Fulton Confession of Faith/Chapter XXV

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1. Marriage is to be between one man and one woman; neither is it lawful for any man to have more than one wife, nor for any woman to have more than one husband at the same time.[1]

2. Marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife,[2] for the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue,[3] and for preventing uncleanness.[4]

3. It is lawful for all sorts of people to marry, who are able with judgment to give their consent;[5] yet it is the duty of Christians to marry in the Lord;[6] and therefore such as profess the true religion, should not marry with infidels, or idolators; neither should such as are godly, be unequally yoked, by marrying with such as are wicked in their life, or maintain damnable heresy.[7]

4. Marriage ought not to be within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity, forbidden in the Word;[8] nor can such incestuous marriages ever be made lawful, by any law of man or consent of parties, so as those persons may live together as man and wife.[9]

Scripture References[edit]

  1. Ge 2:24; Mal 2:15; Mt 19:5-6.
  2. Ge 2:18.
  3. Ge 1:28.
  4. 1Co 7:2,9.
  5. Heb 13:4; 1Ti 4:3.
  6. 1Co 7:39.
  7. Ne 13:25-27.
  8. Lev 18:1-30.
  9. Mk 6:18; 1Co 5:1.