Conclusion | A Biblical Theology of Marriage – Part 5

Everything specifically related to Jewish marriage under the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, the commands against exogamy, and to be fruitful and multiply was intended to bring about the promised seed. The promised seed of the woman in His life death and resurrection has inaugurated the age to come, bringing believers into it as sons of God, sons of the resurrection. With the intrusion of that reality, the mandates of the Noahic, Abrahamic, and Mosaic covenants no longer apply in the lives of believers. Believers are not without a mandate; they are exhorted in Matthew 28 by Jesus to work in this overlap of ages for the expansion of the Kingdom of God by spiritual means. The position defended in this paper is that Christian marriage is relativized as an aspect of the world which is passing away. If Christians wish to participate in marriage and procreation, those decisions should be reflective of how best to serve the Kingdom of God and not the common grace kingdom. Within the confines of this relativized marriage, one of the primary things that get changed is that the desire should be less for biological children and more for spiritual children.  Sons of God, sons of the resurrection, are to seek first after the Kingdom of God, over and against any pleasure of this world.

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