Ham: Why is Marriage Just for Two?

Posted By on March 19, 2015

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For years I have been asking the question “why only two?” to those people who support gay marriage. You see, the idea of marriage being between only two people is biblically based. Marriage is for two people—a man and a woman—because God created it to be that way in Genesis. Since He is Creator, only God has the right to say what marriage is and what it is not. But if we are able to redefine marriage to be whatever we want it to be, then why stop with marriage as just between two people?

Well, this is exactly what we’re seeing happening now. In the news recently was a story of what is claimed to be the first gay marriage between three men. The marriage of this “throuple” in Thailand took place this past Valentine’s Day and was quickly a viral sensation. According to the news report, one of the men who got married said, “Some people may not agree and are probably amazed by our decision, but we believe many people do understand and accept our choice. Love is love, after all.” Another one of the men reportedly stated, “We love each other and live together like brothers; hopefully this is something the world can understand in the 21st century.”

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4 Responses to “Ham: Why is Marriage Just for Two?”

  1. mary laura says:

    Marriage between a man and more than 1 woman is Biblical, no?

  2. LAF Editor says:

    We’re not endorsing polygamy. A Christian is free to marry again after the death of a spouse or a lawful divorce.

  3. heather says:

    Biblical marriage was polygamy. Saying that by New Testament times it meant monogamy is acceptance that definitions of marriage can and do change.

  4. LAF Editor says:

    Biblical marriage was not polygamy, it is not polygamy, it has never been polygamy. In the beginning God created one man and one woman and plainly condemned adultery in the commandments. God stayed his judgment for the sin of adultery, (which is what polygamy is) and that is not the same as saying he endorsed it, allowed it etc. To suggest that there was never any judgement on the polygamist households does not give scripture a fair reading.

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