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Marriage Is Sacred

There are numerous things which God views as sacred, or “entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things”. Examples of such would include God’s name (Ex. 20:7), God’s Word (Rev. 22:18,19) the Lord’s church (1 Tim. 3:15), and scriptural marriage (Matt. 19:6).

Of course, a strong conviction regarding the sacredness of the things just mentioned can only abide within the hearts of those who believe that God is and that the Bible is the Word of God. This is the reason why the world views marriage with such disrespect. As soon as their desires or lusts fade, they quickly run to the courthouse to get a divorce. One does not have to be very observant in order to realize that Satan’s lying propaganda in these matters is being heralded and accepted far more than are the sacred truths of God.

Is nothing sacred anymore? Especially is this the case with reference to marriage, and everything connected therewith. Even so, whatever God has made sacred is sacred still, and is not made less so by the blasphemous denials so often heard in today’s society. As already stated, marriage, as God designed it, is, was, and always will be sacred. “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Heb 13:4). But what is marriage?

Marriage is a union ordained by God. It was God who said, “it is not good that the man should be alone,” and it was God who made “an help meet” called “woman” for the man whom He created (Gen. 2:18-22). Marriage is a union of two people, one natural born male and one natural born female (Gen. 2:18-24). Marriage, as God designed it and as the Bible describes it, is not a union of homosexuals or of lesbians.

Marriage is a union of two people who were “free” to marry each other. Romans 7:3 is still applicable, it being: “So then if, while her husband lives, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man” (also read 1 Cor 7:39). Those who are “free” to marry include: (1) responsible people who have never married and, (2) people who have been married, but whose mates are dead, and (3) for the man who been married, as an innocent victim, put their wife away “for the cause of fornication” (Matt. 5:32 cf; 19:9).

Marriage is a union of two people who formed such a union in accordance with the laws of the land. In all civil matters not inherently contradictory to God’s will, we must “be subject . . . unto the powers that be” (Rom. 13:1). Marriage is a union of two people, one male and one female, both of whom are free to marry according to God’s law, who have complied with the laws of the land, and which was consummated by their coming together in the “one flesh” relationship (Gen. 2:24).

The fact that the union, as herein described, is sacred is suggested by the fact that it was God who ordained and designed marriage (Gen. 2:18-24) and it was God who “joined” the two together (Matt. 19:6). This is why God “hates putting away”, (divorce) (Mal. 2:6), and why no person should dare put it “asunder.” Moreover, the sacredness of marriage is also suggested by the fact that inspiration used the husband-wife relationship to illustrate the relationship which exists between Christ and His church (Eph. 5:22-32).

Marriage is not something you want to play around with as though it were a lover’s game. No adulterer shall enter into the kingdom of heaven (1 Cor 6:9,10 f; Gal 5:19-21). Some mistakenly believe that baptism will wipe away an adulterous marriage “no matter what”. It will, if you put away your adulterous marriage, but it will not if you continue in it. Who would believe a homosexual or lesbian could be baptized and still remain in their abominable lifestyle, and be right with God? Repentance demands you stop sinning and turn to God. Marriage was designed for life (until death do you part). It’s that sacred with God!

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