The Origin of Marriage
October 19, 2008
Pastor Chris Kelly
Video Clip “The Princess Bride”
In case you didn’t recognize it, that’s a famous scene from the movie “The Princess Bride”. Westley is attempting to save his beloved, “Buttercup” from being married to the evil Prince Humperdinck. In the same way, we’re going to attempt to save something that is very beautiful and precious to God, from the evil clutches of the devil, who is doing everything He possibly can to redefine, poison, and destroy it…it’s called…MAIR-AIGE!!!
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the origin of man… Mankind is the crown jewel of God’s creation and God had a purpose and plan for mankind from the very beginning that made Him unique & superior to the animals in a number of ways. The underlying theme for our series out of Genesis is that… the true meaning of anything is permanently connected to it’s origin. If you don’t understand the reason and purpose of something’s existence… then chances are…you’re going to misuse and abuse it. For example… if you don’t understand that this screwdriver was designed to tighten and loosen screws…(and that’s it) then you’re going to abuse it by using it for all sorts of things it was never intended to do… like stir paint or pry off hub caps from your car tires.
You say, “Well, why can’t I use my screwdriver to pry off hubcaps?” Because…A. It won’t work very well. It’s not designed to do that… and B. If you use it like a crowbar…it’ll ruin the screwdriver…and it’ll never do what it was designed to do (i.e. tighten and loosen screws). It’s not a question of equal rights, or compassion, or my love for the screwdriver over the crowbar… it has everything to do with design!
Well the same is true for marriage and everything else that God makes. If you don’t know its purpose, you’re going to get it wrong every time! For example… if you don’t use marriage the way it’s designed to be used by it’s Creator…it won’t be the satisfying experience God meant for it to be, and 2ndly, you’ll end up permanently damaging the very purpose God designed for marriage in the 1st place!
Because our culture doesn’t understand (or maybe it’s forgotten) the purpose of marriage…we’re like a toddler with a computer… we’re messing with it in ways it was never meant to be messed with! And in the process, we’re destroying something very close to the heart of God! For example…
• We live in a divorce culture that treats marriage like extended dating…with privileges. Because of that, marriage has been devalued in our society.
• We have people choosing to ‘shack up’ with each other rather than commit their lives to each other.
• We even have men desiring to marry men, and women wanting to marry women!
Now listen, ALL of these things (not just homosexual marriage), but ALL of them are perversions of what God originally intended marriage to be!
So let’s go back to the beginning this morning to the book of Genesis and see what God’s original blueprints looked like… READ Gen.2:15-25. I’m going to make a statement about marriage, and then use the rest of our time this morning to explaining what it means according to the passage we just read. Are you ready? Here we go…Men and women are two distinct expressions of the image of God. The ‘one flesh union’ of marriage between a man and a woman is the most complete expression of the image of God that a human can experience. It enables them, as one, to RELATE like God, to LOVE like God, and to CREATE like God.
So very simply…God’s Purpose for Heterosexual Marriage is 3-fold… 1st…
1. To RELATE like God
As we’ve been studying creation the past few weeks, you probably noticed that God created every living thing (whether it was a plant or an animal) to reproduce itself… even mankind. But with mankind… it was different. Man (you’ll remember from a couple weeks ago) was made in the ‘image of God”. That makes him special and distinct from the animals. At the very center of God’s image is the ability to have relationships. Of all the relationships man can have, the marriage relationship is singled out as the most important and intimate relationship that 2 humans can have.
That’s why it’s so surprising when you realize that Adam was created all alone! I mean, look at him…all the animals had lots of other animals to mate with...the seas swarmed with life, the skies were filled with birds…but Adam is sitting there all by his lonesome!
Now, I’m sure that that didn’t go unnoticed by Adam! There were millions of pairs of birds and bears, crocodiles and ducks… but there wasn’t even one pair of people! Adam’s thinking…”Great! You put me in this beautiful garden, surrounded by incredible beauty and abundance…I have everything I’ll ever need…EXCEPT someone to share it with!” Amazingly after each stage of creation God finished, He pronounced that what He made was “good”. And then we come to vs. 18 and as he looks at mans ‘aloneness’… He pronounces it...”NOT good” It’s the only time He does this in all of His enormous creation! He says, “It is not good that man should be alone” (2:18). God’s not admitting He made a ‘goof’. Instead He’s emphasizing the fact that the original plan wasn’t complete yet.
