D-I-V-O-R-C-E

My coffee is really good this morning.  I prefer a dark roast but I’m willing to try just about anything.  Hope you’re enjoying a cup or two.

I read something interesting as well as shocking the other day.  The article stated that the divorce rate among Christians turns out to be the same rate as the National average – which is about 50%.  How can that be?  What would Jesus think about our high divorce rate?  Did Jesus prohibit divorce?  Here’s what I found.

The prohibition of divorce by Jesus is attested by three sources:  Paul (1 Cor. 7:10-11), Mark (Mark 10:1-2) and Q (Matthew 5:32 & Luke 16:18).  According to scholars it also passes the “criterion of dissimilarity” since divorce was permitted by the law of Moses (Deut. 24:1).  Because of this, scholars believe that Jesus “historically” said that divorce is absolutely prohibited.

Absolute prohibition of divorce is a radical thought among Christians but it is demanded by Jesus.  How are churches getting by with allowing a divorced Christian to remarry?   Time for another cup!

One thought on “D-I-V-O-R-C-E

  1. While the statistic you mention has been put in question, whatever that percentaage is, it is a shame to Christins. But Jeus’ prohibition is qualified by one conditon, adultery (porneia over which you may haggle but it is still an exception).

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