Creation vs. Evolution II
Who was Cain's wife?
by Jonathan T., Creation vs. Evolution II Team Member
The question of who Cain married has been one of the most popular questions by creationists and evolutionists alike. In Genesis 4:17 it tells us that Cain had a wife who gave him a son. Since the only humans on the earth were Adam, Eve, and their children, where did Cain get his wife? The only logical answer is his sister. Many people will argue however, that if Cain married his sister, that would be incest, a sin. Also, their children would have birth defects, as a brother and sister who had a child today probably would.
Genetic deformations are caused when both parents have the same genetic "mistake." For example, say a perfect genetic code is ABCDEFGHIJ. Now, no one today has a perfect genetic code. So, if one parent has a code that's ABCDSFGXIJ, and the other parent has a code that's AZCDSFGHIJ, the child will have the genetic "mistake" that the S caused. Normally, the genetic codes will have different mistakes, so the correct part of one parents code will "override" the mistake in the other parent's. The closer the parents are related, the more likely they will have the same gene "mistakes," thus more chance of a deformation.
Adam and Eve however were made perfect, including perfect gene structures. So, all of their children inherited those perfect gene structures. It was after Adam and Eve sinned that bad mutations in the gene structures started. So there were no deformities to worry about.
As for the laws of incest, there were none at this time. In fact, in Gen. 20:12 you find that Abraham married his half-sister, so up to that time there was obviously nothing wrong with it. These laws which were written by Moses (Leviticus 18), came 2,500 years later, when they were needed to protect humans due to gene deterioration.
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