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Jesus and divorce

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posted on Apr, 25 2021 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Seems like a big "Catch 22" to me.

You had a culture in which marriages were arranged be people other than the bride and groom. You had biblically sanctioned divorce after those couples failed to get along. Seems fair, sorta. Although it was always about the man rejecting his wife, for one reason or another.

There are however laws in the Torah that allows a woman to go home to her family if she's unhappy, and a husband can return his wife to her family if she fails to conceive "godly children", that I don't believe are found in the King James Bible.

So, marriage isn't a sin, and neither is divorce, right?

Remarriage is the sin then, because Jesus noted that divorce may lead to adultery if a husband or a wife take another spouse. Right.

It isn't a sin to marry, regardless of whether or not that marriage was arranged on an elder's order or by whimsical love. it isn't a sin to divorce. It's sin to move on and find safety, security, affection and maybe love in a new life with a new spouse.

According to Jesus, divorced men must live without the love and affection of a wife, and divorced women must live without safety, security, the love and affection of another husband.

How dreary.

None of this is workable in the real world. It wasn't then, and it isn't now.



edit on 25-4-2021 by Sookiechacha because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

Remember Jesus main purpose was teaching Israel in preparation for the kingdom. However, they rejected him so the kingdom was postponed.

However Paul, who got his teachings from Jesus Christ, taught that as long as a Believer could live with their unbelieving spouse their children would be holy. But if their spouse left it was not a big deal. That person under the church age (we are in now) they could remarry but only to believers. No penalty for divorce for the Christian.



 
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