Beale’s NT Theology

Some thoughts on Marriage, G. K. Beale writing on the blessings in the pre-fall state (A New Testament Biblical Theology, Baker 2011, 41) :

The marriage relationship of Adam and Eve and all of their progeny appears to have been established as a kind of shadow to point to the consummated end-time relationship of God and his bridal people. That is, human marriage originally was designed even before the fall to be transcended by God’s relationship with his people (this seems to suggest that human marriage will no longer have the purpose of procreation, nor, presumably, will it include a sexual relationship, which appears to be the implication of Matt. 22:30).
Advertisements

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: