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What does the bible says about having a relationship with a 3rd cousin?


What does the bible says about having a relationship with a 3rd cousin?
Name: Lina
Add a little more detail (optional): Hi! I'm a Christian woman in need of counseling. I am having a dilemma. I want to know what the bible says about having a relationship with a 3rd cousin. I really need a response and you can email me @ lilyofthevalley0770@yahoo.com if you want to help me. Thank you! I would really appreciate a response from a mature Christian. God bless you!


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What do you mean by a relationship??????

 

Neither the Bible nor state law (of any state that I'm aware of) prohibit marrying a 3rd cousin,

Marriage with first cousins long ago may have caused birth defects with children because most villages were mostly made up of relatives and that was were you were born,lived, and died. Same for everyone else in village. But nowadays, probably last hundred years at least, that's no longer a problems. Genetically, it wouldn't matter.

I don't think the Bible addresses marriage with even first cousins, but not sure.

Genetically, marriages with first cousins would be even more problematic now then a hundred years ago, as the human genome has had one hundred more years to degrade and mutate. The genetic issues common to any particular family would only be more concentrated. Whether or not that is a problem for third-cousin relationship, I have no idea.  As far as I know, there is no Biblical or legal injunction against it.


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