In our day of incredible
social change and moral confusion, clear, biblical thinking
is needed on this subject of divorce and remarriage. Marriage
relationships are breaking down at an alarming rate and those
affected, after the sadness of divorce, are seeking 'a fresh
start' in another union.
It is not only outside of
the Church that this is happening. Tragically, divorce and
remarriage is becoming almost common place within 'the Household
of God', which the apostle Paul declared, is:
church of the living God, the pillar and support of the
truth." 1 Timothy 3:15
The Church is that community
which is called to uphold the truth in the world, a calling
which, no doubt, includes the upholding of the true nature
of marriage. Such a responsibility, of course, can only be
fulfilled where there is a clear understanding of the mind
of the Scriptures.
The purpose of this brief
study, then, is to gain a biblical perspective of at least
some of the issues relating to the question of divorce and
remarriage. Hopefully, in the end, the reader will be left
with a simple and integrated understanding of the relevant
scriptural passages and so be able to respond truly to the
call of God in this area.
Although my approach
here is mostly of a 'nuts' n 'bolts', exegetical nature,
I do offer this treatment as an expression of conviction
born of warm, pastoral concern.
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