E.L.M is glad to see that times are changing and people are questioning Religious Traditions, Certain teachings of men, Cliches, and some even the Bible itself. I want all to know, that God can handle all questions because He is all wise, just be patient and honest with yourself, and be willing to receive Truth. This particular page is designed to offer different answers from different biblical perspectives from some of God's most knowledgeable and faithful men in our estimations. It is God's will that you "Seek and Find" and conclude, we want to help you do that with this Q&A.⬇️
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(1.) Do I need to get a Government Marriage license to get married according to God's standards?
Answer 1: No, Adam & Eve didn't need one and neither did anyone of that time and Generation need one, its of the world system that God's Holy people are not apart of. ( God recognizes a marriage when the man and woman have sexual intercourse together)
Answer 2: It would be Wisdom to get one, even though a marriage can be recognized in the eyes of God with or without a Marriage license. But It would be wise to have a Marriage license because of the legal authorities. Though we as saints are citizens of the New world we still have Governing official's who rule over us, who God tells us to Respect and obey according to Romans 13 unless they defy His ordinance in legalizing their ordinance. If a Man dies and does not have legal documentation that a woman is His wife things could get messy and unfortunate because Legal and Governing Authorities control rights and the transferring of estates.
Answer 3: A Marriage does not need a Government license, but it does require in the eyes of God a consenting agreement, hence a Covenant that acknowledges a SPECIAL agreement of Matrimony between a man and a woman. This does not happen automatically after 2 people have sex because sex without a consenting marital agreement is what the old Covenant calls "playing the whore" or sexual abuse, and what the New Covenant calls "Fornication" or sexual immorality.
(2.) Was it other people in the very beginning of Creation made along with or before Adam within the beginning of His generations?
Answer 1: Yes, In Genesis 1;26 what you have is God making Multiple male and female mankind to roam the earth and have dominion over it, and be fruitful and multiply concerning procreation either along with or before Adam. But these people did not have the same commission Adam did from God in the Garden. Adam was a special man in a special place who had the future of many others lives on his back. The other people who lived along with Adam did not have the same responsibility, and lived outside of the garden. ( Genesis 2)
Answer 2: No, all people come from Adam and Eve, when the scripture speaks in Genesis 1;26 of Mankind being made in God's image and telling them to be fruitful and multiply having dominion, it is referring to Adam and Eve and all the whole Human race who has come from them, after all Eve is said to be in Scripture the mother of all living people, and that all Nations come from One Man/Blood. Therefore there were no other people outside of Adam and his wife Eve who God created initially to rule in His stead being made as basically a human spiritual reflection of God atleast they were the first 2 who all other people come from.
Also remember Adam and Eve had many children and that numerous amount of Children grew up & married and populated the earth with their children they birthed being fruitful and multiplying keeping in mind at that time incest amongst siblings was no factor nor foul in the early part of creation as it is Sin now, thus we are all brother and sister in a way by our forefather Adam. (Genesis 5;1-4)(Genesis 20;1-12)(Acts 17;26)
(3.) Did the Spiritual God part of Christ die, when He died on the Cross for our Sins?
Answer 1: No, because you cannot kill a Spirit therefore only His body died but His Eternal Spirit Man/Soul cannot die. In fact no spirit can die but only the body, and this separation seems to be necessary to separate The Physical Man Jesus from the Eternal God part of Him.
Answer 2: Yes. The Body expires/cease/ and the spirit/breath of Life leaves the person and the body begins to decay or whither away gradually going back to the dust.(spirit, breath, & wind come from the same Hebrew word, and are synonymous and interchangeable)
The spirit/breath of life left Christ body, then His body ceased and then the process of decay & going back to the dust begun in His lifeless body.
((His Soul went to Hades the place of the Dead/Disembodied) )
**All of this describes Death, therefore The God/Man actually died.**
But without a Body God could not die accordingly being in essence a Eternal Spirit.
(4.) Is Money necessary to Do Ministry work?
Answer 1: No, because there are many ways to reach people that does not require money, there are many ways to preach to and serve people that doesn't require money, but does require willingness. For Ex. Volunteering at a Nursing Home, you can help the staff take care of the residents and pray and preach to the Elderly as they allow and it wont cost you any money.
Answer 2: Yes, because nearly everywhere and especially in America it cost to travel to places to do God's work, it also cost money to buy food to feed the poor, sheltered buildings to gather and worship at (will cost money), to help financially challenged families (will cost money), equipment to minister on a large scale (will cost money), you cannot do ministry on a "Greater works" scale without money, and Jesus called His people to do His work on a greater scale.
Answer 3: •On a individual level money is NOT necessary because you can serve and preach to your neighbor with what you have an already own, free of asking anyone for money to serve one of your neighbors.
• But Money is necessary when Assembling as a congregation to do God's will and serve others, primarily because of the way the world works. These days it cost to do everything especially as a group going to help the masses.
(5.) Was both Adam and Eve tricked by the Devil/Serpent into Eating the forbidden fruit?
Answer 1: No, Scripture states it was the woman Eve who was deceived and not the Man. Adam was not directly deceived by anyone, He may have been persuaded by His wife but there is a Knowledgeable line between persuasion and deception.(1 Timothy 2;13-14)(Genesis Ch.2 &3)
Answer 2: Yes, they were both tricked in a way. There is a way that a person can get deceived of course unknowingly but be convinced about the matter and incidentally pass on the deception as Truth to others and thus deceive the hearers who believe it. This is what it appeared Eve did after she was deceived by the Devil to Eat from the forbidden Tree she afterward brought the forbidden fruit to the Man Adam to eat as well and said "Hay, i found out its ok if we eat it, i ate it and discovered its good for food, now you try it" -(paraphrased & implied from Genesis 3:1-7)