Chapter 3. Marriage

  • WELCOME
  • THE STORY OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE
  • CHRISTIAN SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE
  • GRACIOUS PREPARATION
  • Chapter 1. Prayer
  • Chapter 2. Atonement and Eucharist
  • Chapter 3. Marriage
  • Chapter 4. Christian Science versus Spiritualism
  • Chapter 5. Animal Magnetism Unmasked
  • CONCLUSION
  • What Next? Our invitation to you!
  • Principle and Practice
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  • “her first marriage and early widowhood”

    Peel writes “The third chapter, “Marriage,” deals with the related topics of marriage, home, children, divorce, woman’s place in society – the problems she herself faced after her first marriage and early widowhood, representative of the disciplines of human living which, she felt, serve to unite thought more closely with God.”

    Below are A FEW examples of some of the essential points found in this chapter followed by supporting passages from the Bible. Obviously the rest of the chapter “Marriage,” can be examined in the same way.

    S&H 56:4 “Jesus’ concessions (in certain cases) to material methods were for the advancement of spiritual good. Marriage is the legal and moral provision for generation among human kind.”

    Matt. 3:15 “And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.”
    Rom. 8:4
    “That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
    Rom. 13:9,10
    “For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”
    Mark 12:13-17
      “And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar’s. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.”
    Luke 20: 34,35
     “And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
    But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:”

    S&H 57:1 “Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science
    of Life.”

    Ex. 20:14 “ Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
    Prov. 6:32
    “But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.”
    Gal. 5:19, 21
    “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, … and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
    John 8:3-11
    “And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

    S&H 64:17 “Marriage should signify a union of hearts.”

    Matt. 19:6 “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
    Prov. 31:10,11
    “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
    The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.”

    Deut. 11:13,14
    “And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.”
    Ruth 3:7-11
    “And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down. And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. And he said, Blessed be thou of the Lord, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich. And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.”
    1 Sam. 1:8
    “Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?”

    S&H 66:30 “Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us. The furnace separates the gold from the dross that the precious metal may be graven with the image of God. The cup our Father hath given, shall we not drink it and learn the lessons
    He teaches?”

    Matt. 26: 27 “And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;”
    Ps. 147: 3
    “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”
    Prov. 4: 23
    “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
    Is. 51:12,16
    “I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
    And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my
    people.”

    Is. 54:4,5
    “Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
    For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.”

    S&H 68:11 “Be not in haste to take the vow “until death do us part.” Consider its obligations, its responsibilities, its relations to your growth and to your influence on other lives.”

    I Cor. 7:34 “There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.”
    Matt. 19:3-9
    “The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
    He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”

     

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