Was Noah Given Contradictory Instructions?

Q. I was flying back from Chicago a few days ago, and I had the pleasure of sitting next to a geologist/palentologist.  I was curious about all the articles he was reading and we got into a very civilized conversation, and I asked some very pointed questions regarding his scientific methods.  It turned out that he was very much a worshiper of science and an atheist.  I kept the conversation light, curious, and respectful he did the same.  Every time I mentioned the Word of God, or what God has done, and will do, he spouted that God contradicts Himself through out a document written by man with no scientific proof.

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Guarding The Throne Of God?

Q. Your article on evil was terrific.  It’s such a joy to learn from someone who thinks Biblically and is conversant with Scripture.  But one thing you said got me curious.  You talk about Lucifer’s original purpose being to guard the throne of God.  What did it need guarding from?  Couldn’t God guard it Himself?

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666 Talents of Gold

Q. I  ran across 1 Kings 10:14 and was curious about 666 talents of gold. This seems ominous. Could you please elaborate???

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Explaining 2 Kings 3:27

Q. Can you explain what happens on 2 Kings 3:27.  Did the God of Israel or the god of the Moabites give great wrath to the Israelites ?

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Saul And The Witch At Endor

Q. You know the story.  God had forsaken Saul, so he went to the witch at Endor, and she summoned Samuel for him…or did she?  When you read the story in 1 Samuel 28:16-19, it happened just like the prophet said.  Saul and his three sons joined Samuel in death.  The Lord also delivered Israel and its army to the Philistines, (1 Sam. 31:1-70.) Can you explain all this?

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Why Is Cain’s Line Called Rebellious?

Q. In a previous article you wrote:

“I believe it was always the Lord’s intention that we remain an agrarian society.  Building cities, inventing labor saving devices, and pursuing activities associated with leisure and self fulfillment all came through the rebellious line of Cain.”

Where is it written that Cain’s line was rebellious?  After Cain’s banishment, Genesis 4 does not appear to pass moral judgment his decedents or on their activities:  Where did the negative characterization of Cain’s line originate?

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Altar Of Incense

Q. I have been researching this question all week and have not found a satisfactory answer.  So, I turn to you.

Exodus 30:9:  You shall not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it.

I can understand the prohibition for strange incense.  Why not the others?

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Perfect In His Generations, Follow Up

Q. Only recently have I heard this theory about Noah and his family being “Perfect in His Generations” as meaning he was totally human and not part Nephilim.  Where do you get that?  Does the definition of the original words in the original Hebrew imply genetic purity or does it mean simply, “one who walks with God?”

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Perfect In His Generations

Q. My question concerns Gen 6: 9. The verse states that Noah was perfect in his generations and walked with God. In verse 18, God tells Noah “thou shalt come into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.” What was the lineage of Noah’s wife and the sons’ wives? Were they considered perfect in their generations? Thank you and God bless you and your family. Your web site is a blessing to a lot of people.

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