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Old 02-13-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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Only in our day and age (antediluvian), do we consider such a thing repulsive. We must remember that when Cain was sent away by God, he went and "dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden" (Gen. 4:16). This was a city already in existence where siblings of Cain had settled and intermarried! Cain may not have taken a sister for his wife but rather a descendant of one of his brothers or sisters.

Once the family of man had propagated to a certain extent, God changed the law concerning the marriage between brother and sister. Such a thing was no longer necessary, and it then became unlawful and sinful in God's sight (Leviticus 20:17).
Preterist
It was unnecessary therefore a sin? Why?

 
Old 02-13-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Only in our day and age (antediluvian), do we consider such a thing repulsive. We must remember that when Cain was sent away by God, he went and "dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden" (Gen. 4:16). This was a city already in existence where siblings of Cain had settled and intermarried! Cain may not have taken a sister for his wife but rather a descendant of one of his brothers or sisters.

Once the family of man had propagated to a certain extent, God changed the law concerning the marriage between brother and sister. Such a thing was no longer necessary, and it then became unlawful and sinful in God's sight (Leviticus 20:17).

Preterist

The book of Leviticus was for use by Hebrews, more specifically the Israelites (one of the 12 Hebrew tribes descended from the Hebrew patriarch Jacob). Why do you assume that it pertains to any other group of persons, past or present?

What is your understanding of what it was like to live in what is now Palestine in the 6th c. BCE? You've got to be kidding, talking about "God's law" as found in Leviticus!
 
Old 02-13-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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No area of human endeavor, including religion, has *all* the answers. Sheesh, the God of the Bible didn't see fit to explain how to make something as basic as a bar of soap. Explain to me again how much God loves us.
Oh ye, so biblically versed that ye must use the SA to find the errors you can't find yourself......

Sure He did.....

It's baking soda and vinegar...

See Jer 2:22/Pro 25:20
 
Old 02-13-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Alpha wrote:
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It's baking soda and vinegar...
That also works for unclogging drains, FYI.
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Alpha wrote:

That also works for unclogging drains, FYI.
Welcome back!
Thanks!

And I have a drain that ain't draining AT ALL!

But I suspect an insertion into the drain by a certain 3 yr old who loves getting Pop all fired up!

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa19/forjerz/IMG_6676.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 02-13-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Oh ye, so biblically versed that ye must use the SA to find the errors you can't find yourself......

Sure He did.....

It's baking soda and vinegar...

See Jer 2:22/Pro 25:20

RIGHT!

Vinegar and baking soda
Build a Baking Soda Volcano


Jeremiah 2:22:
Jeremiah 2:22 "Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap,

There are different English words ('lye', 'nitre', 'soap', 'potash', 'herb borith') used to refer to the cleansing agents. What is this verse actually talking about?

Niter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's pretty clear to see from the various translations of the Bible, that the translators aren't sure WHAT is being talked about in that verse.

Please try again!

(People of today are supposed to live their lives according to this mumbo-jumbo? PLEASE!)
 
Old 02-13-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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So incest was ok up to a certain point. Gay is not ok...

Uh I get it...
 
Old 02-13-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Only in our day and age (antediluvian), do we consider such a thing repulsive. We must remember that when Cain was sent away by God, he went and "dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden" (Gen. 4:16). This was a city already in existence where siblings of Cain had settled and intermarried! Cain may not have taken a sister for his wife but rather a descendant of one of his brothers or sisters.

Once the family of man had propagated to a certain extent, God changed the law concerning the marriage between brother and sister. Such a thing was no longer necessary, and it then became unlawful and sinful in God's sight (Leviticus 20:17).

Preterist
There goes that god again...changing the rules in the middle of the game. Kind of like changing the furniture around in the blind mans house and than telling him he's "sinning" when he stumbles over the furniture.

I was under the impression god never changed ? I assume that would mean his rules would never change....guess I was wrong

It's such a relief to know that god isn't so much different than the rest of us who can chance our minds on occasion....lol
 
Old 02-13-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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Two things:

1. We are told that it was Moses who brought the law(s) of God to man which included laws against incest.

2. Moses himself was a product of incest (Exodus 6:20)


That must have been quite uncomfortable.
 
Old 02-13-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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Speaking of absurdities...remember bible god smote someone dead for doing something we would consider rather responsible today. He "pulled out" rather then impregnate a woman he apparently had no concern for. Somehow the "inspired" biblical writer had direct communication with that god and knew he smote him.
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