Chapter 25

Of Marriage

1 I. The monogamous rule of marriage
2 II. The major purposes for marriage
A. The mutual help of husband and wife
B. The increase of mankind with a legitimate issue
C. The preventing of uncleanness
3-4 III. The lawful parties to marriage
A. The general rule: liberty
B. The specific restriction
1. The Christian restriction
2. The natural restriction

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p299. Used by permission.