Where in the Bible does it say that marriage is between a man and a woman?

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I am trying to find the passage in the Bible where it talks about marriage being for a man and a woman.


Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God with Adam and Eve. Genesis 2:24 states: “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
In Matthew 19:4-5, Jesus reaffirms this: “He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who made 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’?”
Answered by: Jim Blackburn

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  2. You said “I’d comment more but I have to do some more research on Adam and Eve. After all, they are the original incest beings, given that god only created a man and a woman, who had two boys one of which was a murderer. If we all came from them, clearly the surviving son “…lay down with his mother” to keep the populace ever growing”
    Your ignorance from what the Bible really teach doesn’t make the Bible inaccurate. Regarding your comment above about Cain here’s the answer from the Bible.
    Genesis chapters 3 and 4 present the following information: (1) Eve was “the mother of everyone living.” (2) Time elapsed between the birth of Cain and his offering the sacrifice that was rejected by God. (3) Following his banishment to become “a wanderer and a fugitive,” Cain worried that ‘anyone finding him’ might try to kill him. (4) God set up a sign to protect Cain, indicating that either his siblings or other relatives might try to kill him. (5) “Afterward,” Cain had intercourse with his wife in “the land of Fugitiveness.”—Genesis 3:20; 4:3, 12, 14-17.
    From the above, we can rightly conclude that Cain’s wife was a descendant of Eve born on an unknown date. Genesis 5:4 acknowledges that during his 930 years of life, Adam “became father to sons and daughters.” Of course, the Bible does not specify that Cain’s wife was Eve’s daughter. Indeed, the fact that she is mentioned after Cain’s banishment indicates that enough time had passed that she could even have been one of Adam and Eve’s granddaughters. Hence, The Amplified Old Testament describes Cain’s wife simply as “one of Adam’s offspring.”

  3. Individual prelates’ (including our holy father) opinions about evolution, do not give the THEORY any more credibility than it already stands alone with. I see no reason to believe that an omnipotent God is incapable of creating everything, just as outlined in the book of Genesis.

    1. Evolutionary and archaeological records are wrong, there is a beginning and God created all things in the begining, God alone existed before all HE created in the begining. Evolution is a falacy because you can’t have something from nothing, and that something was created by God.

    2. Evolution is accepted. However, the bible is not mean to be interpreted literally, Adam and Eve are used to reffer to the humans that existed since the time in evolution when God granted us a soul.

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