What is marriage?

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Marriage, which was instituted by God, is a life-union of a man and a woman. It is entered into by engagement in the form of a promise, but only when the marriage ceremony takes place, does God give the man and the woman to each other.

Christians want to sanctify their marriage with a marriage ceremony in which God’s Word and prayer are used, and to receive God’s blessing for their life together.

Marriage lasts until death separates husband and wife from each other.

Gen. 5:2: Male and female created he Them, and blessed them.

Matt. 19:5-6: 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 has joined together, let not man put asunder.

Assignment: Read Gen. 2:18-24: The institution of marriage.Read Rom.7:3-3, I Cor. 7:39