In my previous post I mentioned some of societal factors hampering good marriages. I mentioned that we needed to get with God’s plan for marriage. Jesus spoke about God’s intentions for marriage in Mark 10:1-12.
Jesus reminded the religious leaders of the day that marriage was God’s plan from the very beginning by referring to Genesis 1.
In V6-8 Jesus said, “at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.”
Marriage is a creational ordinance. Marriage was not invented, discovered, enacted by law or forced on people by the church. God knew for humans to be happy and healthy and enjoy God’s good world, marriage is what’s needed, not cohabitation, civil partnerships or multiple-partners. Because marriage is a creation ordinance it is good for all people, nut just Christians. Continue reading Sanctity of marriage