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HeIsRisen2018

Summer Rose (Methodist and New J.C Hammer lol)
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We often make the mistake of thinking the OT is supposed to spell out it's intention for us, when it's really intended to be discussed in community with a capable leader / teacher.

The whole thing about "arranged marriage," and especially from the female perspective, is very much hidden in Scripture rather than being spelled out, because it was part of their culture. It was understood, so therefore it didn't need to be spelled out.

You read through the whole section in the law, but didn't see what it was saying. To begin to grasp this, you first need to come to terms with what was meant by "an honor society," and any way you slice it it will be primitive and barbaric compared to the culture we grew up with today.

Is the effort to learn all that worthwhile, before having applied at least as much effort to the NT? The NT is directly applicable to us now.

The story of Mary and Joseph occurs in the NT, but before the New Covenant is fully in effect; it's a transitional time. The former things of old (including OT law re: arranged marriages) are in the process of being removed, but that culture was still very much in place. So understanding the depths of OT law on this point is what gives insight into this tiny speck of Scripture, that has no real impact on anything we do today.



So,.. in other words??
 
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#42
So,.. in other words??
Hard to say what he was thinking.
But what do we think.
God blessed the family but we put our rules on when we should marry.
Who really has answers?
We all have opinions.
Let's think this out straight.
Maturity was achieved at a younger age than today.
Some compromise should be given there.
We are brought up today to be babies until the parents (if ever) decide to let go.
Saying a woman at age 17 has been raped by her 21 year old boyfriend is very questionable.
This is facism.
We need rules for everything.
Let the government rule.
That is our society today.

What does God say?
Be mature
Grow up in the Word.
Be guided by mature, concerned parents.
As an adult, make sound spiritual decisions.
If you are 28 and living with your parents, it's time to think otherwise.

Get married.
Have children.
Keep Jesus at the center of your life and your marriage.
 

HeIsRisen2018

Summer Rose (Methodist and New J.C Hammer lol)
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#43
Hard to say what he was thinking.
But what do we think.
God blessed the family but we put our rules on when we should marry.
Who really has answers?
We all have opinions.
Let's think this out straight.
Maturity was achieved at a younger age than today.
Some compromise should be given there.
We are brought up today to be babies until the parents (if ever) decide to let go.
Saying a woman at age 17 has been raped by her 21 year old boyfriend is very questionable.
This is facism.
We need rules for everything.
Let the government rule.
That is our society today.

What does God say?
Be mature
Grow up in the Word.
Be guided by mature, concerned parents.
As an adult, make sound spiritual decisions.
If you are 28 and living with your parents, it's time to think otherwise.

Get married.
Have children.
Keep Jesus at the center of your life and your marriage.



That sounds about right to me. :yes
 

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