Marriage Essay

3268 Words May 17th, 2013 14 Pages
We are now living in the 21st century. Everything around us is changing. Our society is broader and our global network is smaller than ever. Technology has permitted us the opportunity to become global citizens. Our world has evolved from the days of Abraham and Sarah, of being a patriarchial, agrarian society. We are now a society of consumers and capitalism drives our economy. Everything about our society has changed. Even for some, the definition of marriage, a covenant before God between one man and one woman, is also being challenged by gay rights activists. As man has evolved in his practice of Christianity, no longer being bound by the Mosaic law, has God changed his purpose for marriage? We know him to be, according to …show more content…
Lastly, marriage is exclusive. “No other human relationship must interfere with the marriage commitment between husband and wife. These tenants of marriage set the tone for the first relationship established by God in the history of the world. So it was in the beginning as pronounced in Genesis 1:27, God spoke life into existence on earth and made man and woman in his divine image. He commanded these beings to "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.” Further, Köstenberger identifies this as God establishing the principle of stewardship. “This stewardship is a joint stewardship shared by the man and the woman. Together they are to exercise it according to the will and for the glory of God. Together they are to multiply and be stewards of the children given to them by God. And together they are to subdue the earth...” Moreover, a loving union as God intended would model an atmosphere of security, where both genders model teamwork and commitment, and they in turn would reproduce this model of God’s relationship blueprint for generations to come. Moreover, the connectedness of man and woman is also exhibited in the description of woman’s creation. “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto

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