Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER 3 - Marriage

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CHAPTER 3 - Marriage





What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
In the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage,
but are as the angels of God in heaven. - Jesus.



( - Marriage -)
When our great Teacher came to him for baptism, John was astounded. Reading his thoughts, Jesus added: "Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness." Jesus' concessions (in certain cases) to material methods were for the advancement of spiritual good.

(Marriage temporal)
Marriage is the legal and moral provision for generation among human kind. Until the spiritual creation is discerned intact, is apprehended and understood, and His kingdom is come as in the vision of the Apocalypse, - where the corporeal sense of creation was cast out, and its spiritual sense was revealed from heaven, - marriage will continue, subject to such moral regulations as will secure increasing virtue.

(Fidelity required)
Infidelity to the marriage covenant is the social scourge of all races, "the pestilence that walketh in darkness, . . . the destruction that wasteth at noonday." The commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," is no less imperative than the one, "Thou shalt not kill."

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