Quotes and Notes for the Day
THE FIRST MARRIAGE – III
Is Divorce And Remarriage of God?
“ The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh.,.,… Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder…… .”
The books just keep coming: Collaborative Divorce, Happy Divorce, The Good Karma Divorce, The Creative Divorce, etc. Reading the articles and books, on divorce one might get the idea that the Good Divorce is a sacrament, not a disaster. A man by the name Constance Ahrons is one who coined the phrase ‘good divorce‘. Such a man thinks that splitting families should meld seamlessly, without stigma into a society. No, friend, you can’t have a ‘good divorce.’ Marriage ends only in death and not in divorce!
When a man and woman come together in holy matrimony, they become the basic unity of society. This relationship underlines all other social relationships. It is designed to immediately turn the husband and wife away from self-focus to focus on one others, and then on the children. And when divorce takes place then it becomes a violent act which tears apart the husband and wife that God made into one flesh. Anyone who has experienced a divorce knows how devastating it is! it is painful to everyone that is involved, which includes children who are the outcome of those marriages!Children who never has a say in their parents’ parting are always dismissed with with the dubious phrase ‘kids are resilient‘ suffer the most as they took responsibility for themselves. Divorce also mars the lives of in-laws, unsteadies society, destabilizes neighborhoods, and brings awkwardness in a nation.
Do not buy into popularity of unhitched culture. As ‘culture of divorce’ has grown, demoting the virtues of duty and obligation, marriage pledges don’t mean what they used to be! For a long time now, the western culture has evolved into the idea that marriage is for self-fulfillment, or for expressing feelings. When the purpose of marriage is lost and ends up in divorce, and all kinds of things tied up with it are twisted and even destroyed. Every couple should go in to marriage with the idea of staying married until one of them passes away. This is the perfect will of God. The beauty of the marriage vows made is matched only by beauty of the promise fulfilled!!
The Bible tells us that God hates divorce. It becomes pretty obvious that it was not God’s idea when you consider what He said about marriage in the book of Genesis as well as in the gospels and the epistles. All the evidence in Scripture is on the side of Permanency when it comes to the subject of divorce. We believe that God can and does forgive the sin of divorce! There are believers across the land, dedicated and faithful servants’ of Christ whose lives had been sadly disrupted by sexual, social, financial etc problems that were not resolved and eventually ended up in divorce!.
We do not encourage anyone who has difficulty in his/her marriage to have a divorce, but to take counseling- preferably from the pastor of your local church. It is not our purpose (intention) to cause to have extra burden or pain for those who have already suffered divorce. It is our prayer for them to find reconciliation and to try to repair the brokenness in their relationship! One thing every husband/wife who is thinking of divorce and remarriage is this: Changing marriage partners doesn’t change marriage problems!!
Remember this: Outside of salvation, your mate should be your most precious gift!
Keep your marriage intact, and help others to do the same!!
Note: for further study on this subject please writer for our booklet : Divorce and The Bible.
From the Staff of The Peoples Gospel Hour!!
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff.