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Marriage covenant under attack
|Created by Gerard de Vos|
Category: Christ related
Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God in Genesis 1 and 2 when God created Adam and Eve. It finds it culmination in Revelation 19:7b with: 'the wedding of the Lamb [Jesus] has come, and his bride has made herself ready.'
The Creator declared in Genesis 2:24, 'a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.' The usual pattern is that the man is the one who pursues the woman of his choice. The woman will protect her virginity until marriage. Then they will be intimate, and have children. Throughout the years of their marriage they will be loyal to each other.
The Hollywood pattern:
For example, The Diaries of Bridget Jones. She portraits a clueless woman who wants a husband. She smokes, regularly gets drunk accompanied by embarrassing behavior and when she thinks she might meet a man, she immediately considers provocative underwear. The film concentrates on the sexual behavior of the unmarried Bridget. This is a deliberate attempt to break God's pattern of a life long marriage covenant between one man and one woman (Malachi 2:14).
A close, exclusive and loving relationship is what marriage is founded on. Sex is the bonus, the way to 'cement' the two together, that something special that is only reserved for the two marriage partners. Such a relationship is the picture of the eternal marriage of Jesus and His bride, an essential part of God's kingdom. A person who has no relationship with Him cannot be part of the eternal 'marriage.' The relationship with God is built through the Bible (which explains who Jesus is). It consists of reading and listening to the Word of God, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, so that you can learn how to live in relationship with your future Bridegroom (each person is an individual, so each person's relationship to Jesus is unique).
There are many films that have exactly the same pattern: man meets woman and they sleep together. Then there is some kind of breakup, before the realization comes that it is the person he or she wants. It ends when they get married and supposedly live happily ever after. It is a problem that the film stops there, because in real life increasing divorce leads us to conclude that Hollywood is selling a myth. They do it because they have an agenda to oppose Judeo-Christian values. It is an anti-God promotion which opposes God's plan for both a happy marriage here and in the hereafter.