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Can Christians Get Married in God’s Eyes Without Government Registration?



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I was recently asked if Christians can

get married in the eyes of God

without government registration and if

so should they or shouldn't they well I

think the obvious and kind of an

immediate answer that comes to mind is

yes of course Christians can get married

in the eyes of God without government

registration they've been doing that for

for thousands of years in fact Adam and

Eve obviously did not have a government

to sanction their marriage instead in

the eyes of God they were married even

even today my wife and I we live in of

course in the United States and when we

got married

our pastor married us and I would argue

that in the eyes of God that's when my

wife and I were actually married but

then at a later time we filled out the

appropriate government forms as a

marriage license and got that to be a

part of the government sort of

sanctioned marriage so yes

Christians can get married without

government registration and in the eyes

of God they are they are actually

married and God God does not need

government registration to recognize a

marriage however Christians cannot get

married in the eyes of the government

without getting a marriage license and

the reason why they might want to get

married in the eyes of the government is

because when you get married by the

government standards you get all the

protections and benefits and privileges

that come with state sanctioned

matrimony and of course those are

intended to help take care of and to

promote and to nurture families that are

formed when people get together and get

married that's by the way why I would

recommend for Christians to not only get

married in the eyes of God but also to

go the next step and get married in the

eyes of the government as well to get

the marriage license because that way

they can participate with the government

and get those protections and privileges

that come with state sanctioned

matrimony by the way I hope you

recognize that the government is a

god-given institution God has given

humanity three institutions to help it

to flourish and to protect it right

God's given us the church

God's given us the family and God's

given us the government so the

government is a god-given institution

that is intended to help human beings

flourish to protect innocent people to

punish evildoers and that's the way when

governments fail to do their job or they

become corrupt evil thrives and human

beings don't flourish okay

but notice because the government is a

god-given institution it's appropriate

for us to participate in this government

sanctioned matrimony and to get the

privileges and benefits that come with

that there's nothing wrong with doing

that so long as the government has not

you know gone completely awry and is

just you know just horrific Allah evil

then then maybe you could argue yeah

okay so maybe you don't want to

participate with everything the

government does but at least in our

country or at this point there's no

reason why we can't as Christians

participate even in getting married in

the eyes of the government with a

marriage license

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