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Question: Who Was Cain's Wife?  

Answer: The scripture does not tell us specifically who was Cain's Wife. But she definitely was NOT a monkey as some may foolishly want to believe. What it does tell us is that "...Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the East of Eden." It was then that he knew his wife; that is he knew her as a person as well as going in unto her for her to conceive and bare his son Enoch. We do not know the length of time that he dwelt in the land of Nod before he met his wife since men lived many years in those days and were still having children at a much older age (See Genesis 5). Also we do not know the age of Cain when he killed his brother Abel since the scriptures only says, "..." in the process of time, it came to pass..." (Genesis 4:3). 

 

Question: When man was made was he holy?

Answer: The scriptures tell us that God made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions (Eccl. 7:29). The scriptures does not specifically say that man was made holy, but what we do know is that as long as he followed the holy commandment given to him while he was in the garden of Eden hen he was innocent. Since he was innocent as long as he followed the holy commandment of God to take of all other trees in the garden except the Tree of Knowledge of God and Evil, then he walked in God's holy commandment as was holy. This is the reason that we often say that when man took and ate of the Knowledge of Good and Evil he fell from that holy state in which God had made him. Yes, man was made holy.

Question: How does our spirit agree with the Spirit of God?

Answer: When one receives the Holy Ghost, there are two spirits in the one body; the spirit which is in every living man (and animal) and God (the Holy Ghost). The Son of God, (the body of God had two spirits in him because when the Son of God died on the cross, he yielded up both the Eternal Spirit (Matt. 27:46) and the breath that is in every natural man (Matt. 27:50, Job 27:3). Now, the scriptures tell us in Romans 8:16 "That is, the Spirit of God and our spirit will give utterance through us that we are the children of God. That is how the Spirit of God" ...beareth witness with or agrees with our spirit. When a man speaks, it is the spirit of man that speaks or bears witness to a thing. That is why the Apostle John told us in first John 4:1 "...believe not every spirit but try the spirits..." In other words, test, by scriptures, what the prophet is telling or witnessing to you since many false prophets are gone out into the world and their witness is not true.  So then, of a truth, we have not received the spirit of the devil but the Spirit of God whereby we cry ABBA, Father, God himself speaking, along with our spirit, that we are his offspring.

Question: Why did Eve eat of the fruit if she was not aware of good and evil? How did she know to be disobedient? 

Answer: The scriptures tell us clearly why she took of the fruit that she was commanded not to take; it was because the devil seduced and tricked here into believing that God meant something else than what God had said. She knew what disobedience was just as one third of the angels that were cast out of heaven knew. But they like Eve spoke back to the serpent (devil) and told him that they were not allowed to take of the tree Knowledge of Good and Evil so she knew that this would be wrong.

Question: What does it mean that "the last shall be first and the first last?" (Matt. 20:16)

Answer: This scripture has to do with the reward of the righteous and holy at the end of time. If you read the parable of Jesus Christ carefully you will see that some complained because they labored longer than others yet they received a penny just as those that had not labored as long; that is everyone received the same reward. So shall it be in the end, both those that have served the Lord for many years and died and those that served the Lord for a much shorter period of time and died (or may still be living at His coming) will all be given life eternal. That everlasting life is the one penny that Jesus referred to. That is what we are all laboring for, to get that one penny, immortality, life eternal. Therefore, the last (those that served the Lord for a short time) will equal in the reward they receive in the end, to those that are first or served the Lord for many years. In other words, the first shall be equal to the last and the last equal to the first.

Question: What does it mean that God came from Teman and the Holy One from Mount Paran? (Hab. 3:3).

Answer: Many people are confused about this scripture and their carnal minds immediately thinks that this scripture is telling us about a place from which the Almighty God originated where perhaps there are other gods. NO! NO! NO! Understand this readers, to us there is but one God. He always been; had no beginning of days or end of life as it is written in the volume of the book (the bible) concerning Him (Heb 7:3). This scripture is referring to the place from which the voice of God was heard, that is the voice of God was heard from Teman and His voice was heard from the mountain of Paran. The Prophet Habukkuk said '...when I heard, my belly trembled, my lips quivered at the voice..." (Hab. 3:16).

