House of Prayer Ellettsville

H.O.P.E. For Marriage

The institute of marriage is a perfect institution. In other words, the plan that God came up with concerning marriage is, like everything else that God created, perfect. We, however, through selfishness, corrupt His perfect marriage plan.

We need to find out what God says about marriage and what the role of the husband and wife are in the marriage relationship. It was God who said that "it is not good for man to be alone" or all-one. So after Adam had named the animals in the garden, God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam. God then brought forth woman from Adam's side, Gen. 2:21-25. God did not form woman from the earth, BUT He took her from Adam's side.

In Gen. 2:24 God says, "for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife and the TWO shall become ONE flesh". God made a perfect helpmate for Adam. Eve perfectly fit Adam's needs, physically and intellectually.

Why did God make man and woman and tell them to go and replenish the earth? He could have made us reproduce without a mate. So why is His plan for a husband to be joined to his wife and the two become one flesh? Eph. 5:22-23 gives the answer, so we can better understand the relationship between Christ and His intimate relationship.

This Class is not being offered at this time. 

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