Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Apostle on War Brides and Marrying Those You Rape

The stupidity continues.  The Apostle Malm's words are in black:

The following law of war is meant to mitigate the actions of the nations in their abuse of captives, especially female captives.  This is in reference to captives of nations “far off” and not to Canaanites.   The instruction here is to take in proper marriage and not simply use and abuse female prisoners in rapacious lust.  The putting away is consistent with Moses allowing a bill of divorce because of the stony hearts of those in a merely physical covenant and not by and large having God’s spirit.  Divorce of a couple married in the faith is absolutely forbidden and any remarriage after a divorce of a couple married in the faith has been declared to be “living in adultery”  by Jesus Christ.  many including some elders in the COG are today living openly in adultery; an action which should get them immediately disfellowshipped.  No person living in such adultery is worthy of any office in the faith or of fellowship with the brethren.
10 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive, 11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife; 12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; 13 And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. 14 And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her.

Now comnes in the law concerning rape,  A virgin shall not be considered guilty if she has cried out and fought her attacker.
25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die: 26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter: 27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.
If a man rape a virgin not married or betrothed then he must marry her with her father’s consent, as well as pay a penalty which is the usual value of presents given at a betrothal.  Tghis is because she may be considered tainted in a society that values marriage to virgins and may be unable to find another husband.  More about this
28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

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