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The traditional wedding vows are packed with meaning. Read about some of these vows and what they mean.
The church is called the Bride of Christ because she is betrothed to the Lord Jesus Christ, and someday the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, will come for His Bride and seat her at the banquet of the marriage feast of the Lamb of God. At the consummation of the marriage, the Bride will “rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready” (Rev 19:7), then the angel of the Lord will say, “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God” (Rev 19:9). The Bridegroom and the Bride will be joined together in the Kingdom, reigning and ruling under Christ as kings and priests of the Most High God (Rev 1:5, 3:21, 5:10, 20:6). The church submits to Christ because He is the Head of the Church, but the church will have responsibilities in the coming Kingdom of God after the New Jerusalem descends out of heaven (Rev 21:1-4).
Woman - Man
Who presents this woman to be married to this man?
This is basically seeking the permission of the father because that was the custom in many places around the world, and in some places, this is still the custom where the father brings his daughter to the groom. Some of the most ancient wedding vows can be traced back to the manuals of the medieval church in England.
Marriage - Contract - Covenant - Relationship - Death
Marriage is not really a contract but a covenant, where a permanent, loving relationship is established that only death can end. That’s the way it was in the beginning when God said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and...
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