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Dr. O. Talmadge Spence


The Marriage Principle

Founder of Foundations Bible College
Date: May 4, 1986
Service Type: Sunday Evening Sermon
Text: Genesis 2:24; 1 Samuel 17:55–58; 1 Kings 11:9–12; Genesis 9:25; Jeremiah 31:20
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A message covering principles of marriage custom with emphasis on parental guidance in harmony with romantic love. Also, the Bible reveals a man is to leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and God at times calls for both to forsake their birthplace.

Sermon Notes

Excerpts from the sermon:

“A man better get out of his father and mother`s house, and better get untied from his mother`s apron strings, and better get out of there, or that family will replace their will and responsibility, but the nature of a woman is different.”

“If every couple in this world could see the will of God as the greatest challenge, as the greatest act of adventure, the greatest moment of trust, to just start right out with zero—if they could ever see that in the blessed will of God with a burning and burdened heart, you will become happy couples, and your happiness would extend into new frontiers of culture and custom and understanding.”

“The problem with couples today, they are basically looking for pleasure. They are both going to work. They are going to get enough money so they can do what they want to do. There is very little caring for children. We`ll abort them if they get in the way. We don`t want too many at one time, and we`re going to postpone it all. We`re just going to enjoy it.”

“The value of romantic love—I believe it is one of the greatest ingredients in a custom of marriage you could ever find, and if you can harmonize romantic love with parental guidance to that altar, you will find two of the most natural things to help your marriage.”

“No man, no young man is ever going to do the will of God, ever going to be a leader, ever going to take God`s will and do it, if he is dependent upon his parents to make his decisions.”