and will people really go to hell for divorcing??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Apr. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by aurorabunny at 3:54 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
I believe you will not go to hell if you have a divorce. I don't believe God is a punishing God. I believe God is all Great. I don't believe in hell at all. I feel majority of the bible is man made.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by dragonfly7271 at 4:12 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by NannyB. at 5:29 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
dragonfly7271 - you're DH appears to have several misunderstandings about the Catholic faith and marriage. First, a divorce doesn't not mean someone is no longer part of the church. In fact, the church understands that in certain cases a civil divorce might be necessary. And an annulment doesn't mean someone was born "out of wedlock". An annulment doesn't say a legal marriage didn't occur - so the child was born 'in wedlock'. An annulment says that a valid sacrament of marriage didn't occur because there was something missing at the time of the marriage.
"12 Myths About Marriage Annulments" is a helpful summary.
Answer by eringobrough at 5:54 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 5:59 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by dragonfly7271 at 6:23 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
dragonfly7271 - Your comments indicate that the problem wasn't the divorce - it was the remarriage without an annulment. Which would be a problem because if a divorced Catholic remarries without an annulment they are committing adultry. Which is what the Bible teaches in Luke 16:18; 1 Cor. 7:10-12 Matt. 5:31-32; Matt. 19:3-9; Mark 10:2-12.
So a divorced person is not automatically kicked out of the church (nor condemned to hell) and a child of divorced parents is not considered 'born out of wedlock' if the marriage is annulled. In addition to the previous article I referenced "Catholic Marriage and Annulments" explain how Catholics believe marriage is more than a committment - it's a covenant.
Answer by eringobrough at 9:04 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 9:25 PM on Apr. 18, 2009