Asked by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Oct. 21, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by eringobrough at 2:19 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
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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.
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.
Answer by eringobrough at 10:18 PM on Oct. 21, 2009