, class is in session. First God has no religion.....is no more a christian than a Muslim . In biblical terms, there was NO EMPHASIS on marriage between man and woman. Rather, it emphasized "Unions" between man and as many women as he wanted.
Bible study shows that, ideally, the Biblical family standard would be a union between first cousins (taking all your female first cousins at the same time was legal). Also, it was perfectly acceptable to kidnap the female children of another village and take the captives home and rape them (such was called "taking a wife", in biblical terms.) Additionally, your army could slay all the men and old women and , then, "take" the young women as wives...... biblical family standards, indeed!!! Before you complain about my portrayal of 'biblical standards', first, read the Bible, its all there!!! Is there a reference somewhere , that I missed, where God actually married someone, or pronounced marriage as divine by God , between a man and ANYONE??? If you say Adam and Eve, I going to laugh.
Before you give me the 'it all changed with jesus" crap, please note:
Jesus' coming did not change the Hebrew concept of family. It was still a guy and whatever woman(or women) he could buy or kidnap and rape. In terms of Jesus' contribution to the family concept, he never married. Further, he commanded
his disciples to ABANDON their families and follow him. I read the Book so many times, by age 12 they thought I'd become a preacher. By age 14 , they knew that I would not...I'd been kicked out of so many Bible classes by Preachers who could not keep up with me.....they tended to interpret, I tended to cite chapter and verse....they were glad to see me go..