Christian Marriage

What is marriage to  a Christian?  Why would a Christian’s view of marriage differ from anyone else’s?

Here’s why…

The concept of marriage is dealt with in law, defined and regulated based on specific state statutes. (Romans 13:1-2, I peter 2:17)  Thusly, as citizens of a given state, to be truly one husband and one wife requires some legal process (not necessarily ceremonial).

Godly marriage requires an added component that the relationship adheres to Genesis 2:22 where God ultimately is acknowledged as the ‘uniter’ of that husband and wife.  His sovereign oversight is the divine acknowledgement of matrimony…and no man is allowed to ‘put it asunder’.  Christ reaffirms this standard in Matthew 19.

Additionally, in Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5 and Ephesians 5:31, sexual intercourse is the physical consummation of God’s divinely recognized union between a man and woman.

While not necessarily found in scripture, the word marriage (like the words Trinity and Communion) is used to describe something God’s instituted or regulated.  Marriage is the most accurate word to describe the Biblical account of intimate union (marriage literally means union) between one man and one woman.  Based on the scriptures we’ve provided, We are convinced that the legal, spiritual and physical union of one man and one woman is the appropriate observation of what God intends at the center of all families–marriage.

So, there we have it!

Not everyone sees the Bible as the moral authority in the world…or their lives.  Some, interpret scripture differently or question the literalness of its principles.

We believe in the definition of marriage as we lay it out above.

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One Response to Christian Marriage

  1. Thanks. These are sound biblical principles. I also like the idea behind the blog!

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