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The Next Generation: Marriage Book Portion

Aug 03, 2019

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I know the covenant lifelong nature of marriage is a hard teaching. Jesus knew it too, when He gave the teaching. God knows any pain your heart goes through. Yet He knew about that pain when He revealed His will to us, and His will is that man and wife never take another. They reveal salvation by having only one partner for life. The point we’ve gotten to in the Church, where not only are exceptions to this accepted without shame, but liberal marriage doctrine in practice makes adultery normal in the Church, is not historical either. Know that if you treat marriage as for life, you both respect the Bible’s teaching, and are most in line with historical Christianity of the past 2,000 years. The earliest Christians did not divorce and remarry like today’s 20th and 21st century flock. Their leaders led with rigor and did not permit man to simply follow his will because if felt easier. It took many centuries before the Church finally collapsed on marriage. Trust the Word of God on this. Not your pastor. Not your counselor. When you get married, marry with the understanding and full heart commitment that you will never divorce or take another. Marry with the full heart commitment that you will respond to sin with forgiveness, and at the minimum not abandon the other. Get used to living with a sinner. Get used to needing to be cleansed and to repent yourself. You will live with sinners forever in heaven, albeit the repentant ones.

 

I want to encourage you again that the job is not as hard as people like to say. You do not need to be more hard-working than the next guy to be with your spouse for life. You don’t need to have a special gifting. There is no need to be awe struck at long-lasting marriages. Billions of people do it. In fact, not only is it not as hard as you hear, there is immense joy and satisfaction in marriage, on many levels, especially if you walk the path Jesus gave us to walk. Just do things God’s way. Trust in His supernatural power in your life, that exists in you every moment through the Holy Spirit. Jesus said He will live in you and you in Him. That’s not just a figure of speech.

 

Your children don’t need another generation of parents who abandoned the other. They don’t need to spend their youth with one of their parents and not the other, or being passed around by bus to this or that so-called home. They don’t need to be a tool in a custody battle. They don’t need to be taught morality either by someone who is living in sin. Who does? They need a mother and a father who will raise them and be there for them for life. The future depends on it. God will withdraw His judgment on the Church if we repent and respect marriage. If we do not, expect worse to come upon us. God will not be mocked. He tore Israel to pieces and left only a remnant. He can do the same with us. 

 

For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.

Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

(Romans 11:21-22)

 

 

The above is the ending of Chapter 4 - about the lifelong nature of marriage - of my marriage book: Get Married and Save the World.

 

The book is available at Xulon Press right here: https://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781 545659052&HC_ISBN=

 

You can also find it for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I ask you to use Xulon Press though, since it is a Christian business.

 

I’ve been working for holiness and reform in the Church at: https://www.holinessofthebride.com/ 

Contact me anytime at: kodeshkallah@yahoo.com

 

Bless you.