Traditional marriage will survive Adam Mordecai

While browsing the web I ‘stumbled upon’ this mildy interesting post, called The Top 8 Ways To Be ‘Traditionally Married’ According To The Bible. It featured the image below:

Now, the author, Adam Mordecai, tries to show that the Bible doesn’t square with ‘traditional marrige.’ But there is one problem here: No one has denied that, at least in the Old Testament, there were instances of polygamy or worse. Now let me adress some of these, but first let me weed out the easy ones, counting from the top and going lef-right:

  1. No problem there.
  2. Hey, what a great way to take care widows! (At least ‘back in the day.’) And it’s really way off topic. The arrangement of a marrige doesn’t affect the nature of marriage.
  3. Now, where exactly does it say that this is a rapist? And if he is, shouldn’t he be made to take responsibility?
  4. Again, off topic. The arrangement of a marrige doesn’t affect the nature of marriage.
  5. Again, off topic. The arrangement of a marrige doesn’t affect the nature of marriage.

This leaves 3, 5 and 7. Now, I think that taking concubines is wrong. I also think that taking on your wife’s slaves or servants is wrong. And I think that having more than on wife at the same time is wrong. But newsflash: So does the Bible.

Even though I don’t remember any direct condemnation of the three in the Old Testament, the narratives concerning these things is one big warning lable. And if you read the New Testament, Christ (referring back to creation) is indeed saying that marriage is between one man and one woman.

But even if Adam Mordecai is right, how does he go from this to the validity of gay marriage?

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