Sacredness comes about when a vow or commitment transpires in the presence of God. A covenant commitment welcomes God’s presence to enable the future expectations of the promises.[Read more…] about Priority of Sacredness in Weddings – A covenant uniqueness
The Colonial Press published The World’s Greatest Classics in 1900. Unfortunately, the book series only had 1,000 sets published for universities, and my copy of Persian Literature was marked #81 of the set. I obtained this copy of the Persian classics in a random meeting.[Read more…] about Cutting the Shah Nameh
In reading, Searching Below the Surface: A Deeper Look at Covenant and Contract, one expects simple answers to complex issues. However, exploring a much-needed contrast between how the God of the Bible functions in a covenant manner and the Islamic Allah in a contractual way will take the reader into a Scripture dig. The foundations help one to understand marriage as an outcome of these beliefs, leading each of us to discover why biblical marriage is covenantal, not contractual – like Islam.[Read more…] about Searching Below the Surface – Looking into unexpected Islamic ideas.
My beloved is mine, and I am his – Song of Solomon 2:16
God’s relational covenant with his people demonstrates how the Bible defines a covenant marriage. The divine character of God forms a covenant identity that pursues one’s beloved diligently in a sacrificial way to promote relationship and further unity.[Read more…] about En Route to Defining a Covenant Marriage – Countering Contract
For marriage, distinguishing the meaning between the two can make a difference in commitment and promises.
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A matrix molds an environment determining how something develops or shapes. Today, society and governmental determinations shape marriage to define a secular or contract matrix. However, a covenant marriage in God’s presence affirms a covenant matrix molding this pattern to reflect God’s nature.[Read more…] about Essence of the Covenant Matrix