeying His command (Gen 3:15, 22; Heb 9:13). Both Adam and Eve were sent out of the garden of Eden to prevent them from destroying themselves further eternally (Gen 3:22-24). Through the first federal parents of humans the whole human race fell in to sin, and God promised that only humans of Adam's line who have faith could be redeemed through believing the Messiah Jesus Christ (Rom 5:12; 3:23; 5:19, 21; Heb 2:16).

Then Scripture says what happened after that clearly,
"1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.” 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD." (Gen 3:1-3). The above verses confirm that a baby boy Cain was born first and then another baby boy named Abel was born. After this the Bible never referred to how many children Adam and Eve had because first of all the writer of the Book of Genesis wrote it in the spiritual perspective of revealing God's mind to bring the essential of how a godly and ungodly line of men came in to existence initially upon the earth. We know after the writer refers to the birth of two boys, immediately He by passes a period of time in which they grew to be men and were mature enough to understand God and choose Him through their own decision to sacrifice to God by faith and obedience to His instruction (Gen 4:3-7; Heb 11:4). So we know when the Bible says, "And in the process of time it came to pass...," there must have been a time gap of minimum of twenty to thirty years in which they attained to the age of accountability in which they were made responsible for the faith decision they took towards God (Rom 7:9; Deu 1:39; Num 14:29-30). During this time gap, Adam and Eve must have definitely continued in their conjugal relationship to produce sons and daughters which was not described in details. This fact was confirmed later in the Chapter 5 of Genesis, where the context which was written was to convey a spiritual outlook of how God looked and ordained a godly people, after the ungodly generation of Cain had separated itself being cursed for its unbelief. God formed a godly line of men and women through Seth a son given as a substitute for Abel who was the first symbolic father of all godly generation (Gen 4:25-26; Heb 12:24). Here is what it says, "4 After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters. 5 So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died." (Gen 5:4-5).

So Adam who multiplied his godly generation through inter-marriage of brothers and sisters later, as it is written,
"After he begot Seth...and he had sons and daughters" in his later 800 years, must have done the same in the first 130 years of his life as there is not other way to multiply Mankind. Adam lived 930 years of his life in faith and died (Gen 5:5).

From the above exposition, we understand that Cain must have married his sister, and then went out from the Presence of the Lord and His people
(Gen 4:16). Remember that only two and half Millennium later God prohibited inter-marriage through giving law through Moses saying, "none of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him" (Leviticus 18:6). Even Abraham our Father of Faith married his half-sister who was none other than his elder Brother's daughter (Rom 4:16; Gen 11:26-27, 28-29), which God did not prohibit at that time. But even during Abraham's time, nobody married their sister as it was not socially acceptable, which we come to know because Abraham by saying that Sarah was his sister, tried to protect his own life from being killed by the godless people who lived in the land of his pilgrimage (Gen 12:11-13, 18-19; 20:2, 11-13). In the initial time of creation God ordained inter-marriage within a family because human gene pool was not contaminated with defective curses of sin much, but later after the world wide flood, deterioration of human gene pool happened rapidly as the age of men began to be reduced to around a few hundred years maximum and a minimum of 70 years to 80 years (Gen 6:3; Psa 90:10), so this caused deformity and other problems if ever a person married within a family line. These mistakes [i.e. harmful mutations] which got added up so soon after the flood which usually took a long period of time before it brought God's intervention to prohibit this completely, because in-line marriage reproduced and multiplied the genetic defects doubly causing more harm than good to all humans.

The Bible says that Cain then dwelt in the land of Nod which means he actually wandered away from God and never wanted to return back to God's flock or to receive the truth of forgiveness through sacrifice. Once Cain knew his wife, she conceived and bore a son Enoch, then he built a city and dwelt in it by naming it after this son
(Gen 4:17). Thus from this city of Cain, a ungodly generation rose to fill the world with unbelief (Matt 13:36-43).

So Mrs.Cain was not made by God in the sense of the first man Adam who was designed by God personally as a adult and out of which He again created Eve as an adult, but she was born to Adam and Eve somewhere between the day Cain was born and the time he first sacrificed to the Lord, because just after he committed the crime of killing his innocent godly Brother Abel, he was driven immediately by God out of the godly community of people who had faith like Abel, Adam and Eve
(Gen 4:8-16). At that time he must have taken one of his sister with him when he left the presence of God or else his generation would have ceased to exist within a few decades or hundreds of years. One of the clue that there were more people than just, Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel on the earth is revealed when Cain responds to God's curse upon him saying, "14 Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.” 15 And the LORD said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the LORD set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him." (Gen 4:14-15).

Notice that when Cain says in the above verse, "anyone who finds me will kill me", he was afraid of people more than just Adam, and Eve after he killed his younger Brother Abel. If just Adam and Eve were the only persons on earth at that time, he would have mentioned both of their names and would have said to God, "My father Adam and my mother or their children who who might find me in the future will kill me." This was not so because as we have discussed, there were more people than just Cain and Abel when the first murder happened. In other words, Cain was afraid of his other brothers and sisters who must have come to know the hideous crime that he did against Abel the founding father of faith generation, and was very much afraid that these brothers and sisters of his would try to kill him for his ungodly deed which was done against Abel. I believe that you got the point.

Much Blessings....


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