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Eternal Life and Marriage Question.

This first question comes to me by way of Facebook. I thought it would be an interesting question to start out with.

Pastor George,

A friend of mine asked me this question. Would you care to offer insight?  If Christians believe in Eternal Life then why is marriage ‘till death do us part?’

-L-

Wow, what a great question this is, thank you for bringing it to my attention.  I must admit, this was a question I have never been asked before. As soon as I saw it I thought, that is exactly the type of question that I am looking for. Together let’s look for the answer- I think what I have come up with will be interesting and informative.

To answer this question we have to go back to the very first mention of husband and wife in the Bible.  The first recorded wedding actually takes place in Genesis, Chapter Two. We all know the story God says, “it isn’t good for man to be alone.” Then God put Adam to sleep, and took out a rib and made a woman. God brought the woman to Adam who called her woman, but Adam made the first wedding ritual he said in Verse Twenty-Three, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

Notice that in Adam’s declaration, woman is from his flesh and bone. Then in Verse Twenty-Four, we have the declaration from the word of God, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Again, this is important.  I highlighted the most important statement about husbands and wives in this verse. They become one in flesh. Now let me show you how that helps us answer our question.

God tells Adam, when he places him in the garden the rules of the garden. Those are also found in Genesis, Chapter Two. Particularly look at Verse Seventeen, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die

Why is this important for our answer? Simply, God can’t lie; so if he said man would die, then man died. But man, like God, was created as an eternal being. Man’s flesh passes away but man’s Spirit, which is the part like God, lives forever. Man’s Spirit is the part that gets Eternal life. Man’s flesh is the part joined to another in marriage. It is the flesh that becomes one with another, it is the flesh that is joined to another in marriage, and it is the flesh that passes away from illness, disease, accident, or old age.

On top of that, our Spirit, when we become a Christian, becomes the Bride of Christ. In other words your Eternal part is married, just not the flesh and blood person we chose for the short time we are on earth. Instead our Spirit, at salvation, becomes engaged to the lover of your eternal spirit, Jesus.  This is the reason that Christians only take a spouse on earth “till death do us part.” Because only our flesh is joined to the other or your soul, if you’re lucky and find your “soul mate.”) Your soul is not the eternal part of you, it is the Spirit that lives on in Eternal life. Your Spirit is what will be joined in matrimony with Jesus Christ, at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

I hope that answers this question for everyone. If you have a question about anything faith, spiritual, religious, God, Christianity, or the Bible email me at pastor.george.mcvey@gmail.com and I will put it on the list of questions to be answered here on askpastorgeorge in the future. Come back Wednesday for our next question and the answer. Until then keep thinking on spiritual things and seeking
God. He promises those who seek  HIM with their whole heart will find HIM.

PG

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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Hello world!

Welcome to Ask Pastor George,

I created this site because I figure there are people just like me. I think all the time. I also thought about God, faith, church, Christianity and the Bible. That would lead me to questions.  Now, I have a mind that wants to know the answers to the questions that come to my mind. A lot of time no one seemed to have the answer or the time to give me the answer. Other times I was to embarrassed to ask anyone the questions that I had.

The one time I did ask the question that was on my mind I got told that I was doubting God. I was ridiculed in public and made to feel like a heretic. So I never asked another question about religious things. That didn’t mean I quit thinking those questions though.

Fast forward a few years and I was grown. I still had question about religious things but now I knew how to find answers. Look for them myself. So I did and the answers helped  to solidify my beliefs and lead me into a Christian based world view and a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

After I became a pastor I realized that other people have questions about spiritual matters too and that like me they were looking for answers. So I decided that a part of my ministries would be to give people a place to ask those questions about spiritual things without ridicule or being made to feel stupid or sinful. This is that place.

So if you have questions email them to me at pastor.george.mcvey@gmail.com and I will look up the answers and post both the question and answer here. I will not post the name of the questioner just the first initial. I hope that will allow everyone to feel safe to ask any question they have. I won’t laugh or ridicule anyone for their question. I will try and answer every question asked and if I don’t know the answer of can’t find the answer I will let you know that as well.

So send me your questions and I will answer three a week. Posting them one Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week. This Monday I will post our first question and answer so check back then for the first Ask Pastor George question and answer session. Don’t forget the only way this will work is if you share this site with your friends and everyone sends me their questions.

Till Monday Think God thoughts and as Faith questions.

PG

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Uncategorized