Sure thing. You can feel free to engage with me- scripture is meant to be studied in groups. Some questions I’d like to see answers to:
- There is no ceremony or ritual action creating marriage anywhere in the Bible. How did the Christian church come to insist on it?
- Why is Peter’s wife invisible? Why would Jesus encourage Peter to think of himself as a ‘eunuch for the kingdom’?
- If marriage is a ‘sacrament’, why are there so few references to it in general? One of my favorite verses, 2 Timothy 1:5, I reflect, makes no reference to Timothy’s father or the fact of his parents being married as a central source of divine meaning. If you don’t have spiritual awareness in your soul, personally, the scriptures seem not to even see you’re there.
- No polygamous circumstance in the OT is criticized for that reason. Note the wife of “husband of one wife” in 1 Tim 3:2 may refer to the ‘bride of Christ’ — i.e. the leader is to take care of the church.
- Genesis 2:24 is referenced in 1 Corinthians 6:16 as pertaining to the marriage of Jesus and human believers. Is it possible that 2:24 is meant, even in Genesis, to refer to the divine marriage?