Is it possible to be married in Gods eyes without a minister?

  1. Team Wiseman profile image81
    Team Wisemanposted 3 years ago

    Is it possible to be married in Gods eyes without a minister?

    Do we actually need a preacher, or anyone for that matter, to be married or is it possible for two people to join in marriage by themselves and would it count?

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  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Marriage is (man-made) ceremony. If one believes in the bible then they are aware that there was no minster that married Adam & Eve and yet they were considered husband and wife.
    Historically during the slave trade slaves simply "jumped the broom" and considered themselves married. They weren't legally allowed to have wedding licenses. They considered themselves married.
    In the United States, common law marriage has been in existence since the horse and buggy days of 1877.
    A common law marriage is one in which the couple, usually a man and woman, lives together for a period of time and holds themselves out to friends, family and the community as "being married," but never go through a formal ceremony or get a marriage license.
    The following states fully recognize common law marriage: Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas (calls it "informal marriage") and Utah. If you live in one of these states and are considering such an arrangement you should look into your state's requirements.
    Note: Lots of people get married in their local courthouse by the justice of the peace. Marriage is about (legality) and not religion in the eyes of the government.

  3. aguasilver profile image72
    aguasilverposted 3 years ago

    God views marriage as quite simple, a  woman is made a promise by a man to love, cherish, protect and provide for her and their children, and the promise is followed by consummation in a sexual union.

    This marriage is generally confirmed by the couple in the 'sight of the congregation' in order to declare to all others that they are now one body and committed as such

    So promise + consummation = marriage.

    The rest is a socio / legal observation which enables the state to know how to collect money from the couple.

 
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