In other words
A or B (or is used inclusively, not exclusively)
A, so not B
Marriage is between a man and a woman or between a man and a man
Marriage is between a man and a woman, therefore not between a man and a man. (Incorrect statement because or was not defined as exclusive, so it could be both rather than only one or the other.)
I think that's what you're debating, but my Philosophy 101 is rusty. :D
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
But Bob Dylan is Christian!
Sorry, I just had to throw that in there....still trying to figure out why it's relevant, and I went to lunch and came back but still didn't find out.
Anyway, discussing marriage as it was known then does not equal a blanket statement about homosexuals.
I can say, "and then the woman gives birth, and becomes a mother" but that doesn't mean there's no such thing as adoption. There are other ways to become a mother.
Exactly Laurie. Short of an "if and only if" statement, it can't be confirmed as an exclusive statement.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[c] 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
But our laws don't have wives submitting to husbands, because our laws aren't made to accommodate what it says in the Bible.