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Biblical marriage rules are what they are

I read the article by Cynthia Tucker and it seems she was more interested in bringing up the subject of bigotry, segregation and civil rights than the subject of marriage. I don’t see any connection with these things and a person’s right to choose God’s plan for marriage or man’s plan.

Ms. Tucker said in the article that she vigorously disagreed with the Cathys or the Bible on the subject of marriage. She seems to favor same-sex marriage. Let’s look at the Bible’s plan. In the beginning, God made man of the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7). Then he made woman out of one of Adam’s ribs (Genesis 2:21-23). God blessed them (man and woman) and told them to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:27-28).

Let’s reason together. If God had made two men or two women, they could not multiply and none of us would be here, including the gay people. Just think ... when Noah and his family went into the ark at the time of the flood, if they had all been one gender none of us would be here.

The people at Chick-fil-A are right that marriage should be between one man and one woman. But the people at Chick-fil-A are just as wrong about closing on Sunday as they are right about marriage.

There is no scripture in God’s word that says that Sunday or the first day of the week is any kind of holy or blessed day, or that we should honor or observe it in any way. There is plenty of scripture to keep, honor and observe the seventh day, or Saturday (Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 66:22-23; Luke 4:16; Mark 2:27-28; Acts 17:2; Revelation 22:14). Please think on these things.

NOLAN CONLEY

Albany

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billybob 2 years, 2 months ago

"Let’s reason together." You actually wrote that before bringing up Noah and the flood. You do realize there is zero evidence for the worldwide biblical flood, don't you? None. Why didn't you address what the bible has to say about what to do if you find out your bride is not a virgin on your wedding night? Oh, right. Because stoning her to death on her father's doorstep as the bible instructs would seem absurd. How about how severely one is allowed to beat his slave? You know not so bad as to kill the slave is ok by biblical standards. It's all in that great holy book or yours.

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ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 2 months ago

billybob, billybob, billybob...are you going to start this again? Sigh. You obviously have a computer. Simply google "evidence supporting a biblical flood." You'll find articles from Science Daily, even National Geographic. You site Old Testament passages to spew your misinformation. Jesus fulfilled the OT prophesies, he saved us from the judgment of the OT. We now live under grace.

Anyway, I digress...Mr. Conley, don't pay any attention to Cynthia Tucker. I'm not sure how much she pays the Herald to print this stuff...Herald, ya'll don't pay her...do you?

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randolph 2 years, 2 months ago

Jesus "fulfilling" OT prophecies doesn't matter. The various and objectively evil actions of the God of the Bible, Yahweh, showcase his character quite clearly... not a being any sane person wants to spend eternity in the presence of. All the "evidence" you speak of is laughable for the great flood, not the least of which the fact that the great flood story is actually lifted from older religious mythology, as were the major elements of the supposed life and death of Jesus.

When you people can provide peer reviewed scientific evidence for the great flood, come and talk to us again. Was the water all fresh? Was it all salt? If it was all salt, how did fresh water fish survive? Same if it was the other way. How did a several hundred years old man gather two of every kind of creature and fit it on a boat entirely too small for such a feat? How did he feed them? Get the several hundred tons of waste out through the one window? How did the animals exclusive to certain continents like Australia get to the Ark? How did they get back? Did they swim both ways, or did the ancient old man swim to them, carry them all on his back, and take them to the middle east?

Honestly, I feel embarrassed for you. Even the most hardcore of Christians can recognize the numerous and insurmountable problems with the Ark story. It's plainly fiction. As for the rules for marriage the article writer quotes, how about the part where if a virgin not engaged to be married is raped, her rapist pays a fine and marries her? If some of the rules for marriage in the OT count, them all of them still count. But every time something uncomfortable like ripping open pregnant women and killing their babies is mentioned the OT is "fulfilled" and doesn't count anymore, but when Christians need an excuse to be homophbic they can't quote the OT fast enough. (except the part about stoning them to death, that part "doesn't count" )

The biblical rules for marriage shouldn't even be a part of the discussion, writing one religions rules into the law is a blatant violation of the separation of church and state, and marriage predates most all religions, including that of the article writer. Besides... one man and one woman? Please, Abraham was pimping a good number more than that.

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1d2ec 2 years, 2 months ago

Chick-fil-A closes on Sunday so the employees can go to church.

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