Consider the admonition against women braiding their hair, and the prohibition against women teaching (in any capacity!), which are generally understood to be culturally specific (1 Timothy 2:9-12).Couples who are third or fourth cousins tend to have more kids and grandkids than other couples.And though considered somewhat of a cultural taboo, mating between "kissing cousins" makes good biological sense, say scientists.Just wrong...there are so many other fish in the sea. If so then the odds are in favor to some because we live in such a perverse world that even the "saved" have their minds snared with an [Hot] iron. and there is not any laws or passages in the Bible that say anything about step cousins... Wow i read your comments about theres other fish in the sea go fishing else wear. Im married to my step cousin.(his aunt married my father when i was 14) i truely believe god puts you w/ your husband/wife. For if you marry near of kin you will have a high occurrence of producing down syndrome or monoloidial children, and souls which are biologically and organically defective abnomalies.I would go beyond what I think and understand that the only relationship that is acceptable is two persons that are unrelated either by marriage or blood. The fact that it is step means a second marriage... And since life is proven to be very difficult enough for normal healthy individuals, as the sparks fly upward, it is very unwise to bring statistically inept and physically and mentally cursed or impaired souls into this hard world for them to struggle and survive.
There is, however, a unifying theme to the diverse pictures of God-ordained marriages in the Bible, and it is that different kinds of unions are accepted in different places and times, evolving in tandem with broader cultural shifts.Obviously, at the creation of man, Adam and Eve’s sons and daughters married siblings.God approved this at that time for the purpose of populating the earth.Opponents of marriage equality often appeal to the Bible to support their views.
So what is this "biblical standard for marriage" we keep hearing about?
The oft-cited statement that a church overseer should be "the husband of one wife" comes three verses after these other culturally bound instructions (1 Timothy 3:1-2).