Why did God establish the marriage institution

(1). "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it." (Gen. 1:27, 28); for "He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited." Isa. 45:18.

(2). "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him." Gen. 2:18.

NOTE. - Man needs the refinement which comes from association with true womanhood, as well as assistance in the temporal affairs of life. To populate the earth, and also to render man happy, were therefore the objects of the Creator in bringing into existence the marriage institution.

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