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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
THE HOLY BIBLE
AND THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

Q. 1. Does the Holy Bible provide any proof that Marriage is a Sacrament?

A. 1. Yes, it does. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to christ and the Church." [Ephes. 5:31-2] According to the Jerome Biblical Commentary, June 6, 1968, in Ephesian 5:31, Genesis 2:24 is quoted. Because these words are in Scripture, rabbinical exegesis brought out that the Holy Spirit certified the sacredness of marriage relations. The rabbinic term for marriage is qiddsn (sanctification or sanctities). This is a great mystery: Mysterion is translated in the Vg by "Sacramentaum," which does not mean "sacrament" in our modern sense. Mysterium is the Pauline word for "God's long-hidden secret". As understood here, it means that the verse in Genesis has a hidden meaning, only now understood. I mean in reference to Christ and the Church: The text of Genesis, which expressed the sacred nature of marriage, foreshadowed in the bond of husband and wife the union of Christ and his spouse, the Church.

The following are some Biblical references to the Sacrament of Marriage:

Mt. 19:10-1, and

Eph. 5:31-2.



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