Divorce Is A Sin By Biblical DefinitionThe Bible says that if you know to do good, and don't do it that is a sin. We know if God hates something it is not good. In Malachi 2:16 God says that He hates divorce. So again to do something God hates is doing something not good which is sin. Jesus gives one and only one reason for a divorce and it really doesn't apply to modern marriages. He said except it be for fornication it would be adultery. Fornication is a premarrital sin, and adultery is a married sin. So if you divorce and remarry according to what Jesus says that you are guilty of adultery. He said in the beginning this was not so. Moses gave a way out of a marriage for newly weds. This is what Jesus is referencing. Moses said that if you take a wife and find her not to be a maiden, then you may divorce her. Moses then says if she is proven to be a maiden that she is your wife for life and you may not divorce her. Paul tells us that a woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives, but if he be dead she is loosed. Paul also says that you are not under bondage if a spouse leaves, he is not talking about being free from the marriage, because that would be contradictory. What he is saying if your spouse leaves you, you are not the one responsible for the actions and therefore not the one sinning. Jesus said we are to leave our parents and cleave to our spouses, this is the image of cutting you from your parents and attaching you to your spouse, that is why He says you are now one flesh. People say you can divorce if they were unfaithful, but that isn't true either. If you do what Christ says and forgive then that is a moot point. The only reason Moses says to give a writting of divorce, is because of the fact that people were divorcing their spouses as Jesus said, for the hardness of their hearts. Moses then told them give her a writting of divorce because the law said to stone (or kill) someone caught in the act of adultery. The writting was for when she went with another man as husband, she wouldn't be stoned. It wasn't permission to get a divorce. This is God's will for marriage that it is for life just like our relationship with Him. That we would be forgiving like He is, and that we would work together as one flesh just like God.
lectroman1970 41-45 4 Responses 0 Jun 9, 2011