Category Archives: Marriage
By John Thiel, Audio: Neither Male Nor Female
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Those who are dwelling very close to the second advent of Jesus are spoken of in Daniel 12.
Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Read the rest of this entry
By Paul Godfrey, Audio: Harden Not Your Heart
It is my prayer we can see the beautiful rainbow of God’s word and how it is perfectly united. The subject of this sermon is divorce and remarriage. It is a subject that is in debate today and it was in debate in the time of Christ. Nothing has changed, we are still here. Jesus had finished His ministry in Galilee and He was passing through Perea on His way to Jerusalem. It was His last visit before He was crucified. On the way the Pharisees came to him. The Pharisees were the leaders of Israel.
Amongst the leaders there were the Pharisee’s and Sadducees and they had different ideas on the interpretation on the Old Testament. One of the debates they had was the interpretation of Deuteronomy 24. Every time there was a point of controversy, the Pharisees and Sadducees were very happy to come to Jesus to see what He had to say because if He said something wrong, they would get him. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, Audio: Understanding Legalism Verses Gospel Religion
Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
And from their zeal for God, they are doing it from their own perspective.
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, Audio: Restorers of Paths to Dwell In
We live so very close to the coming of Jesus. It is just around the corner. The experience of God’s faithful people living in these very last days is here identified, they are approved of God.
Isaiah 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places:thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 13 If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father:for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
The most focused Scripture we are looking at is verse 12 where is says ‘they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places. Thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations.’ Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, Audio: Not by Discussion
We are in need of understanding a question that has been tossed about in many minds and in ranks of Adventism. This question deals with the Words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, the mount of blessings and yet this verse has caused all sorts of complications and problems in the minds of people.
Matthew 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus declared plainly that there could be no dissolution of the marriage tie, except for unfaithfulness to the marriage vow. MB 63.1 Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel Audio: Misinterpretations of the Compassion of God
We are to come to the Lord and let him take self out of the equation of our life. If we do that then Jesus will become everything to us. The subject of self is involved in the marriage institution in today’s mentality. We have studied the subject of the marriage institution and the restoration of that which God’s people should be engaged in today. It is important when entering into such a subject we are free of human discussion and debate. We are to enter this subject as Nicodemus did when he confronted Jesus and Jesus said ye must be born again. Nicodemus discovered his Pharisaic research of scripture fell short of what true Bible study is meant to be for the salvation of our own soul. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, Audio: To Love as I Have Loved You
When it comes to restoring the marriage institution, God’s remnant people are to be identified by the correct ingredient of the subject of marriage. Marriage has to do with love. We are to love as Christ has loved us as Jesus said it in John;
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Did you notice a credential is identified of Christ’s disciples? The church on earth looks for all kinds of credentials that it is accepted of God. Here are the credentials. The church that is God’s church loves one another as Jesus loved them. Not just loves one another. By this shall all men know as this is a new dimension to love. The Spirit of Prophecy verily identifies this as a credential, or the credential. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, Audio: Heavens Ideal for Marriage
Our next point is to examine the particular components of marriage that God’s church is meant to convey to those who are entering into marriage if it is God’s church that is to restore the institution of marriage then heavens ideal of marriage must be entered into if they are restorers of the marriage institution. We pursue a continuation of what we did last time. Some of the quotes we read, we want to put into sequence in reference to what responsibility the church has to restore the marriage institution to those who are entering it.
We recall how that marriage is an entering into from a plurality into a singularity. The twain shall become one flesh. Let us explore this item when it comes to applying it to people who are looking for a marriage partner and establishing a proper relationship both originally and if things have gone wrong to reestablish it.
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Read the rest of this entry
By Paul Godfrey, Audio: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
We are invited to come to the marriage supper of the lamb. God designed that everything around us would send messages to us of himself so that where ever we looked or what we did would speak of him. That is what Gods design was. If we consider that so that when wake up in the morning we would remember the resurrection of the dead. Is that not what it is equated to? Someone waking up out of sleep? If we would wake up and say Lord, may I be part of the resurrection? Then you might look out of your window and you would see the sun rising and your mind would think;
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, Audio: Marriage, A Symbol of Heavens Union
The wise shall be purified and they shall shine. We are in need of becoming part of the wise to understand.
Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
This verse connects with the wise virgin’s parable and with the wise in Daniel who understand. This is an important subject and needs to be understood under the wisdom of God. God’s church on earth is to represent this institution. How? In God’s plan His church became established. Read the rest of this entry