MARRIAGE- A SACRED INSTITUTION
The marriage institution was created by God himself with the noble purpose for husband and wife to glorify him as God alone, as the true creator of all, and to keep his commandments, a divine principle that was in existence from eternity for all generations to observe, Ecclesiastes 12: 13, 14. Both men and women were created with rights and freedoms that are enshrined in the Law, to truly express their humanity or primary duty to God's service and their fellowmen.
Marriage is the social unit that is based between a man and woman which is the building block of the family and by extension the society and therefore deserves great respect and honour, when one decides to enter this spiritual ceremony. The success of this union can only rely on God's divine counsels and wisdom. For God indeed had ordained male and female marriages.
“The Lord was pleased with the last and noblest of all his creatures, and designed that he should be the perfect inhabitant of a perfect world. But it was not his purpose that man should live in solitude. He said “It is not good that a man should live alone; I will make him a help meet for him.” God himself gave Adam a companion. He provided “an help meet for him” a helper corresponding to him one who was fitted to be his companion, and who could be one with him in love and sympathy. Eve was created from a rib taken from the side of Adam, signifying that she was not to be trampled under his feet as an inferior, but to stand side by side as an equal, to be loved and protected by him. As part of man, bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh, she was his second self; showing the close union and the affectionate attachment that should exist in this relation. For no man ever hateth his own flesh but nourisheth and cherisheth it, Ephesians 5: 29. Therefore shall a man cleave unto his wife and they shall be one Matthew 19:5.”
Marriage is honourable. It was one of Gods first gift to man and it is one of the two institutions that, after the fall, Adam brought with him beyond the gates of Paradise. When the divine principles are recognized and obeyed in this relation marriage is a blessing; it guards the purity and happiness of the race, it provides for man’s social needs, it elevates the physical, the intellectual and the moral nature. Adventist Home pgs 25, 26
What beautiful thoughts in regards to marriage by YHWH. Marriage is indeed a serious moral commitment where persons should be mature and also sanctified enough to enter therein. One must not just marry for any insignificant selfish reason, but with the intent to fulfill duty to God and their partner in always having a holy influence upon them encouraging them in righteousness, helping each other to maintain their justified born again sinfree experience, never encouraging them to do wrong but always in doing Gods works, being able to endure until the end, thus ensuring each other’s entrance into God’s holy Kingdom. Ecclesiastes 9:10
But it is sad to say that we are living in a world where people have left the holy principles of God and have been in constant rebellion to him holding unto all manner of abominable, satanic concepts and doctrines surrounding the nature of the marriage relationship such as:
Sodomite Gay/Lesbian marriages, marriages between Human and Animals, even persons marrying to inanimate objects. This sick and depraved culture which is really Cultural Marxism, takes away the true sacred, moral values for which marriage was established at the Garden of Eden between one male and one female. Mathew 19: 5,6, Psalm 2;1-3
Such cultures uphold ideologies that demoralize society and must be firmly resisted to preserve the family and uphold the right biblical standards and principles that are essential to society. As the bible says we much abstain from all appearances of evil, 1 Thessalonians 5:22. Christ himself likened marriage to himself as the husbandman and the church the bride Ephesians 5:22-25 and therefore this is a perfect example for us that husband and wife should love each other with the knowledge of God and be sanctified by this same truth knowledge. Therefore we conclude Marriage is a holy covenant and can only legitimately exist between a man and a woman. Ephesians 5:25-27
May God bless you all in sinfreeness and holiness, even those who are contemplating marriage.
Love you all in Christ Jesus.
OUR WEDDING POEM
Oh what a beautiful day; A day of sweet reflection
With lots of love and genuine affections
As I hold back tears of joy from my eyes
I thought this blessed day would never arise
Today is truly a gift from God to us my love
For holy angels are looking down from above
For Marriage is indeed honorable and is truly ordained by God
Where two hearts unite as one, both male and female
To strengthen encourage and influence each other in righteousness
Not at all in licentiousness, Looking back 9 years ago,
I know YHWH hath set this so.
This was Gods will for us my dear husband
Through much toil, pain and affliction
We have made it; yeah we’ve done it by Gods grace
May we never depart from the faith in this our journey, though trails may come
But let us continue to let the Creator direct our way, and depend upon the spirit each day
Being a witness to the world, continuing in happiness and sinfreeness
That in the end we both may enter in the pearly gates
Bro and Sis Simmons