Moral Obligation in the Patriarchal Age

Chapter 72

How long has sin reigned?

"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahuwah was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8.

What others sinned with Satan?
"For if Yahuwah spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;" 2 Peter 2:4.

Can there be sin where there is no law?
"Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression." Romans 4:15.

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 Yahuwah 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 Yahuwah 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 flood?
"The earth also was corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled with violence." Genesis 6:11.

What did Yahuwah purpose to do with the people of that day?
"And Elohim 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 irreverent." 2 Peter 2:5.

Why did Yahuwah destroy Sodom?
"But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before Yahuwah exceedingly." Genesis 13:13.
"For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of Yahuwah; and Yahuwah 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 Elohim?" Genesis 39:9.

What did Yahuwah 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 specially guilty?
"And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom Yahuwah cast out before the children of Israel." 1 Kings 21:26.

Why did Yahuwah 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 Yahuwah 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. Yahushua 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 the Anointed's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:29.