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What does the Bible say about Divorce?


 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Oct. 21, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • However, I say to YOU that everyone divorcing his wife, except on account of fornication, makes her a subject for adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. matt 5:32


    the only scriptural grounds for divorce is fornication
    proudmomma777

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 1:38 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • Malachi 2:16
    "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 2:00 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • read the book of Peter, I think it mentions marriage and things?
    Divorce is only for adultery or unbelieving spouse.
    gaurdianangels

    Answer by gaurdianangels at 2:07 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • Matt. 5:31-32 says the Lord permits divorce only for "porneia." This Greek word generally means unlawful sexual intercourse due to either blood relations (also called incest) or nonsacramental unions. The Lord does not permit divorce for "moicheia" (adultery). It is also important to note that in these cases, a marriage never existed in the first place, so the Lord is not actually permitting divorce, but a dissolution of the unlawful union.

    The bible is quite clear on divorce (the ending of a marriage): "Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 2:19 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • No its not ok to divorce because you spouse is unbeliever.. Through your believing prayfully and godwilling they will come to be a believer.

    The one two circumstances is Adultery and Abandonment
    UAFwife

    Answer by UAFwife at 2:42 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • I completely agree eringobrough
    Precious333

    Answer by Precious333 at 4:54 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • So...eringobrough you are saying that even if your husband commits adultery repeatedly, divorce is not permitted? Or if he beats you to a pulp, you are to stay with your husband?
    MommaLucy

    Answer by MommaLucy at 5:10 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • right with you on that one mommalucy
    bonham

    Answer by bonham at 5:18 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • So...eringobrough you are saying that even if your husband commits adultery repeatedly, divorce is not permitted? Or if he beats you to a pulp, you are to stay with your husband?


    I'm saying what the bible says.  Certainly if someone beats you and cheats on you repeatedly you don't have to physically stay with them even if a divorce is not allowed. Biblically/spiritually you couldn't remarry or that would be adultry - but tha doesn't mean you have to stay and be beaten to a pulp. 


    Remember divorce is the ending of a valid marriage.  In legal terms it's the ending of a valid legal marriage.  In religious terms it's the ending of a valid sacramental marriage.  The bible does not allow for the ending of a valid sacramental marriage. 

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 10:16 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • However, as I pointed out it's possilbe to dissolve an invalid or unlawful union.  The bible does say that is possible.  This is commonly called an annulment - a declaration that a valid marriage never occurred.  (Which is different than ending a valid marriage).  There are legal annulments - when someone doesn't meet the legal requirements for a marriage (like they're already married or someone was too young, etc.)  There are also requirements for a sacramental marriage.


    For a sacramental marriage, both parties must intend to be married.  It is consent that creates marriage. Consent consists in a human act by which the partners mutually give themselves to each other. Consent must be a free act of the will of the consenting parties, free of coercion or grave external error. If freedom is lacking, the consent is invalid. 

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 10:18 PM on Oct. 21, 2009