LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

THE FAILURE OF MARRIAGE

The failure of the institution of marriage is one of the most serious developments of the last forty years. The family is the cornerstone of our society. When the family erodes and deteriorates the society is going to follow. Our society is actively dismantling marriage. When marriage is tossed aside to the curb the family disintegrates. Divorce has become commonplace. I can remember being in elementary school in the 1960’s and hearing the shocked whispers that the parents of one of the kids in our class were getting a divorce. Today, families are so splintered and complicated that it is refreshing to a teacher to have a student who comes from a traditional, nuclear family! Even Christian marriages are breaking up with fearful regularity.

The entire concept of marriage is questioned by our society. It is seen as a manmade institution which reflects the logical development of evolution and civilization. People see it as no more than the legalization of a natural human drive, an instinct, an impulse. It is called outdated. It is despised as a Puritanical, religious institution that no longer serves postmodern society.

Christians believe marriage was created and instituted by God. We say that our marriages are directed by God and that we are instructed in marriage by his word. We believe marriage reflects the relationship of the Holy Trinity. We profess that marriage also images the relationship of Christ and his church. What does the Bible say about marriage? What does it teach us about our roles and relationships in marriage? Will the teaching of the Bible help me to have a happier and more successful marriage?

Ephesians 5:22-33 is one of the best known passages of scripture about marriage. Paul addresses the roles and attitudes of Christian wives and husbands. He talks about the spiritual significance of marriage. He compares the relationship of the husband and the wife to the relationship between Christ and his church. This passage is often read at weddings. However, it is often quickly forgotten and it is frequently misunderstood and abused.

Ephesians 5:22-24: “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”

Please read previous posts and comments on this site. This will help you catch up with the discussion to this point.

Thanks to the team here at Bluecollar for allowing me so much freedom.

Dave Moorhead

5 Comments:

Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Great series ya'll.

April 24, 2007 11:13 PM

 
Blogger Dawn said...

Amen Dave!

It is so sad that the church has (last time I heard) a 50% divorce rate. It is astonishing.

The church no longer has a real fear of or repsect for God. Many are not submitted to God and therefore they're not submitted to each other in the way in which God has commanded. It's an epidemic. It's a real shame.

April 25, 2007 4:26 AM

 
Blogger Bluecollar said...

Dave - I am so thankful that you are simulcasting. I need this! I thank the Lord for bringing you on board here with your pastoral wisdom and instruction. I need to be corrected and instructed in righteousness.

Dawn - I am thankful for your presence here. I see from the other comments threads that you have much wisdom and insight. I am blessed by your visits.

April 25, 2007 7:38 AM

 
Blogger Shiloh Guy said...

Friends, you are very gracious with your comments. Thank you.

I am planning on moving through this on a daily basis rather than waiting the usual couple of days so I don't take up too much blog time.

Again, Mark, thanks for your generosity with your site.

Dave

April 25, 2007 8:08 AM

 
Blogger Sista Cala said...

Thank you for addressing this subject. It is nice to have a thourough but concise packet of info. I enjoy this site.

April 25, 2007 10:20 PM

 

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