In the curse, God pronounces how marriage post-Fall is a battle of one sinful will against another: marriages are hard.
But in a Christian marriage, spouses have the opportunity to call one another to submit one’s sinful wills to God’s perfect will.
If we don’t acknowledge that we’re ruling God’s rule, then we’re ruling under the rule of an idol, or a combination of a whole series of idols. He needs a suitable helper in order to do that, so Eve is provided so that together they will fulfill God’s calling to bring glory to his name under his rule. “It is not good for man to be alone” isn’t true primarily because man is lonely: it’s true because he’s incompetent, even before the Fall.
Practically speaking, this impinges on every single decision you have to make as a married couple. God did not create man alone to be competent to fulfill his calling to image God.
But the temptation to get romantically involved with a non-Christian tends to be framed differently.
People tend not to hide it, but instead attempt to justify it—first to themselves and then to other Christians who are trying to warn them of the path they’re taking. In this article, I shall not be trying to give a method for counseling people who are facing such a temptation.
In fact, I think he/she will be more encouraging of my faith than lots of Christians would be.” they’re wrong, and so the problem will often be that, in their guilt, they’ll stay hidden.
Conversely, marrying a non-Christian necessarily makes marriage a partnership in something else.
This is then often backed up by a flurry of other comments: interested in the gospel and told me that my faith is something he/she finds really attractive and wouldn’t want to change at all.
” These words were written by Ben Weisman to be sung by Elvis Presley, but I’ve often heard a variation of them by unmarried Christians beginning to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.
Why would a Christian choose to enter such a partnership? Genesis 3 shows how us how marriage gets messed up by sin.
Adam and Eve go from naked and unashamed to hiding from one another.
1) Genesis 1: Marriage is to display God’s image by obeying God’s commands for fruitfulness and dominion. 2) Genesis 2: Marriage is a partnership in doing God’s work. Genesis –17 shows how Adam is prophet/priest/king in the garden kingdom where God has put him to rule within the constraints of God’s ultimate kingship (symbolized by the two trees: blessing and life for living under his rule; curse and death for refusing his rule).