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Marriage or lack there of.

Tonight I taught on what the Bible teaches us about fornication. I really didn’t know how it would go over, but I knew that I needed to deal with this subject. Unfortunately, fornication is everywhere. Very few people are actually married. Some have done the custom marriage but those who have satisfied the requirements for the civil marriage are very few and far between. The thing that I discovered today is that in order to do the civil marriage, somebody from the wife’s family must sign, saying that her family is in agreement with the marriage. In order to do this, the man must pay the dowry which can be very costly. Sometimes the man has to buy three cows or something to that effect. Most people here don’t have the money to buy three cows. Do you understand where I am going with this? We have a mess. I was extremely encouraged by one of our men after the service this evening. He has three wives. They have been together for a long time now. Their family has been extremely faithful to our church since we started it at Cissin. I hardly ever have somebody comment on my message. Very few tell me if it touched them or not, but this man told me thanks. He said that he was ignorant before he got married, but he appreciated me telling the truth. He said the people here need the truth. That was a blessing to hear. Then last night another member of our church sent me a text message. He told me thanks for the message. That the truth was preached and that I preached it in love.

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