It was just a sentence that I heard in a sermpn this morning has my head buzzing. I can’t remember what it was about because this phrase sent my brain cells haywire.
It was simply that ” Adam and Eve were not married”. I hadn’t really considered it before. I have tried googling the origins of marriage and have found nothing but fundamentalist teaching on what the church expects of couples. But…. where did marriage come from ,if God invented it ,where does it say it in the Bible? If man invented it ,when did God tell him to ,since in the past it was usually performed in his name,and still is for many Christians.
It wasn’t on Moses stone tablet….we are told not to covet another mans wife,and that must apply to other women’s husbands too. But where did the word “wife” come from?
In Genesis 2 24 translated from the Hebrew,the verse says “Therefore, a man will leave his father and mother and he will adhere to his woman and they will become a unified person.”
No wife,marriage certificate,no big dress ,banquet and impoverished fathers!!!
Sarai was called Abrams wife but no mention of the limousine there, have I been duped all these years and is marriage a man made invention….no wonder it doesn’t work… or am I missing the point. This requires much deeper investigation.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not knocking marriage, but after 2 horrendous experiences I don’t want to repeat the performance. I would still like to be “chosen” by someone to be that “unified person” that the Hebrew describes. And, the thought that my man would adhere to me sounds pretty awesome…reminds me of the song ” I’m sticking with you cos I’m made outta glue..”
Well here is something to get my teeth into,I’m off to search cyber space. If anyone has any revelations let me know. ( and if you read this Karen Ive lost your E.mail address!)