Remember last week when we said that the word “man” doesn’t mean just male? That the word “Man” is a term used to refer to both ‘male AND female’. In fact, vs.27 actually says that… God created MAN… male and female He created them. “ In otherwords, God made us as one unit! Humanity isn’t complete or whole, until both parts are included. “Man” isn’t man, without the male… and man isn’t man… without the female. It takes both parts coming together to make the TOTAL human. Before that happens, we’re running around like a ‘ying’ without it’s ‘yang’… or a sea without a shore!
Knowing this, God brought animals to Adam and he went through the process of naming them each of them. (someone said that the reason God created woman after man was so that she wouldn’t be 2nd guessing his decisions)…but in reality the whole purpose behind Adam naming the animals was for Adam to find a mate.
It was the 1st “E-harmony”! So God brought the animals to Adam, and together they searched high and low for a “match made in heaven”. God brings him a ugly looking creature… Adam looks at it and says, “Eew! Rhinosaurus!” (Somehow, “I now pronounce you man and Rhino”, doesn’t sound quite right!) Well, how about an elephant? No…too much ‘junk in the trunk’! Okay, what about the Ant-eater? Too nosy!
And on and on it goes, until finally, they both come to the conclusion, that “No suitable ‘helper’ could be found”… Adam was bummed, because he was beginning to see just how alone he really was in all of creation.
• He knew he was more than just a glorified animal.
• He knew he was made in the Creator’s image, and
• He knew that he needed a partner who was made in the same image…
In fact, the word, “Helper” God uses here in the Heb. is… ‘ezer keneg-do’ (say that with me outloud). “Ezer” is used only 20x’s in the bible and in every instance it’s talking about God, and how desperate we are without Him, in fact, if He doesn’t show up…we’re toast! We won’t survive without His help! “Keneg-do” means ‘alongside, or counterpart’. So when God said that “no suitable ‘helper’ was found” He’s actually saying that Adam needed a ‘lifesaver’… an absolutely essential counterpart to complete him.
Drastic surgery was required. So God gives Adam a little “goof juice”, has him count backwards from 10, and before he gets to 5…he’s out like a light! If you’ve ever had surgery, you know what I’m talking about.
While he was sleeping, God did a special procedure that hasn’t been duplicated since. He sculpted out a creation from part of his side, that was ‘custom fit’ just for Adam. *****It wasn’t from below, above etc. find quote… (notice it wasn’t another man!) That’s because another man wouldn’t complete the image of God! See, the true, full image of God is only complete when the two halves of humanity complement each other and become one.
See, a male, by himself, can’t fully represent God and neither can a female by herself. They’re only ½ the picture. A male can represent God’s power & strength, but he doesn’t do a very good job representing His compassion and tenderness. If you put two males together… you just multiply the problem! Men aren’t physically built to represent the nurturing nature of God. Now ladies, don’t take offense, but the reason you have more fat in certain parts of your body than men, is for the protection of the baby when it’s in the womb. Again don’t get mad about it. In fact, we men like the extra padding!
On the otherhand, a female, all by herself, doesn’t do justice to the full spectrum God’s image either. However, when the two halves of humanity unite - physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and psychologically – the full image of God is revealed…both tough and tender, strong and compassionate, mighty and caring.
To highlight that fact even greater… God created man and woman with complementary plumbing. I don’t know if you noticed or not, but even the anatomy of a man and a woman scream… “These two parts fit together!”
It doesn’t take “Joe the Plumber” to figure that out! When Adam woke up from his sleep and God brought him this new creation, he knew right away… “Wow! This is what I’ve been waiting for. She’s perfect!” and he gave her a name. He called her ‘Whoa-Man!” He says in vs.23… “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” Ref. to her ‘bones’ is a way to talk about strength, and using the word, ‘flesh’ is a way to talk about weakness. So what Adam is really saying is that, “Where I am weak, she’s strong, and where she’s weak… I’m strong!” Wow! That’s the way it is in my marriage…how about yours? I’m weak in math…so my wife does the check-book… but then again, I’m strong in communication, so I talk to the bill collectors! HA!
