BIBLICAL MARRIAGE. FOUNDATIONAL. Declaration of Independence for US Marriage and Family for Society!. Weddings not in Temple or Synagogue Not officiated by Rabbi or Priest. No recorded ceremony in the Bible. What DOES the Bible say?.
Declaration of Independence for US
Marriage and Family for Society!
Man and Woman
CREATION OF NEW FAMILY
GLUED OR WELDED TOGETHER…
STRONGER TOGETHER THAN AS INDIVIDUALS…
DNA transfer to children????
You shall not commit adultery
Sex outside of “covenant”
Polygamy –plural marriage
Concubines –multiple partners
Homosexuality – NOT MARRIAGE
Many follow accepted culture, not realizing how it strays from Scripture
Devaluation of Marriage:
Divorce Parties, Moving In,
Acceptance of Casual Sex
Same Gender Unions
Very difficult to discern where our culture diverges from tradition… or from Scripture.
Three “C’s” order changed…
Consummation… (often 1st)
Covenant… (pre-nup or license)
Official Notification and Record of Covenant
For each other and children
METHOD HAS CHANGED
Contract: Christ and His Bride
Consummation: being one with Him
Celebration: Marriage Feast of the Lamb (heaven)
“Covenant” 332 times in Bible
“My people” 223 times
Revelation 19 7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
John 17:20 “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—
23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
9And the angel saidto me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”