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Q&A#27 What Does it Mean to Call Marriage a Natural Institution?

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#27 What Does it Mean to Call Marriage a Natural Institution?

August 5, 2018
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "If marriage is a pre-political institution then none of the measures laid down by the state (e.g. registration, marriage certificates etc.) make a marriage legitimate in God's eyes. In which case, what does constitute a legitimate marriage in God's eyes? One answer I've been given, based on Genesis 1-2, is something along the lines of: a man and a woman who make promises to each other before God and some witnesses. What are you thoughts on this, and which passage(s) would you use to make your case?"

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