Talking in Bible terms, is it wrong to get married?
The Bible affirms marriage as the proper relationship between a man and a woman (Gen. 2:22-24; Heb. 13:4).
Marriage is a human convention. It is clear that marriage is not continued into eternity, although we will recognize each other for all time. For a reference on this, look at Christ's teaching in refuting the Sadducees talking about the seven brothers (Matthew 22:23-33).
The question arises often in response to Paul's admonition to stay in the state you find yourself found in1 Cor. 7:25-40. This is meant to be common sense advice for those looking to minister and it should be noted that he is speaking of a particular time in history where there was distress being inflicted on the Christians.
The reality is that when you are not married, you are free to go and do whatever the Lord asks you to do. You don't have to worry about supporting anyone else or being responsible for anyone but yourself. That is as true today as it was in Paul's time.
But it is still better to be married than to sin. This can also be seen from the same passage.
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