Originally posted by Suzianne
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy recently told a religious publication that the company backed "the biblical definition of a family" and later said: ""I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'"
I just want to know exactly where in the Bible is th ...[text shortened]... ny passages in the Bible actually "defining marriage". Anyone care to help me out?
I am surprised that a professed Christian must ask this question, never the less, the
answer is simple, I will illustrate with scripture.
(Genesis 2:18-25) . . .And Jehovah God went on to say: “It is not good for the man
to continue by himself. I am going to make a helper for him, as a complement of
” . . . . . .And Jehovah God proceeded to build the rib that he had taken
from the man into a woman and to bring her to the man
. Then the man said:
“This is at last bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh. This one will be called
Woman, Because from man this one was taken.” That is why a man will leave his
father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one
And both of them continued to be naked, the man and his wife, and yet
they did not become ashamed.
this is the first recorded marital arrangement, instituted by God himself, from it we
1. That God actually brought the women to the man, much in the same way a father
gives his daughter away in marraige today.
2. That the persons involved were male and female
3. That the arrangement signified not two independent persons but 'one flesh', or a
whole, from which the marital vows are taken, 'what God has yoked together, let no
man put apart'.
Christ himself made reference to the gender which constitutes a marraige when
asked a question about divorce, from which he quotes directly from this passage,
(Matthew 19:4-6) . . .In reply he said: “Did you not read that he who created them
from [the] beginning made them male and female and said, ‘For this reason a
man will leave his father and his mother and will stick to his wife, and the two will be
one flesh’? So that they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Therefore, what God
has yoked together let no man put apart.”
Clearly the Biblical and thus the Christian standard, as set by God, as reiterated by
the Christ is that marraige is the exclusive right of male and female, NO PROVISION
having been extended to anyone else, in any other circumstance, under any guise.
It may be further argued that the purpose for the original couple, as stipulated and
blessed by God was that they procreate, an impossibility if one attempts to extend
the provision to homosexuals, except by artificial means.
One cannot be swayed by popular opinion and secular liberal ideology which has
sought to water down and invalidate the word of God, the effects for Christendoms
churches has been disastrous, schism and division has ensued as the teaching of the
Christ has been pushed aside in favour of an all encompassing, all inclusive moral
morass. Christianity is a privilege, not a right, for those who are willing to uphold its