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BOOK AND BOOKLETSWhy Marriage! SOON OBSOLETE?by Herbert W. Armstrong
Is marriage on the way out?
Is adultery still wrong?
Is the institution of the home, with its family life, to disappear from society?
How and when did the institution of marriage originate? Does it, after all, serve any necessary purpose?
booklet takes an in-depth new look at the institutions of marriage, the
home, and family life — and reveals a startling, even shocking truth
which has been altogether overlooked by science, by religion, by
education, and by society!
Some psychologists, taking a
new look at the institution of marriage, are voicing shocking
predictions for the near future. Indeed, in their professional eyes,
the trend toward obsolescence of the marriage custom has already
started, and is gaining momentum!
indeed! But marriages are not only breaking down all around us; the
very usefulness and desirability of the custom is being seriously
Is marriage on the way out, after all these
generations and centuries? Is the home, and family life, to disappear
from human society?
Articles voicing this trend of thought are appearing more and more frequently in magazines and newspapers.
are appearing in print that marriage soon may not be the socially
required way for sexual union. Premarital pregnancies are on the
upsurge, coincident with an increasing tendency toward public
acceptance, and a decreasing sense of stigma.
But does marriage, after all, serve any necessary purpose?
many that may sound like an absurd and foolish question. We take
marriage for granted. Children growing up in a normal home with
parents, probably brothers, sisters, or both — other children in
similar families in homes all around them — assume naturally that they
will be married some day. No one, in such circumstances, fifty years
ago, would ever have thought of questioning marriage as an institution.
No one, then, would have asked, even in the secret recesses of his own
thoughts, whether or not the state of marriage was desirable for
Why Marriage, After All?
Why marriage? Even the very question seems shocking!
some psychologists are beginning to question it. We should not take
things for granted without question. If a tradition or custom is right,
it will withstand the questioning.
So we dare to question!
How, then, did the institution of marriage originate?
as it may seem, the "authorities" — the psychologists, the
sociologists, the doctors, the scientists, the educators — do not know!
The rank and file of these "authorities" accept the theory of evolution.
worth thinking about! If man appeared by the evolutionary process,
gradually descending through millions of years from some
lower-than-human animal species, similar or ancestor to the anthropoid
ape, how and when was the custom of marriage started? And why?
are male and female. Mammals reproduce their kind, in the same manner
as do humans. But animals do not marry! If man is merely the highest of
the animals, at what stage of evolutionary development did the
near-human or the human "animal" adopt the institution of marriage?
None of the "other" animals has done so!
If moral codes were not first given to mankind by a higher authority, when, why, and how did man devise them?
The "Christian Authority" Questioned
On the other hand, the Christian world has believed in a creation by a Creator.
So we still have a situation which needs to be seriously questioned!
we are to accept traditional Christianity as the custodian of moral
codes, we still must ask: Why marriage? Yes, why? The psychologists are
asking: Does traditional Christianity have the answer?
churches have taught that the unmarried state of celibacy is a higher
state than marriage. And they have taught that the only purpose of sex
We need to think about that!
procreation is the only purpose of sex — if sex has no rightful use in
marriage except to bear children — and if the unmarried state is higher
than married life, then, since marriage is not necessary for
reproduction, must we not conclude that marriage is not desirable?
Would it not, then, be better to use sex to procreate, while living in
the higher state of unmarried life?
Of course that would mean
that fornication is more righteous than married life! We need to think
where such reasoning and such teaching leads!
I repeat. The reproductive process in mammals is the same as in humans. Animals reproduce — but animals do not marry!
is not necessary for reproduction! There is a great deal of human
reproduction, today, without marriage! Indeed, this trend escalates.
And society is fast becoming more tolerant, and tending toward
Is there, then, any rational and right reason why
humans who procreate should marry, while animals who also bear their
young do not?
There is, indeed! But not many seem to comprehend it. The real answer has been overlooked — by traditional Christianity as much as by the followers of the evolutionary theory.
Ever See a Calf Born?
You need to understand.
reproductive process is precisely the same in mammals as in humans. But
beyond that, animals and humans are utterly dissimilar.
witness the birth of a calf? The male parent — the bull — does not call
for an obstetrical physician. Nor does he take the mother cow to a
hospital for the delivery. The bull, in all probability, is nowhere
Mammals require no help for their young to be born. Or
at least they never did until "scientific" or other modern practices of
humans in the feeding and handling of animals produced a degenerated
situation where, in some cases, human owners need call in a
But, normally, the cow simply, without help or
attendant, has her calf born out in the field — or, perhaps, in a barn.
As soon as it is born, the baby calf begins to stagger to its feet,
while the cow stands stupidly waiting. She does not need to care for
her young, teach it to eat, or to walk. The newborn calf may be a
little wobbly in the legs at first. It may fall back down a time or
two. But in a few minutes it is up on all fours and starting to walk.
But is the calf going anywhere? Yes, indeed! No one need teach it or show it the way. It knows where to find its "dinner."
How does it know?
animals come equipped with built-in instinct. They do not need to
learn, or be taught. They do not reason out a decision and act on a
judgment. Instinct guides automatically.
With the newborn human
all this is different. The purely reproductive process is the same.
But, as stated above, beyond this the differences between animal and
human are colossal.
How long does it take a human infant to
learn to walk? Usually about a year — often longer. A tiny baby is
utterly helpless. It cannot manage even its own bodily processes. It
has no instinct, in the strict sense of the word. It must be cared for.
It must be taught. It needs parents to care for it, protect it, teach
it, and give it love.
It matures so very much more slowly than
animals. Yet its potential is infinitely higher. Instead of mere animal
brain with built-in automatic instinct, the human baby has a mind. At
birth there is, as yet, no knowledge in the mind. But it has the
capacity to absorb knowledge — and then to reason, to imagine, to think
creatively, to plan and design, to formulate judgments, to make
decisions, to exercise will and self-discipline. More, it has the
faculty to appreciate music, literature, art, and, more important, to
develop a sense of moral and spiritual values; to develop even
The only purpose of sex in animals is
reproduction. But, in humans, reproduction is not the only purpose of
sex, as we shall see!
