Ask The Pastor
Thursday, October 17, 2002
> Bro. Buddy,
> Do you have any idea where the 'revelation' of the blood covenant
> between a virgin man and virgin woman came from? Was it always known,
> but lost over the centuries?
> It makes total sense to me, but I'd like to know the origin of this
> teaching before I attempt to teach it myself.
The idea of a marriage being a covenant is Scriptural. The idea of a virgin
marriage being a blood covenant is a teaching that has passed through the
times. Some of this teaching is Scriptural, and some relates to the physical
aspect of virgin love.
Being a virgin, both male and female, is given a strong emphasis in the
Scriptures. It was a virtue to be brought into the marriage. The Law of Moses
has things to say about this. The first act of virgin love was to have its
from the broken hymen. Witnesses were to be shown the evidence, with the
bride's parents keeping the evidence. (It is similar in orthodox Jewish
If a man ever accused his bride of not being a virgin when they married, all
parents had to do was produce the evidence from the marital night. The elders
would chastise him, fine him, and he could never divorce his wife. There were a
great many laws that had to do with various sexual defilements.
But the ancients also saw the blood covenant of marriage from it's physical
aspects. The circumcision of a male child had to do with covenant. In this holy
act there was the cutting of covenant. Blood was released. In taking this to the
virgin marriage, in the first act of love there is also a letting of blood. When
hymen was broken the virgin bride releases blood on the male organ. She has
cut covenant with him. They are now in a blood covenant together.
Does this help?
Bro. Buddy Martin - Ask
Lawrence "Buddy" Martin
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