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Marriage: Human Construct or Divine Institution?

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  1. Avatar John T. Moeller says:

    In Christian love – one might say I love this explanation as it is simple enough for a fourth – grader to understand completely. We are not to look for a life partner who will be meek enough to never argue, but the partner must share each others values and keep their desires pure in our Lord’s eyes.

    Think long and hard folks; as our communication values in this decade are vast but our human intelligence is only what our Lord has designed for us. We don’t live by all of our neighbors values but we live by those provided by our Heavenly Father?

  2. Avatar Dan Sheppard says:

    Well said, Rev. Yeager.

    The statement that totally sums it up for me, is this one, in which you said, “That is written onto our very biology. The only biological system that is incomplete is the reproductive system, which is only completed through the union of one man and one woman. Only the union of one man and one woman can produce a child.”

  3. Avatar Russell Mains says:

    This is quite clear. As in many other instances, the definition of marriage that “the world” has established is vastly different from what our Creator God has designed and defined it to be. Christians can be secure in the knowledge that marriage was wisely and lovingly instituted by our CREATOR GOD. Any other definition that accommodates the “human construct” is simply the result of Original Sin, and is just one more distortion of God’s intended PERFECT creation. It is not simply human intelligence that leads us to the fact that “natural law” and procreation tend to rationally define what marriage is (biologically, in the animal and homo sapien world), but it is FAITH that provides the TRUE knowledge of the love between a man and a woman that “completes” what our Wise and Loving God designed for us. When human intelligence overrides what God has designed and instituted with a “human construct”, then we find ourselves back to the original question that the Serpent asked Adam and Eve when they ate the fruit of the “Tree of Knowledge”; “Did God REALLY say that?” The answer is still, “YES, HE DID;”