Eve is a corresponding strength for Adam, and Adam is a corresponding strength for Eve. In otherwords, they fit together like a jigsaw puzzle… they fill each other, they cover for each other… and they’re better together than they are apart!
Then in vs.24 we read… “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and they will become one flesh.” Did you catch those words… “for this reason”?…Listen closely, because the bible is going to tell us why man and woman were brought together in marriage… and why it’s not sufficient for “man and man”, or “woman and woman” to be brought together in marriage… Are you listening? For this reason… a man will be united to a wife…so that they can become ONE FLESH!
That word in the Hebrew is “echad”. In the O.T. there’s a prayer in the book of Deuteronomy that begins with the words…”Hear O Israel; the Lord our God, the Lord is ONE”. The Lord is one… the Lord is ‘echad’. It’s the exact same word that Gen.1:24 is using here. In otherwords, man and woman are “one” in the same way that God is “one”. See what a lot of people don’t understand is that the point of marriage isn’t marriage. It’s bigger than that! Our world isn’t ‘echad’ is it? It isn’t one… it’s broken, shattered, it’s like a broken plate… pieces all over the floor. We all know people who come from ‘broken homes’… a couple splits up, a marriage falls apart… and she’s picking up the pieces. But marriage is designed by God to counter all the brokenness in this world. This man and this woman, as they give themselves to each other, show themselves and the world what God is like. He’s ‘echad’… He’s one. Healthy, heterosexual marriages are a living, breathing image of the living God!
That’s why it has to be a man and a woman…because a man without woman isn’t full expression of humankind. And woman without man isn’t a full expression of humankind. It takes BOTH to make a human. That’s why since you were too young to know any better… men, you were looking for your Eve. Your perfect compliment. I remember from the age of 12, I was looking for my other half. I finally found her in Oklahoma of all places! Women, since before you can even remember… you were looking for your ‘Adam’. And you weren’t going to be complete, or satisfied fully until you found him. Some of you have found him or her, others of you are still looking. But it’s a natural inner drive in all of us.
You say, “Well what about homosexuals? Don’t they have a natural inner drive in them?” Answer… NO! They have a sexual drive, but it’s not natural. It’s not something God gave them. Contrary to what some scientists would say, homosexuality isn’t genetic. If it were, God would be condemning people for what He made them to be. Not only would that be unfair, but it would be just plain mean! And God isn’t either one! Homosexuality is caused in one of 2 ways…
1. Sexual abuse… causing confused sex roles
2. Overbearing mother and angry, rejecting father.
Tell story of George…
Deep down, homosexuals aren’t happy and they’re not gay… they’re deeply sad, hurting people. Contrary to what you may think…condoning homosexual marriage isn’t the compassionate, caring thing you might imagine it is. In fact, it’s actually the most condemning, harsh thing you could ever do! It’s condemning people to a lifestyle that will never give them the satisfaction, the oneness, the ‘echad’ God created them to need and crave. That’s why 75% of gay men have over 100 partners in their lifetime, and the avg. gay male has 6 partners per year, not counting their significant other.
They’re looking for ‘oneness’, but they’re not finding it. That’s because it’s impossible to find in a same sex relationship. If a gay man or woman are told and believe that their sexual preferences are normal, they won’t ever seek healing for their inner pain and hurt.
It’s like telling a drug addict… “That’s okay, if that’s what you want to do with your life… go ahead, I don’t want to be judgmental… I’ll support you!” What are you doing? You’re condemning them to an early death! Listen, sometimes telling the truth is the most loving, compassionate thing you can do for a person! According to the U.S. Depart. of Health and Human Services… “Homosexual Men are 1000x more likely to contract AIDS and die than the general population.” That being true, do you really think condoning something that leads to death is the compassionate caring thing to do? I don’t. So God provides marriage so that we can experience the closeness and oneness that He experiences in the Godhead between the Father, the Son and the H.S.
