Dating and marriage in the bible

In His Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke -37), Jesus told of a Samaritan man who was kind to a Jewish man even thought they were enemies of different religions, nationalities and racial backgrounds.At the end, Jesus tells us, " You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.Teaching found in some cultures and churches asserts that an older woman may not marry a younger man, but such teaching is not based on scripture.It is a man-made requirement only, and if it is presented as if it is a biblical requirement, then it is a false teaching.The Bible does not prescribe how all marriages shall begin, and it is entirely silent on the age of individuals entering marriage.Not all marriages form with a younger woman and an older man.

Taken to its logical conclusion, if we hold that all marriages must mimic Adam and Woman's marriage in every respect, then we would also conclude that every man must find his bride from a part of his own body just as Adam did! Proper interpretation of scripture must distinguish between prescription and description.If a verse or topic does not belong, please contact us.By Mrs Dorothea Scarborough In South Africa, as in many parts of the world, we live in a multicultural society.Matthew 19:5 - And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?Ephesians 5:3 - But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Topics and verses are auto-generated from user searches.

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