KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 19:4 (KJV). “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,”
The Pharisees came to Jesus tempting Him about whether it was right to divorce one’s wife at any cause? The Lord answered that in the beginning He created them male and female. This first statement of our Lord, was loaded with so much meanings which may not be seen on face value. Why did he refer to the beginning? The beginning reveals what he has for the future. Every building is determined by the foundation.
God’s view for marriage from the beginning was his perfect will for all time (Note also that God may permit certain things, yet that would not be His perfect will concerning that thing) . An example was, when He allowed Samuel to choose Saul to be king over Israel. Secondly, it was not God ‘s will to allow Balaam to follow Balak, yet He allowed it. (Numbers 22:12,20)
He said in the beginning He made them male and female. The following thought could be deduced from the Lord’s statement:
1.In the beginning God had no mind for a man marrying two or three. He made them one man one woman to become one flesh. A man marrying two women cannot become one flesh.
2. He did not have any idea of a man marrying another man, or a woman marrying another woman. In the beginning it was one man and one woman becoming one flesh.
3.Divorce for any cause (except for fornication) was not in His agenda from the beginning. They joined together to become one flesh, not two people living together. “And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?”— Matthew 19:5 (KJV)
4.In the beginning it was not God’s view that a man breaks that one flesh with another woman, as in a concubine, or a woman breaks that one flesh as in a boy friend.
IF these things were God’s original intent for the union of a man and woman, why the polygamy, concubine. As for male and male marriage or female and female marriages, it has NEVER been accepted in the scriptures. It remains an abomination.
The Lord allowed all these because of the hardness of men’s hearts. “He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered(allowed) you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.” — Matthew 19:8 (KJV)
Father I pray for all humanity, to fear you enough to accept your original intent for all families.
Genesis 2:24 (KJV). “Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
Matthew 19:6 (KJV). “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”