Marriage

 

I. Marriage is a holy institution, given and sanctioned by God - Genesis 2:18, 21-24; Matthew 19:6; Mark 10:9; Hebrews 13:4.

II. The partners in the marriage relationship become one flesh - Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:7-8; Ephesians 5:28-31.

III. Man has no authority to dissolve the marriage relationship - Matthew 19:6; Mark 10:9.

IV. Believers are to marry only other believers - I Corinthians 7:39; II Corinthians 6:14.

V. The earthly marriage relationship will be done away with in heaven, and all will be married to the Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 22:30; Luke 20:35; Romans 7:4; Galatians 3:28;

VI. Divorce was not given nor practiced until the time of Moses (2,000-2,500 years after creation) - Deuteronomy 24:1; Matthew 19:8; Mark 10:4.

VII. Divorce was given due to the hardness of men's hearts, but was never God's intent -     Matthew 19:8; Mark 10:5.

VIII. In the event one is saved after marriage, they are under commandment to remain with their unsaved mate if their mate will stay - I Corinthians 7:10-11.

IX. If the unsaved mate leaves the believer, the believer is to remain unmarried or be reconciled to their mate - I Corinthians 7:12-16.

X. Those who remarry while their former spouse is still living, or those who marry one who is divorced are guilty of adultery - Matthew 5:32, 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:3.

XI. Even in Old Testament times the priests who were types of new testament saints were to marry only Israelite women, a parallel of believers marrying only believers - Leviticus 21:14.

XII. Though divorce and remarriage were allowed in old testament times, the priest who is a type of the new testament saint was not allowed to marry a divorced woman - Leviticus 21:14.

XIII. These sayings can only be received by those who have been given grace by God to do so - Matthew 19:10-12.