For the transcendently higher purpose of
human life, the newborn baby needs parental care, teaching, guidance,
love — and the experience of home and family life.
But just a moment, please!
Did I say transcendently higher than animal life?
That's exactly what I said!
And though it may seem incredible, that's precisely what I mean.
humans had evolved from lower animal species, brought about without
purpose or design by resident forces devoid of intelligence — if there
had been no planned design by an all-intelligent Creator Being — no
purpose for which humans were put on earth — then, indeed, we should
wonder: "Why marriage?"
And yet the great minds through the
centuries have groped in the dark, searching for, yet failing to
acquire, the knowledge of that purpose. Perhaps most have taken
marriage and family life for granted — and themselves followed the
custom. But they didn't know the purpose.
There is an astonishing reason!
The believer in godless evolution can see no transcendently
higher purpose in the birth of a baby than in that of a calf or a
kitten. He can see only that the human infant is further advanced in
supposed evolutionary development. But no transcendent potential.
let's face it. Let's be honest with the question. Isn't it a bit
irrational that science has never proved the theory of evolution, yet
believes it — as a faith? And, further, that science has never
disproved the existence of the all-intelligent Personal Being — the
Creator God — whose existence is proved and provable? And yet, with few
exceptions, scientists refuse even to consider the possibility of the
supernatural in their postulates.
One writer explained that it
is a matter of the reluctance of scientists to accept the existence of
God. But it is not mere reluctance. It is psychological rebellion which
refuses to accept the fact of the existence of their Maker!
is written for those who are willing to consider! And what follows for
you to consider may be so utterly new to you as to seem incredible.
Yet, consider! Think!
and compare that which explains the why of marriage with the only
possible views that can be arrived at by the evolutionary approach.
consider! Consider what one claiming to be God — the Creator — reveals!
And you judge whether this awesome revelation makes more sense than the
only possible explanation founded on the evolutionary approach. You
judge whether it gives more rational and inspiring meaning to life.
Check and balance it against the hopeless lack of meaning, purpose, or
destiny for human existence offered by the evolutionary theory.
now, what the One quoted in the world's best-selling book, the Bible,
calling Himself God the Creator, reveals about Himself, and about the
reason for human existence, for sex, and for the institution of
You are not going to read the traditional
superstitions rejected by science and labeled by scientists
"fundamentalism." What follows is not a new "theory," or
interpretation, or human-devised idea. It is merely what the Book
plainly says, without interpretation. It is only what has been written
there through the centuries — yet expect to be surprised, shocked, to
read what both "science" and "religion" have utterly glossed over!
Is This GOD Speaking?
Who is this speaking? The prophet Isaiah wrote it — but he quotes the speaker who claims to be God!
"I am the Eternal, and there is none else, there is no God beside me," says the One quoted (Isa. 45:5).
"Thus saith the Eternal, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me
of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my
hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I,
even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have
I commanded" (verses 11-12).
Still further: "For thus saith the
Eternal that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and
made it... I am the Eternal; and there is none else ... who hath
declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have
not I the Eternal? and there is no God else beside me ... I have sworn
by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall
not return, that unto me every knee shall bow..." (verses 18-23).
due time we shall see whether this One claiming to be God shall not be
able to force every knee of every atheist and agnostic to bow in humble
acknowledgment before Him — even if He must break their rebellious
This One claiming to be God gives proof that He is God.
That proof? Ability to FOREtell what shall happen — with power to bring
it to pass.
The One quoted claims to be God: "To whom will ye
liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? ....
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none
else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the
beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,
saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure... yea, I
have spoken it, / will also bring it to pass; /have purposed it, / will
also do it" (Isa. 46:5, 9-11).
Then this Personage quoted, claiming to be God, challenges the doubters. He says to them (Moffatt translation):
Yes, I have asked the reader to consider! And now the One quoted as God
says, "Consider and agree that the Eternal's hand has done it, that
Israel's Majesty has made it all. Now, the Eternal cries, bring your
case forward, now, Jacob's King cries, state your proofs. Let us hear
what happened in the past, that we may ponder it, or show me what is
yet to be, that we may watch how it turns out; yes, let us hear what is
coming, that we may be sure you are gods; come, do something or other
that we may marvel at the sight! — why, you are things of naught, you
can do nothing at all!" (Isa. 41:20-24.)
Thus God challenges and ridicules the scoffer — and shows that ability to prophesy and bring it to pass is proof of God.
One who claims He is God has, in the biblical prophecies, foretold,
1900 to 2500 years ago, what was to happen to every major city in the
world of that time, and every nation — and every prophecy has come to
How important are God-rejecting scientists, compared to the God they refuse to acknowledge?
the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small
dust of the balance [weighing scales]: behold, he taketh up the isles
as a very little thing.... All nations before him are as nothing; and
they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then
will you liken God?" (Isa. 40:15-18.)
So now, let us consider
what this One claiming to be God reveals. And, though you may have read
the Bible, prepare to be astonished!
Man — Evolved, or Created?
the very first chapter of the Bible, the One quoted as our Maker
reveals the overwhelming difference between animal and human
Read it. Don't interpret — I shall not! — just consider it as it is.
"And God created great whales, and every living creature
that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their
kind, and every winged fowl after his kind... cattle, and creeping
thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God
made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their
kind..." (Gen. 1:21-25).
This says, without interpretation, God
created fish after their particular kind — birds after their particular
bird kind — cattle after the cattle kind. Each kind may have varieties,
but each reproduces after its kind. God did not create animals after
the fish kind. Nor fish after a single-celled amoeba kind. But fish
after the fish kind. Fish did not evolve after the amoeba kind, but,
says Genesis, they were created after the fish kind — cattle after the
Now what about man?
