Who Was Cains Wife?

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Hi J____,
Thank you for your question.
You ask “Where did Cain get his wife?”

You have shared with me your speculation that Cain’s wife was part of a separate creation “outside of the garden of Eden”.
I am very pleased that you have considered that Cain could have married a sister, because that is what the scriptures reveal in these two verses:

Gen 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Gen 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Eve came out of Adam, and all who have ever been born since that time have come “by” or through Eve, just as all of the creation came by and through Christ.

Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

So all who have ever lived came “by” or through mother Eve who came from our father Adam. She is “the mother of all living”.

Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

That is how we are instructed to understand the God- head. Everything is of God, but “by” Christ.

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
1Co 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
1Co 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

You made this statement in this e- mail:

We are not told how old the two sons were when Cain killed Abel, nor are we told how many children Adam and Eve had, but we are specifically told:

Gen 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

If we “let God be true and every man a liar”, then we must conclude that all men are “in Adam” and not in someone created “outside of the garden of Eden”.

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Rom 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

So if our faith is in the Word of God, we can safely conclude that Eve came “out… of Adam”, and “Eve is the mother of all living”, including Cain’s wife.
Therefore Cain had to have married one of his sisters, which, as you point out, was not prohibited until Moses.
I am very much encouraged with the depth of the understanding of the total sovereignty of God you express in this e- mail. You have been granted to know the mind of Christ much better than any big name minister who is still teaching the false doctrine of “free will”.

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

I hope this is all of some help to you.
Your brother in Christ,

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