Top Seven: Constitutional Amendment on Marriage

About ten years ago I began a practice of composing “Top Seven Lists” for a Sunday morning class I taught (called “Theology in the Round”).  I was going through some old files on the computer this morning and chuckled at some of these lists.  I might just have to share some of those with the Cafe readers.  This was one of my favorites, presented here with my tongue firmly implanted into my cheek…

 Top 7

Jeff’s Top Seven List

The Presidential Prayer Team is currently urging us to: “Pray for the President as he seeks wisdom on how to legally codify the definition of marriage. Pray that it will be according to Biblical principles. With many forces insisting on variant definitions of marriage, pray that ‘God’s Word’ and His standards will be honored by our government.”

So, in honor of our Presidential Prayer Team’s request is today’s list…

The Top Seven Biblical Principles for a Constitutional Amendment on Marriage

7.  Marriage in the United States shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women. (Genesis 29:17-28; II Samuel 3:2-5.)

6.  Marriage shall not impede a man’s right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives. (II Samuel 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chronicles 11:21)

5.  A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed. (Deuteronomy 22:13- 21)

4.  Marriage between a believer and a nonbeliever shall be forbidden. (Genesis 24:3; Numbers 25:1-9; Ezra 9:12; Nehemiah 10:30; 2 John 1:9-11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17)

3.  Since marriage is for life, neither this Constitution nor the Constitution of any State, nor any state or federal law, shall be construed to permit divorce. (Deuteronomy 22:19; Matthew 5:32; Mark 10:9)

2.  If a married man dies without children, his brother shall marry the widow. If he refuses to marry his brother’s widow or deliberately does not give her children, he shall pay a fine of one shoe and be otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law. (Genesis 38:6-10; Deuteronomy 25:5-10)

And the Number One Biblical Principle for a Constitutional Amendment on Marriage…

1.  Marriage may only be sanctioned between a man and a woman when the woman agrees to obey and submit to the authority of her husband, not speak in disagreement to him, and to honor his wishes and requests. (Ephesians 5:22-24; 1 Corinthians 11:3; Colossians 3:18; I Timothy 2:11-12; Titus 2:3, 5; I Peter 3:1)

Of course there are more we could add, but we wouldn’t want to overwhelm the American public with the Truth of the Bible all at once. At least this can get us started…

~ by Jeff P-D on August 20, 2007.

3 Responses to “Top Seven: Constitutional Amendment on Marriage”

  1. Oh well done! Should the occasion arise, may I quote this (with attribution, of course)

  2. Of course! I don’t think it was all original with me, but I can’t remember where I got the inspiration…

  3. […] The Top Seven Biblical Principles for a Constitutional Amendment on Marriage […]

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