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Rudy 03-24-2017 01:03 PM

Marriage.
 
Does anyone know of an apostolic preacher that would perform a marriage ceremony without a license?

Esaias 03-24-2017 05:38 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudy (Post 1474839)
Does anyone know of an apostolic preacher that would perform a marriage ceremony without a license?

Why is a preacher needed? Does the Bible authorize preachers to "perform marriages"?

Esaias 03-24-2017 05:45 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
Biblically, a marriage is a contract between a man (the groom), the bride, and the bride's father. The groom's father also has an advisory role, but is not the final authority, it seems.

So for a marriage to be valid in God's eyes there needs to be two or three witnesses and a public declaration of marriage (with the consent of the bride's father or nearest male relative responsible for her, unless there are none) followed by a consummation. The exchange of vows would certainly certainly suffice as the "contractual terms" although they could also just be written out and the two parties publicly affirm their commitment to the terms.

No preacher needed. And the "license" or PERMISSION resides a) in the stipulations of God's Word as to what constitutes marriage and b) in the consent of the bride's father to give her in marriage.

Esaias 03-24-2017 05:54 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
Now, if one requires a preacher in order to satisfy requirements of the state, then that assumes the state has authority to impose requirements. Which goes full circle right back to the license thing.

At this time, states have pretty much abandoned any legitimacy in regards to marriage. People should just go back to the Bible, and make sure inheritance issues are sufficiently taken care of contractually.

Miss Scarlett 03-24-2017 06:29 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudy (Post 1474839)
Does anyone know of an apostolic preacher that would perform a marriage ceremony without a license?

I'm not sure I understand your Question, If the Pastor is not licensed, or the couple don't have license. If no license is present to make the marriage legal, I don't think an apostolic pastor would perform a marriage. But if you are asking if the preacher doesn't have license, it would make no difference. You can be married in my state by a Justice of the peace, a Judge, or a supervisor.

jediwill83 03-24-2017 06:36 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
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:-D

Miss Scarlett 03-24-2017 07:28 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
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Originally Posted by jediwill83 (Post 1474882)
:-D

bLA, bLA. bLA :foottap

Esaias 03-24-2017 07:34 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
lol

Amanah 03-24-2017 07:37 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jediwill83 (Post 1474882)
:-D

Princess Bride :gaga

jediwill83 03-24-2017 08:20 PM

Re: Marriage.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Miss Scarlett (Post 1474890)
bLA, bLA. bLA :foottap


What????? *Innocent look*


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