Thinking Cap #10 - The Question: Just When is a Couple Married?
I got a note from a friend on the net a couple of weeks back expressing concern that a
couple had come forward to join his church and they were not married. He faced a dilemna.
He did not want to turn them away from the very nurture and teaching they needed. Yet, if
he allowed them to join, he would then have to proceed with "church discipline"
against the couple. Leaving that problem aside, it did bring up another interesting
question. Just when is a couple married? Is the fundamental purpose of marriage
procreation? Is it merely the physical act that consumates marriage, or does the Bible
indicate that there is more to it? Your thoughts, should you wish to jump in are due to me
by midnight on Wedneday, April 5.
I heard from George Levesque (I guess with November looming, he'd better get a grasp on
this concept), Martin Olson, Robert Sanders, Steve/Mary Sweatt, Ron Tottingham and Michael
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