Re:Verse passage – Romans 8:15-17, Ephesians 5:22-32 (day four)

When Paul wrote these words about the sacredness of marriage and the relationship of Christ and the Church, they were somewhat radical and counter to the prevailing culture.  They were not new though.  Paul references back to the beginning of time in Genesis 2 as to the relationship within the marriage.  The Greek, Roman, and pagan cultures had cheapened the view of the marriage relationship.  Now, centuries later, the biblical standard for marriage is becoming a radical change from the modern, post-evangelical culture.  Once again, the marriage relationship, as established by God, is being over-shadowed by the non-biblical cheapening of the relationship between a man and a woman.

Why is this a dangerous trend?  The marriage relationship is a picture of the body of the Church and the person of Jesus Christ.  To abandon the biblical relationship of marriage is to paint a false picture of our relationship with Christ.  As believers…as the church…we must give a clear, accurate picture of God’s love and plan for man.  The world needs the truth!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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