Unity views on dating and sex

02-May-2017 04:14

God is the eternal Father and the eternal Son, the Holy Spirit is also addressed as 'He,' and Jesus Christ is a male." They consider the husband-father to be "sovereign" over "his" household—the family leader, provider, and protector.They call for a wife to be obedient to her "head" (husband).God himself is the author of marriage." The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator." By reason of their state in life and of their order, [Christian spouses] have their own special gifts in the People of God.

Biblically, it is to be "held in honour among all" So they are no longer two, but one flesh.Some Christian authorities used to permit polygamy (specifically polygyny) in the past, but this practice, besides being illegal in Western cultures, is now considered to be out of the Christian mainstream and continues to be practised only by fringe fundamentalist sects.Christians today hold three competing views as to what is the biblically ordained relationship between husband and wife.Theologian Frank Stagg he concludes that the early Christians found in Hellenistic Judaism a code which they adapted and Christianized.Biblical egalitarians, Complementarians, and Biblical patriarchists each differ on how the provisions of the New Testament Household Code are to be interpreted today, both as to meaning and to intended audiences.

Biblically, it is to be "held in honour among all" So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Some Christian authorities used to permit polygamy (specifically polygyny) in the past, but this practice, besides being illegal in Western cultures, is now considered to be out of the Christian mainstream and continues to be practised only by fringe fundamentalist sects.

Christians today hold three competing views as to what is the biblically ordained relationship between husband and wife.

Theologian Frank Stagg he concludes that the early Christians found in Hellenistic Judaism a code which they adapted and Christianized.

Biblical egalitarians, Complementarians, and Biblical patriarchists each differ on how the provisions of the New Testament Household Code are to be interpreted today, both as to meaning and to intended audiences.

The Roman law of Manus gave the husband nearly absolute autocratic power over his wife, including life and death.