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Jesus says that no one will enter into a marriage in heaven, I do NOT think he meant that there will not be a state of being married in heaven. To be like the angels may in some degree mean eternal not changing, Perhaps to be outside time as we know it. (This is a guess as Jesus hasn't said a lot about heaven). To be like angles can NOT mean: To be in some ...


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Something else worth considering is the intent of Heaven and Earth and then the establishment of the "New Heavens and new Earth" (Rev 21:1). If God's intention is to restore original creation without self-induced fault in the final move of God we are anticipating according to The Bible then what we see in The Garden is Man needing Woman. If that is the ...


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This is the basis for the Pauline Privilege in the Catholic Church. Not only can the engagement be broken off, even a resultant marriage can be dissolved. Catholic Perspective Some definitions PENNY CATECHISM 309 and 310. 309 What is a 'mixed marriage'? A 'mixed marriage' is a marriage in which only one partner is a Catholic. 310 Does the Church ...


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Well I guess Jesus and Paul didn't take wives so more meritorious is debatable, but remember when God saw man alone in Genesis and said it was NOT good, so instead made us a helper. This should be a big clue that we are better off having someone else to share a life with, but I guess it would depend on the individual and whether they are up for the challenge ...


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Short answer - No. If you are just looking at what Paul is saying, then more 'meritorious' is an incorrect choice of words to describe his encouragement towards choosing celibacy ahead of marriage. His language that either state comes as a "gift from the Lord" (verse 7) is very much against the sense of either condition attracting any merit. Bearing in ...


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"Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 11:11) There are numerous scriptures in the bible that state man and woman are twain without each other, but united are "one flesh" Genesis 2:24 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his ...


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Gen. 25 20. And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebecca the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Padan Aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to himself for a wife. כ. וַיְהִי יִצְחָק בֶּן אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה בְּקַחְתּוֹ אֶת רִבְקָה בַּת בְּתוּאֵל הָאֲרַמִּי מִפַּדַּן אֲרָם אֲחוֹת לָבָן הָאֲרַמִּי לוֹ לְאִשָּׁה: forty years old: For when Abraham ...


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If I understand you correctly, you are actually already married, but would like a Witness marriage ceremony to acknowledge that. The fact is that Witnesses recognise civil marriages as valid. If you married before returning to the faith, then you are married in their eyes. In fact, such marriages are also perfectly acceptable for those within the faith. My ...


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Boswell was the first to make the case that adelphopoiesis was a form of civil union, but his study has been subject to harsh criticism since it's publication as a work that attempts to re-write history by making claims that the practice of adelphopoiesis was homosexual in nature. Adelphopoiesis (from the Greek: ἀδελφοποίησις, derived from ἀδελφός ...


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Many conservatives would like to have their cake and eat it too in regards to marriage. They wish to defend the "sanctity" of marriage stating that God ordained it as something sacred between 1 man and 1 woman; as if God somehow supernaturally preserves and defines the definition of marriage but let us consider for a moment that there are many heterosexual ...


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Please allow me to present a different approach to the very good selected answer by @PeterTurner, and the other good addition by @MattGutting. In order to make a good confession, one of the steps for a Catholic is to make an Examination of Conscience.1 The section of that examination that may guide one as to what is/is not chaste behavior is e.g. this ...


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There are indeed things that the Catechism has to tell us about chastity; in fact, there is a whole section on it (Part Three, Section Two, Chapter Two, Article 6, Heading II) titled "The Vocation to Chastity". Chastity, we are told, is the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual ...


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Athanasius has given a very thorough answer. For the less studious, let me give a simple answer: "Divorce" means ending a marriage. "Annulment" means declaring that no marriage existed in the first place. For example, if Mr Brown kidnaps Miss Green and forces her to go through a marriage at gunpoint, few would call this is a "real" marriage. If Miss Green ...


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I kind of think the answer to this question is purely pastoral. It's not in any Encyclical or the Catechism, but the answer comes to a person who forms their conscience well and the Church has a lot of guidance on how to form your conscience. Seek first the Kingdom and the Will of God. Marriage (and the acts that follow) is what God calls man to most ...


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Catholic Perspective Polygamy is not allowed throughout the whole Bible. It was not allowed in the beginning, in the OT it was not yet explicitly rejected, and in his Gospel, Jesus restored the Creator's original plan in the beginning. CCC 1610 [...] In the Old Testament the polygamy of patriarchs and kings is not yet explicitly rejected. ...


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The short answer is "no," an annulment is not a Catholic divorce. Although the term "annulment" has come into common use, it is somewhat misleading, since it makes it seem as if an existing marriage is "annulled" or "cancelled." In fact, Church law does not use that term, but instead contemplates a declaration of the nullity (or non-existence) of a ...



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