ONE WONDERFUL PLAN
God created the institution of "Marriage and Family" in just the twenty two words in the above Scripture. He also created man, made in His own image. And when he saw that Adam was alone He made Adam fall into a deep sleep and then took one of his ribs and created Eve.
Marriage, therefore, is a "Divine Institution" it is not a human one. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
MATTHEW 19:6 Consequently, God, 'NOT MAN' has the right to divine the terms of the "Institution of Marriage!"
GOD'S DIVINE WILL
Now this is God's will for all of us: that we set ourselves apart and live holy lives; avoid polluting ourselves with sexual defilement. Learn how to take charge over our own bodies, maintaining purity and honor.
We can not let the swells of "lustful passion" run our lives as this nation and the Supreme Court has ruled on June 26, 2015 for same-sex marriage. Believers do not control our own bodies as do the outsiders who don't know God.
1 THESSALONIANS 4:3-5
Although, so-called "same-sex marriage" is now recognized as a legitimate entity in the eyes of our government, it is NOT RECOGNIZED anywhere in the Scriptures. Such a designation by any government, however, does not change the definition of marriage that God has well-established.
One final word, friends. I would ask you--urge you is more like it to keep on doing what is right and pleasing in God's eyes, not in a hard-nosed religious duress, but in a lively and courageous
THE DOWN FALLS
Marriage represents the very foundation of human social order. Everything of value sits on that base. Institutions, governments, spiritual fervor and the welfare of children are all dependent on its stability. When it is weakened or undermined, the entire superstructure begins to wobble.
Admittedly, there have been periods in history where homosexuality has flourished, such as in biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, in ancient Greece and in the Roman Empire. But friends, "NOT ONE OF THESE CIVILIZATIONS SURVIVED!" Even where sexual perversion was tolerated, marriage continued to be honored in law and custom.
A FINAL WORD
God wants us to live a pure life, keeping ourselves from all promiscuity. We need to learn to appreciate and give dignity to our bodies, not abusing them, as it is so common among those who know nothing about God, His Word or His Divine Plan for each of us!
In doing so there is an "Umbrella of Protection" for following God's plan for marriage. Christ is the Umbrella over the husband who provides and protects and the husband is the umbrella over the wife who takes care of the children and home... this was and is God's truest, most perfect plan for marriage.
I'm not an expert in marriage--but I was married on
July 12, 1975. We celebrated 45 of good and not-so-good
times; we're overcoming my terminal illness since 1977,
kids - a son that was a prodigal, bills, grandchildren
and so much more.
Marriage has been HARD-WORK - Still it's been
WORTH EVERY MINUTE!
The Marriage Umbrella
MUSIC: The Marriage Prayer w/Lyrics
Sung by: John & Josee Waller