God states in the bible those who judge before me shall than be judged.
It is wrong to marry anyone that you are related to by marriage or by blood according to the Old Testament.
You may not have been related before the marriage, but now you are. I know first cousins who married each other and they had 5 children who were deformed in many ways. And since life is proven to be very difficult enough for normal healthy individuals, as the sparks fly upward, it is very unwise to bring statistically inept and physically and mentally cursed or impaired souls into this hard world for them to struggle and survive.
An example is I have a step-grandpa I am very close to, and if he had a grandson or nephew that I thought was attractive but he was not related to me by blood, I still could not act on it. That I think because a step cousin is not blood related... There are other fish in the ocean, go fishing elsewhere.
I assume the OT one actually meant if you know and can trace that the person is related.
Judging is different to telling someone whether their name is written in the Lambs book of life.
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.
I would go beyond what I think and understand that the only relationship that is acceptable is two persons that are unrelated either by marriage or blood. The fact that it is step means a second marriage... And since life is proven to be very difficult enough for normal healthy individuals, as the sparks fly upward, it is very unwise to bring statistically inept and physically and mentally cursed or impaired souls into this hard world for them to struggle and survive.If you are Christian, you should have some guidance in the right direction biblically who to marry. But in the muslim Faith 1st cousins are allowed to marry except, if the mother happens to Breast feed her sisters or Brothers baby, due to a mishap, then they are considered Brothers and sisters and not allowed in Marriage by Law.I am a single mother witnessing this issue with my children's father and his step-cousin. )Wow, imagine being attracted to a person that you were not related to until your Mother married her Uncle... This IMHO is muslim law But I am RC from cradle to breast to adult.: D But I haven't seen my ex in many years, he and his dad are not close, to put it mildly. "step" indicates family member by parents who were married previously ...children from previous marriage become new spouses "step children" - NON-biological children step-brother/sister is a non-biological sibling .."siblings" due to parents remarriage"step children" are product of BLENDED families There are laws against marrying cousins due to biological reasons today however a step-cousin is not a biological cousinthere is nothing wrong from Gods Word, or morally wrong marrying a "step cousin" which is a term used to indicate they are now related due to remarriage of aunts/uncles with children ...a non-biological relative this is in reply to the person who said you could marry your step brother. A marriage is void if one party to the marriage is related to the other as:(1)an ancestor or descendant, by blood or adoption,(2)a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption,(3)a parent's brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption,or(4)a son or daughter of a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption.as a Christian it does matter if you are with your step cousin,no matter how far removed.