Divorce In The Bible

A friend asked some difficult questions about Divorce at my last Bible Study. After reading a post on TruthInScripture.com about this specific topic, I was unable to share the jist during the meeting, but in a follow up email, I think I was able to to convey the key point..

Here is my email response to the Bible Study group. Please take a look

Excerpt from TruthInScripture.com “The High Calling of Marriage”

Our marriage to Christ only occurs in the day of the Lord [Day 3].  This is important to understand as what was lawful and righteous under the law, before our day of the Lord and marriage to Christ,  is no longer good enough to enter into the kingdom of God.  Scribes and Pharisees are us before we know the Lord and before we are given faith to believe the gospel.  When faith has come, the standard for righteousness is much much higher.

Mat 5:20  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. 

Pharisees argued with Christ about the way of life and those arguments will continue in our life when Christ comes to us and we begin to walk by faith and follow Him.  Those being made righteous walk by faith trusting nothing of themselves and their carnal reasonings that were all perfectly lawful under the law for a carnal nation, yet we cannot enter into life and know the Lord while we are bound to that law.

Eze 20:25  Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live; 

It is those few given faith upon whom the gospel is received and believed meaning the time of reformation is come to them.

Heb 9:10  Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. 

Christ the reformer, who changed what is lawful under faith, never uttered the word divorce in the times of reformation.  Divorce is never an option under the law of faith [gospel] as the commandment is clear and simple: what God has joined let no man separate.  Those that cannot receive the hard to accept yet simple truths show their unbelief and continued bondage to the law of sin and death in wanting to reason the Lord’s commandments.  Hopefully, the truth will be heard and they will be set free of that bondage.

We are all hardened in unbelief at first, rich with our knowledge of the Scriptures and outward obedience.  Yet we lack one critically important thing.  This trial brings new light on this parable.

Mat 19:21  Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 

Mat 19:22  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. 

Mat 19:23  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 

 The true gospel is not received or meant for those who are rich, it is meant and received only by the poor [Luk 4:18] who of themselves are counting on the Lord in all things.

Mat 5:3  Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

In the day of the Lord, our wedding day with the Lord, it is no longer about the knowledge and our reasonings of the Scriptures which is a continuation of our being under the law and seeking to justify ourselves.  That is what Pharisees and Sadducees do as they search the Scriptures trusting on that knowledge [riches] yet being unwilling to obey the simple commands.  Such ones think they are awake to life yet are sleeping until awakened when Christ comes, and His commandments arise within us.

Joh 5:39  Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 

Joh 5:40  And ye will not come to me, [MY COMMANDMENTS] that ye might have life. 

Truth is rejected and those in unbelief will follow men who come in their own name with their spiritual riches and reasonings.

Joh 5:43  I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name [his own carnal reasonings about the commandments], him you will receive. 

Joh 5:44  How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

Sadly, some are now falsely believing that since their husband is “spiritually dead” and reasoning they could bear more fruit elsewhere have made plans and inquiries regarding departing their marriage via divorce.  This is a total twisting and perversion of Paul’s words that Peter warned us we would experience that is called the error of the wicked.

Here is the link to the whole article.  

This makes sense to me!  I hope it is useful to you too!!

God Bless



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