For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body. FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:29-32 (NASB)
Marriage between one man and one woman is a reminder of the relationship that exists between Jesus Christ and His bride the Church. Any other type of arrangement destroys what God has created.
If two men were to “marry” then there would be two Christ figures. They would both claim the headship of Christ thereby denigrating Jesus Christ and His ministry. They become pictures of anti-Christs thereby denying both Jesus Christ and God the Father.
If two women were to “marry” then there would be two Churches. They would be picturing two false religious systems. These systems would not exist for the saints to worship God but rather to enslave and destroy them instead.
And if a man and his wife divorce…?
They were one flesh when married. Divorce tears painful gashes in the picture of Jesus Christ and His bride. God is not glorified. The world only laughs. This not God’s will. Marriage exists as a perfect example of the fellowship that exists between the Son and the Church. It is an intimate relationship. To seek divorce is blasphemous.
There is only one Christ that gave His life that I might have eternal life. I worship as a part of His Church. The two joined together is a glorious thing that witnesses to the world. Never seek divorce from that which is meant to show that relationship. Let God be glorified.
Lord, help me to part of that which You created to show the world Your Son and Your Church in relationship.
In Jesus’ name, amen.