(ChurchLeaders) In an episode of the Ask Pastor John podcast on Monday, pastor and theologian John Piper weighed in on whether God recognizes the marriage of two non-Christians as legitimate. Piper’s address was in response to a listener’s question.
The listener wrote in to describe a conversation he had at work, saying, “A coworker asked me if I thought God honored secular marriages. My gut reaction was yes. My coworker said no. He believes that if two parties don’t believe in God, then God is not in that marriage, and therefore God does not recognize the marriage.”
Admitting that he wasn’t sure how to respond, the listener asked, “Is there biblical backing for the legitimacy of secular marriages?”