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Is Our Marriage Sanctified

My husband and I were married by the Justice of the Peace, by a judge, in a court room. We both believe in God, we both believe that Jesus came to earth to experience being a man, but without sin, to save us. Is our marriage sanctified?

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 ---sue on 4/16/07
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Yes. Marriage is sanctified whether you get married in a court house or church.

It's not the place. Marriage is a covenant/testament between two folks.
In Genesis 2 God explained that man shall leave father and mother and cleave(join & covenant) w/ his wife.

A covenant is like signing a contract w/ your life, so to speak.
---Rickey on 5/8/08

Yes it is...before marriage liscences it just took a pastor and 2 witnesses. The key is the heart. The outward sign of a ceremony is just honoring God before man.
---Denna3337 on 4/18/07

What you're saying, Sue, is that you don't know if you've fulfilled what God requires for a marriage to be true, valid, and spiritually established in His sight.

Don't feel bad. You're not the only one who can't answer this question, either. I've asked it several times already, and have never gotten an answer.
---Jack on 4/17/07

Sue::The reason we pledge our troth in church is we are inviting God to be a witness to our marriage You sanctify it by carrying out the duties relegated to each other to achieve sanctification. which is what is pleasing to God.As a witness you ask him to bless your mariage.The love you have for your husband is the same love you share with Jesus & oppositely the same goes for him.Gods blessings on you bothmarriage is a VOW.
---Emcee on 4/17/07

Thank you for all the good replies, I really appreciate them. Yes, I thought that maybe because we got married in a court and not in a church that maybe God would not bless our marrigae. Now I know differant, thank you! God bless you all.
---sue on 4/17/07

As long as it is legal, and you believe that Jesus is the Son of God it is sanctified. That is, if you have been bought by the Blood of Jesus Christ, Born-Again. Have a good life!
---catherine on 4/17/07

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.---- There are no marriages in heaven, they are like the angels.---- Thou shall make no oaths unto God
---Discipleabct on 4/17/07

Do you feel your marriage is lacking something because it wasn't done in a church by a minister and therefore may not be looked upon favorably by God? It is not the church or the minister that makes your marriage. Your covenant and love for each other is what counts. Invite God into your lives now if you haven't already done so. That should give you assurance that your marriage is sanctified.
---john on 4/17/07

Marriage is holy in christianity.Jesus performed His first miracle in a wedding party.
---Alfred on 4/16/07

Marriage is the only sacrament that that is performed by the couple instead of the priest or minister. However, it nice to invite God into your marriage by inviting Him to the wedding. I agree with the others that you can make your marriage holy by inviting Christ into it. But you did put your marriage under the state instead of God when you chose to have it presided over by a court rep instead of God's rep. Take the time to invite God into your marriage and put Him first in all things.
---lorra8574 on 4/16/07

Sanctification is something that only an individual person can obtain. Marriages are not sanctified. Sanctification comes from living true to the Word of God and being born again.
---Susie on 4/16/07

Read I Corinthians 7, that chapter deals with the sanctification of marriage.
---Ryan_Z on 4/16/07

A marriage isn't sanctified by the person who performs the service but by the obedience of the couple,to the Word of God. We are subject to the Laws of the land according to the Bible,obey those who have the rule over you,therefore,all who have the legal authority to marry people, civil or church are recognized by God. Don't worry about this,just accept the gift of each to the other which God has given you and be happy.
---Darlene_1 on 4/16/07

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