Saturday, June 29, 2013

What Marriage Really Is...

Hat Tip:

Bethany C. from TEA Party


Jenny said...

And the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't ask the christian church or any other church, mosque or synagogue what marriage is. They look to the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence to determine equality for everyone. Our legislators put their hands on a Bible and swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution. They do not put their hands on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.

Christinewjc said...

You miss the point of the message, Jenny.

"Marriage is a pre-political institution defined by our Creator- for His glory - and for human flourishing."

In other words, marriage was, is, and always has been defined by God because He created it. It is the union of one man and one woman. Period.

Jenny said...

No, I did not miss the point! Many cultures have their own legends concerning the origins of marriage. Throughout history, and even today, families arranged marriages for couples. Most couples didn't marry because they were in love but for economic liaisons, and the people involved didn't have much to say about the decision.

You are entitled to your beliefs, of course, but I just don't buy into your god creating marriage. And it certainly wasn't just one man and one woman! Even in the Bible. Nor was it pre-political.... women were traded for political and financial reasons like the property they were considered to be.

How many wives did Solomon have again?

Christinewjc said...

What came first? God or the "many cultures" you claim that had their own origins of marriage?

The Bible says, "In the beginning God...created the heavens and the earth." No political or cultural idea existed before God, so your argument is false.

The Bible explicitly cites marriage as the union of one man and one woman. You need to study God's Word more to interpret correctly.

The Bible records the truth; even the errors and sins of men. Solomon having many wives and concubines is recorded in the Bible, but not approved. Read Ecclesiastes to see how the man who was given much wisdom by God ended up confessing that all of his sins were, "chasing after the wind" and how such sinful activities drew him away from God - which he realized late in life was more important than all the wives and concubines in the world.

Jenny said...

Sorry, I just don't believe in tribal Jewish bronze-age mythology!

Christinewjc said...

Well Jenny - that is certainly your choice. But the Jewish Carpenter (a.k.a. the Son of God, Jesus Christ) who came to save the world from their sins asks you an important question. Jesus asks, "Who do you say that I am?"

Peter got it right. Will you?

Arlen said...

Jenny, I thought people who did not believe in the Bible would have valid reasons. I might disagree with their assertions, but we can agree to disagree. However, you let the discussion devolve into a morass of name-calling by referring to the Bible as "tribal Jewish bronze-age mythology" which really is disturbing to people who cherish The Word like I do. There is no need to be hurtful. You can be just as kind in your disagreement.
But the question still stands: Who do you say that I am? Take your time before you answer, because your eternity depends on it. Best wishes, Arlen