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Is it ok for a Christian couple to sign a prenuptial agreement?

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December 31st, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, prenup, Q and A0 Comments | Author:

Hello M_____,

Christ answers this very question in Luke 12.

Luk 12:13 (NKJV) Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
A prenuptial agreement is a slightly different physical situation, but the same spirits are at work within the people considering such an agreement. Everything we have is an inheritance from God, and we must steward this inheritance in the way that he commands.

Here is Christ’s response to this person from the crowd that was concerned about a physical inheritance.

Luk 12:14 (NKJV) But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”
Luk 12:15 (NKJV) And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”

God has ordained that marriage will cause a man and a wife to become one flesh.

Mar 10:8 (NKJV) AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Mar 10:9 (NKJV) Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

It is not proper to try and divide possessions, because you will become one flesh that leads to the man leading as the head of the woman.

1Co 11:3 (NKJV) But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

A marriage will be successful when both the husband and wife seek first the kingdom and have the faith that God will work out the physical needs as he sees fit.

Mat 6:32 (NKJV) For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Mat 6:33 (NKJV) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Signing a prenuptial agreement makes us just like the world of gentiles that are concerned about the unrighteous mammon more that the kingdom of God.

Christ then tells this parable to the person from the crowd asking about the inheritance.

Luk 12:16 (NKJV) Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.
Luk 12:17 (NKJV) And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’
Luk 12:18 (NKJV) So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
Luk 12:19 (NKJV) And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ‘
Luk 12:20 (NKJV) But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
Luk 12:21 (NKJV) “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

God looks at the heart, and the heart of the person concerned about a prenuptial agreement is concerned about the wrong things.

I pray that you can receive this answer from God’s word,

~ Mitch

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