Continue the quote: "And
God said, Let us make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness ... So God
created man in his own image" (verses 26-27). This refutes the theory
that man is the highest of the animals, evolving from lower mammals. It
says God created man, after the God kind.
Whatever God is like, He made man like Him — same form and shape. In His likeness — after His kind!
this says God made cattle after the cattle kind, and He made man after
the God kind! In a way almost none has understood in our deceived world
today, this revelation affirms God is reproducing after His kind! And
that is rather startling! Yet it is affirmed all through the Bible,
both in Old and New Testaments!
Let's make it plain!
This says man was formed in the likeness of God.
what is God like? Many scriptures reveal what God says He is like. We
need not guess, imagine, or create gods in our own image.
example, it is revealed that God has hands in dozens of scriptures,
starting with Exodus 9:3; Job 1:11, etc., etc. His "right hand" is
spoken of. He has fingers (Exodus 31:18). God created man with hands
and fingers, but animals have hoofs, paws, claws, wings, fins. It is
plainly stated in the Bible that God has arms, legs, feet, two eyes, a
nose, a mouth, a voice, two ears; in a word, God is formed and shaped
like humans. God has mind, which can think creatively, design, plan,
reason. So does man, even though imperfect. Animals have mere animal
brain with automatic instinct, but incapable of the thought, wisdom,
judgment, sense of moral responsibility or self-restraint of the human
or divine mind.
So man was formed and shaped to look like God — in His likeness.
God is a spirit (John 4:24). He is composed of spirit, but He formed
man out of matter: "And the Eternal God formed man of the dust of the
ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man
became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7). Man does not have a soul — man is a
soul, made of matter from the ground, which is to say the soul is made
of matter and can die (Ezek. 18:4, 20) regardless of Satan's lies (Gen.
3:4) which a deceived "traditional Christianity" has borrowed from the
pagan religions. Genesis 2:7 is also cited in I Corinthians 15:45,
followed with: "Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that
which is natural; and afterward [by resurrection] that which is
spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man
[Christ ] is the Lord from heaven. . . . And as we [speaking of
converted humans] have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also [by
resurrection] bear the image of the heavenly" (verses 46-49). This
entire chapter carries the theme of the resurrection.
So — God
is described as composed of Spirit, yet formed and shaped as He formed
and shaped humans, who are composed of matter, but who, by a
resurrection, may be later composed of spirit, even as God.
Better read that again. The resurrection is the one hope given mortal man in the New Testament.
— what do we have — so far? God, composed of spirit, created fish,
birds, animals, each after its own kind. But God created man after the
God kind. There is much more yet to be explained about that, but this
much is so far affirmed: Man is not an animal!
But, further, what is God like?
The Divine Family?
Did you notice, "And God said, Let us ..."?
Not "Let me!" "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness."
Why the "us," the "our"? Why the plural form?
to the very beginning. The first words in all the Bible are: "In the
beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Gen. 1:1).
words are in the English language. But God inspired Moses to write
them, originally. And Moses wrote in the Hebrew language. The English
word "God" is translated from the Hebrew word Elohim. Moses wrote the
Hebrew word Elohim. And Elohim is a noun implying more than one in
unity. It can be collective in the same manner that the words "family"
or "church" are collective.
I am of the Armstrong family. We
have had four children. I am "Armstrong." My wife was "Armstrong" also,
from the moment she married me. Our son Garner Ted is "Armstrong." He
is my son. I am "Armstrong," and he is "Armstrong." We are two
different persons — but we belong to the one family. My son Richard
David was a different person, but he also was "Armstrong," and part of
the Armstrong family. The one Armstrong family.
So we were one family — but we were six persons!
The human body is one body, but has many members
two arms, two legs, ten fingers, ten toes, two eyes, two ears, one
nose. God compares the one Church to the human body: "For as the body
is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body,
being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we
all baptized into one body ..." (the Church). (I Cor. 12:12-13.)
Elohim is not two Gods, or three Gods, or many Gods
— Elohim is one God, but composed of more than one divine Person.
And Elohim is a divine family!
God's Purpose in Sex
is not "fun," which must be repented of just to please a harsh, stern,
"old-fashioned" God. Sex sins rob mankind of fun, joy and marital
bliss. God's laws were set in motion to give us happiness, peace,
security, plenty, and thrilling, radiant joys. God's laws are the gift
of His love to us. God wants us to enjoy the blessings they make
possible, not the cursings they make inevitable when we break them.
The greatest reason almost no one understands the proper role of sex and marriage is rarely explained.
thorough examination of the Scriptures reveals that God-ordained human
relationships are merely types of a much higher set of relationships.
God's relationship with His human creation is clearly shown to be a
family relationship. -He is described as our heavenly Father (Matt.
6:6). The Church is our spiritual mother (Gal. 4:26). The Church enters
into a marriage relationship with Christ (Rom. 7:4; Luke 5:34; Rev.
19:7-9). We are told that husbands are to be the head of the wife in
the same manner Christ heads up the Church (Eph. 5:25). At present, the
Church is the "affianced bride" of Jesus Christ to be presented to Him
as a "chaste virgin" at His return (II Cor. 1 1:2).
Human marriage prefigures and typifies this
transcendental spiritual relationship with God and Christ! Is it any
wonder that God is so particular about how such a relationship is
conducted? But what is the purpose of sex within marriage?
sex was given by God to mankind for three beautiful and joyful
purposes. First of all, sex in marriage was given for reproduction of
children, a God-plane family relationship. Secondly, marital sex was to
express the deepest and most binding expression of marital love and
devotion, outgoing concern for the one loved. Thirdly, the matrimonial
bond safeguards the home, the family, and the stability of the nation
as a whole.
God also created sex appeal. This world has
perverted that term to mean only the flesh, the body, or the shape of
the sex object. But true sex appeal between a devoted husband and wife
centers in the face, the mind, the heart, the intangible "romance"
between two compatible sweethearts-for-life.
compatibility is, after all, a mental relationship. It has been said,
with much accuracy, that the brain is the largest sex organ.
