8 Drastic options better than divorce, which is not an option

8 drastic options better than divorce

1. – prayer and fasting for a new heart in your spouse or in yourself
2. – prayer and the Word together
3. – counseling together with father & mother in law (if they are wise)
4. – counseling together with father and mother (if they are wise)
5. – learning the Word from a teacher of the Word together or individually
6. – calling the police if there is abuse (if your spouse is a criminal, please call the police)
7. – getting advice from a wise counselor together
8. – separation for an agreed upon period of time

Jesus said that the law of Moses allowed divorce for the hardness of their hearts. So wherever you see rampant hard heartedness, you will see divorce. Jesus taught “from the beginning” aka god’s original purpose, and he taught a doctrine that is higher than the law of Moses.

Divorce or Divorce & Remarriage is not an option if you want to please God. Gods mercy is new every morning so there’s no need for condemnation, but whatever has happened in the past: just walk in truth today. God can forgive and cleanse your past. You cannot change your past, but you definitely have a drastic need to use repentance and the grace of God to change your future. Be willing to do whatever God tells you to do.

Mark 10
“And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
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.
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.”

Why does it say in Matthew “except for fornication?”

Because Matthew was written specifically for the Jewish audience. In the Law of Moses, a marriage could be ended a day after the wedding night if it was found out that the woman was not a virgin BEFORE she got married. (Fornication is sex BEFORE marriage, adultery is sex outside of marriage, after marriage). Mark and Luke do not contain this caveat, because it was written to Gentile believers.

Update: I put this teaching out ony blog back in April. I did not realize how important this doctrine was until I talked to a friend a couple days ago from who had a similar teaching on his blog. We live in two different states, and have different circles. We both got really strange responses to our teachings about divorce.

Do you realize that there are people who search the Internet for God’s teaching on divorce, and then make up stories and send them questions to put doubt and fear into the people that teach it? What could be their motivation for doing this? Maybe because satan realizes that God’s teaching on covenant love is the key to revival?

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