God’s Design for Marriage

Marriage came into existence, if you believe Jesus, by God’s design. In Matthew 19:4-6 he says “Have you not read that he who created them from beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? “So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” According to evolutionists man and woman, and subsequently marriage, came into existence by accident through thousands and perhaps millions of years.  The Bible says that God designed us and fashioned this union of a man and a woman for the sole purpose of bringing Christ glory ( Ephesians 5:31-32). Creation is a mystery, as much as the virgin birth and the incarnation of the Son.  Marriage is his creation, just as much as every child that comes forth into life through this union. It testifies to our Creator and his desire to relate with us and to multiply our happiness.

I agree whole-heartedly with our church position on marriage and grieve for our country and her citizens since the Supreme Court has handed down today’s decision in favor of “gay marriage.” Like the Roe v Wade decision, which has brought much pain and emptiness to countless numbers of individuals and families, this statement by the court flies in the face of the Designer of marriage and will most certainly contribute, not to an explosion of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but to an implosion of the same.  Pray that Jeremiah’s word might still be fulfilled in the generations to come, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Yet again there will be heard in this place…. the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who say, “GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD OF HOSTS, FOR THE LORD IS GOOD, FOR HIS LOVINGKINDNESS IS EVERLASTING” ‘ (Jer. 33:10-11).

Below are a couple of links to read.  One from the Lutheran Reporter on-line and the other from Focus on the Family.

http://blogs.lcms.org/2013/saddened-by-ruling-in-marriage-case

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/gods_design_for_marriage/marriage_gods_idea/the_divine_order_to_marriage.aspx

 

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