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How do Christians in support of gay marriage interpret anti-gay Bible verses? LGBT Evangelical Christians do not interpret the so called "anti-gay Bible verses" as anti-gay bible verses.Rather, they interpreted it purely in its socio-historical and religious context.They took the texts literally as a fundamentalists.* Philo ,a first century Jew, knew that ...


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The Catholic Church does not allow re-marriage (see Mt 19:6, Mk 10:9, Rom 7:2). The important question therefore becomes, "Was the first 'marriage' a true marriage?" If it was a true marriage, then the Catholic is clearly not free to marry, for you cannot marry again so long as your spouse is alive. If it was not a true marriage, then the Catholic is free ...


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The Catholic Church regards itself as bound by the words of Jesus, who is reported (Matthew 19:9) as saying: I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery." On the face of it, this places the origin of Catholic annulment in the time of Jesus, limiting the purpose of annulment to ...


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Sometimes. Canon 1059 of the Code of Canon Law states: Even if only one party is Catholic, the marriage of Catholics is governed not only by divine law but also by canon law, without prejudice to the competence of civil authority concerning the merely civil effects of the same marriage. Therefore, the canons concerning marriage in the Catholic Church ...


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The basis for a marriage ceremony is the elevation that it grants the parties. In Paul's day, for example, only the elite could actually "marry" in the sense we have today. Sarah Ruden writes: But for the polytheistic ancients, marriage was not as straightforward a matter. Slaves could not be legally married as free people were, but many had long-term ...


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Paul's own marital status To better understand Paul's meaning, we should first establish his own marital state. Michael Baigent says, in The Jesus Papers, page 107, that 1 Corinthians 9:5 makes it clear that both Paul and Peter (Kephas) were married: Do we not have the right to take along a Christian wife, as do the rest of the apostles, and the ...


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He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. Matthew 19:4 So what is meant by "the two shall become one flesh?" Here are my thoughts.. In the old testament the Tabernacle and later, the Temple, was the ...


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In the old testament the Tabernacle and later, the Temple, was the dwelling place of the essence of God on earth. It was the center of Spiritual life. After Pentecost, our human bodies became The Temple where the Spirit "in dwells." During the act of procreation, the male and female bodies are indeed conjoined as one, but this temporary union always ends ...



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