WHAT Should WE TEACH THE NEXT GENERATION ABOUT MARRIAGE?
**** This post was originally placed online 2/8/22.
The generation to come must be taught the sacredness of marriage. Marriage is a divine institution ordained by God in the begin-ning (Genesis 1:28; 2:22-24). God designed the relationship to be:
• Monogamous in design. One man for one woman (1 Corinthians 7:2). • Patriarchal in government (Genesis 3:16; 1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:22). • It is to be procreative in purpose (Genesis 1:28; 9:1). Children are to be born within the framework of marriage. A rejection of God’s law regarding marriage has led to the breakdown of God’s intention for marriage. • Marriage is to be in-dissolvable in nature (Genesis 2:22-24; Matthew 19:3-9; Romans 7:1-4). It is a till “death do us part” relationship. Only for adultery is one allowed to put away his or her spouse (Matthew 19:9).
In a time where sixty plus million babies have been aborted in America since 1973, our youth must be taught the value of life. To kill a baby is murder (Exodus 20:13). It takes a hard, cold, calloused heart to defend the taking of innocent life. There are many ways to prevent abortion. One way is to teach abstinence before marriage. Another way is adoption into a good, Christian home. We must teach our young to wait for marriage. There is too big of a price to pay to do otherwise. There is an eternal price (Galatians 6:7-8).
None of us can foresee the future. The best we can do is to see that the present generation is properly taught. There are children yet un-born whose knowledge of truth depends upon the teaching of the pre-sent generation (2 Timothy 2:2). Let's teach the next generation about the Bible!
May the Lord bless you and keep you!