Is Divorce Minister Making Divorce Permissive Society Problem Worse?

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” -Matthew 7:13-14, NIV   Too Divorce Permissive? The Scripture’s take on divorce … Continue reading “Is Divorce Minister Making Divorce Permissive Society Problem Worse?”

Repentance Required!

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened. – Jonah 3:10, NIV To advert absolute destruction by God, the Ninevites repented and God mercifully relented from carrying out His judgment upon them. This is the clear pattern of … Continue reading “Repentance Required!”

Uppity, Cruel Cheaters

An adulterous woman consumes a man, then wipes her mouth and says, “What’s wrong with that?” – Proverbs 30:20, NLT Uppity, Cruel Cheaters People who have never experienced firsthand the contempt of a cheater are liable to underestimate their arrogance and cruelty. That is why wise Christian lay “counselors” and pastors ought to talk to … Continue reading “Uppity, Cruel Cheaters”

As if we all were given a choice!

“Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off? Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.” – Eliphaz the Temanite in Job 4:7-8, KJV And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, the Lord said to … Continue reading “As if we all were given a choice!”

Forgiveness does not erase all consequences!

The Lord replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked. …not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it. -Numbers 14:20, 23, NIV A faithful spouse may forgive a cheater yet still divorce him or her. God forgave the Israelites for … Continue reading “Forgiveness does not erase all consequences!”

Unhelpful to lament divorce rates!

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!  – Galatians 5:14-15, NKJV   Lamenting divorce rates among Christians Likely, it is meant well. Good intentions are there, I am sure. Pastors are … Continue reading “Unhelpful to lament divorce rates!”

NOT arguing for the return of the death penalty for cheaters!

“If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.” -Leviticus 20:10, NLT When I quote from the Old Testament Law about adultery, my point is not to argue for a reinstatement for the death penalty. My point is to push … Continue reading “NOT arguing for the return of the death penalty for cheaters!”

Warning Against “Throwing Away Your Marriage”

And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. -Leviticus 20:10, KJV “Don’t throw away your marriage over this,” the well-meaning pastor tells the sobbing faithful spouse upon discovery of the adulterous double life … Continue reading “Warning Against “Throwing Away Your Marriage””

Date Your Mate Nonsense!

Excuses might be found for a thief     who steals because he is starving. But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole,     even if he has to sell everything in his house. -Proverbs 6:30-31, NLT Dating your spouse. It is not that I am against having one-on-one romantic evenings or … Continue reading “Date Your Mate Nonsense!”

RE: What about the Mark 10 passage on divorce?

But that doesn’t mean that the law has lost its force. It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the smallest point of God’s law to be overturned. -Luke 16:17, NLT In response to my post “What about the Mark 10 passage on divorce?” Bill wrote: We addressed this before. You have … Continue reading “RE: What about the Mark 10 passage on divorce?”