November 2016, Vol. 35, No. 11

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God’s View of Marriage

posted on February 5, 2018

Many educators are teaching young people that to experiment with premarital sex is good, live-in arrangements are OK, and divorce is fine! The result? Our nation is wallowing in a moral abyss of broken homes, children tossed to and fro, and shattered lives by the millions.

We need to teach young people (indeed, all people) that marriage was designed by the Creator to be a lifelong commitment. But as things are presently going in our society, it is doubtful we can turn things around overnight. It took America a long time to reach this low point of immorality, and it will probably take even long-er to work out of the mess we’re in.

Here is what we need to understand:

#1. Sexual intimacy is a good thing created by God to be enjoyed only by a couple – husband and a wife (2 Timothy 2:22; 1 Corinthians 6:18- 20, 1 Peter 2:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8).

#2. Marriage was designed by God for a man and woman to be companions for life (Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:6). Each partner in marriage is to be faithful to his/her mate (Hebrews 13:4).

#3. When a couple marries it is God who “joins them together.” A preacher or judge might “pronounce them husband and wife” but it is God who actually performs the marriage ceremony. Anyone who goes against marriage is going against the God who created it (Mark 10:9).

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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