Sunday, April 7, 2013

Why Is Marriage Important?

Did you know God performed the first marriage ceremony?

God took one of Adam’s ribs, fashioned a woman and brought her to the man. With great understanding Adam spoke his vows, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

God then pronounced them husband and wife declaring, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” God blessed them saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish…birds…and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”


Scripture teaches God created male and female since the beginning, because He seeks godly offspring. Children are the natural creation of males and females becoming one flesh. They cannot form from same sex unions. Moreover, God’s holy word never approves or condones adultery, sex outside of marriage, or same sex unions.

This may be hard to hear, but there is a glorious reason. Marriage as God designed, is to model the relationship of Jesus, God the Son, to true believers. We are His bride, called the Church. Husbands are to love their wives as Christ did the church:  Jesus gave Himself for her with unconditional sacrificial love. He died that she might live.

If we believe God and I pray you do, these are the main reasons marriage is so important.

Same sex unions are simply perverted counterfeits usurping the true.

Think about it. If this were not the case, then God would have taken two ribs from Adam to create Eve and Steve, giving Adam a choice. But He didn’t. Clearly, God had a much higher purpose for His creation and for marriage.

For additional study please see:  Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:22-24; Mark 10:1-12; Ephesians 5:22-33; Leviticus 18:22

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