How was the first
death brought about?
"And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when
they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew
him." Genesis 4:8.
What was the
difference between the characters of the two men?
"Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.
And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his
brother's righteous." 1 John 3:12.
Did the Lord impute
sin to Cain for taking the life of his brother?
"If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou
doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his
desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his
brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose
up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain,
Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's
keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood
crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth,
which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy
hand." Genesis 4:7-11.
In what condition was mankind before the
"The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled
with violence." Genesis 6:11.
What did God purpose
to do with the people of that day?
"And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me;
for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will
destroy them with the earth." Genesis 6:13.
What was Noah called?
"And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person,
a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the
ungodly." 2 Peter 2:5.
Why did the Lord
"But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD
exceedingly." Genesis 13:13.
"For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen
great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy
it." Genesis 19:13.
By what standard were
their deeds weighed?
"And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of
the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and
hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful
deeds.)" 2 Peter 2:7,8.
What did Joseph say
when he was tempted on a certain point?
"There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept
back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I
do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" Genesis 39:9.
What did God tell
Abraham concerning the Amorites?
"But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the
iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full." Genesis 15:16.
Of what sin were they
"And he did very abominably in following idols, according to
all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the
children of Israel." 1 Kings 21:26.
Why did the Lord abhor
the nations that occupied Canaan before Israel?
"Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments,
and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you
not out. And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast
out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I
abhorred them." Leviticus 20:22,23.
Why did God make His
promise to the seed of Abraham?
"Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my
commandments, my statutes, and my laws." Genesis 26:5.
What will the children
of Abraham do?
"They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus
saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye
would do the works of Abraham." John 8:39.
Who are the children of Abraham?
"And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs
according to the promise." Galatians 3:29.