|Genesis 2:||18: “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.|
19: And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20: And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21: And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22: And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23: And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
|Proverbs 18:||22: “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”|
|Romans 7:||1: “Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?|
2: For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.”
|1 Corinthians 7:||39: “The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.”|
That word ‘meet’ means ‘appropriate,’ ‘fitting,’ ‘suitable’ and ‘equal.’ In other words Eve was made Adam's intellectual and spiritual equal: different yes, but not inferior. Men should, therefore, not delude themselves into thinking that they are superior to women, because they are not. Likewise, women should never imagine that they are smarter than men. Both viewpoints, popular as they are these days, are totally wrong and self-destroying. When fostered and applied in a marriage, they end in sorrow and tears.
The modern trend on TV is for husbands to be depicted as blundering fools constantly being put right by their smart, efficient wives. This trend is slowly brainwashing the nation’s youth into thinking that this is the norm. It isn’t. The truth is that in some areas men excel: in others women take the lead. This is because each sex has been divinely created with different strengths and no amount of propaganda will change that biological fact. The sexes have been designed by the Creator to play entirely different roles in every field. They complement each other and should never compete. Married couples ignore these basic facts at their peril.
|Exodus 20:||14:“Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
|Leviticus 18:||20:“Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.”
|Proverbs 6:||32:“But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.”|
The law that forbids adultery is one of the Ten Commandments and it is still on the statute books of heaven. Fornication, the sexual act between an unmarried couple (even though one of the parties is married) is likened to the act of adultery. (Revelation 2: 20-23) Nothing is guaranteed to destroy a marriage faster than these two acts of adultery and fornication. We urge all married couples to obey the Almighty's commandments. Failure to keep them will surely devastate a relationship; not to mention the terrible effect adultery and fornication have on the children and the awful punishment that will be meted out to the guilty on the terrible Day of Judgment.
|Isaiah 34:||16: “Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read, Not one of these things shall fail ...”
|2 Timothy 2:||15: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”|
|Ezra 9:||12: “Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons ...”|
|Nehemiah 10:||30: “And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons.”|
|Nehemiah 13:||25: “And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.”|
|2 Corinthians 6:||14: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”|
The requirement for believers to be equally yoked (married to like-minded believers) is still binding: and most religious authorities will agree that couples who ignore this basic guideline do so at great risk.
|1 Corinthians 7:||2: “To avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.”
|1 Corinthians 6:||9: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, homosexuals|
10: Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God,”