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Will God Allow Divorce

Is God more interested in Marriage or Purpose. If a spouse is hindering purpose would God allow divorce under this circumstance?

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 ---Steve on 10/3/07
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Jesus prohibited divorce except for adultery, that included lying about ones virginity. The non adulterer could remarry. The adulterer, and anyone marrying one, is entering a prohibited marriage. A divorce without cause, was no divorce, and so, another marriage was polygamous. The exception is in 1Corinthians 7:15. If the unbeliever departs, the Christian can remarry because the marriage was not 'in the Lord'. Read Matthew 5:31-32, 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18. Both Matthew 19:9 and 1Corinthians 7:27-28 allow remarriage. Marriage is the second purpose after our relationship with God.
Deuteronomy 22:17-19, 28-29, 24:1-4, Proverbs 2:17 (forsaketh husband), Isaiah 54:4-8, Jeremiah 3:1, Malachi 2:14-16, 1Corinthians 6:15-16, 7:10-17, 27.
---Glenn on 8/16/09

Before Jesus Christ there were no laws so men could divorse theer wife for any reason...

Now, Jesus Christ hate divorces but those not forbid Divorcses.. We need to be real and practicle..

If a women is a relationship that her husban is always abusing her and hurting her, dose our lord Jesus Christ wants her to live that way??

Remember dont judge and you wont be JUDGE!!!
---Abe on 10/16/07

Mark 10:2-3-4-"And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept
---mima on 10/16/07

God is not a divorcee, He divorced Isreal for her Adultery with another God and her sister Judah For doing the same. He alone is considered to have that privilage because We are his workmanship. He is Not ours. But he has compassion on us if our spouse committs fornication and through Christ gave us the ONE exception to divorce and marry another which is only through sexual immorality of the offending spouce. the other alternative is to remain divorced but UN-married.
---Carla5754 on 10/14/07

"I was judged after my divorce from my first husband--who flaunted an affair with another woman in front of my face, and a few people loved to quote "God hates divorce""

Next time someone tells that to you ask them to prove it with scripture. Good luck to them if they try.
---Matthew_from_LA on 10/13/07

Bless you Greg! :) I can definitely appreciate what you said. I was judged after my divorce from my first husband--who flaunted an affair with another woman in front of my face, and a few people loved to quote "God hates divorce", I thought, well He also surely hates a woman crying herself to sleep most nights.
---Mary on 10/11/07

God understands how unfaithfulness and the treachery associated with a wandering spouse can injure a soul. God is a divorce' Himself (Isa 50, Jer 3). He has used divorce (relational separation) in an effort to stop the wandering spouse from wandering. In the passages above, you can see the undying love expressed by a faithful spouse (God) and the injury that comes from not honoring the vows shared by both. We see God has experience in the process of divorce and He shows us how to deal with it correctly.
---Greg on 10/11/07

Maybe you should make your peace with your hubby first, Then God will hear your prayers after!
---Carla5754 on 10/5/07

How is God going to stop a couple from getting divorced? People are going to do what they want to do. And leave God out of the decision. If a spouse is hindering the other person, that is no reason to get a divorce. I hinder my husband, by bot being obedient to God. I don't mean to. I make my peace with God and go on.
---Rebecca_D on 10/4/07

Steve, God is more interested in obedience. Marriage is a vocation, not something we do to pass time. This vocation is its own purpose. Part of that purpose is to provide a stable environment in which to raise children, and to bond with your spouse for life. If she is testing your love for her, then God is giving you the opportunity to measure up. She became your purpose and she yours, when you decided to get married. The ONLY thing greater than this is your ultimate purpose to love and serve God.
---lorra8574 on 10/4/07

God is more interested in our obedience.God does not endorse divorce.Marriage is not a game that we throw away or stop when we tire of it. It take time,discipline, love and other ingredients to make a marriage work. If we do our part.God will do the rest. If our marriage becomes abusive and life-threatening, we are by no means, to jeopardize our lives and those of others(our kids etc..). We have to use wisdom also.
---Robyn on 10/4/07

How is your spouse hindering God's purpose for your life? If you are married, part of you purpose is to reflect God's purpose for marriage. A person has to learn how to handle their own affairs at home before they can be trusted to handle other's affairs outside of the home. Again, I ask, in what way is your spouse hindering God's purpose for your life?
---Delora on 10/4/07

What kind of love right now is God extending to you, is it not one that is deserving. I guess not. Yet he loves you with all your mistakes and wrong doing and so whatever judgment to mete out to your spouse be sure the same will be measure out to you. So if try to love and understand how this can work despite the hurt and demonstrate it you could well win your spouse to Christ. God may well do the same for you one day when the Clouds peel back and reveal his son's return.
---Carla5754 on 10/4/07

Steve...are you here? What purpose might you mean? I've seen how ones divorce when a spouse turns out not to be interested in "ministry"...when the divorcer doesn't even have any kidos, yet > but Paul orders that a man be "tested" in his own home "first", before being even CONSIDERED to "take care of the church of God" (see 1 Timothy 3:1-10) So, God's purpose would be for them to grow together first, learn to make their marriage work, so then they can help others.
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/4/07

I do not see any place that says God forbids divorce, I only see that God hates divorce, understandibly, so do we, except I totaly understand divorce in matters of abuse and infidelity. Which are Biblical reasons for leaving.
---Whisper on 10/4/07

"And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved." (2 Corinthians 12:15) In marriage, God's purpose includes how God has provided us with someone with whom to LEARN how to love like this. So, if your spouse turns out to be impossible, disobedient to God, etc., this could give you the perfect opportunity to learn how to love a difficult and impossible you can fulfill God's purpose that you learn how to really love.
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/3/07

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We have our ways of wishing to get out of things once we find out we aren't getting what WE ourselves want. We tend to enter msarriage for what we want, not in order to please God. THIS can be the real problem. And so, when my marriage turns out not to give me what we want, I can start interpreting things to mean all of a sudden my spouse is not according to God's purpose...if I don't have more acceptable loopholes for getting out.
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/3/07

God's purpose includes me becoming able to unconditionally love any person, at I become compatible with our Groom so we can spend all eternity together > "For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?" (in Matthew 5:46) So, if you have a spouse who is spoiling you and making everything easy for you, so you don't have to learn how to love unconditionally...indeed, this person could be contrary to God's purpose (o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/3/07

I would be wary of any "purpose" that brings destruction to the life of those involved. Read the scriptures pertaining to marriage and God's character, and then ask yourself that question again. Could it be someone has a hardened heart or been misled? God could be stirring something up in that person's spirit, but does not intend for them to act on it just yet. It could be a lot of things. Wisdom over justification is best.
---kady on 10/3/07

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