In Genesis

God created the man and woman in His image on the sixth day, then brought them together as man and wife.

Genesis 1:27, 31
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. … And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 2:23-24
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

In the New Testament

Jesus told the people that a man and woman would be married and become one flesh, because in the beginning God made the first marriage.

Matthew 19:4-5
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Mark 10:6-8
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

Reflection:

The New Testament makes many references to the Creation of the world, as described in the book of Genesis. The New Testament authors treat it as history. Much of the Gospel message would have to change or be distorted if we removed all references to Creation.

References:

McIntosh A. Genesis for today: the relevance of the Creation / evolution debate to today’s society. 3rd edition. Leominster, UK: Day One Publications; 2006. pp. 107-114. Koorong.

Tyler DJ. The Guide: Creation – chance or design? Darlington, England: Evangelical Press; 2003. pp. 17-30. Koorong.

Crosswalk.Com Online Bible. URL: http://bible.crosswalk.com (cited March 2008).

Scriptures from the King James Version (The Authorised Version) of the Bible. 1611. Public Domain. Koorong. Word.