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CHAPTER 3 - Marriage
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
In the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage,
but are as the angels of God in heaven. - Jesus.
( - Marriage -)
When our great Teacher came to him for baptism,
John was astounded. Reading his thoughts, Jesus
added: "Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us
to fulfil all righteousness." Jesus' concessions (in certain
cases) to material methods were for the advancement of
Marriage is the legal and moral provision for generation
among human kind. Until the spiritual creation
is discerned intact, is apprehended and understood,
and His kingdom is come as in the vision
of the Apocalypse, - where the corporeal sense of creation
was cast out, and its spiritual sense was revealed from
heaven, - marriage will continue, subject to such moral
regulations as will secure increasing virtue.
Infidelity to the marriage covenant is the social scourge
of all races, "the pestilence that walketh in darkness,
. . . the destruction that wasteth at noonday."
The commandment, "Thou shalt not commit
adultery," is no less imperative than the one, "Thou
shalt not kill."