Question: What does it mean not to let the sun go down on your wrath? (Eph. 4:26).

Answer: Many people have quoted this scripture to others believing that the one that is upset should not go to bed in an upset state. This is not what this scripture means. This scripture means that one should not die in sin. The sun goes down on everyone when life ends.

Question: Should saints donate blood or receive blood transfusions?

Answer: There is no biblical principle or Law that is against giving blood or receiving a blood transfusion. Today, many people store their own blood before the birth of a child or for other medical treatment they are planning to have. If the individual's Faith is such that they wish to do this then "let every many be fully persuaded in his own mind." (Rom. 14:5) The bible says "for all men have not faith." I encourage the saints of God to rely on God for everything. Receiving a blood transfusion should not be classified as eating blood as some Jehovah witnesses may believe. "Eating" blood is putting it into ones mouth and that is what the Apostles commanded the Gentiles to abstain from in the 15th Chapter of Acts (blood transfusions were not done in the days of the Apostles).

Question: Should a saint be an organ donor?

Answer: There is no biblical principle or precept given that would make it a sin to donate ones organs. In other words, where there is no law there is no transgression (Rom. 4:15). You will be judged according to the deeds done in your body while you are living. Your organs are given to another after you are dead. Therefore, you could not be judged for the act of donating your organs nor can you be held accountable for the acts of the person that received any or all of your organs. Also, there is no biblical law against donating an organ while you live. For example, if a father gives a kidney to his son.

Question: Will the Holy Saints of God stand in the Great White Throne judgement to be judged?

Answer: No, the Holy People of God will not stand in the Great White Throne judgement be judged. The scriptures tell us "...For the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout...and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord..." (IThess. 4:16-17).

Undoubtedly, some man will say how shall we all appear before the judgement seat of Christ that every one may receive the things done in his body, according as he has done whether it be good or bad? IICor. 5:10. The answer is found in the I Corinthians 11:31 "For if we would judge ourselves, we shall not be judged." Again the word of the Lord tells us that "...the time is come that judgement must begin at the house of God..." IPet. 4:17. Therefore, if the people of God examine and judge themselves according to the word of the Lord NOW, they will be counted blessed and holy and to have part in the first resurrection and the change of the church to meet the Lord in the clouds and will forever be with the Lord.

Question: The church mentioned in Acts 7:38, Was it natural or spiritual? Why?

Answer: The church in the wilderness, referred to in Acts 7:38 was a natural church since they received carnal or natural ordinances to follow according to the law of Moses. The Law of the Spirit of Life, Grace and Truth, spotless, redeeming blood from that holy thing (His Son) made by God himself, came by and from Jesus Christ and that would user in the spiritual or new Testament church. If you notice, the scriptures is referring to "our fathers" or in other words, those Israelites that first received the law of Moses, which he received on Mount Sina. The Apostles received holy commandments from the Lord Jesus Christ and he did not give those commandments from mount Sina (or Sinai) Acts 2:2, Gal. 4:24-25.

Question: What are the right hands of fellowship for?

Answer: The right hands of fellowship were given by the Apostles that were in reputation, Peter, James, and John to two other Apostles, Paul and Barnabas when those in reputation "...perceived the grace that were given unto me (Paul)..." The right hands of fellowship were not given to put Paul and Barnabas in the church since they were already in the church, Acts 13:1-2. They were given because the Apostles, Peter, James, and John were in full agreement with the gospel that Paul was preaching to the gentiles. That was the reason that Paul was told to go up to Jerusalem to see the other Apostles...about the gospel he was preaching, not to be "fellowshipped" into the church. If he had not obeyed the God-given revelation he would have been disobedient and would then have run or labored in vain.

The right hands of fellowship are not for saints that may leave one place of worship or preacher to go to another place of worship or preacher. This is and has been a custom of the Apostolic people. This practice is not biblical and not to be done unless those giving and receiving it have the office of the Apostleship. Some may also argue that Barnabas was not an Apostles. I instruct you to read Acts 14:14 where it is written "...which when the Apostles, iBarnabas and Paul..." You should also not that the right hands of fellowship were not given to Titus who was an elder, although he was in the company of Apostles, Barnabas and Paul. If the right hand of fellowship were for elders (that are not also Apostles) then it would have been given to Titus also.

