In view of my recent posts commenting on marriage, I decided that I would reblog an old post from 2011.
The following is quite interesting. I found it while doing a google book word search. The following are excerpts from “The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer,” Volume XLIX for the year 1780.
ABSTRACT OF THE REV. MR. MADAN’s DISSERTATION ON MARRIAGE AS A DIVINE INSTITUTION.
I am putting forth excerpts from this abstract of Mr. Madan’s dissertation. Before writing my article on “What Constitutes Marriage?,” I read a lot of things regarding the constitution of marriage but I had not seen this from Madan until today.
“When the great and all wise Creator had formed man upon the earth male and female he blessed them and said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth Gen. i. 28. This command was to be fulfilled in a way of God’s own appointment; that is to say, by the union of the man and woman in personal knowledge of…
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