In these “electronic days”, some have discovered new avenues for divorce, for example a man from Dubai who divorced from his wife through sms. In Islamic Sharia law, it is possible to be divorced by either orally or bytext saying – “I divorce you” – three times, and no other reason is needed to be given. This opportunity is only for men and not for women. This not only seems to be a simple and unfair way to divorce, but in fact is. We wouldn’t find any of this kind of simple divorce-practice in the Bible … or? Actually, we can find an equally simple practice being used and discussed in the Bible too! Continue reading
MDR stands for Marriage – Divorce – Remarriage. A shortcut I choose to use on this series where I deal with many christians problems of the questions of marriage, divorce and remarriage. It also make a search easier. Make a search on MDR and read all about this topics.
For I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel,
And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery. (Mal. 2:16, Mat. 19:9 NASB)
I have long time wanted to write a bit about some difficult topic – marriage, divorce and remarriage. Not only Christian and in a Biblical context, but I’m sure all may have huge benefit of this series. We don’t really find the difficult questions in the group of marriage, but for sure we find may difficult question in the group of divorce and remarriage. The topic of marriage can not be let out, because it’s where all starts. I have a big faith that we can avoid many problems even before we goes to the step of marriage by get more fully understanding what a marriage is. Yet, I have been concentrated around the topic of divorce and remarriage at first, then I will come back to the topic of marriage another time. …go and read!
In part two (previous post), I explained a bit about the people who receive this letter (Revelation), and I will therefore skip over chapters 2 and 3. But before we go any further, I will get into the legal aspect, why this judgment was coming and who’s guilty.
In the Old Testament (OT) Israel is portrayed as God’s wife, which is well known among Christians. A few verses from the Old Testament, among others, confirms this:
“For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.” (Isa. 54:5)
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:” (Jer. 31:31-32)