Biblical Marriage and Family
by Richard C. Nickels

Table of Contents, Marriage: Theme of the Bible, Marriage: Most Important Doctrine of the Bible, Divorce and Remarriage, by Herbert W. Armstrong, A Voice From the Past on Marriage and Divorce, Review: "Is There Life After Divorce?"Questions on Divorce and Remarriage, The Homosexual Question, Worse Than an Infidel, Bring Back Daddy, by Jeffrey H. Patton, Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother, Biblical Childrearing, Old Testament Polygamy, Homosexuality: Alternate Death Style, Jesus and Remarriage, Questions About Divorce and Remarriage, Lesbianism, Overcoming Homosexuality, Feminism Redefines God, Marriage is For Life, Marriage Ceremony, Barbara's Wedding .

Christian Education, by A.T. Jones; Childrenís Bible Activities; Bible Story for Children: Life of Jesus Christ

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh," Genesis 2:24.

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            "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. . . . Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; . . . . Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right," Ephesians 5:22, 25, 6:1.

            "And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery," Matthew 19:9.

            "For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband," Romans 7:2.

            "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge," Hebrews 13:4.

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Table of Contents

Marriage: Theme of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bibleís dominant theme is faithfulness in marriage. The gospel message is about the saints being married to Christ, forever.

Marriage: Most Important Doctrine of the Bible. Marriage teaches us the permanence of the Eternal Kingdom. 

Divorce and Remarriage, by Herbert W. Armstrong. Divorce and remarriage is Americaís national sin. God holds the ministers to blame for not telling the nation His Truth. God, not man, joins husband and wife together. Godís Laws of Marriage apply to all peoples and races. Jesus said whosoever puts away his wife, except for fornication (illicit sex before marriage), and marries another, commits adultery. Thus, adultery is not the Bible grounds for divorce. Many divorced and remarried people are living in adultery, and must not continue to sin. 

A Voice From the Past on Marriage and Divorce. A Sabbath-keeping minister from fifty years ago would be shocked to see how the Church today allows un-Biblical divorce and remarriage. I Corinthians 7 does not allow a "Pauline privilege" to divorce and remarry. 

Review: "Is There Life After Divorce?" This is a refutation of Ronald L. Dartís article in the February, 1990, issue of The International News. He is wrong in saying that no marriage is binding for life. New Testament usage of the word for fornication, porneia, does not support divorce and remarriage for adultery. 

Questions on Divorce and Remarriage. Our answers to real life questions regarding divorce and marriage. 

The Homosexual Question. The Bible condemns homosexuality. Gene Antonio's book, The AIDS Cover-Up? Indicates that AIDS may be transmitted by other means in addition to illicit sexual intercourse. We need God's protection from AIDS, a man-caused pestilence. Let us hate the sin, but love the sinner.

Worse Than an Infidel. Not providing for your relatives and family makes you worse than an infidel. Economic, social, and spiritual support are all essential elements in providing for oneís own. 

Bring Back Daddy, by Jeffrey H. Patton. Fatherless America is headed for disaster. We need to put Father back in the home as the loving head of the family. 

Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother. Obeying oneís parents is a commandment with a promise of long life. My mother, Rosemary Nickels, is a wonderful example of an honorable parent. Itís not too late for us to change, and honor even dishonorable parents. 

Biblical Childrearing.  Good and bad examples of childrearing from the Bible. You can punish your children, in love. Principles of good childrearing.

Old Testament Polygamy, by Herbert W. Armstrong. Abraham was not a polygamist, David completely repented of it, God's legal statutes made polygamy illegal in ancient Israel.

Jesus and Remarriage, by Derek Seaman. The so-called "Pauline Privilege," allowing divorce and remarriage when an unbelieving spouse departs, is not Biblical, and was not taught for several hundred years after Christ. How did the Worldwide Church of God change its doctrine on marriage in 1974? Does God bind all or any marriages? This article rocked the Church of God in the United Kingdom, and we are very happy to present it to you here.

Questions About Divorce and Remarriage, by Paul Woods. This hard-hitting article gives Bible answers to ten frequently asked questions about divorce and remarriage.

Lesbianism: Satan's Lies Versus God's Truth, by Yvonne Brown.

Divorce and Remarriage by David Myer.

Marriage is for Life . . . Not From Wife to Wife, by Dan L. White 

Marriage Ceremony .

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