There’s disagreement in the Christian community as to whether or not we really have soul mates. Maybe you don’t like the term ‘soul mate’, but that’s all it is; a term. I’m just using it to describe the person God intends for you to marry. I believe they are interchangeable.
I had someone ask for my Biblical sources for my statements in the previous post, and I thought I’d share them with you guys too.
First off is Genesis 2:18, 21-24. (Disclaimer: I won’t be rewriting all of the Bible verses in here. You have internet. Go look them up 🙂 ) This section of the Bible talks about how God made a helper for Adam. Just one. Not multiple to choose from. They were to be one flesh- the heart of God’s design for marriage.
1 Corinthians 7:1-2. Unless celibate, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
I don’t know about you guys, but that seems to mean that there aren’t several people that the man should marry. Just one that God intends for him to marry.
Matthew 19: 4-6 b : Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.
That one may seem like it’s for marriage, but think about it. God knows who you are going to marry. He knows who he wants you to marry. I don’t know exactly how God works, and I don’t pretend to, but I believe that he essentially ‘joins’ you and your future spouse together quite some time before you even meet.
It’s like God is shipping us together and hoping we have the good sense to become canon
Sorry, fangirl lingo. But it works.
Of course, there’s always the argument of free will.
“The idea that God has one person for you to marry contradicts one of the fundamental aspects of the human nature, that He gave us; free will”
Except that argument just doesn’t work. God is not forcing us to marry anyone. We can marry whoever the heck we want. But God has one person that you are perfect for, and who is perfect for you. He still allows us to exercise free will, but what we need to do is pray for guidance from Him. We should pray that we find the person God has appointed for us.
If you guys have any more questions, please ask away in the comments.