"Look at the legalized adultery we call divorce.
Men marry one wife after another and are still admitted into good
society; and women do likewise. There are thousands of supposedly
respectable men in America living with other men's wives, and thousands
of supposedly respectable women living with other women's husbands."
- R. A. Torrey From R.A. Torrey's book How to Pray, pages 94-95
R.A. Torrey (1856-1928) was a very well-known Christian writer, evangelist, pastor, graduate of Yale University, and was also the superintendent of Moody Bible Institute for 19 years.
TRINITY BARS THE
DIVORCED.; No Remarriage in the Church or Any of the Chapels.
The clergy of Trinity Church announced yesterday that under no circumstances will divorced persons be married by any of the clergy of that Episcopal parish, nor will such marriages be permitted either in the church at Wall Street and Broadway or in any one of the parish's eight chapels. The announcement was as follows:
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December 7, 1904, Wednesday
And none of you, no not one, can EVER at any time find any Scriptural support that God would not lead someone to not only divorce but remarriage when it was God Himself that "divorced" His chosen people, and established a new covenant in the blood of Christ.
The problem with that thought is that you made an incomplete and in some ways false statement. Did God divorce
Ps. Edited to add: Romans 11:15-32, Ephesians 2:12-22.
6 During the reign of King Josiah, the Lord said to me, "Have you seen what faithless
Another great passage.......it shows that the FOLLOWERS of sin who have already seen God's hand deal and then go ahead and SIN ANYWAYS, will receive more judgment from the Lord (viewed as MORE guilty). I noticed you did not post the other part of this passage: "Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I AM MARRIED TO YOU............" Jeremiah 3:14 Notice the Lord says this AFTER He has given a "bill of divorce"..............a bill many of you say DISSOLVES a marriage. Is the Lord confused about the power of a "bill of divorcement" ..............or are we?
Concerning Isreal and Judah… Isreal was divorced, but a new covenant would be given (Jesus) with a new bride (Christian Church).
The "new" is grafted in with the "old", (name deleted). see Rom. 11.
So while you may see them as blind and thus they commit all sorts of immorality, and they are to be pitied, but the other spouse is required to NOT be an enabler of their sins. Do you understand this?
We are not to be enablers of the sins of others. And thus while some are
given to compassion for the wayward, it may not be "right" in God's
sight for the spouse to do so IF it enables the wayward spouse to
further their own condemnation.
I too don't believe in being an "enabler" of sin, but you discount all the scriptures I have provided on the TRUTH that it is God's heart/mind/will to restore, not to reject and replace. You cannot find that in His Word.
You keep saying that God rejected
The old covenant is no longer - the remnant (not all of
It is a new covenant - a new marriage... They bride is not the same.
It is not a different dispensation, but in fact, a new covanant.
Of course it is not the same covenant. The Lord said He makes a BETTER covenant and
However, the Lord is no longer joined to
You really do need to study more about
Talks about God pleading after divorce with a wayward Israel.... Israel does not marry after God sends her away.... so it really doesn't apply.
Jesus (as well as Paul) states that a remarriage is adultery, so the "vows" were null anyways-----the "married" were already married to someone else----not free to vow to another. Scripture is very clear that one CAN repent from adultery and return to one's covenant spouse. (Hosea).
I will ask a question:
Did God commit adultery when He divorced Israel (the 10 northern tribes) but then marrys the Church?
We see those tribes mentioned as being on the earth and in heaven at the end in Revelations, so Israel certainly did not die.
God did not take a "NEW" bride. Read Romans 11. The gentile believers were GRAFTED IN to the entity that God took to Himself which ALREADY existed (including them from Israel). Only those who walked in disbelief were "cut off"............but they could always return.
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