Compatibility of sexual techniques usually follows when two minds are
each attuned to pleasing the other person. This is the essence of
God designed sex in humans to express love in
marriage! The love embrace, the love caress, the ardent love talk of
husbands and wives — each telling the other that he or she is the most
dear, the most darling, the most precious person on earth —- bind two
people increasingly together as their life together goes forward.
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sexual guide combining the efforts of a minister of God and medical
authorities. If the advice of this book were followed, no marriage need
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Have you not thought of God as a Person — a single Personage?
one God — Elohim — the one divine family — has a Head. He is the One we
call the Father. His name is God. Jesus called Him "Father." He is the
One most of us have thought of as the Personage who is God. Jesus was
His Son. And Jesus, by a resurrection from the dead, is His divine Son
(Rom. 1:4), and Jesus also is God (John 1:1; Heb. 1:8).
Notice how plainly this is revealed.
Jesus Born God's Son!
writes of the gospel of God, "concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh..." (Rom.
1:1, 3). That is, humanly — according to the flesh — as a human, Jesus
was a Son of David. Now read on into verse 4: "... And declared to be
the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the
resurrection from the dead."
Study that. Jesus was born of a
human mother — made human, just as you and I. Even though He was
begotten of God — not of a human father — yet He was a human man who
could die. The very fact that He was sired by God — begotten of God and
conceived by a human woman — proves that humans are after the God kind,
not some animal kind. Humanly, through His mother, the virgin Mary,
Jesus was a son or descendant of David.
But after having been
born once, human, Jesus died. Then, by a resurrection, He was born a
second time. And this time, He was "declared to be a Son of God." This
time, born "with power, according to the spirit of holiness." But, read
it without those descriptive words. He was "the Son of God... by a
resurrection from the dead."
This says He was born a second time — and this second birth by a resurrection!
this is what the Bible means by salvation — being saved — in regard to
the human family in general. For we, too, may be born again — by a
Jesus was born, by the resurrection, as the divine Son
of God, with divine power. He who had been born human — who had died —
was born again — by a resurrection into the very divine God family. He
is one with God. He is very God, even as God, the Father, is God.
and Garner Ted is "Armstrong," even as I, his human father, am
"Armstrong." I am human; Garner Ted, begotten of me, was born human.
God is divine; Jesus, begotten of Him, was born divine by a
Notice in the first chapter of Hebrews: "But unto
the Son [Jesus] he [the Father] saith, Thy throne, 0 God, is for ever
and ever ..." (verse 8).
Jesus is God — "by the resurrection from the dead" (Rom. 1:4).
Elohim said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness" (Gen.
1:26), so that we humans, also, as Jesus was — if begotten of God — may
be born into the divine family that is Elohim!
Jesus Born Again!
was born once — as a human — of the virgin Mary. He was — at that time
— born a human being, a descendant of David, who could die. He was
begotten (not born — begotten) of God, in a manner such as no other
human ever was begotten. So far as begettal for His human birth is
concerned, Jesus was the only human ever so begotten — God's only
But Jesus also — in addition — was divinely
begotten through God's Holy Spirit, even from the moment of human
birth, to be born again — this time made the divine Son of God by the
resurrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4).
Thus, as very God, since
His resurrection, He was the first so born of many brethren! "... That
he might be the firstborn among many brethren" (Rom. 8:29). This being
the "firstBORN" cannot apply to His human birth in Bethlehem.
does not imply that Jesus was a sinner who had to be saved from sin.
For Jesus, though tempted in all points as we are, never once sinned.
He did not die to pay the penalty of His sins — since there were none.
He,rather, took on Himself our sins. He died to pay our penalty in our stead!
It is correct to say, then, that Jesus was "born again." "Firstborn," not as a human, but as God "by the resurrection."
have shown you, from Romans 1:1-4, that Jesus was, indeed, born again,
after His human birth of the virgin Mary, born of God by a resurrection
from the dead. But that by no means implies He needed salvation from
sin, as we do. Rather, His resurrection made possible our final
salvation — our being "born again" — born of God, as Jesus was — by a
resurrection (Rom. 5:10).
This makes very plain why God made man
after the God kind — not after some animal kind. We are like animals
only in that we are composed of matter, with the temporary existence
from breathing air, the circulation of blood, and being required to eat
food and drink water.
We were born once with this temporary
physical existence. We have the glorious potential of being born again
— as Jesus was born a second time, by a resurrection. And then we shall
be — as Jesus now is — composed of Spirit. No longer with temporary
physical existence. Then we shall have life inherent — eternal life!
The purpose of human life is to be born of God — to enter into the Kingdom of God — the divine God family!
What Is the Kingdom of God?
Let's understand the origin, meaning, and purpose of marriage.
was born once — as a human, of the virgin Mary. He was born human, of a
human mother. He was human, so that He could die — for us (Heb. 2:9).
He died, because of our transgressions. But He was born again, by the
resurrection from the dead, into the God family, as a Son of God with
power (Rom. 1:4).
What about us — we who are human?
Jesus taught that we, also, may be born into the God family, which is the Kingdom of God, as we shall make plain.
The God family is also the God Kingdom.
Let's make that clear:
of the kingdoms in the world today is the Turkish nation. The Turkish
people are the descendants of Esau. They are the family of Esau, twin
brother of Jacob, grown into a nation — a kingdom.
Elohim is the
divine family. But "In the beginning Elohim created..." (Gen. 1:1). The
God family is the Creator family. And God rules over His creation.
God's throne in heaven (Rev. 3:21; Isa. 66:1) is the seat of the
government of the universe.
So the God family is the
universe-ruling family — a family which rules — which governs — which
is therefore a government — and therefore is also a Kingdom — the
When Jesus came teaching about the Kingdom of
God, He was talking about the family of God, and how we humans, through
Him, may be born into it!
Jesus taught: "Except a man be born
again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). God is that
Kingdom. God is composed of spirit (John 4:24). Humans cannot see
spirit. We cannot see God. Since God is the Kingdom of God, human eyes
cannot see that Kingdom. (You need to write for our free booklet, Just
What Do You Mean — Kingdom of God?)
