Covington Bible Church

2140 S. Carpenter Drive

Covington VA 24426

540 965 4256 

covbc@ntelos.net

I'm short on time, so this will be pretty Spartan, so I'm not making links from the Scripture passages to 
a Bible program, etc.
I plan to add on this over the next week or so, so check back periodically.

Some Passages of Scripture from which we can draw a definition of Marriage:

  • Genesis 1:26-2:25
  • Matthew 19:3-12
  • Malachi 2:10-16
  • 1 Corinthians 7
  • Hebrews 13:4
  • Ephesians 5:22-33
  • 1 Peter 3:1-7
  • Romans 13:1-2

Here is an article that explores the Bible’s teaching about marriage: 

Since I haven't put anything here for a while, I'm posting this at the top.  The question this page speaks to, 

sparks a great many other questions.  Just exactly what is the role of the church in this matter of public

debate, and what is her best way of fulfilling that role?
http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/your-pastor-is-not-your-political-activist


  http://christianity.about.com/od/whatdoesthebiblesay/a/marriagecovenan.htm

Here is a video by Vodie Baucham that exposes some of the myths of romantic love.  Good stuff & good 

preaching.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4XkZq4KuoCI

One more article for now: http://thinkpoint.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/the-marriage-debate/

More Material added on May 4:

  • Here is another video.  Pastor Tim Keller took some flak for his answer to this question.  I actually,
  •  thought it was, considering that it was a Q&A time in a hostile environment, by a hostile interviewer, 
  • given in six minutes, that it was pretty good.  Note at the end his use of the term flourishing.  Sin is 
  • not only that which prevents us from flourishing, but in part it is that.  

  • Here is an article that gives an overview of Christian Colleges attempting to deal with the gay 
  • movement.  (Even as small as Pacific Islands University is, we have had to adopt admission policies 
  • to deal with this issue.)  One of the people quoted in the article is Wesley Hill.  I read his book Washed 
  • and Waiting,  which is one young Christian's story of dealing with homosexual temptation.