Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour.”
Marriage was ordained and created by God. It was instituted before the fall of man. When God created Adam, He realized it was not good for a man to be alone (Genesis 2:18) and so He created Eve (Genesis 2:21-23) and for this reason we have the institution of Marriage as we know it today (Genesis 2:24).
Marriage and sex within the confines of marriage was not only created by God, but made as something to be honoured as well as holy! And therefore God’s rules, regulations and boundaries must apply for it to be just that!
• So why do we get married?
1. For Mutual Help
By reading the words Genesis 2:18 it uses the words “I will make him (man) a helper (woman) comparible to him.”
So one of the first reason God ordained marriage was so that we can HELP one another become tha man/woman that God created us to be. In the confines of Marriage where the Husband takes his rightful GODLY place, his wife will be positioned to flourish the most and vice versa.
2. For Prevention of Fornication
A consciousness of sex is not wrong, in fact it has been placed there by God. It is what we do with those desires and urges that make it wrong. Therefore sex is something so valuable and priceless that it should be kept for the boundaries of healthy marriage.
Fornication sounds like a big word, but it just basically means having sex outside of the confines of marriage.
Therefore, Paul says in 1 Cor 7:9b “It is better to marry than to burn”. Now he doesn’t scold people for having sexual desire because that is how God made us to be, but Paul is saying if in fact you have a strong sexual urge or desire, keep it for marriage… There is a lot more too marriage than sex, but one of the greatest gifts of marriage is the union of two spirits, souls and bodies in the magical and mysterious and HOLY act of sex. And therefore, Marriage is a way by which we can prevent living in sexual sin and enjoy the God given gift the way it was meant too.
3. For Receiving Grace Together
Peter mentions this when speaking to husbands and wives in 1 Peter 3:7 when he says, “as being also joint- heirs of the grace of life”. God delights in having the husband and the wife serve Him together. When husband and wife serve one another in love as they serve God, He takes delight in them and blesses them. There is something special about a husband and wife that unites in serving God and loving Him with their marriage.
Think of marriage as a triangle, with God being at the top and husband and wife at the two bottom points. As they serve God and have relationship with Him growing in His grace, they move towards the top point which is God. The closer they move to God, the closer they move to one another and therefore God should be the foundation of any and every marriage.
• The Legal requirements for getting married?
If you do plan on getting married, please make sure you have the following available and that you can provide us with the details when asked.
You will need:
1. Certified colour copies of the future Husband and Wife.
2. Certified colour copies of two witnesses that will sign the Marriage Register.
3. Three colour ID sized photos each for the future husband and wife.
4. A certified copy of a legal divorce letter if applicable.
5. A letter from a laywer if there is any form of prenupt contract between future husband and wife.
• Marital services at West Rand Bikers Church?
We as Pastors at West Rand Bikers Church can help you and your spouse with the Marriage Ceremony to get you two united under the laws and legislation of the Country as well as according to the Biblical guidelines given to us.
Therefore we do not support and will not marry or aid in the marriage of same sex partners as it is against the Will and the Word of God.
If you do want one of our Pastors to marry you and your spouse, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info so we can get you connected with the pastor you would like to do the Marriage Ceremony.
We are happy to conduct Biker Style or Old School and Traditional style marriage ceremonies. Just inform us ahead of time which one it is.