Saturday, September 29, 2012

Christian Marriage (5) Simplicity

If Christians take back marriage, most of the paraphernalia of the modern marriage ceremony that make it so expensive will be redundant. There will be no need for cars, suits, wedding dresses, groomsmen, bridesmaids and wedding receptions. Wedding vows should be made in the presence of God during a meeting of the church that the couple will participate in.

Isaac and Rebekah are an example of how simple a wedding ceremony can be. Abraham had sent a servant to look for a wife for his son. The servant was led by God to Rebekah. She had demonstrated the character that a good wife would need. When the servant returned with Rebekah, Isaac accepted his commitment and took her into his family tent.

Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel… she took her veil and covered herself. Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her (Gen 24:64).
This was all it took for them to be married in the eyes of God.

4 comments:

David Coufal said...

I thought you believe in House Church, in other words that a building is not the church?

David Coufal said...

Sorry Ron, I just read your post again. It's clear you are not meaning a physical building but instead a group of Christians.

I guess that is what happens when you skim over things and don't think about things properly, aye? ;)

Speaking of which: Just because the Bible doesn't lay out the wedding ceremony doesn't mean that cars and groomsmen and so on are wrong. Is the Jewish wedding ceremony wrong? It too is not defined by the scriptures.

I think you would do well to not make such strange claims as: "There will be no need for cars, suits, wedding dresses, groomsmen, bridesmaids and wedding receptions."

I think you are majoring on minor issues.

Blessed Economist said...

20k is not a minor issue.

David Coufal said...

20k? That's a lot of money if you're a cheap Scotsman ;P lol