Summary: God ordained marriage as sacred and we should keep it that way and it was meant that we stay together.

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Marriage: What Does Scripture Say

Pastor Claud Lowe

©March 2007

What does God say about marriage? We find marriage first mentioned in Gensis 2:24. We are told that God created them male and female and for this reason a man (woman) shall leave their father and mother and shall cleave (join) unto his wife (her husband) and they shall be one flesh.

This speaks very plainly about marriage. A man or a woman must leave their father and mother and join together with their partner and they are one person and not two. We find marriage again in Matthew 19:4-6

Jesus says, “have ye not read that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female. And said, For this cause shall a man (woman) leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife (husband): and they twain (two) shall be one flesh?

Wherefore they are no more twain but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

I’d say that Jesus was plain enough. He said join together and don’t leave. So, why is it that so many modern people think it’s okay to leave their husband or wife, thinking of themselves and what they want. Many have said, “The love died”. Real love doesn’t die. One or the other kills it. God gives us that real love, not ourselves and if we throw that away, we are throwing away a gift from God Almighty and he will not let it pass. There will be recompense. No, that doesn’t mean to stay with an abusive spouse. It means that if the other is trying and you walk away, you are wrong, in God’s eyes. You aren’t right and he will demand an accounting one day without excuses or maybes.

Next, we turn to Mark 10:7 where it repeats Matthew 19:4-6 exactly. Again Jesus warns about not putting your marriage away or leaving. If it wasn’t important, it wouldn’t be repeated word for word. The next scripture, Ephsians 5:31 repeats the message a third time.

It makes you wonder what God will do when those that wrongly divorced their life partner or walked away stand before him. Will they get away with it? The answer is no.

In I Corinthians, we are told that the husband is to give due benevolence or respect to his wife and the wife likewise to her husband. The wife has no power over her own body but the husband and the husband, likewise, has no power over his own body but his wife does. Let not the wife depart from her husband nor the husband from his wife. In other words, stay together and don’t leave. In chapter 7, verses 12-15, we are told that if a believer marries an unbeliever and the unbeliever wants to stay then don’t part but if the unbeliever wants to leave, then the believer is not bound by their vows but are free. If both are believers, they must stay together.

Jesus gives us one reason for divorce and that is Fornication which is called wickedness. Don’t kid yourself believing that it’s okay to take off or divorce. It isn’t and you will answer to God in person.

We are told marriage is sacred and special, so who gives us the right to destroy it? No one. Because of the modern ways, it’s taught to be okay but they are not Christians either. If they were, they wouldn’t teach this garbage. Most of this comes from the Feminists and Gays, no anyone that’s a believer.

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