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Chapter 25

Of Marriage

1 I. The monogamous rule of marriage
2 II. The major purposes for marriage
  A. The mutual help of husband and wife
  B. The increase of mankind with a legitimate issue
  C. The preventing of uncleanness
3-4 III. The lawful parties to marriage
  A. The general rule: liberty
  B. The specific restriction

1. The Christian restriction


2. The natural restriction

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p. 299. Used by permission.

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