The 2nd reason God provides marriage between a man and a woman is so that we can learn…
2. To LOVE like God
Marriage allows us “as God’s special creation”, to experience love and intimacy and oneness in the same way God has experiences it. Marriage between a man and a woman is the safest most stable way to do that. Let me let you in on a little secret…love doesn’t thrive very well in an atmosphere without commitment. Until you have a commitment with someone, to love you for good or for bad, for sickness and in health… for life… (which is exactly what marriage is)…how do you know you can truly give yourself to them? See, vs. 25 says that… The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. –Gen.2:25 That verse isn’t just talking about being physically naked…
• it’s talking about being emotionally naked… sharing your deepest thoughts and feelings, fears and insecurities with someone.
• It’s talking about being spiritually naked… opening up the most inner parts of your heart to that other person.
If you give the ‘naked parts’ of yourself to a person who’s not committed to you for life… you’re not only a fool… but you’re opening yourself up for a world of hurt! Let me just ask you bluntly…When you live with somebody, what guarantee do you have that they’re not going to walk away tomorrow and leave you high and dry? See, when you give yourself to someone sexually, it’s more than just a physical union… it’s an emotional and spiritual union. You’re allowing someone into the deepest, most sensitive and susceptible parts of your inner being. And if for some reason, after you’ve had sex…you break up… that union is ripped apart. (Give ‘ripping paper’ illustration) And with it your vulnerability! So what do you do? You put up walls to protect yourself from the pain and the hurt that person caused you. Eventually you don’t care anymore…lose the ability to bond!
Satan wants to get in there and scrape and scar your ‘God image’… and the best way to do that is for you to have sex outside of the safety and security of marriage. That’s why when children are abused early in life, it can take years and years of counseling and forgiveness to heal. Same happens to adults! If happened…if been sexually scarred… can you find healing? Yes! Can God restore? Yes! God can forgive and make you new, but only if you repent and ask Him too! In His eyes you can be a virgin again… but why go there in the 1st place?
When the bible says that Adam and Eve were naked and felt no shame…it’s a celebration of the ways they’ve bonded. It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex…people do it all the time…but opening up your soul to someone…letting them into your spirit, and thoughts and fears, and future and hopes and dreams…that’s a little tougher and it needs the protection of marriage. That’s why some people end up moving from relationship to relationship… having sex, but never really being naked. Because they didn’t do it God’s way, they end up empty and hurt.
You say, “Well, if two men or two women love each other… why shouldn’t they be given the opportunity to marry?”
Because whenever God makes a law, it’s for either 1 or 2 reasons…
1. To protect us from harm (that’s why sex outside of marriage is a sin)
2. To bring maximum fulfillment of His plan.
There’s a reason why God restricts marriage to between a man and a woman and forbids homosexuality… It’s not because He’s some kind of “homophobe” and hates homosexuals! It’s because He’s designed us specifically to find the true joy and fulfillment of relationships that we’re looking for…only in the opposite sex… anything short of that doesn’t satisfy. He wants to spare us from deep disillusionment and disappointment!
If you use the logic that marriage should be allowed between 2 people if they love each other…what if I love my brother? Shouldn’t I be allowed to marry him? How about if I say I love my daughter? Should incest be legalized? (by the way, that’s exactly what’s happened in Sweden.
They accepted same-sex unions in 1994, and now brothers and sisters in the same family can legally marry.) Using the same logic, of “I’m in love, so I should be allowed to marry”…if I love my dog… should I be allowed to marry my dog? Don’t laugh! It’s not that far-fetched… Denmark welcomed same sex union in 1989, and by 2004, the Danish Education Department had produced a sex education CD for junior high school students containing bestiality.
So God (in His infinite wisdom)… to keep mankind from destroying himself by it’s own stupidity and rebellion says, “Okay, here’s the law… marriage is defined by the union of a man and a woman”. Anything else is sin, and it will only bring death. It’s no surprise that on average gay men live 50 years less than non-gays. If you’re lifestyle brings death, not life…I can guarantee you that God’s not in it. Satan’s playing you for a fool!
And just to make sure we don’t forget how it’s all supposed to work, God says, “I’m going to give you interlocking parts so that you can only produce children one way!” So lastly, God has given us marriage so that like Him… we can
3. To CREATE A FAMILY like God.
God created mankind, because being the loving Father He is… He wanted to have an object for His love. As a result, He created a family…that’s you and me! When you get married, your love for your mate naturally spills over and you want to bring children into the world that you can share your love with. God gives us that privilege in marriage. In a very real sense, when a husband and wife come together in sexual union… they become ‘co-creators’ with God and a family is born.
In 5000 years of human history, only the marriage between a man and a woman has provided the stable, loving environment that’s needed to raise up emotionally strong, and healthy kids. Every time a culture has tried to mess with God’s formula, they’ve failed miserably. If you think that homosexual families and heterosexual families are the same… then you need to do your homework. According to statistics gathered from places who’ve tried it… the avg. homosexual marriage lasted less than 2 years, and gay men are 50% more likely to divorce in an 8 year period. Gay women are 167% more likely to divorce!
You say, “Well, don’t heterosexual couples divorce too?” Sure! And that’s just as damaging…but at least heterosexual marriages on the whole last longer and that’s only good for the kids. If you don’t believe me, believe the testimony of a young lady who grew up in a homosexual household during the 60’ and 70’s named Dawn Stefanowicz. I was deeply grieved as I read her story…
My name is Dawn Stefanowicz, I grew up in a homosexual household during the 60s and 70s in Toronto, exposed to many different people in Gay, Lesbian, bisexual, Transsexual subcultures, and explicit sexual practices. My biggest concern is that children are not being discussed in this same-sex marriage debate. As a child, I was at high risk of exposure to contagious STDs due to sexual molestation, my father’s high-risk sexual behaviors, and multiple partners. Even when my father was in what looked like monogamous relationships, he continued cruising for anonymous sex. Unfortunately, my father, as a child, was sexually and physically abused by older males. Due to this, he lived with depression, control issues, anger outbursts, suicidal tendencies, and sexual compulsions.
He tried to fulfill his legitimate needs for his father’s affirmation, affection and attention with transient and promiscuous relationships. Sadly, my father died of AIDS in 1991.
From a young age, I was exposed to explicit sexual speech, self-indulgent lifestyles, varied Gay,Lesbian,Bisexual &Transexual subcultures and vacation spots. Sex looked gratuitous to me as a child. I was exposed to all inclusive manifestations of sexuality including bathhouse sex, cross-dressing, sodomy, pornography, gay nudity, lesbianism, bisexuality, minor recruitment, voyeurism and exhibitionism. Sado-masochism was alluded to and aspects demonstrated. Alcohol and drugs were often contributing factors to lower inhibitions in my father’s relationships.
My father prized unisex dressing, gender-neutral aspects and a famous cross-dressing icon when I was eight years old. I did not see the value of biological complementing differences of male and female or think about marriage. I made vows to never have children since I had not grown up in a safe, sacrificial, child-centered home environment. Due to my life experience, I ask, "Can children really perform their best academically, financially, psychologically, socially and behaviorally in experimental situations?" I can tell you that I suffered long term in this situation, and this has been professionally documented.
Over two decades of direct exposure to these stressful experiences caused me insecurity, depression, suicidal thoughts, dread, anxiousness, low self-esteem, sleeplessness and sexuality confusion. My conscience and innocence were seriously damaged. It took me until I was into my 20s and 30s, after making major life choices, to begin to realize how being raised in this environment affected me. My healing encompassed facing reality, accepting long-term consequences, and offering forgiveness. Can you imagine being forced to tolerate unstable relationships and diverse sexual practices from a young age and how this affected my development? My gender identity, psychological well-being, and peer relationships were affected. Unfortunately, it was not until my father, his sexual partners and my mother had died, that I was free to speak publicly about my experiences.
Unfortunatley, Dawn’s experiences aren’t unique. Among children raised by same-sex couples, there is a significant increase in low self-esteem, stress, confusion regarding sexual identity, an increase in mental illness, drug use, promiscuity, STD’s, and homosexual behavior, to name just a few. The fact is…Our heavenly Father knows best! Children thrive when they have… a mother and a father in a lifelong marriage bond. Kids need responsible monogamous parents free of extramarital sexual partners. Parental promiscuity, abuse and divorce are destructive for children.
Listen… The fight for biblical marriage isn’t against gay people. God loves gay people. God loves heterosexual people. But both are sinners.
• If you’re having homosexual sex… you’re in sin today.
• If you’re having sex outside of marriage and you’re heterosexual…you’re sinning too!
• If you’re cheatin’ on your wife this morning.. you’re sinning!
