When I get Married…

When we get married, which will hopefully be sooner than later, we do not intend to get a marriage license unless the Lord says otherwise. I haven’t really talked about this to many people (not that I have many people to talk to it about) and I know there are some concerns about it from some, though not all.
Who was it that sanctified marriage to begin with?
Genesis 2:24 KJV  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
What many do not see is that we DO NOT have to obtain a marriage license to be married in God’s eyes. We do not have to have the government tell us what we have to do in order to be married.
Let’s take a look at the definition of “license”

license noun

1. formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession.
2. a certificate, tag, plate, etc., giving proof of such permission; official permit: a driver’s license.
3. permission to do or not to do something.
4. intentional deviation from rule, convention, or fact, as for the sake of literary or artistic effect: poetic license.
5.exceptional freedom allowed in a special situation.
6.excessive or undue freedom or liberty.

If you actually start looking into these things you will begin to learn that our government (in the U.S.) has dubbed marriage as “illegal” leaving you to have to get a license (or permit) to get married.
I have been married before (legally) and looking back, it bothers me that God is not in the actual process, besides a ceremony, of actually being married. He is replaced by the state.

Anyway, I’m not going to get into the details of all of that right now. Last I checked I am still free in this country (for now) to marry whom I want and it doesn’t actually have to be under the state/government.
Brandon found a website of another couple that has done similar to what we plan on doing. If you’re interested here’s the link: http://ncrenegade.com/education/how-do-i-get-married-without-a-license/

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6 thoughts on “When I get Married…

    • How would this be such a big problem to others? Why is it seen as so offensive when it actually goes against our own freedom and liberty in this country? Granted most are unaware of what it causes and what we actually lose through it.

      We have taken this in prayer in regards to a marriage license and none of us feel it would benefit the Lord’s work for us, though we do not expect many to understand this.

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      • Let’s look at what the word says concerning poligamy. The word says that a man may have more than one wife. The restriction that the Lord placed on this was that they were not to be sisters . The only restrictions placed on this arrangement in the New Testament is where it has to deal with elders where it says that an elder must be the husband of one wife. In other parts of the world poligamy is an accepted practice. However in America there is a law against it. So who do we obey?

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      • Genesis 2:23-24 KJV 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.
        (24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife (singular): and they shall be one flesh.
        When did God approve of polygamy? Polygamy was MANs doing, not the Lord (the same way the Lord does not approve of divorce but through the hardness of their hearts, granted that men could give their wives a divorce in the OT).
        The Lord created man (singular) and woman (singular) to be one flesh, He did not create or approve of man and women (plural) to be one flesh.

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      • Agreed Lindsay, but God still gave instructions concerning it. I agree with you that one wife one man is what the Lord intended. I grew up in the 60s when living together was the big thing. I’m just saying that it would be a shame if your witness was blown . I agree 100% that the license is nothing but a piece of paper. However it is what it represents in the eyes of believers and nonbelievers that is important.

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      • Tony, my dear Brother, I never wish to hurt or offend anyone, believer or non-believer.
        Yet we are told that by living through our faith we are no longer conformed to the image of this world and that by living through faith we can or will offend those who do not understand it.
        I have already stated previously that we have indeed prayed over this exact thing and the Lord is leading us through this. I have also given you truthful facts, from a law dictionary, of what a marriage license is through the eyes of the government.
        Are you sure you are arguing this point through the view of a non-believer and concern for witnessing opportunities, given the information already stated, or is it from your own opinion and point of view? I’m sure that question could make you angry and I hope you realize it’s asked through love and concern.
        We are not of this world and we are not breaking any of God’s laws by not getting a marriage license when Brandon and I are told we can get married. We are not just going to move in together and say we’re married either, we will have a ceremony and it WILL be under and ordained through God.
        I hope you realize that instead of looking at a joyous future occasion of the Lord bringing two people together to follow out His will in their lives, you are trying to take a world point of view that discourages living through faith alone while backing it up with scripture that the world would never apply – marrying under God only and living through the faith in that should be proof of witnessing opportunities to those who do not believe. I don’t say these things to make you mad but to point out what is truly going on. I do not see why a world point of view needs to be argued on something dealing with faith, something the world does not understand.

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