Book of Ephesians
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Christians should never marry unbelievers; comments on the marriage service; marriage is not a sacrament; the mystical union; problems of interpretation regarding this passage examined in detail; the relationship of the body to the head; the wife not inferior; but different; opinion and conscience are never to be confused.
The duties of husbands towards their wives; the importance of the home life; wives submit; husbands love; the power of love; a wrong understanding of love; types of love examined; the error of celibacy; sex is not evil; the three elements of love; Christ is the husband to the Church; marriage as a picture of the Church.
Love devalued today; love the most practical thing in the world; the love of Christ; Christ died for the Church; an example of love; marriage and the doctrine of the atonement; the preparation of the bride; sanctification; set apart for Him.
Cleansed from the guilt and power of sin; sin pollutes our nature; the error of baptismal regeneration; the purpose of baptism; the danger of separating the Spirit from the Word; the importance of the Word of God; sanctification explained; sanctified by the Spirit through the Word; our need to know God; the Ten Commandments show us our need of salvation.
A Shared life; Christ bestows His name on us; what He is He makes the Christian; enthroned with Christ; the bride shares the privileges; a right of access to the father; the world to come; the angels are the servants of the believer.
The importance of thinking things through; the Christian marriage is to be thought of in terms of Christ and His Church; 'self'; the reason so many marriages fail; three governing principles; and their work in practice; a man's wife is not his partner; but his other half; the unity of body and spirit as the marriage relationship; husband and wife are one; a husband should always bring his wife into everything; as Christ loved the Church.