My honest opinion is that getting married in a church is just a way of showing others that your partner is not available anymore. I think If you know in your heart that your relationship will last forever , then their is no need to waist time planning and spending money on a wedding when all you need is your better half. Clearly Adam and Eve did not get married in a church, but was punished by god either. Hope that answers your question
A marriage happens when two become one..as in copulating. People do not understand this at all and look at all the people who are copulating..they are marrying the other person. Tha is what it means the two shall become one and shall share their seed. That is a marriage in the eyes of God, Nothing in the Bible says anything about being in a church to change vows. Adam and Ever "knew" each other.
Deb:That's the way God intended marriage, but most don't remain "pure" today! There were "weddings" in Scripture for that's where Jesus' performed His first miracle! In Script, we should remain celibate until marriage, not "copulating!" Fornication!
I would have to ask wouldn't God know whats in the hearts of those that truly are in love and express it before marriage? I believe there are many that loved each other a lifetime kept their vows til death,that may have not waited.
No, only because the god that you mentioned was not The God. You should always capitalize the G when referring to the one and true God. Now, God the Master approves the marriage of a man and woman period.
So who is the "true" God? Every religion has a different name (even all of the different offshoots of Christianity have a different name for him), also if marriage is something that comes from "god" why is it so tied in politics?
No, I do not. I think the point of marriage is to enter into a relationship, not just you and the other person, but with God. God designed man and woman to be together, and with Him in the mix, it is sort of like a trilogy. The point of marriage is to declare before God that you will be true to the other person. You need God's approval.
Star: The point of marriage is to "Be fruitful and multiply." (Gen 1:28) Yes, you need God's approval for Scripture says "What God has joined together" and that we should make sure of otherwise the divorce rate will continue to rise!
Norine, Some people can't have children. Are you saying God would tell them it's "pointless" for them to get married. In other instances divorced people in their 40s, 50s, or beyond choose to remarry. Marriage not just about having children.
feenix, Amen! Most Christians "cherry pick" the scriptures they're willing to follow. Ecclesiastes 7:20 confirms this:"For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not." Every Saint has a past and every Sinner has a future
Debra, Essentially that verse is saying: Actions speak louder than words. What feenix and I are saying is there are lots of (so called) Christians who don't walk the talk! Do you disagree with that assertion? To some degree we're all hypocrites.
@dash, I wrote my last hub on that very thing and most did not pass the test. Plus I use verses that speak of what Jesus spoke, and I always prefer what he siad than what John says. Not all of us are sinners and that was what Jesus said.
no idea at all. According to church rule is a couple has to be converted to catholic or christians to be married in church. Problem is, if your spouse is a buddhist, Indian or Islam, how do you enter church then? My hubby is a buddhist, He said if you want me to convert into a Catholic, forget about marrying!
Peach: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Although Catholicism has misled many, at least they believe in God! Matt 10:33! See my response under "Was Christ Tolerant of other religions or did he teach that there was only one true religion?"
Yes, the pomp and circumstance of weddings are man-made. If church was a "requirement" to be married than most marriages that took place between slaves would be invalid since they weren't legally allowed to get married. A church is just a building. Honoring your vows counts more than (where) you made them. I've been told God knows what is in people's hearts.
Dash: Jesus' first miracle was at a "wedding" so Jesus approves! Now church bldg is another subject! Can't find that in Script! Yes, you've been told rt "God knew "slaves hearts!" I Sam 16:7. If God joined together, honoring vows no problem!
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