In a sermon series on the Book of Genesis, an Evangelical Anglican insisted that the days of creation as elaborated in the text were not so much to be understood literally.
Rather, the passage is to be construed as metaphor to help the ignorant Hebrews under the leadership of Moses to understand that all things were created in an orderly fashion.
If that is one’s hermeneutical approach, doesn’t the minister undermine his position when invoking this portion of Scripture to justify exclusive heterosexual marriage?
Rather than as a command confining sexual union to male/female relationships, how does one then argue that the narrative of Adam and Eve isn’t just a poetic image that carnal companionship should be found in whoever’s arms one might happen to fall into?
by Frederick Meekins