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Some time back I dug into this subject of weddings in olden Biblical days, just out of curiosity . This is summary of sort of what I found. Bible speaks of three "C" of weddings: Contract, Consummation, Celebration. These same things exist today in modern marriages but the order and timing of each stage is different. Ancient Jewish weddings never involved ...


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Puritans hold several different views regarding the exact timing of the Sabbath. Perhaps the most widespread view is that the Christian Sabbath begins on Saturday at sunset and continues until sunset on Sunday. New England Puritan Thomas Shepard argues from Old Testament precedent for the evening-to-evening Sabbath: If, therefore, the Sabbath began at ...


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I found only one instance of where a woman caught in the act of adultery was forced to wear the letters AD round her neck. Whether this punishment was imposed on her by the Puritan congregation, or by the Court, I don't know. However, that seems to be getting off lightly! In 1631 the Massachusetts Bay General Court declared adultery a capital crime. Mary ...


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From the theopedia article you refer to: Antinomianism ... is a pejorative term for the teaching that Christians are under no obligation to obey the laws of ethics or morality. Few, if any, would explicitly call themselves "antinomian," hence, it is usually a charge leveled by one group against an opposing group. (emphasis added) and: Calvinists ...


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From your comments on other answers, it is clear that what you are really asking is if biblical nuptials are a religious or civic/contractual affair. The answer really is that Biblically, it is both. This is because in Biblical times, the Israelight nation lived in a theocracy. The books of Exodus, Leviticus and Dueteronomy have large swaths dedicated to ...


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