imcrafty wrote:Why does becoming a mormom excuse marriage?
im saying he could become a polygamist.(sight on the sarcasm there).
oh and the book and chapter Genesis 2:24 outlines it well but there are other verses.
You know your argument doesn't make much sense I think, since Genesis 2:24 says -
"Thats is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh"
If you read up above that scripture Gen2:23 it talks about the reasons why there one flesh, because a woman was created from man :
"This is at last bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh..."
It's a sybolic representation of the people coming together in marriage, sex is a just a consumation of the marriage.
A here is a little bit of reading for you, with plenty of scriptures..............
As to the wedding itself, the central and characteristic feature was the solemn bringing of the bride from her father’s home to her husband’s home on the date agreed upon, in which act the significance of marriage as representing admission of the bride into the family of her husband found expression. (Mt 1:24) This constituted the wedding in patriarchal days before the Law. It was altogether a civil affair. There was no religious ceremony or form, and no priest or clergyman officiated or validated the marriage. The bridegroom took the bride to his house or to the tent or house of his parents. The matter was publicly made known, acknowledged, and recorded, and the marriage was binding.—Ge 24:67.However, as soon as marriage arrangements had been made and the parties were engaged, they were considered bound in marriage.
(Bear in mind they'd not had sex yet!) Lot’s daughters were still in his house, under his jurisdiction, but the men engaged to them were termed Lot’s “sons-in-law who were to take his daughters.” (Ge 19:14) Although Samson never married a certain Philistine woman but was only engaged to her, she was spoken of as his wife. (Jg 14:10, 17, 20) The Law stated that if an engaged girl committed fornication, she and the guilty man were to be put to death. If she was violated against her will, the man was to be put to death. However, any case involving an unengaged girl was handled differently.—De 22:22-27.
Marriages were registered. Under the Law marriages, as well as births resulting from the union, were recorded in the official records of the community. For this reason we have an accurate genealogy of Jesus Christ.—Mt 1:1-16; Lu 3:23-38; compare Lu 2:1-5.
An then to top it off........
Proof of Virginity. After the supper the husband took his bride into the nuptial chamber. (Ps 19:5; Joe 2:16) On the wedding night a cloth or garment was used and then kept or given to the wife’s parents so that the marks of the blood of the girl’s virginity would constitute legal protection for her in the event she was later charged with lack of virginity or of having been a prostitute prior to her marriage. Otherwise, she could be stoned to death for having presented herself in marriage as a spotless virgin and for bringing great reproach on her father’s house. (De 22:13-21) This practice of keeping the cloth has continued among some peoples in the Middle East until recent times.
@Sector - Tbh your right, however there are people out there that read and do what the bible says, not what some guy in the vatican instructs, only way to know for sure is to read the bible and know whats being said yourself, after all thats what people did in bible times, just got to follow by example.