Question: Does a woman have to cover her head at all times?

Answer: No, a woman does not have to cover her head at all times. The Holy Ghost requires that a woman have her head covered when she is praying or prophesying since if she does either of these things uncovered she dishonors here head which is the man (ICor. 11:15). The head of every woman is the man. (ICor. 11:3). Now it is good judgement that all holy woman have their heads properly covered when in public or in the presence of a man that is not here husband since she does not know at what time she may have to pray because of the present circumstances or when the Holy Ghost may move upon here to pray. In either case she is prepared for this good work. If a woman is in the presence of her husband only (as in the home) and they are not in prayer, then it is lawful for her to uncover here head is she so desires. This is because a man has power over the body of his wife and the wife has power over the body of her husband and is so permitted to see his wife in a manner that no other man is lawfully allowed to see (ICor. 7:4). The head of the woman should also be covered during the time of fasting and prayer.

Question: Is it a sin for a man to cover his head?

Answer: No, it is not a sin for the man to cover his head. It is a sin for the man in the new testament church to cover his head when he is praying or prophesying (ICor. 11:14). The Prophet Ezekiel was told by the Lord to bind the tire of his head upon him (Eze. 24:17); Moses told Aaron and his son not to uncover their heads, (Lev. 106) and Lord gave instruction to Moses concerning the high priest "...he shall not uncover his head..."Lev. 21:10. So we see there were times when men were commanded to cover their heads. If this thing was a sin then such as commandment would not have been given by the Lord.

Question: Are tongues a sign for believers (Mark 16:17) or unbelievers (I Cor. 14:22)?

Answer: Speaking in tongues as the spirit of God gives utterance is a sign and evidence regarding the Holy Ghost being given and for edification of the hearers. Similarly, speaking in tongues without the spirit of God giving utterance is a sign for edification, instruction and admonition of both believers and unbelievers.

Now there is a new tongue and an unknown tongue or other tongue. The scriptures tell us that "...these signs shall follow them that believe... they shall speak with new tongues..."Mark 16:17. This means the believer will speak in a tongue that he (or she) does not understand, nor the hearers, since it will be done as the Holy Ghost speaks through the believer. Therefore, this is an unknown tongue and is a sign to the believing hearers that the person speaking in tongues has received the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:44-46). To the believer this unknown tongue is also a new tongue since he (or she) has never spoke in this unknown tongue before and it is other that his native tongue. The believer is instructed to pray that he may be able to interpret the unknown tongue that he may be able to edify the church (ICor. 14:12-13). If it is the will of God an unknown or other tongue can be spoken and understood by the hearers as one the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4-8).

Now if an unknown tongue is spoken without the spirit of God giving the utterance, one must interpret the unknown tongue into a known tongue so that the hearers may understand what is said (ICor. 14:11,27). So then if God sends and interpreted message to you through men that are of another tongue, then to the hearer, it is a sign or a warning because of the hearers unbelief or disobedience as the scriptures says in ICor. 14:21. Here tongues would not be a sign for the believer but for the unbeliever. 

Question: If a man or a woman is married for the second time and the first husband or wife was alive when the second marriage took place but the first husband or wife has since dies, does the second marriage then automatically become lawful according to the Law of God (the Bible)?

Answer: No, the second marriage does not become lawful according to the law of God as soon as the first husband or wife dies since the second marriage was contrary to the law of God to start with and was regarded by God as an adulterous relationship. The person in the second marriage would no longer be in an adulterous relationship when the first husband or wife dies but would now automatically be committing and living in fornication the moment the first husband or wife dies. In either case, that individual is in sin and must come out of the relationship or now be lawfully married to the individual that was the second husband or wife if they so desire. The laws of the land in which you live may not recognized the second marriage as adulterous but see if as lawful, but I answer you only according to the far more important Law of God which will judge you in eternity.

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