RE: Shapes of a Wedge

From: Alexanian, Moorad <>
Date: Mon Jun 07 2004 - 17:07:54 EDT

In the following verses, Christ is defining marriage and indicating the nature of divorce. I ask Burgy, would Christ officiate a homosexual union? Moorad



“And He answered and said, "Have you not read that 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'? "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY?" He said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. "And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery." Matt. 19:4-9

        -----Original Message-----
        From: on behalf of Mike Tharp
        Sent: Mon 6/7/2004 4:02 PM
        Subject: RE: Shapes of a Wedge

        How can any Christian advocate gay marriage when the Bible (both old and new
        testament) so clearly speaks out against it? I understand that you are not
        personally advocating that position, but you don't seem to see such a
        position as contradictory to the Word of God. Please explain.
        -----Original Message-----
        From: [] On
        Behalf Of John W Burgeson
        Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 2:03 PM
        Subject: Re: Shapes of a Wedge
        Jan wrote: "Examples: homosexual weddings, abortion etc. Again, a
        Christian party is needed, if it is only to tell the nation that they are
        on the wrong way.."
        Since Christians are divided on both those issues, would you then propose
        TWO "Christian" parties? That does not seem to make sense.
        Suppose I were to form a "Christian" party and advocate, based on what I
        believe to be Christ's will, Gay Marriage? I think you would be offended
        and say I had falsely "claimed the high moral ground."
        But if you were to form a "Christian" party, and advocate, based on what
        YOU believe to be Christ's will, an amendment against Gay Marriage, I'd
        have to make the same claim against you.
        (Note in the above that I personally am not advocating either of those
        positions.) They are debate points.
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