Produced by the Westminster Assembly for the great Parliament, this time-honored treasure of the faith bears striking resemblance to the Irish Articles, but is far abler, fuller, and superior to any of its predecessors, and gives proof that the Assembly was steadily dominated by its aim to state nothing therein which is not expressly taught in the Word of God, or derivable therefrom by good and necessary reference.
2. Marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife, (Gen. 2:18) for the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue, and of the Church with an holy seed; (Mal. 2:15) and for preventing of uncleanness. (1 Cor. 7:2,9)