The first chapters of Genesis introduce us to some very important truths:
- The creation of the world by God
- The institution of marriage
- The value and dignity of work
- The principle of a weekly day of rest
- The relationship of man to the physical world and the environment
- The concept of divine law, the fall of man and the fact of sin
Here are two key verses about God's plan for marriage: (1:18, 24)
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. .... Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Last month, at the annual conference of the Family Education Trust, the director, Norman Wells, said: 'There are four key elements in the legal definition of marriage: it is voluntary, monogamous, lifelong and heterosexual.'
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That is what God ordained, that is what the Bible teaches and that is how marriage has been defined throughout human history.
Norman Wells said that some people are consciously trying to so broaden the definition of marriage that it loses its meaning and ceases to exist as an institution. He said, 'Once a word can mean anything, it starts to mean nothing.'