consent, marriage, engagement, betrothal, mutual, wedlock, divorce
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The mutual consent directly and unmistakably given, of one woman to be the wife of one particular man, and of that man to be the husband of that same woman, both of them being capable of contracting marriage. is, according to Scripture, the very essence of the marriage contract. It is immaterial whether this mutual promise or consent is designated an engagement a betrothal, or is called by any other name, as long as it is shown to have been made.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Genesis 24:58, 67; Genesis 25:20; Genesis 29:21; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:3, 39; Ephesians 5:31-33; Matthew 1:18; Luke 2:5; Genesis 19:8, 14;
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Kretzmann, P. E.
"Propositions on Marriage and Divorce,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 3, Article 60.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol3/iss1/60