Saturday, 5 October 2019
A dog is for life (Marriage is for eternity.)
Most Christians believe - or, at least their theology teaches them - that ideally Marriage is for Life; and is dissolved after death.
For modern Western people it seems like a great deal if marriage is for life - because for modern Western people life is all-that-there-is. To say that a marriage ought to last until death seems like saying Marriage is Forever...
But for a Christian who expects to live the life after biological-death everlasting, if Marriage is for Life, then that is not for very long. A human adult life is a lot less than eternity...
So 'Marriage is for Life' actually means 'Marriage is just for life'.
If we are serious about marriage on earth, in mortal life - as most real Christians claim to be; then surely the aim, the ideal, the hope should be that marriage is for eternity?