Hi everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and is getting off to a good start with lent. I gave up facebook(cause i was on it waaaay too much) so these next 40 days will be rough, but i will make it! I also am going to try start reading my bible again. I started reading it at the beginning of the year and was reading with a bible in a year plan, then i got off a couple weeks in and havent gotten back into it yet. I figured now was a good time to start again. But also i thought i might start posting on here or other forums with questions i have as i go along so you all can help me out and maybe that will help me to stay on track.
Well so far i have gotten through Genesis. So here are some of my questions, and sorry if they are random or just a list of questions. I dont know if these questions should all be in different posts. But I hope someone out there can understand what im asking or answer any of my questions. Any help is appreciated!! Thanks!!
When were the dinosaurs?
Did Cain and Abel(Adam and Eve’s kids) marry their sisters? Gen 4
"When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground. 3 When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought a gift—the best of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, 5 but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected. 6 “Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. "
…Did they just hang out with God or have conversations with God? Otherwise how did they know what God said or thought? Gen 4
Couldn’t God find another way to punish everyone or teach them instead of killing them with the flood with Noah? And why did he have to kill all the animals? Gen 6
With this quote from the bible…
8 Then God told Noah and his sons, 9 “I hereby confirm my covenant with you and your descendants, 10 and with all the animals that were on the boat with you—the birds, the livestock, and all the wild animals—every living creature on earth. 11 Yes, I am confirming my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters kill all living creatures; never again will a flood destroy the earth.”
12 Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. 13 I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. 14 When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds, 15 and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life. 16 When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.” 17 Then God said to Noah, “Yes, this rainbow is the sign of the covenant I am confirming with all the creatures on earth.”
…He says over and over how it will never happen again, does he feel bad for making it flood? Does he think that he shouldnt have done it? Gen 9
Also doesnt this…
And anyone who murders a fellow human must die. 6 If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands.
…doesnt that kind of contradict itself? Wouldnt everyone just have to kill everyone then? Gen 9
This is more of just a side note, when Lot and his daughters ran away from the village and lived in a cave, and then the daughters wanted to have children but no men were around so they got their father drunk and had sex with him and got pregnant from him…what did Lot think 9 months later when they gave birth to a baby and their was no guys around? I bet he was mad! Gen 19
What did people look like when they were 100 back then, cause it says “How could I become a father at the age of 100?” he thought. “And how can Sarah have a baby when she is ninety years old?”, so they were old then and too old to have children. But they lived to be 400, so after 100 did they just hobble around and not move much and lay around alot and be old and age? Or did they age slower or something? Gen 17
Couldnt Issac give a blessing to both sons Esau and Jacob? Why could they only give one blessing? Gen 27
I think that might be all my questions for right now. Im sure i will be back with more shortly. This is my first time reading through the bible so that is why i have so many questions. People have told me that i should start with the gospels, and a few days into genesis i thought about going and starting there, but after reading a little into matthew i kept asking who was this or what were they referring to there, so i decided that starting at the beginning was good for me. And i already know the basic story of Jesus so i know what he did and who he was but not in depth. Oh and in case anyone wonders or wants to know, im catholic and have been since i was born but i am working on my faith. Im not sure what i believe or if i do, im just trying to figure it out and i decided to start with reading the bible. Thanks everyone for any help!! Ask me any questions if you want and i will try to be back on here soon! Thanks!!