The fact is folks that if GOd can divorce Israel (which is Walt's argument) than he can divorce you.
And if according to Ephesians 5 the church is the bride of Christ, and there is nothing wrong with divorce, then Jesus can just as easily divorce any of us.
Unless you come from the F_anciful L_and of the Calvinist where one can do a 360 in his hermeneutic at any given time, then one cannot deny the irony of the Calvinist who believes that the saved can never lose their salvation defending divorce while the arminian who believes that salvation can be forfeited defending the marriage contract. _______________________________________
Why won't you prove your position from Scripture so that I may you the ridiculousness of your position to the 1,542 plus users present.
This childish namecalling gets real old real quick, do you not think.
If you are going to convince the reader of your position you will have to do a bit more than ad hominem and existentialism.
PATHFINDER wrote: Are you missing the point? The brother described (previously) did not put his wife away...she was the one that did...
I think spiritual quoted the rest of the passage. I could'nt since I ran out of space. I wonder what is your excuse now?
Walt we already are quite familiar with your cut and paste abilities and how you can find someone that agrees with you. We were not impressed back then when you used to paste whole articles and we are not much impressed now.
If you want to really impress us, give us an original exegesis for once. ________________________________________________
I do not know what is going on with you but either you are struggling with something in your life or I just hit a nerve that brought out the worst in you.
But I assure you that you will feel just as welcomed in my church as the other one's that committed the same sin, unless of course you start teaching them that divorce is not a sin.
You may also need to read your Bible and understand what a Pharisee is. Just because I believe that divorce is a sin does not make me a Pharisee anymore than you believing that drinking alcohol is a sin make you one.
We are all sinners. God understands that. I understand that. But that gives us no excuse to try to justify it.
If you are going to challenge the Weapon of Mass Instruction than you are going to have to do a bit better than muster up some worn-out ad hominem.
"Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her...."
John 3:16 wrote: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Oh, wretched sinner out there, if I am the only one in here you will hear this from, so be it, but listen clear.
God loves you. Yes you. He died for you! He desires YOU to repent and come to his loving arms. There is no sin too deep where his grace cannot reach. And while others stammer at this truth, while others are reluctant to scream it from the housetops; and while others would love to tear it out of the Bible; I want you to hear it from me:
God does not only love an elite few. No my friend. Rest assured: God loves you! God loves you! GOD LOVES YOU!!!
Now if you excuse me for a moment, I need to have my hallelujah fit!