Divorce Is Rejection Of God

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by surrendersacrifice, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. In marriage; a man and woman unite their lives in love. This love that unites them is God. God therefore becomes the binding force in their marriage; and through Him, with Him and in Him they can express His love to one another. God stayed faithful to His covenant with his people (his spouse) although they were unfaithful to Him, rejected Him and betrayed Him. Furthermore, in His faithfulness to the covenant with his people, he saved us from eternal damnation by accepting the most painful death. We too are called to love our spouse as God loved us (Ephesians 5:25). We must therefore deny ourselves and take up our cross daily and follow what Jesus did (Luke 9:23) by accepting pain and suffering in order to bring healing to our spouse; especially when there is hurt, unfaithfulness and betrayal. Those who are obedient to the word of God are able to do this; because faithfulness to His words enables us to live by his spirit.

    Since God is the binding force in a marriage it is permanent and no human organization can dissolve it (Matthew 19:4-6). Divorce therefore is rejection of the covenant (binding force), rather than its dissolution. Remarriage after divorce therefore is adultery (Luke 16:18). Furthermore, since God is the binding force in marriage rejection of it through divorce is rejection of God. Furthermore, when we a rejects his spouse through divorce He is rejecting God (Matthew 25:31-46).
  2. I agree with this...for believers. Unfortunately many people start marriages nowadays before having a relationship with God-so a whole slew of problems and circumstance convolutes the divorce doctrines. My advice would be for couples seeking counsel to make sure they understand the Gospel first... (before & during marriage)
  3. I disagree and encourage the op to further read the Bibles definition of divorce. It does say, if the partner cheats on you, then there is grounds for divorce, and in such case the person who didnt cheat, I believe can remarry. I would also say, if one person divorces the other for no good reason, but the other tries their hardest to keep the marriage and fails, that its not adultry for the other to remarry since that person didnt want the divorce in the first place.
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  4. The only thing to add here is that Jesus says you do better to forgive and take them back if they should commit adultery. An understanding of sincere repentance and how we can lose our salvation then needs to be applied with common sense. Repentance can only be sincere if it was a once-off / blind mistake. If it is an ongoing affair, not a chance. That shows a complete change of hearts desire. They no longer love / respect or want to be with you. They have left you and perhaps even God. Since we do stay married chiefly out of respect for God.
  5. Agreed!
  6. Sounds a lot like the fellow I use to work for. He told me one time; "I would kill my wife, before I would allow her to have a divorce". The fellow is now in the state pen for attempted murder. Boy, he sure knew his scriptures though. I suppose there's a crowd of cons listening to his every word.

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