The Bible teaches that the family is divine in its origin and its purpose. The Bible also provides guidelines for good relations within the family. A commitment to the Bible’s teachings and principles provides today’s best hope for the recovery of family life.
As stated in the first chapter of the Bible, the purpose of “marriage” was and is to produce a fruitful family. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it. . . .“ (Genesis 1:28a, NRSV) Click here to read more.
What we call marriage today began as an act of creation. The Bible tells of God creating male and female persons. But God did not simply create them and put them in the garden; God told them to do something. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth“ (Genesis 1:28, NRSV). Click here to read more.
It is not easy to understand the biblical position on divorce. No clear doctrine or systematic teaching about divorce is presented anywhere in the Bible. Old and New Testament teachings about divorce differ. Matthew’s and Mark’s accounts of what Jesus said about divorce differ significantly (Matthew 5:32, 19:9; Mark 10:11-12). Click here to read more.