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The Principle of the Lordship of Jesus Christ: Rules for Christian Households

To download the Bible Study Preparation Materials for September 15, 2010, please click here.

Lesson Outline:  This week in Bible Study we will be studying the following areas:

  1. Husbands and Wives
  2. Wives and their role in the Christian household
  3. Husbands and their role in the Christian household
  4. Children and their role in the Christian household
  5. Christian living at work
  6. Servants
  7. Masters (Employers)

Bible Study Question of the week:

The Barna Research Group released the results of their recent study and poll about divorce on 1999-DEC-21. They had interviewed 3,854 adults from the 48 contiguous states. The margin of error is ±2 percentage points. The survey found:

bullet 11% of the adult population is currently divorced.
bullet 25% of adults have had at least one divorce during their lifetime.
bullet Divorce rates among conservative Christians were significantly higher than for other faith groups, and much higher than Atheists and Agnostics experience.

Barna report: Variation in divorce rates among Christian faith groups:

Denomination (in order of decreasing divorce rate) % who have been divorced
Non-denominational ** 34%
Baptists 29%
Mainline Protestants 25%
Mormons 24%
Catholics 21%
Lutherans 21%

** Barna uses the term “non-denominational” to refer to Evangelical Christian congregations that are not affiliated with a specific denomination. The vast majority are fundamentalist in their theological beliefs.

Why are so many Christian marriages failing today?  What can we do in our churches to support and help protect Christian marriage?  If possible, would you please find some scriptures in the Holy Bible to support your response.

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  1. Edwin says

    Holy Matrimony is failing today because marriage partners are negligent in fulfilling its purpose:

    One important aspect of Holy Matrimony is that it is a covenant between a woman and a man to be helpmeets to each other. And one important aspect of this is that they give their bodies to each other so that there is no barrier to the only legitimate expression of sexual love. (1 Cor. 7:1-5)

    Another important aspect is that Jesus intended marriage to be an indissoluble lifetime bond. Divorce is condemned by God as contrary to His Will. (1 Cor. 7:10-11) (Matt: 19:3-9)

    As mentioned, the only legitimate expression of sexual love or any expression of sexuality is within the bonds of Holy Matrimony. Too many believers turn a blind eye to this teaching. (Matt. 5:27-28)

    Virginity, according to the Bible, is a virtue but there is an attitude among young people in our present society that it is a liability. To be cool, to be accepted among your peers, one must rid himself (and herself) of his virginity as quickly as possible. Virginity has always been regarded, in all of the Holy Books, as a precious jewel that both bride and groom bring into the marriage. The lack of this jewel makes chastity and constancy within the marriage most difficult. (2 Corr. 11:2) (Rev. 14:4)

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