September 14, 2014
Dr. Alan Bandy
THEO 202 B02
Anthropology: Marriage and Divorce
I do have to say that I may not have personal experience with marriage but I do know what the bible has to say about it, and that is ultimately what matters. The modern view on marriage tends to be that of lesser importance. If it does not work, then no big deal because there is always the option of divorce. This view usually has the effect of not taking holy matrimony seriously because there is a backup plan. When things go wrong couples are just giving up. God never said marriage would be easy, but He is there to help us every step of the way. Marriage is between ...view middle of the document...
” This view is so different from today’s view. Today it is acceptable to divorce on any grounds you see fit. If it just isn’t working out then a divorce has become the easy fix.
The bible gives us evidence that it is unlawful to remarry. Paul tells us the words of the Lord in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, “To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.” This states under no circumstance is it allowed by God for a person to remarry when both parties are still living. Later in the chapter in verse 39 it states, “A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.” So, death would be the only reason for remarriage, but that still excludes remarriage after divorce. Some might say, that physical abuse is an okay reason to get divorced, but in the eyes of God that is not the case. You could leave your husband/wife because of abuse but the bible does not say it is okay to get a divorce or remarry in this instance.