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The Bible on Marriage???

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Engyo, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Engyo

    Engyo Prince of Dorkness!

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    02/26/2004: "The Bible on marriage"

    Mr. Speaker, the President's presidential prayer team is urging us to "pray for the President as he seeks wisdom on how to legally codify the definition of marriage. Pray that it will be according to Biblical principles."

    With that in mind, I thought I would remind the body of the biblical principles they are talking about.

    Marriage shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women. That is from Genesis 29:17-28.

    Secondly, marriage shall not impede a man's right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives. That is II Samuel 5:13 and II Chronicles 11:21.

    A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed. That is Deuteronomy 22:13.

    Marriage of a believer and a nonbeliever shall be forbidden. That is Genesis 24:3.

    Finally, it says that since there is no law that can change things, divorce is not possible, and finally, if a married man dies, his brother has to marry his sister-in-law. Gen. 38:6-10; Deut 25:5-10.


    Congressman Jim McDermott addressing the House of Representatives
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    I am a Buddhist, so my perspective is different. What do all of you think?
     
  2. linwood

    linwood Well-Known Member

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    I think I`m in love with Jim McDermott!

    Did he actually say that on the House floor?

    That takes some stones.

    What state is he from?

    Do you have a link to that?


    Every verse he quoted can be refuted with another verse however that is just more evidence of why we cannot base our laws on the Bible.

    It`s inconsistent.
     
  3. linwood

    linwood Well-Known Member

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  4. Ardhanariswar

    Ardhanariswar I'm back!

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    i dont like christian thinking. they mandate everything, from what type of cotton blends you wear, to what you eat, what you do and how you should worship God.

    in reality, any child is going to do the opposite. instead of explaining the science behind it, they force believers to accept everything, at a young age too. sure, religious support when you are young is good, but hey whatever.

    if you tell a child, do not open the cookie jar. chances are they will. eastern religions give more than that, they give you the facts. now YOU make your own descisions. eat to much, get fat, un healthy, cavities, etc.

    i need to make a new thread.
     
  5. true blood

    true blood Active Member

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    Those passages quoted pertained only to the people of Israel, and as the scriptures teach us, they were only in effect up until the death of their Messiah.
     
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