Begotten — Then Born
notice further: "... Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" (John 3:5). Now Jesus is
saying we may — when born a second time — born of God — actually enter
into the God Kingdom. It is something we may enter into — by a second
birth — by being born into it!
Next, verses 6-8, Jesus explains
that when we were born, we were born of the flesh — of matter — and
therefore we are, now, material flesh. But when born again, next time
born of the Spirit — which Spirit is God — we shall then be spirit,
even as God is spirit — no longer flesh and blood.
But before we were born human, we were first begotten of our human fathers. We were begotten before we were
born. We were born once. We may be born again. But next time, we must
be begotten of the Spirit — God — before we can be born of God.
It is simple. It is very plain, in the Bible. It is astonishing, really, that almost no one understands it.
the annual day of Pentecost (Old Testament, Feast of Firstfruits and
Feast of Weeks) following Jesus' resurrection and ascension to God's
throne in heaven, Peter gave the instruction: "Repent, and be baptized
every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).
the Holy Spirit of God — God's own Spirit, proceeding from the Father's
very Person — is received into the mind, to dwell in the human
individual. He has then conceived the Father's life — he has been
begotten of the Father.
After this, what?
"But if the
Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead [when Jesus was born
again into the God family] dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from
the dead shall also quicken [make immortal] your mortal bodies by his
Spirit that dwelleth in you" (Rom. 8:11).
If you are thus
begotten of God — of the Father of the God family — and His Spirit
dwells in you, then you, too, at the time of resurrection, shall be
born again — born of God, into the God family, even as Jesus was. You
will no longer be human — no longer composed of matter — of human
flesh. You shall then be spirit, even as God is spirit.
Already, Now, Sons of God
begotten — having received the gift of God's Spirit — you are, already,
though still human, a child of God. "For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God" (Rom. 8:14). "For ... ye have
received the Spirit of sonship [margin], whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and
joint-heirs with Christ" (verses 15-17).
Again: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth
not yet appear what we shall be" — that is, what we shall be, in the
resurrection, does not yet appear — not yet visible — "but... we shall
be like him" — like Jesus now is (I John 3:1-2). He now is spirit —
Notice now what God reveals through Paul.
says the Kingdom of God is something we may inherit. But not while we
are in this life — not while we are human — while we are flesh and
blood. As explained before, we are now only heirs. If we are Christ's!
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God ..." (I Cor. 15:50). Jesus said we cannot see the
Kingdom of God (John 3:3) or enter into it (verse 5) until born again.
So we are not born again while still human!
Read that again!
inspired Paul to say that while we still are "flesh and blood" — human
— we cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. Jesus said that, now, we have
been "born of the flesh" and therefore we now are flesh! But when born
again — born of the Spirit (God), we shall be spirit — no longer flesh!
says plainly that no one has as yet been "born again" while still
human. We are now heirs — begotten children of God. But we may be born
again — when we inherit the Kingdom — enter into it. So no one is born
again while still human.
No, but flesh and blood humans may be
begotten of God — not yet born spiritually, but begotten as God's
children — and thus we become now His heirs (Gal. 3:29; Rom. 8:14-17).
Only heirs, now — but inheritors when we are born of the Spirit — when
we shall become spirit beings! — when we enter into God's family.
on, in I Corinthians 15 verses 51-54. It is by a resurrection, or
instantaneous change from mortal to immortal; from material flesh to
spirit; from human to divine; that we may inherit the Kingdom of God —
enter into — be born into that awesome divine family!
Then even our vile bodies will be made of spirit like Jesus' glorified body (Phil. 3:21).
get this distinction: Jesus was begotten by God, even prior to His
human birth of the virgin Mary — while all other humans have been
begotten only by a human father. Further, Jesus was spiritually
begotten as God's Son from the instant of conception, and from human
birth — we were not!
Jesus never sinned, or needed redemption.
We have sinned, and do need redemption. But, through Him, we may
repent, be forgiven — be reconciled to God by Christ's death for us,
and through His life (Rom. 5:10) (by His resurrection) receive God's
Holy Spirit which then begets us as God's children — His heirs — to be
later born of Him, becoming, then, inheritors — entering into the
Kingdom — the divine God family. When we receive His Holy Spirit, we
are then begotten as God's children. We call Him Father. (For a more
detailed and technical exposition of this vital subject, write for our
free booklet Just What Do You Mean — Born Again?)
Origin of Marriage
What a wonderful mystery — what wonderful truth!
should the world — even its religions and its professing Christian
churches — be blinded to it? The Bible is full of it! It is the message
of Jesus, of Peter — of Paul!
Now what does all this have to do with the institution of marriage?
It has everything to do with it! It is the very reason for the institution of marriage.
it not for the very fact that we were created in God's very likeness,
with the very purpose of being born of God — born into God's own family
— the marriage institution — giving us the experience of family life —
would never have been ordained. If we were mere animals, developed by
evolution, marriage would never have existed.
Human men never
did think out, devise, or institute the relationship of marriage, with
family and home life. Marriage was ordained by God — not by man. It is
governed by the laws of God — and man has no jurisdiction over it, in
God is a family!
He bequeathed to humans alone His kind of life — family life.
God is a ruling, governing family — and therefore God is a Kingdom.
was the Son of God. He called the great supreme Personage who is head
of that family "Father." "Father" is a family title — that of its Head!
A father and son relationship is a family relationship.
mortal humans, now composed of flesh and blood matter, receive the Holy
Spirit of God, God's very life has been implanted in us — and we call
Him "Father." We become His begotten children. It is a family
relationship! We who are human flesh and blood then have implanted in
us the divine "seed" of God's own life. This Holy Spirit in us changes
How ridiculous — how nonsensical — for professing Christians
to claim they are "children of God" — to call one another "brethren in
the Lord" and to call God "Father," and then to deny that God is a
family, and that we may actually be born into His very divine family —
becoming spirit as He is — becoming divine as He is divine!
stupid to call God "Father" — to claim to be His children, to say we
are already "born again," and then believe that we shall always be some
utterly different kind of species — some far lower kind of beings — far
below either the Father or Christ!
