Will the return of Jesus be related to the marriage rate?
Author: Frank Xue
Marriage was established by God. When God created Adam, he said, “It is not good for the man to live alone. I will make a spouse for him to help him.” So he took a rib from Adam and created a woman named Eve to be Adam’s wife In this way, the first marriage of mankind was born, and God became the witness of the first marriage of mankind.
What is marriage like today, six thousand years later?
According to a survey released by the Pew Research Center in December 2011, only about half of adult Americans are currently married, setting a historic new bottom point for American marriage rates.
In the 1960s, the marriage rate in the United States was 72%; but today it is only 51%. The average marriage age in the United States now is 28.7 years for men and 26.5 years for women, which is the highest average marriage age ever in the United States.
Why do more and more people not want to get married or get married later? According to research analysis, there are several reasons. First, modern people’s concept of marriage is getting weaker, and cohabitation is increasing. They feel that if they love each other, it doesn’t matter whether they are married or not, as long as they live together. Such a concept is very popular among modern people. However, such cohabitation often breaks down after a period of time due to a lack of commitment to each other. After separation from each other, you may find other people to live together. In this way, marriage will be meaningless to them, and they have no great hope for marriage.
Secondly, the degradation of modern human morality has led them to lose their sacred sense of sexual life in marriage. It was nothing new in the United States that the two had sex within a few days without knowing each other. The sex life that only couples in the marriage can enjoy now, but now it is a routine meal for any unmarried person at any time. This degradation of sexual morality makes people lose the sacred sense of marriage, so there is no need for marriage.
Finally, some people do not want to get married or get married late because they are afraid of divorce. Among all adults aged 18 and over in the United States, the number of divorces increased from 5% in 1960 to 14% in 2010, and the divorce rate was nearly 50%. In other words, one in every two couples is divorced. This high divorce rate has caused many women with bottom incomes to fear marriage. They worry that after marriage, if the marriage changes and divorces, they will be under great pressure emotionally, economically, and socially. This anxiety made them look forward to no marriage.
From the phenomenon of low marriage rate and high divorce rate in the United States, we can see that the marriage established by God from the beginning has now become a dispensable matter; and God has only the spouse nature blessed in marriage Relationships have now become a thing for any unmarried man and woman.
Jesus said, “32” You can learn from the fig tree, for example: when the branches are tender and long, you know that summer is near. 33 So, when you see all these things, you also know that the Son of Man is near, The doorway. “(Mt 24: 32-33)
“26 As Noah’s days are, so will the days of the Son of Man. 27 At that time the people ate and drank, married and married, and the day came when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 It was like the days of Lot; people ate and drank, bought and sold, and cultivated and built. 29 On the day that Lot came out of Sodom, fire and sulfur came down from heaven and destroyed them all. The same will be true of the day when the Son of Man appears. “(Luke 17: 28-30)
“1 The Holy Spirit said that at a later time someone would forsake the truth and follow the temptations of the tempting demons and demons. 2 This is because of the counterfeiting of the liar; the conscience of such people is as used to being iron In general. 3 They forbid marriage and food, and they are made by God to those who believe and understand the truth. ”(1 Timothy 4: 1-3)
Comparing the days of Noah with the days of Lot, we can see that those two generations were “eat and drink.” But in the days of Lot, there were more “buy and sell, cultivate and build”, which meant that the economy and trade was very prosperous at the time; but there was no “marry and marry”, which meant that people of that generation were very Marry less. In Rhodes’s generation, one of the most prominent features was the disorder and chaos of gender. The phenomenon of homosexuality and bisexuality was very popular in that generation. Marriage was very rare, and the marriage of men and women was almost disintegrated at that time.
This gender disorder and the popularity of the bottom marriage rate are exactly what is happening in our generation. After a comparative analysis of the relationship between the days of Noah and Lot and the present generation, we should understand that the day of the return of the Lord Jesus is really near.