Moreover, both people in the marriage are to love each other as ... ... middle of paper ... ...ge, both parties involved in the marriage are to read through a pamphlet ensuring they understand how a marriage is to work and how to preserve and respect it. This reflects upon the influence of the Bible in our lives. Marriage is a sacred and the biggest commitment in life and thus is respected in both Biblical times and in our modern day society. The sacrament of matrimony helps us make a connection to God since we understand God’s love towards us. We should love our partner the same way Christ loves the church.
It is symbolized in marriage by the reciprocal and indissoluble commitment of the spouses. Sacramental marriage is more than an example of the New Covenant. It is also a means of accomplishing it. Like the Eucharist, marriage is ordered to the building up of the Body of Christ. The place of the Eucharist in a marriage relationship is made clear when marriage and the family are considered as the basic Christian community or a "little Church."
Marriage is a lifelong commitment and that is the way God wanted it to be. God commends marriage, but frowns upon divorces. In first Corinthians, Paul writes about marriage and the view that God wants people to see marriage in. God intended for all people to marry. He wanted all marriages
Christians marry in a church because they choose to make their promises to each other in front of God. Christians marry in a church because they choose to make a promise in front of God. This is reflected in the marriage vows "till death do us part, according to God's holy law; and this is my solemn vowâ€¦" Christian marriages are seen as the basis for a stable and secure family life and Christian traditions value family life very highly. The family is often seen as God's plan for caring for individuals. The role of the family is has been and still is very important throughout Christianity.
Marriage is considered an integral part of each faiths community, it is seen as a fulfilment of God and Allahs love for them and fulfilment of themselves as human beings. Most importantly, both faiths believe that both parties must try their up must to make the marriage work, that both husband and wife have equal responsibility to respect, nurture and love each other, and continue their faith within their family. For Catholics and Muslims, alike, marriage is a corner stone of their faith and community. Both faiths equally have the best interests of both the man and woman at heart, and both faiths doctrines wish only for the individual to be fulfilled by marriage and in no way subjugated or trapped. To grow together and share a life time of family, community and faith is the ultimate goal for the Muslim and Catholic faiths.
It also shows the image for God’s relationship with his people throughout the Bible and explains the marriage is a gift of God. In conclusion, the metaphor of marriage used throughout the Bible to illustrate the relationship between God and His people and the institution of human marriage. Marriage is a covenant and you must not break it because it is like breaking God’s covenant. One should love each other like Christ love us. God joined the two people together as one flesh therefore divorce is unacceptable.
Sex out of wedlock, divorces, childbirth out of wedlock, etc. are all seen as normal circumstances currently. Marriage is an indissoluble bond which means it cannot be broken for the rest of the life after the bond is made. The Church wants to stress the importance of marriage to a relationship and the significance of marriage in reference to Jesus’ loving sacrifice to all. Marriage is a symbol of the sacrifice Jesus made of himself out of love for mankind.
The primary purpose of marriage is to fulfill a vocation in the nature of man and woman, for the procreation and education of children, and to stand as a symbol of the mystical union between Christ and his Church. Fertility is a good, a gift and an end of marriage. By giving life, spouses participate in God's fatherhood. Marriage demands a total and definitive gift of persons to one another. It is not just a contract made between two persons, and "IF" does not exist in marriage.
Christians and Marriage Bibliography = Religions (Myrtle Langley) = Beliefs, Values and Traditions (Ann Lovelace & Joy White) = WGGS Resource Sheet = WGGS Notes = Daily Express November 2000 = Milestones (Celia Collinson & Campbell Miller) = From the Cradle (Kevin O'Donnell) = www.religioustolerance.org = www.bbc.co.uk a) Describe and explain the Christians teaching about marriage (be sure to include Biblical evidence). (24 marks) Marriage is an important ritual in the life of a Christian. The Old Testament talks about marriage in the Creation story, showing it has been important since the beginning of time. When God created the world and man he said 'it is not good for man to live alone. I will make a suitable companion for him' (Genesis 2).
Matrimony is simply marriage, something which is a common practice in, if not all, every religion I currently know. The Sacrament of matrimony fulfills the role of a sacrament based on the words of Jesus Christ it fulfills. Jesus said “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:5,6).