And how blind to deny this
plain and simple Bible teaching and follow with the deceived
Christian-professing crowd the false teachings of the false prophets!
When the blind lead the blind, they all fall into the ditch of
ignorance, superstition and deception!
But now notice further!
Who Is a Church Member?
Just who is recognized by God as being a member of His Church?
It is only those who are Christ's that are heirs of God (Gal. 3:29). One Gentile-born may become, through Christ, one of Abraham's children, spiritually, and an heir. But who, then, are Christ's?
ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of
God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is
none of his" (Rom. 8:9). So only those who have God's Holy Spirit
dwelling in them are in the Body of Christ, the true Church.
"For by one Spirit are we all baptized [immersed, put] into one
body..." (I Cor. 12:13). What "body" is this speaking of? "Now ye are
the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in
the church, first apostles ...," etc. (verses 27-28). We are put into
the Church of God by the Holy Spirit entering into us. The true Church
is that collective Body of members, in each of whom is dwelling God's
In other words, the true Church is composed of
those begotten as children of God — heirs of God through Christ. They
have entered the Church, but not yet the actual divine family or
Kingdom of God. The Church of God shall, at Christ's coming, become the
Kingdom of God.
To MARRY Christ
And something else will then happen.
The Church is called in the New Testament the bride of Christ.
the comparison: "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as
Christ is the head of the church.. . that he might present it to
himself a glorious church ..." (Eph. 5:23, 27). This reveals plainly
that the husband-wife relationship is also that of Christ and the
When will Christ present the Church to Himself? Jesus
has already been born the divine Son of God by the resurrection. He is
very God, upholding, sustaining, the entire universe by the word of His
power (Heb. 1:1-4). He has been glorified! He is the firstBORN of many
brethren (Rom. 8:29). We who are begotten of God, now heirs of God, are
to be glorified with Him (Rom. 8:17) — our vilebodies of mortal fleshly matter changed — made like His glorified body (Phil. 3:21).
will present the Church to Himself & glorious Church — when it has
been glorified — changed from matter to spirit — from human to divine.
when shall that be? At His coming as the King of kings and Lord of
lords, to reestablish the government of God over all nations (Rev.
19:11-16). The God family — the God Kingdom — will rule and govern all
That will occur at the time described in the prophecy
of the Revelation as "the last trump." "And the seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this
world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he
shall reign for ever and ever" (Rev. 11:15).
Again, "And I heard
as it were the voice... saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent
reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the
marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And
to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints" (Rev.
19:6-8). The Church — the righteous saints
— are here described as being presented to Him a glorious (or glorified) Church, without spot or wrinkle.
continue, same passage: "And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are they
which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb" (verse 9).
The "Lamb," of course, is Jesus Christ (John 1:29, 36; Rev. 5:6).
Christ to Marry Again?
was a typical marriage between Christ and the ancient congregation of
Israel. The Old Covenant was a marriage covenant (Jer. 3:14). But
because of her adulteries He had divorced Israel (Jer. 3:8). This was
in accordance with the laws God gave Israel (Deut. 24:1). But marriage,
especially as in the New Testament, is intended to be for life. The
death of either party dissolves it. Israel, of course, was the Old
Testament Church — (Acts 7:38)
— called the "congregation of Israel." "Congregation" and "church" are synonymous terms. Israel's Husband, come in the human flesh — Christ — died. That ended the Old Testament marriage.
the true Israel of the New Testament are not unconverted natural-born
Israelites by race, but through grace by the Holy Spirit, as explained
in Ephesians 2:11-22 and Romans 11.
Let me make that point very plain.
Apostle Paul said to the Gentile-born Christians of Galatia: "And if ye
be Christ's, then are ye [you Gentile-born Christians] Abraham's seed
[Israel], and heirs according to the promise" (Gal. 3:29). It has been
made plain (Romans 8:9) that only those in whom is dwelling the Holy
Spirit from God are Christ's. They are Israelites by grace, not by race!
Gentile-born Ephesians, Paul wrote, "Wherefore remember, that ye being
in time past Gentiles in the flesh ... that at that time ye were
without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel... but now
in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off [from the nation Israel]
are made nigh by the blood of Christ.... Now therefore ye are no more
strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of
the household of God [family relationship]" (Eph. 2:11-13, 19).
11 shows plainly that spiritually "Israel" today means the Church —
regardless of whether Israelite* or Gentile-born. Unconverted
natural-born racial Israelites are cut off by sin.
death ended the Old Testament "marriage." But Jesus Christ was born
again, by the resurrection — born divine, as very God — the first so
born of many brethren! And when they — these "brethren," these
Christians who now form, spiritually, the true Israel of the New
Testament — having been perfected (Eph. 4:12-13), are resurrected at
the time of Christ's return in glory and divine power — and thus also
born of God — — and are presented to Him "without spot or wrinkle,"
they shall be marrying Him!
Was Jesus Married?
to the claims of certain books and articles, Christ did not marry while
on this earth as a human being. No one can point to a single New
Testament passage which would even indicate that Jesus Christ had a
physical wife. If Christ ever married while in the flesh, why is the
entire New Testament completely silent on the subject?
that Peter's wife is mentioned. So are the wives of other apostles and
even of Christ's own (half) brothers (I Cor. 9:5). On the cross,
Christ's concern was for His mother, not a wife (John 19:25-27). Would
the Word of God have overlooked such an important person as the
physical wife of Jesus if He had one? Absolutely not!
did Jesus not marry? There is a very important reason: He was not free
to marry. Christ was already married before coming to the earth.
was the God of the Old Testament. (Write for our free article "Is Jesus
God?" which discusses this subject in detail.) In Exodus 1 9 and 24,
the One who became Jesus made a covenant with ancient Israel on Mount
Sinai. This covenant was a marriage agreement. See Ezekiel 1 6 which
describes God's marriage to Israel. Verse 8 reads: ". . . I sware unto
thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, said the Lord God, and
thou becam-est mine." But Israel became "as a wife that committeth
adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!" (Verse 32.)
