What the Bible Says About Soul Mates

This word, “soul mate”, means different things to different people.  To some, it is simply a person that is a suitable friend for life.  To others, especially in a more spiritual sense, a soul mate is a person that God has created for another person for marriage.  Does God create a person for everyone to be married to?

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God Made Eve for Adam

Genesis 2:22-24 – “And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 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.

[brought her unto the man] – Many preachers use this verse to teach that God creates an individual for each person just as He created Eve for Adam.  The problem is that Adam and Eve’s situation is different than ours.  If Adam didn’t have Eve, there would be no human race.  If you do not have a mate, the human race will still exist.


Who You Marry Is Your Choice

Numbers 36:6 – “This is the thing which the Lord doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.”

[Let them marry to whom they think best] – This is proof enough that God DID NOT create a specific man for each of these women to marry.  Here, God did not say, “With my infinite knowledge I foresaw this situation from eternity past and predestined each one of these women to have one man to be with.”  God has not preplanned someone for everyone.  If you want to be married to someone, it is your choice.  If you don’t want to be married to someone, it is also your choice.  “Whom you think best” to marry is who you should marry.  After you are married with your spouse, you will be one flesh (Gen 2:24).  When you marry someone, God has put you together FROM THAT MOMENT and not before, and FROM THAT MOMENT, let not man separate them from marriage (Matt 19:6).

Kent Owen

Author: Kent Owen

After college I lived in China for 5 years, working as an English teacher and foreign marketing manager. Now i'm an insurance salesman, but my real passion is Christ and learning the bible.

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