Divorce – Part Six

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Divorce

WHAT ARE THE BIBLICALLY
PERMISSIBLE GROUNDS
FOR DIVORCE ?

 

Sexual uncleanness is the only acceptable grounds given in the Bible for divorce and re-marriage. While the laws of man permit divorce for almost any reason, God only accepts FORNICATION or ADULTERY.

The word, ‘fornication,’ spoken of throughout the Bible (see Matthew 5:32), is the general term for sexual uncleanness that includes adultery, sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, and other sexual perversions. It is an amazingly common sin today, just as it was in the days of Noah. Studies have shown surprising increases in fornication throughout the world. Studies have also shown that between 10-15% of all children have been sexually molested by a parent or step-parent.

 

 

WHY IS THERE CONFUSION
AMONG BELIEVERS OVER
THIS SUBJECT ?

 

Of all the places where there should be absolute agreement over a Bible subject, it should be in Bible-believing, fundamental churches. Any observant person knows, however, that simply because a church may have correct teachings on the fundamentals of the Faith, it does not mean that they are correct—or even teach— what the Bible says about divorce.

This lack of teaching for many years has left a void in the understanding of many people which has, to some extent, been filled by doctrines founded in ignorance, and old wives’ tales. This highlights a failure on the part of some preachers, evangelists, and teachers who have simply been parrots for whatever they have heard in school, but failed to investigate in Scripture themselves.

Many members of churches that are Biblically solid on other issues, do not know what the Bible, in CONTEXT and in TOTAL teaches about divorce and re-marriage. As a result, some people who have been touched by divorce are made to feel that they must wear a scarlet letter for the rest of their lives. As a result, many are turned away from such churches, and their usefulness to the Lord is minimized because they find welcome only in more liberal churches.

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