She is likened to "women who break wedlock" (verse 39). Notice also
Jeremiah 3:14: "Turn, 0 backsliding children . . . for I am married
His marriage covenant with her was binding until the
death of one of the parties. Neither party was free to marry another,
as the Apostle Paul makes clear in I Corinthians 7:11. Therefore,
Christ was not free to marry any human being while on this earth.
Christ's death on the cross freed Him from that marriage (Rom. 7:1 -4).
Now He was free to remarry, which He will soon do. Only this time He
will marry a sinless, spiritual "Israel." This is His New Testament
Church soon to be made spirit and who will be qualified to enter the
Kingdom of God. Read Revelation 19:7: "Let us be glad and rejoice, and
give honour to him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife
has made herself ready."
But even if Christ had been free to marry during His physical lifetime, there are several reasons why He would not have.
It would have been difficult to be a proper husband and father during
His 3Vi years of ministry. He was constantly traveling to preach the
2) He knew He would have His life cut
short at a very young age. He would not have been so thoughtless as to
leave a widow and orphans, making them undergo many hardships as a
3) He knew that it is human to want to
look to physical human beings instead of the Creator God. His widow and
any offspring would have been exalted above measure and even worshipped.
The Bible does not advocate celibacy (Gen. 2:24; Heb. 1 3:4). But being
unmarried, Christ was able to serve in the special way which His unique
commission on earth demanded. However, Christ made it clear that most
should marry and have a wife (Matt. 19:1 1-12).
Entering the Kingdom of God
What, then, will be the status?
changed, converted Church of God shall then become the Kingdom of God.
That is to say, it shall enter into — be born into — the Kingdom.
Father is the Head. Christ is His Son. The Church is then to be changed
to spirit immortality, to become Christ's wife — and also children of
God in the divine family. It is a family relationship!
gave a further picture of this marriage in the parable of Matthew 25:
"Then shall the kingdom of heaven [Mark, Luke and John all use the
expression "Kingdom of God." It is not a kingdom in God, or in heaven,
any more than the bank called "Bank of Morgan" is a bank inside of Mr.
Morgan. The word "of' denotes ownership. Morgan owned the bank. God
owns and rules the Kingdom. It is a kingdom ruled from heaven.] be
likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to
meet the bridegroom.... And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold,
the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him." This pictures Christ's
coming, and His Church rising to meet Him in the air. "... And they
that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut
[on the others]" (verses 1, 6, 10).
The marriage of the Church
to the glorified Christ is referred to also in Matthew 22:2, where the
Father (God) is pictured as a King making a marriage for His son.
Children to Be Born
Why this divine marriage — this marriage within the very family or Kingdom of God?
this gives us additional positive evidence that the Kingdom of God is a
family — with Father, Son, and His wife. Those in the true Church of
God, now begotten as heirs, are already now children of God, not yet
born, who call Him Father. But, then these begotten children of God
will be born of God — still His children just as Christ is still His
Son — then divine — but also then we (collectively) shall be Christ's
And why? What then?
Then many children will be
Spirit-born of that divine union — it will greatly enlarge the divine
family which is the Kingdom of God.
thousand years beginning from the time of that marriage, God, through
Christ and His divine wife, will set Himself to save the world!
grasp and understand this wonderful truth. This, now, is not the time
when God has set out to really save the whole world, as the god of this
world, Satan, has deceived the "Christian" world into assuming. Satan
is very active today. Christ is not striving to compete with Satan, as
nearly all professing Christians assume.
To make this completely plain would take a full booklet in itself. I shall explain in summary, briefly.
Not the Only Time of Salvation
has marked out a duration of 7,000 years for His master plan, working
out His purpose here below. The first 6,000 years, God is, primarily,
keeping "hands off," except for certain limited divine intervention.
God did call His prophets. He raised up His Church to be His instrument
in fulfilling a certain definite mission in the world.
the main, God has not interfered in this world's affairs or in
individual lives. This world is Satan's world — and God has allowed it.
made humans to be free moral agents. He set in motion His inexorable
law, which if obeyed causes peace, blessings, abundance; but which,
when disobeyed, causes curses. He compels humans to choose. Each must
make his own choice — either positively or by neglect. God has made His
truth available! But He has not "crammed it down humanity's throat."
came and was subjected to the supreme test, tempted by Satan. He
overcame Satan. By obeying God under most severe test, He qualified to
displace Satan as ruler over the earth. But Jesus did not, then, take
over that rule. He was not, then, inducted into office. Satan has been
allowed, by God, to continue plying his nefarious work of deceiving
The churches professing Christ (but not obeying Him)
have supposed that for the last 1900-plus years God has been entering
into frantic competition with Satan. They think God has been
desperately trying to "get everyone saved." Satan has been ferociously,
in all cunning, resisting God and trying to "get everyone lost." And
this, they believe, is the only "day of salvation." If this were true,
Satan would be proving much more powerful than God. Satan has the
overwhelming majority "unsaved." This pictures Satan as victor over God.
But God's power is supreme — and His purpose stands.
is not the only "day of salvation." The expression in II Corinthians
6:2, quoted from Isaiah 49:8, should read "a" day of salvation.
said plainly: "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent
me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day [by the
resurrection]" (John 6:44).
Again: "... No man can come unto me,
except it were given unto him of my Father" (John 6:65). (Our free
booklet After Death — Then What? and the reprint article "Is This the
Only Day of Salvation?" explain this biblical principle in greater
But, when Christ returns to this earth, He is coming in
all the supreme, awesome power and glory of the Almighty God! He is
coming in glorified splendor! He is coming as King of kings — to put
down every government of man on earth, and set up world government —
the government of God.
