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1) North Carolina Marriage Code Section 51-2, 51-2.1
Minimum Legal Age With Parental Consent Male: 16; Female: 16 (One or both parents' consent unless minor has certificate of emancipation)
Minimum Legal Age Without Parental Consent Male: 18; Female: 18 Comments
Minors 14-15 may obtain license with court order in case of pregnancy or birth of child.
2) Same Sex Marriage has been made legal in all 50 states as of July 2015.
3) Couples are required to file for their marriage license in the county they reside in. They will need to go to the register of deeds and request 3 copies of the marriage license. It is the responsibility of the couple after the ceremony to mail or bring the signed copies of the marriage license back to the courthouse to be filed.
Where can bodies be buried in North Carolina?
Most bodies are buried in established cemeteries, but there are no state laws in North Carolina that prohibit burial on private property. Local governments may have rules governing private burials, however. Before conducting a home burial, check with the town or county clerk and local health department for any rules you must follow. Caskets are not required in North Carolina. You may purchase a casket from a private seller, online or through mail order. You do not have to purchase a casket from a funeral director.
If you do bury a body on private land, you should draw a map of the property showing the burial ground and file it with the property deed so the location will be clear to others in the future.
A funeral director must be present to handle the remains of the deceased and to transport the remains to their final resting place.
How long have you been a minister?
I was ordained in March of 2006 by Reverend Allen Zorger. In 2015 I was affirmed with the title of Reverend Mother by Chaplain B.R. Martin. On July 30th 2015 I received my Doctorate of Divinity. I am an interdenominational minister of the Christian faith.
I studied hard but most of all I perused theology because I was hungry for knowledge. It consumed me. I have read and pondered over many a thing I read in those ancient tomes, manuscripts, gospels and scrolls. It fascinated me. I then began to realize, I was partaking of the fruit. No food,but the words themselves. I
What do you personally believe?
I believe.there is one God eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three persons -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the scriptures. He is now at the right hand of God the Father.
The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God; he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only though repenting for one's own transgressions and seeking forgiveness from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe on Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life and become the children of God. The church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the head of the body, the church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and the observance of the ordinances of baptism, holy matrimony and the Lord's supper.
The hour is not known to any man but there shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
The second coming of Jesus Christ is coming and will be personal, and visible. This is the believer's blessed hope and is a vital truth, which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service to Him and God the Father, living in the Holy Spirit.
The word of God says that through our praise of Him we will receive praise from God. Our bodies and minds are to speak forward his word. Our righteousness is of Him sayeth the Lord!
What sect of Christianity do you come from/minister as?
I am interdenominational. I was pulled towards the Southern Baptists as a young woman. The passion and the conviction still inspire me today. As a female minister it is a rarity to speak to SB congregations because of our doctrine beliefs, but I will still maintain my post as an assistant to the Reverend of the church. I also have an evangelistic side as well. My biological father was a Jehovah's Witness as well as his side of the family. It was like a shoe that did not fit well. I have nothing ill to say towards that particular sect but I do not have the experience nor the capacity to make an educated argument for that. I have spoken with Methodist as well as Lutheran and was married in a Presbyterian church. I tend to pull from all of these sects to cater to the situation at hand. I speak a lot about personal experiences as well as use these as lessons in sermons or as an inspiration or a warning to those I give counsel / mediation to.