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).
Marital guidelines in the New Testament are clustered with instructions on other types of relationships elsewhere as well.
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.
You'll have to check what the law says where you are. If brought up together from being very small it would seem very strange but, as far as genetics are concerned there still would be no problem. There are other fish in the ocean, go fishing elsewhere.
I am old fashioned and strictly believe family is family, blood related or not. You are not blood kin and that is really what matters. For if you marry mear of kin you will have a high occurrence of producing down syndrom or mongoloidial children, and souls which are biologically and organically defective abnomalies.
president married his fifth cousin, once removed, Eleanor Roosevelt.
The two met as children but become close at a party at the White House hosted by the president at the time, and shared relative, Teddy Roosevelt. The author of the eerie “The Island of Dr Moreau”—a science fiction novel about a doctor who creates human-like beings out of animals—did some dangerous mixing of genes in his own life and married his first cousin, Isabel Mary Wells.
The findings, which come from a recent study of Icelanders, shed light on how relatedness affects reproduction and ultimately the size of families.
The researchers suggest marrying third and fourth cousins is so optimal for reproduction because they sort of have the "best of both worlds." While first-cousin couples could have inbreeding problems, couples who are far-removed from each other could have genetic incompatibilities.
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.