Christ Coming to Save
is coming already coronated — the crowns, many of them, already
bestowed on Him. He went to heaven to have the government over the
whole earth conferred on Him by the Father — Ruler of the universe.
One of the first things He will do is to depose Satan (Rev.
20:1-3). There will be no competition! Satan won't be around to
compete. Man shall have had his allotted 6,000 years to write the
lesson of rebellion against the laws and government of God. Man has
written that lesson, in human anguish and suffering, and in human
blood. But man, to this day, refuses to learn or heed the lesson.
with Satan out of the way, with the glorified Christ ruling, with His
glorious marriage to His Bride, the Spirit-born of God, that marriage
will beget millions upon millions of children.
will set His hand to save the world! And that means to change the
individual humans by this process of conversion, from mortal to
immortal — from human to divine.
The Father, by His Spirit, then
will draw all men to Christ! Not all will respond. The parable of
Matthew 25:31-33, 41-46 reveals plainly that God made us free moral
agents. We must make our own decisions. But, none will then be
deceived, as all nations are today (Rev. 12:9; 20:3; 17:2; 18:3). All
will then know the truth (Isa. 11:9). All will be called — drawn by
God's Holy Spirit — granted repentance if willing.
All will be
living in a world ruled by Christ! And under His supernatural divine
government, the earth will soon be filled with happiness and abundance.
The illiterate will be educated. The miseducated will be reeducated in
truth. The slums, blighted districts, areas of squalor and filth, will
be replaced with beautiful, inspiring, health-giving living quarters.
the world will know the terrible, unhappy results of 6,000 years of
man's way, under Satan's sway — the way of rebellion against God's
laws. All the world will see the beauty, the prosperity, the
invigorating health and happiness resulting from the enforced
government of God's laws. All will know they may have God's gift of
Yes, even then, some — perhaps many — will still
rebel. Still reject God's way. Still refuse to repent. Still refuse to
come to God by and through Jesus Christ as personal Saviour. But surely
most will come to salvation and eternal life, then!
But how will this marriage produce children?
Christ's Marriage to Produce Children!
who are called, now, during this time, and who do repent, who do
receive Christ as Saviour, do follow God's Spirit, do overcome, not
only will be in the marriage to Christ — they are to rule with Him
(Rev. 2:26-27; 3:21; I Cor. 6:2-3), and they shall be priests as well
as kings (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).
With the saints made immortal — the
collective wife of Christ — the human mortals left alive on earth will
be ruled by Christ and by them. The human mortals will be taught and
ruled by immortals. Those who do then repent and come to salvation
through Christ will then receive God's gift of His Holy Spirit. And
then they shall inherit the Kingdom of God.
After His return as
King over all nations, sitting on the throne of His glory, then shall
Christ say to the converted: "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit
the kingdom ..." (Matt. 25:31-34). Thus they shall be born of God — be
born into the family of God.
Thus the marriage of the converted
Church to Christ will result in the begettal and birth of divine
children — children who, during the thousand-year reign with Christ,
are Spirit-born — and in all probability, untold millions of them. Read
it also in Isaiah 11:10-13 and Romans 11:25-26, and many other
Finally — the Stupendous Truth
So, finally, grasp this stupendous truth.
Incredible as it may sound to those deceived by the god of this world and his false ministers, God is a family!
is the Creator family, who rules His creation. Therefore God also is a
Kingdom! And in man, God is reproducing His kind (Gen. 1:26).
Marriage and family life is a God-plane relationship.
Man's potential — the purpose for human life on this earth — is to be born into the Kingdom of God — the God family!
through history, the philosophers, the great minds, the priests — cut
off from God's revelation — have sought in vain to reason out in their
minds some meaning to human life — some purpose for our being. The true
answer has been written all along, in God's Word.
Animals reproduce — but animals do not marry. Animals do not enjoy the blessings of home and family life.
Angels do not have sex (Matt. 22:30) and do not marry.
all life forms — whether plant, animal or angel — none has been given
this God-plane relationship of marriage and family life, except humans
who are potential heirs of the God family.
God is more than one
Person. There is only the one God — but that God is a family of more
than one divine Person — having the Father at its Head — Jesus Christ
as His divine Son — those converted up to the time of Christ's coming
in power and glory, as Christ's wife — and those converted and changed
to divine immortals afterward, during the millennium, as the divine
children of that union.
Man's stupendous potential is to enter divine family life!
Man's supercolossal reason for being is to be married to Christ.
Marriage is of God!
Marriage is for man — as well as for God — because man was made in God's likeness, to bear His divine image!
is a most sacred supernatural blessing — and its violation, once
entered into, is a capital sin, imposing the penalty of capital
punishment! — eternal punishment! Eternal death! Unless each repents —
turns from the sin — and receives salvation by God's grace through
Marriage was given mankind to prepare us for eternal life in the divine God family!
Two of the Ten Commandments of God's basic spiritual law directly and specifically protect the sacred marriage state.
can be no more wonderful physical blessing in this mortal human life
than a happy marriage, based on true love, honor, integrity and
faithfulness — especially when there are growing children to love, care
for, teach, and rear in the nurture and admonition of the Lord Jesus
Marriage soon to become obsolete? Never!
contrary, the only humans left in existence after God's master plan has
finally worked out His purpose here below will be those made immortal
and divine, living for eternity in the happy, blissful, family union
that is the life of the Everliving God!
Can you grasp this colossal truth?
I have given you, here, the greatest, most precious and valuable truth you can ever know.
and only man, of all life forms in existence, can be born into the God
family — which is the Kingdom of God. This was the gospel of Jesus!
The family relationship is a GoD-plane relationship. And of all His creatures, God bestowed it solely on man.
all life forms — whether plant, animal, or angel — man alone was
created for marriage! For enjoying a home and a family relationship!
man's potential — the very purpose of human life — is that man, born
again — born of God — born into the God family — may enjoy that blessed
marriage and family life in blissful happiness forever!
Think on that!
And give God thanks!