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Paul “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise: “that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.” Eph 6:1-3
Sidney “The obedience due to parents arises from hence, in that they are the instruments of our generation, and we are instructed by the light of reason, that we ought to make great returns to those from whom under God we have received all.” 510
Law of on marriage come from Genesis 2:24 “Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.” Breakdown of this enumerated and specific right.
1. Man shall not marry another man – “No homosexuality”
2.Man shall join his wife and become one, this is exclusive. He shall not become a trio – “no polygamy”
3. Man shall not marry an animal – “no bestiality”
Moses violated the law of nature in allowing man to marry more than one women. However, Jesus corrected the law of Moses when Jesus said, ” I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery.” Matt:19:9
1. Jesus restores the law of Genesis.
2. Jesus says if you divorce your first wife and if either party gets married they have committed adultery. In other words, marriage is between one man and one woman, and if the marriage fails, the marriage covenant can not resurrected for either party.
Blackstone.. “by marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law; that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband.” hisCL.355
Note: Marriage has special legal implication which the common law worked to address. In marriage, man and woman become one under law. However, unity may be limited to mutual ownership of family property based on gen.1:28 and not one under criminal jurisdiction based on God’s declaration that for the soul that sins is the soul that dies and the sins of the father cannot be placed on the son or the son on the father. We don’t see the legal existence of the woman being dissolved but incorporated in a unity, however, based on the judgment of God, the man is the head of the household.