Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Seven Royal Laws of Courtship

Earlier this week I re-read a booklet, Seven Royal Laws of Courtship by Jerry Ross, published by Ultimate Goal Publications, while my family was out of town attending the August campmeeting down at Faith Baptist Camp in Resaca, GA. I highly recommend this booklet for parents and children who have prayed about practicing principles of courtship during the season of life when marriage is on the horizon, finding the mate God has in mind to help you complete your ministry for Him.

Listed below is a summary of the conflict that clearly exists between God and Satan for control of the young man or woman regarding the principles and goals one sets while seeking a marriage partner. Marriage is not a game; it is a very important step in each individual's life; after salvation, it is the next greatest decision one will make that impacts the rest of their life.

The Seven Royal Laws of Courtship
  1. By the grace of Almighty God, I will marry the person God has created for me.
  2. By the grace of Almighty God, I will arrive at the marriage altar morally pure.
  3. By the grace of Almighty God, I will arrive at the marriage altar prepared to fulfill my responsibilities as a marriage partner.
  4. By the grace of Almighty God, our marriage will have the blessing of both sets of parents and our pastors.
  5. By the grace of Almighty God, I will have glorified God and maintained an unquestionable Christian testimony throughout my courtship.
  6. By the grace of Almighty God, I will give to my partner someone who understands and practices real agape love.
  7. By the grace of Almighty God, on my wedding day, I will be in a position to fulfill God's specific calling for my life.

Satan's Seven Goals for Your Wedding Day

  1. On your wedding day, Satan wants you to marry someone whom God never intended for you to marry.
  2. On your wedding day, Satan wants you to have already experimented with sex.
  3. On your wedding day, Satan wants you to be ill-prepared to make your marriage a success.
  4. On your wedding day, Satan wants you to break your parent's heart and grieve your pastor.
  5. On your wedding day, Satan wants you to have ruined your testimony and to have brought shame to the name of Christ because of your unwise dating habits.
  6. On your wedding day, Satan wants you to have no idea how to define or practice agape love.
  7. On your wedding day, Satan wants your choice of a marriage partner to cause you to sacrifice the chance to fulfill God's calling on your life.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

This is real good, Thank for posting it. Thank for your 2 other last post too.

Dave

11:35 AM  
Blogger IronWill said...

Out of curiosity, how exactly do you define courtship?

10:36 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Dave,

Thanks for the kind words regarding my last few posts...

IronWill,

Below is a fairly detailed definition but I thought along with the royal laws listed in the original post, it would begin to make some sense.

Courtship = a children's continued obedience and submission to their parents God-given authority in working together to fulfilling God's will in selecting a mate for marriage and guiding and counseling the couple during their relationship as they prepare for marriage. This doesn't mean that the parents select the future spouse for their child, but work together with their son or daughter to make sure that the one that has entered the picture as a possible spouse is a qualified candidate based upon mutually agreed standards already laid out between the son or daughter and the parents.

Hope this helps....

8:30 AM  
Blogger Julie's Jewels said...

This is good Bro. Jim. I've not seen this booklet or even heard of it before. I would have loved to have read it. Do you know where I can get one?

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Sis. Julie,

Try this link... they have the book in their catolog listing.

http://www.victorybaptistpress.com/vbp2_022.htm

Hope this helps!!!

3:53 PM  

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