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Featured Can Christians divorce?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Jesus_is_Saint, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Jesus_is_Saint

    Jesus_is_Saint Well-Known Member

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    Can Christians divorce?
     
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  3. kkamagwi

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    They can. There are two.Biblical grounds for divorce - adultery, and abandonment of a missionary by a shameful person.
     
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  4. Jonaitis

    Jonaitis Have a blessed Lord's Day!

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    The easy answer: no.
     
  5. devin553344

    devin553344 My Brain's Offline But My Heart Isn't

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    Technically no they cannot. That is the law and vow that you make. Until death do you part. But if you're being abused you can separate from the spouse and seek safety. But you still cannot divorce :( Unless they're cheating. Matthew 5:32
     
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  6. Dave L

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    Divorce is not an option in the New Covenant. People are as married leaving divorce court as they were when entering. Christians are to forgive. But they always fled violence in the case of abuse.
     
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  8. JacobKStarkey

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    Yes, they can. Jesus permitted it in the NT.
     
  9. Pethesedzao

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    Yes
     
  10. Dave L

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    Jesus did not permit it in the New Covenant. He was commenting on the Old Covenant, soon to be expired, when speaking to the pharisees.
     
  11. JacobKStarkey

    JacobKStarkey Well-Known Member

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    He did not countermand it, Dave L. He did not like it, but as He gives Grace, so we receive it.
     
  12. Dave L

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    Zero scripture confirms this.
     
  13. JacobKStarkey

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    Zero scriptures by Jesus forbids divorce, Dave L.
     
  14. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Jesus was straightening out the Pharisees on OT Law, now abolished. The NT makes no provision for divorce, especially among Christians who must forgive.
     
  15. JacobKStarkey

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    If "no provision for divorce" was included, then logically divorce was permitted.

    We cannot have private interpretation of Scriptures.
     
  16. Dave L

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    You are adding to God's word making provision where provision is not mentioned.
     
  17. JacobKStarkey

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    No, you are doing that, Dave L. Jesus did not prohibit divorce. Please do not add to scripture.
     
  18. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Jesus prohibits sin. And it is sin unless forgiveness is not crucial to salvation.
     
  19. kkamagwi

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    "And he saith to them, For Moses, at the hardness of your heart, suffered you to forsake your wives; but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, that whoever leaveth his wife, but for fornication, and weddeth another, doeth lechery; and he that weddeth the forsaken wife, doeth lechery." - Matthew 19:8-9 (WYC).

    The Pharisees understood neither Moses' intention nor Moses' words. Moses' purpose had been to hinder divorces' practice, and to offer to the woman justice by subjecting divorce among the Jews to rules, in order to place marriage on a higher plane.

    Moses didn't command that divorces should be obtained. He only made provision to safeguard the woman in case the husband insisted upon a divorce.

    Using Mosaic law, Jewish men took wives and chased them away, took others, and regarded marrying and taking wives no differently than trading horses.

    If a man had taken a wife, and she didn't please him, he rejected her; and when he'd divorced the first wife, and the second one didn't suit him, he wanted another, or desired his first wife again; thus they multiplied divorces.

    Jesus states the reason why Moses had included this provision. Their hearts' hardness, that condition of heart which will seek cruelty against the wife, made such a rule wise. And permission was only implied.

    Jesus knew that this method of dealing with the question would prevent greater evils. He said that any man who divorces his wife, except due to adultery, is an adulterer before God; and, similarly, he that marries a woman who has left her husband without Scriptural grounds, is guilty of adultery.
     
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    "That if the unfaithful departeth, depart he. For why the brother or sister is not subject to servage in such; for God hath called us in peace." - 1 Corinthians 7:15

    If the shameful spouse severs marriage's tie, then the missionary may accept the liberty forced upon them with a good conscience. Thus Paul ordained in the churches. All congregations observed the same rules in this matter, lest a diversity in missional customs harm God's cause.
     
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