Thursday, December 11, 2008

More on Biblical Values

ht: Will Deuel & Daily Kos

A. Marriage in the United States shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women. (Gen 29:17-28; II Sam 3:2-5)

B. Marriage shall not impede a man's right to take concubines in
addition to his wife or wives. (II Sam 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chron 11:21)

C. A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a
virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed. (Deut 22:13-21)

D. Marriage of a believer and a non-believer shall be forbidden.
(Gen 24:3; Num 25:1-9; Ezra 9:12; Neh 10:30)

E. Since marriage is for life, neither this Constitution nor the constitution of any State, nor any state or federal law, shall be construed to permit divorce. (Deut 22:19; Mark 10:9)

F. If a married man dies without children, his brother shall marry the widow. If he refuses to marry his brother's widow or deliberately does not give her children, he shall pay a fine of one shoe and be otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law. (Gen 38:6-10; Deut 25:5-10)


At December 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might you be insinuating that some biblical views of marriage are antiquated?


At December 12, 2008, Blogger Allan R. Bevere said...

With all due respect, Dave, this looks to me like nothing more than the way Fundamentalist Protestants make a case for or agaisnt something simply by prooftexting.

Many who oppose gay marriage have a more complex biblical hermeneutic than what is stereotyped here.

At December 12, 2008, Blogger David said...

You are indeed correct. This is the cheap way through the argumentation related to Homosexuality, and Gay Marriage.
I have had a hard road in trying to determine my understanding of a Scriptural stance related to these topics. But, I will say that these arguments did help me to begin to look critically at the scriptures...even before heading to seminary.

At January 03, 2009, OpenID willdeuel said...

The whole idea is that many conservatives who push for "the biblical view of marriage" are ignoring an awful lot of scripture in defining that biblical view, while accusing those more liberal of "picking and choosing."


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