The one-flesh U***n is what makes the marriage of a man and a woman unique and inviolable.JohnnyMcPiperson wrote: ↑Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:27 pmSo, I’m in Matthew 19, the joining of flesh in marriage, thinking on the parallels of that U***n, to the origin of man and the creating of Eve from the flesh of Adam, and also the resurrected flesh and the connection between Christ and his body/bride. The image of two becoming one flesh is powerful in the Word. I love that marriage is a reminder of the bigger picture of God’s plan for his relationship with his people.
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Authentic marriage participates with God in the creation of new, unique, immortal beings.... and prepares the new lives to thrive in this life and enjoy happiness in the next.
St. Paul is acute aware of this as he describes Christ as the bridegroom and the Church as His Bride. No doubt, Jesus anticipated this in His parables about bridegrooms.
Just a point to mention: "Word " -- with a capital W -- in elder Christian Tradition means the Logos, the Second Person of the Trinity. The cap signifies that this is a Name of God.
We see this in scripture at the beginning of the Gospel of John:
I am not sure when the Protestant tradition began to refer to sacred scripture as "The Word." Nothing wrong with this tradition... just be aware of it. When John says, "The Word became Flesh, and dwelt among us," the scripture is not talking about scripture.The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(I only mention this because it always gives me a little startle whenever someone mentions "the Word" and he doesn't mean the Christ.)