Toward a Biblical Theology of Marriage and Family, Part 3: Gospels and Acts

Volume
Volume 5
Issue
Summer 1977
Title
Toward a Biblical Theology of Marriage and Family, Part 3: Gospels and Acts
Abstract

Spiritual symbolism emphasizes with dominance in the New Testament as a major purpose of marriage and family. God teaches us truth regarding the Church by reminding us to study the relationship between husbands and wives, parents and children. In the New Testament also we encounter a uniquely Christian view of divorce from the teaching of Jesus and major segments of the Gospels deal with the relationship between the Father and Son establishing the Deity of Christ by establishing the family relationship in the heavenly Trinity. The sin of adultery comes in for particular condemnation in the teachings of Jesus as recorded by the Gospel writers. We quickly learn in opening the pages of the New Covenant that God intends to reaffirm all that He said of the family in the Old Testament while adding relatively few new concepts. No fewer than 13 indications of family terminology identify spiritual truth regarding the relationship between God and man. It remains for the writers of the Epistles, particularly the Apostle Paul, to clarify many of the concepts but the ground rules are established from the lips of Jesus Himself.

Author
Dr. K.O. Gangel
Pages
247 - 259
Price
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