Home Improvement Series CXLXXXII - An...

Home Improvement Series CXLXXXII - And they shall become one...

There are 4 comments on the Nigeriaworld story from Aug 25, 2013, titled Home Improvement Series CXLXXXII - And they shall become one.... In it, Nigeriaworld reports that:

Since we know that as humans we have a tripartite nature, then becoming one must be in each one of our natures, in spirit, emotionally and thoughts, and finally physically.

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Since: Jun 13

Anchorage, AK

#2 Aug 26, 2013
The web site, CONTENDER, The Institute for Christian Apologetics, speaks of the Covenant of Marriage, stating that “men were allowed to have more than one wife.” Leviticus 18 :20 says that a man is not to have sexual intercourse with his neighbour's wife and yet a man can have more than one wife. Verse 20 speaks of adultery and adultery is one of the qualifying terms used by Femi:

“We know from scripture that sex is a gift from God to those in the marriage institution, any form of sex outside of marriage becomes a sin (defiles our bed and God's abode - us), either fornication (unmarried having sex) or adultery (married person having sex with another person other than his/her spouse).”

Since: Jun 13

Anchorage, AK

#3 Aug 26, 2013
Femi defines adultery in rather a modern way that most of Christianity also uses. The problem here is that Christianity leaves out the part that Leviticus 18: 20 qualifies as adultery. Leviticus does not identify adultery as a “married person having sex with another person other than his/her spouse” but instead as a [married man] “having sexual relations with your neighbour's wife.” I've placed, “married man” in brackets to indicate that I inserted the phrase into verse 20 indicating that passages before relate to a married man. Verse 20 does not relate to a married man unless you defer to the earlier passages to clarify that indeed verse 20 is referring to adultery to mean sexual intercourse between a married man and another man's wife, not a “married person having sex with another persons other than his/her spouse.”

Since: Jun 13

Anchorage, AK

#4 Aug 27, 2013
For some reason not revealed, Femi speaks of the marriage institution.

An institution is a social construct not established by God. Femi is correct in establishing marriage as an institution. This admission is not what I'd expect from this mini-series.

Marriage has always been, first a civil contract. Marriage was never a word in the ancient Hebrew language; nor was wife or husband. All three words are man's interpretation. Marriage as we refer to this relationship between a man and a woman is for all purposes a doctrine of man, Christianity. A doctrine, principles presented for acceptance or belief. Man's fantasy or man's perception.

Man's perception of God is simply represented, not only by the Bible but, also by Christianity or any religion. God did not make a law stating that man was to get married. God did not say to man, take another woman, polygamy.

A marriage institution is not a precept of God but of man.

Since: Jun 13

Anchorage, AK

#7 Aug 28, 2013
Now, Femi's mini-series is about the covenant the marriage establishes with what we call marriage today. That, is Femi's message. His article was good and honorable from the standpoint of a covenant.

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