Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Clearing up Christians and Divorce

For obvious, biblical reasons, the subject of Christians and divorce is always a difficult, controversial one. God Himself says in Scripture . . . I hate divorce (Malachi 2:16). When you take that and the whole counsel of God in His Word together, divorce should certainly never be a first option among true Christians.

Having said that, we know that all of us as believers are still capable of falling into sin, and divorce is no exception. A divorce among a Christian couple does not happen unless one or both parties is in some sort of sinful behavior/attitude. And more often than not, both parties have blame to share.

But that's not really the point of my post today. I want to share with you this Christian Post article on the subject of Christians and divorce. The enemies of Christianity love to throw statistics out there and claim that divorce is just as high, if not higher, among Christians as it is the non-Christian world. The Gospel Coalition has done yeoman's work in clarifying that issue and righting a somewhat skewed statistic.

For Christian couples having problems, I pray sincerely for forgiveness and reconciliation—and repentance where repentance is due. And trust me. The need will be there.

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