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Nagaland Senior Citizen Association Appreciates Mass Weddings

By EMN Updated: Nov 19, 2016 10:48 pm

The NSCA in its executive body meeting held on 15/11/16 had a re¬view of over all situations and the new dimension that are taking place and gradually bound to erode our social structure. The NSCA felt it imperative to share its views inter-alia on marriage which is instituted by God (Gen.2: 18:24) Having observed the trend of wedding that have been in vogue, the NSCA well appreciate and encourage the “Mass Wedding” which have been ventured boldly by the Ao Community in Ao Church, Dimapur followed by the Chakhesang in Phek District and Sumi in Thilixu Village Church respectively in the recent time. This is an exemplary step in the right direction at the right time.

In the context of the bible, marriage is honourable (Rome: 13 :4) and consummation of love between two creations of God (Gen:29:23) that we all awesomely admire it and extend our best possible whatever for the wedding. God’s purpose of marriage is as Christ union with the church, marriage is all about submission to one another, to love one another between husband and wife, unification of two bodies into one, and two flesh into one as proclaimed in Ef.5:22 .. 32.

Nevertheless if we compare its impacts on the communication and the individuals irrespective of tribe and religious denominations visa-vis the individual and social economic resources, time factors in today’s fast changing scenario compare with poor road condition and phenomenal of traffic jumps, existing system of single wedding in the urban places is not favourable and feasible regardless of social status considering its viability and sustainability irrespective of rich and poor, mass wedding consider to be best as it involves mass participation in whatever it can.

Having considered its importance and concern, wisdom dictates that the church apex leaders like NBCC, respective Executive Secys. of the tribal Church Associations and Pastors should emphasise the needs and stress the mass wedding implementation as for as possible for honouring the marriage and efficacy of the wedding. Who knows this may be a blessing in disguise for both the bridegroom and the members of the community as well.

Dr. S. Imokong Tushi Ao
President, NSCA Kohima;
S. Ghunakha Swu
Gen. Secretary, NSCA Kohima

By EMN Updated: Nov 19, 2016 10:48:02 pm