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Forgiveness For Divorce

If the divorce rate is just as high, if not higher in the church as it is in the world, why are we not dealing with it? So many divorcees are hurting and yet many stand in judgement of their "sin" - where is the forgiveness and the support for them?

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Divorce rates are statistically higher in the church because non-Christians are now that much less likely to even bother to marry in the first place. Christians have more marriages per capita, and hence more divorces. If one is not married in the first place, they can't divorce now, can they?
---Graham on 1/12/09

Is forgiveness REMARRIAGE?
---Carla3939 on 1/9/09

On the media people are always pointing fingers at other people and the wrong they do. If only we could see our own sins like God does. No one has any right to point fingers at other people. Look at your own wretched selves. you are not so great. Christians are not to ignore sins and bad stuff, because this is not pleasing to God either, especially your own sins. But God, on the otherhand, hates back-stabbings. [gossiping]. Scriptures talks about the moral man. For example, you do not kill, but you hate, ect. You may not cheat on you wife, but you lust, ect. A good, God fearing preacher will mind his own beeswax.>>>> God's preachers listen up, you are not so great.
---catherine on 1/8/09

mima:Somehow my name gets misplaced on some of these blogs. They are not mine. My grammar may not be perfect, but it is better than these blogs that show up with my name. Notice that I use capitals, and the punctuation is better on the blogs I send. You will be able to tell a difference between the real "Rod" from the false rod by the usage of english language.

I did respond to a similar blog "Is Remarriage Adultery?"

There should love and forgiveness this as for other sins. These people need Christian counseling.

The answer to your question is YES.
---Rod on 1/7/09

To Rod I do not see the word prostitute used in the story about the woman at the well.(John chapter 4:4-30)

Neither do I find (go and sin no more) in this story. That was said to the woman who was caught in the act of adultery.

Also the woman in the story never repents she merely accepts what the Lord Jesus has told her.

It is interesting to understand what Jesus told her, John 4:10
"Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. "

Is knowing who Jesus(the gift of God) is and asking of him the way to salvation(living water)?
---mima on 1/7/09

Jesus told the woman at the well,she had many husbands (prostitute?) ,go sin no more, jesus forgives the repentant heart, we must help the fallen and not judge others lest we be judged the same,we should live as jesus taught us ,love one another and have compassion ,forgive as you have been forgiven , we cannot ever pay back our debt to God , so we must therefore forgive others ,we can only help and direct people ,did jesus ever treat people wrong who sinned ,he helped and forgave them ,sin no more .Amen.
---Rod on 1/6/09

Good question. When my husband left me, four years ago, the church acted like I had the plague. Not one elder offered any kind of support, or asked if I needed anything. Praise God I had a therapist who was able to support me and get me on my feet emotionally.
---Me_too on 10/31/08

God forgives all sin. People will always stand in judgement and there are consequences for our choices and sins. It doesn't matter if people judge, just follow Jesus.
---shira_5965 on 5/20/07

Let him who is spiritual restore such a one as this. God dosen't classsify sins into groups. He has paid for the sins of the whole world; past, presnt and future. Just accept His sacrifice for your sin and then go and sin no more.
---Lyndon on 9/29/05

Remarriage is/was always a given for the "innocent" party, though not to be taken lightly.

Deut.24:(1-4)5, the gospels & espistles.

God would'nt free anyone from anything, then leave a bigger opening for the (d)evil one to operate in their lives!

Divorce [remarriage] should always be dealt with on a individual basis.

Imperfect people in a perfect institution, MARRIAGE!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 9/26/05

Divorce is only a sin when it's done for all the wrong reasons, even then there can be forgiveness & restoration.

Then there's the "spin" used by some to "justify" themselves, or prove they're the innocent party.

Bad/wrong marriages, like most other bad/wrong things are'nt supposed to happen, but they do, just another reason Jesus Christ was manifested in the flesh.

In most churches today, it seems to be not what was done, but who it was!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 9/26/05

This is a terrible dilemma. Regardless of the reason for divorce, it still is. Remarriage is always the question!!! I think the only unforgivable sin is blasphemmy of the Holy Spirit!!! Is that a comforting fact? I hope so. No matter what, Christians love to do God's job and judge.
---Jean on 9/4/05

My emphasis is on personal accountability to God.
Sure one or both parties may have a boohoo snot rag story, but at the end of that is a hardened heart that would not forgive the other.

Some divorce is justified, but not all, and the one's that aren't have to cowboy up and get back on the horse.

I NEVER stand in judgment, but I won't let truth be swept aside because someone's having a bad day.
Forgiveness-Not optional for Christians.

Time to wake up.
---Pharisee on 8/28/05

Christians are far more judgemental about sins connected with sex than other sins. Divorce is one of these because it often involves one partner having had a sexual liaison with someone else. Sex before marriage and having a child before marriage are judged same way. However I am certain that God does not think that these people's sins are worse than a bank robber, a murderer, a liar, a cheat, a gossiper etc. We all need to be more loving regardless of one another's sins. Which of us is perfect?
---Paulette on 8/28/05

the forgiveness comes from the Lord,He is the only judge that matters. Forgive yourself because He already has,He loves you for who you of His children
---missy on 8/27/05

Jesus never rejected sinners..quite the contrary..He came while we were yet sinner to give up his life for us.. my Church was my lifeline when my husband left me..There seem to be a few self-righteous Pharisees around these days..May God forgive their ignorance. I pray you will find a supportive group of Christians in this difficult times. Church is not a club for saints, but a hospital for sinners, run by sinners I might add.. forgiven though they may be.. Amen? God Bless
---jean5203 on 8/27/05

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