I am interested in knowing
facts. From a Godly point of view, is it
acceptable to marry without the permission of
the state? I realize that a ceremony not
performed with a license will not be
acknowledged by law, but is this acknowledged by
the Lord? Some have quoted the verses of the
bible that state you must follow the laws of the
land... true, i am wondering though, would this
not be balanced by the verse that states ( not
verbatum) that it is better to marry if one
cannot control the lusts that they are feeling?
I am having a lot of trouble with this, and have
been practicing celebasy for 2 1/2 yrs, and we
have been dating here and there for 2 yrs. While
we would like to marry, my boyfriend and i would
face many other legal issues if we were to do
this with the certificate right now. This may
take roughly 1-2 yrs for us to sort it all out
and do it the soley by law.
The brunt of my question is: are we able to marry under God first, and once we clear up the other legal issues, do this again with a marriage certificate or is this not a possibility in the church? He is Catholic, i am Christian, any denomination's view is appreciated on this matter, i would like to understand fully. If you are a Godly person, please include an example or verse so that i may visualize. Please, no speculation or opinions that have no factual backup.