Friday, July 19, 2013

The unchanging definition of Marriage

“Marriage is honourable in all” Hebrews 13 : 4

by Aaron J. Lewis

The Greek word, which is translated as honourable, τιμιος, speaks of that which is 'most precious', 'had in reputation,' held in honour'. The Bible declares; 'marriage is honourable!' The Lord Jesus Christ, who is God, King, and head of His Church, said in Matthew 19 : 4 – 6, “Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” In the beginning, recorded for us in the first book of the Bible, which the Lord cites here in Matthew, God instituted marriage. Now as we see, plainly, marriage is between one man and one woman; marriage would cease to be marriage if it were other wise. Many in Parliament including our Prime Minister, seem intent on seeking to redefine, the unchanging definition of marriage. It is my prayer that marriage would not be 'redefined'. Defending marriage has nothing to do with hatred to others, but is about love to God and love to our neighbour; that is, to others in this world. In the sight of God our Maker, no matter what governments legislate around this world, marriage will remain, the union of one man and one woman.” It is my prayer, that this nation would turn back to God's Word the Bible, which in times past, was held in great respect. It is also my concern and prayer, that, the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ would have such an effect upon this nation, that many would turn to the Lord in faith and repentance, and know that precious friend, the Lord Jesus Christ, of which the Rev J C Ryle, the Evangelical curate in the New Forest, made known all those years ago.