Friday, July 21, 2006
Divorce Is Allowed By God
We always hear how the wives are commanded to submit to their husbands but it is also written in Ephesians 5:25:" Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; ". As believing husbands we should love our wives and not abuse them. Whether it be physical or emotional. Some wives may stay in torment over their marriage to a husband that is truly not a believer. It is easier to talk the talk than to walk the walk. There should not be a constant turmoil in the household for God has called us to peace. And to this God has given the believer a way out of a marriage that is full of torment but not to be used for adultery. Be careful of this. But whether it be a man or a woman we are not under bondage with a marriage with a unbeliever. I do not advocate divorce but I do advocate the treatment of wives to be subject to the teachings of the Bible. And that is just what Ephesians 5:25 states. Love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church. Many, many churches will tell a wife that under no circumstances are they to divorce their husband unless it is for adultery on the husbands part. But does a man or woman going to church prove that they are believers. Of course not. So how can pastors, with a clear conscience, tell someone straight out that it would be a sin to divorce their partner. I think that this should be left up to a higher power than the pastor for he does not know the heart of anyone. Only God does. This is concerning whether they are a true believer or not. Being saved by the grace of God is not done by what we do, going to church, or being baptised but by the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, beleiving in Him. He is the only way to God, period. If a woman is being abused physically or emotionally then how could the husband be a true believer? Whether he goes to church or not is totally irrelevant in this case. So to the wives, you are not under bondage, as God sees it, if you are being abused. Do not continue to live in that situation. God loves you and wants only the best for you. Praise His dear name.
1 Corinthians 7:12-17
12: But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
13: And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14: For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
15: But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
16: For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
17: But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.