2010-09-05 - The Relevance of Moral
The Ten Commandments ~ Part 42
Seventh Commandment, Part 5
In Genesis 2:23-24, we read first the words of
Adam. The man said, This is now bone of my
bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, for she
was taken out of man. For this reason, a man will leave his father
and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one
Marriage was instituted by God at creation. Adultery violates this institution.
I always remember what my uncle said at our wedding: Marriage isnt
a word; its a sentence.
Is the Issue of Moral Purity Relevant Today?
As we can see, there is a two-fold approach that we can take to this commandment;
the one is as it relates to the purity of marriage, and the other to faithfulness
It seems as if marriage has become a questionable convenience today. Many
go in with the attitude that if a marriage isnt working, then it should
be ended. Now its obvious on this basis it cant work. A marriage
is something that has to be worked at always. The new morality, actually
the old immorality, says that one way to save a marriage is to have sexual
relationships outside of the marriage. This isnt really new. In many
cultures, you marry a women for children, and get your pleasure elsewhere.
In fact, there are some so-called experts who would try to tell us that the
institution of marriage is outdated and will soon be a custom of historic
curiosity, but no longer practiced. Once again, society deals in euphemisms:
people dont commit adultery; they have affairs. An example of this
was shown on TV, The Bridges of Madison
County©", which demonstrated the "positive benefits"
from a beautiful and loving affair. Isnt that nice.
To be continued.
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