As we discussed yesterday, there are many reasons why everyone should honor God’s Plan for marriage, so even if you are single, please do not dismiss this critical area of life. The Church, and this fallen world, needs everyone to engage with all of Scripture so God’s Love can be real on this broken planet. So married or not, let’s talk about three crucial questions this week that can unify the Church, under God, about this great topic: 1- What is the definition of marriage? 2- What is the purpose of marriage? And 3- why is it vital that all of the Church upholds and/or reflects God’s Plan for marriage? These are the questions I would like to discuss this week. I am looking forward to reading your comments, because I know this is an area that has become extremely controversial, especially lately. But it doesn’t need to be…especially IN the Church.
It is important that we all start on the same page so please understand this foundational Truth: God is the Creator of all things, seen and unseen, including the holy institution of marriage. This means only God gets to say what marriage is, how it works, and what its purpose is. When you create your own world, then you will get to say…but until then, Church, we MUST follow God! I’ve said this before and I will keep on saying it until we all get it deep in our hearts: Christians are not people who believe in Christ. Christians are people who believe AND follow Christ. When this broken world chooses to do whatever they want, with whomever they want, whenever they want…that is NOT following Christ! With every thought, word and deed Jesus obeyed the Father. As Christ’s ambassadors, we are supposed to do the same thing, more and more. So as we delve into the questions I mentioned before, we MUST agree that, whatever God says marriage is, is what marriage is, period.
<>< Peace, Diane