The Grammar of Marriage
How does marriage relate to proper English grammar? The relationship is based on God’s eternal truth as set forth in the Holy Scriptures. Even the syntax and grammar of our language reflect the beauty of biblical theology and the glory of God.4
The person of faith is represented in Christ, just as woman is represented in the man. As members of the Church we are members of the Bride of Christ. Christ rules! Thus, our language is oriented to the masculine gender. She is included in the rhetorical he. His-or-her and womyn are not words. Instead they are bad grammar, a wimping nod to bad theology.
Eating, Drinking, Jots and Tittles
The apostle said that, “Whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do, [to] do all for the glory of God.” The little things count. The very words we write and the order in which we place them forms a record of our faith. We should not adopt the syntax of unbelief.
Practical Necessities in a Degenerate Society
After we have taught our children how and why we write the way we do, it may be necessary to go further, teaching them to mimic pagan grammar in order to get by in the market place. This should probably begin in junior high or high school. Attending most colleges, applying for jobs, our children may have to know how to use the alien terminology that will be expected.
Language has always changed over the years. It is not unusual that we are witnessing some major shifts in slang, grammar and syntax. After all, the New Testament was written in run-on sentences in its original autographs. The Apostle Paul was master of Koine Greek structure that has come down to us without breaks between words or sentences, ANENTIREEPISTLEINUPPERCASECHARACTERS.
Change is not our concern. What we oppose is the illicit pronouns that express rebellion against God and His Word. We don’t want to participate in a degenerate style that is offensive to Christ and His gracious revelation.
Rev. Dale K. Dykema
- Miss means she has not been married, Mrs. stands for her commitment to her husband. Ms. would indicate coveted independence or signal the status of a prostitute in ancient cultures. [Deut. 24] Moses ordered the issuance of a writ of divorcement if a woman was driven off. This was to assist here so she did not have to resort to whoredom. [back to text]
- Gen. 17:1-14 [back to text]
- Eph. 5:25-33 [back to text]
- I Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17 [back to text]