Essential Baptist Principles Quill Scriptural Comments

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  Editor : Elder Claude Mckee 1497 Bailee Way S. W. Jacksonville, Alabama 36265


Marriage a religious institution
Clearly defined by Jesus and Moses as between one man and one woman

Many claim that the Bible does not clearly define marriage and therefore leaves room for any two people that loves each other to marry. Of course that is not true because Jesus very clearly defines marriage in the 19th chapter of the book of Matthew when he said: "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 shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh, What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder"

Jesus's words harmonize with the account Moses gave of God joining Adam and Eve as man and wife in Genesis 2:23-25 "And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man, Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleaved unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed..." This is the scripture Jesus referred too When the Pharisees questioned Him about marriage and divorce in Matthew chapter 19, quoted above.

The recent U. S. supreme court ruling which redefined marriage as between two males, two females or a male and female is a blatant rejection of God's word. It is a sign of the times we live in and further reflects how far America has rejected God. We are instructed to obey the civil authorities which God has ordained for the punishment of evil doers. But we also have examples of civil governments over reaching the authority God gave them and in those examples we are taught to obey God rather than man. We must do the same concerning the U. S. Supreme courts definition of marriage

Elder Claude McKee