Marriage

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Marriage is not a man-made institution. For this reason, to redefine it is to go against the God who instituted it. Jesus said, “Haven’t you read…that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?” (Matt. 19:4 NIV)
If we are to truly understand what marriage is and should be, let us look into God’s Word. God, our Creator, did not leave us without a clear definition. He not only defines marriage, He also gives provisions for the role of those who enter into it.
Consider the following articles by http://www.gotquestions.org/:

1) What is the Definition of Marriage?
http://www.gotquestions.org/definition-of-marriage.html

2) What does the Bible Say About Same-Sex Marriage?
http://www.gotquestions.org/gay-marriage.html

Sadly, our society has been departing from the wisdom of our Creator. Even those of us who proclaim to know God are failing to follow Him wholeheartedly. Instead of depending on the God of the universe, we as a society have chosen to depend on our flawed human wisdom and finite understanding. We have failed even at the most basic need of seeking Him in prayer and in diligently studying His Word to know Him and His will.

Consider Romans 1:18-32 NIV:, portions of which are quoted below:

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness…. For although they knew God…they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images…. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity…. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator…. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another…. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind…

In view of God’s wrath, let us respond to, live and proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let every believer in Christ remember Jude’s exhortation: “‘In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.’ It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh” (Jude 18-23 ESV).

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