It’s all sin! See, God is an equal opportunity God… we’ve all sinned and fall short of His perfect standards. We all need to repent and decide to follow Christ according to His conditions, not our own. See, that’s where we get in trouble! Don’t try and come to God with pre-conditions. “God, this is just who I am, and I’m not going to change.” If that’s your attitude, forgiveness and change will never come.
If you think I’ve been bringing politics into the church this morning, you need to know that this isn’t a political issue…this isn’t a republican or a democrat issue… this is a sin issue! This is a bible issue. Changing the definition of marriage is a BIBLICAL issue…it’s in the bible for a reason! Please understand, I’m not trying to offend anyone this morning (and if you’ve been offended, I’m sorry) but as a representative of God… I have to stand for the truth… otherwise what good am I to God? No matter what happens on Nov.4th…I’m prepared to suffer persecution for my beliefs…are you?
All through the bible Israel and the Church are described as the bride, and Jesus is the groom. The bible starts and ends with a wedding! At the end of human history the book of Revelation describes the marriage of Jesus and his church. Here on earth, we only have a “shadow” of the real thing. Earthly marriage is just an appetizer, it’s not the main course. God established earthly marriage – between a man and a woman – to provide a tiny glimpse of the spectacular “True Marriage” in heaven between Christ and His church. Intimacy between a married man and woman is shadow of the breathtaking oneness that Jesus and the Church are going to experience someday.
No wonder Satan is so obsessed with poisoning and destroying marriage! And that’s why we’re in the battle we’re in today. Ultimately it’s not about earthly marriage, or our religious freedoms, our churches, or even about the practice of homosexuality. It’s about Satan’s desire to decimate and destroy the picture of God’s ultimate design for His creation
He wants to destroy the very union that God set aside to represent Him and His church! So wake up! Whatever you think about this issue of marriage… I want to challenge you… what’s basis of your truth? Your feelings? (I find that most people who favor gay marriage have friends, neighbors, relatives who are gay and they don’t want to be seen as judgmental). But that attitude can cause us to reject biblical truth…just so we can fit in. If you believe the bible…then listen and obey it. If don’t believe bible…are you ready to stand before a Holy God for your beliefs?
People don’t realize that by agreeing with homosexual marriage they’re standing in opposition to God, acting like they’re more compassionate than God is towards gay people. Let me make this clear…God loves homosexuals...but condemns gay marriage as wrong! You can love the sinner and still hate the sin. Obviously God has a reason for condemning homosexuality! And it’s not because He’s a “homophobe”… it’s because He knows the design He created, and He knows the pain and the scarring and the chaos that happens in a society when we try to build marriage in OUR image instead of His!
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. Europe after Same-sex marriage.
Here are examples of Scandinavian countries which have accepted same-sex marriages/unions. A progressive decline of social order is seen in each case.
a. Holland legalized same-sex marriage in 2001. Not only that, prostitution became legal, drugs became legal, polygamy became legal and incest became legal. Even children as young as 12 can legally have sex. STDs are rampant.
b. Sweden accepted same-sex unions in 1994. Now brothers and sisters in the same family can legally marry. Traditional marriage is no longer valued. Co-habitation and breaking up has become the norm. 50% of babies are born without married parents. Liberal politicians are pushing for polygamy.
c. Norway embraced same-sex union in 1993. Traditional marriage has broken down. In Nordland, 80% of first born babies have no married parents.
d. Denmark welcomed same sex union in 1989. Now not only sex between the same sex is normal, schools are teaching children to accept deviant sex. In 2004, the Danish Education Department produced a sex education CD for junior high school students containing bestiality and humans eating fecal matters. When parents complained, the CD was banned, but a Danish government official put the CD on his personal website and gave away free downloads to hundreds of thousands of visitors. A man put the CD into multiple laptops and displayed them in a public square and let young teens watch them.
e. In Portugal, where homosexual unions are accepted, left-winged government set the age of consent to 14 years old. In 2002, more than 100 boys and girls of a children home, Casa Pia, were molested by government officials and celebrities. Most of the crimes were committed by prominent homosexual politicians and celebrities on young boys. The tragic thing was that many of the victims were deaf or dumb and the former President of Portugal knew of the abuse. Worst of all, the allegations were dropped and the pedophiles were freed.
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