- November 28, 2007 at 9:00 pm #1767
[b:2wa31xse]LUTHERAN BIBLE ON 2 REASONS GRANTED FOR DIVORCE[/b:2wa31xse]
My Bible reads: Matthew 19:9—“I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, EXCEPT FOR MARTIAL UNFAITHFULNESS, and marries another woman commits adultrey”. Jesus speaking.
Corinthans 7:15-16- ” But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman IS NOT BOUND in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. How do you know wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether yoy will save your wife?” St Paul speaking.
However, God does not like divorce!!!!
[b:2wa31xse]CATHOLIC BIBLE ON DIVORCE[/b:2wa31xse]
1 When Jesus 2 finished these words, 3 he left Galilee and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.
Great crowds followed him, and he cured them there.
Some Pharisees approached him, and tested him, 4 saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”
5 He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’
and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.”
6 They said to him, “Then why did Moses command that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss (her)?”
He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
I say to you, 7 whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery.”
[His] disciples said to him, “If that is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”
He answered, “Not all can accept [this] word, 8 but only those to whom that is granted.
Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage 9 for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.”
1 2 3 Now in regard to the matters about which you wrote: “It is a good thing for a man not to touch a woman,”
but because of cases of immorality every man should have his own wife, and every woman her own husband.
The husband should fulfill his duty toward his wife, and likewise the wife toward her husband.
A wife does not have authority over her own body, but rather her husband, and similarly a husband does not have authority over his own body, but rather his wife.
Do not deprive each other, except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, to be free for prayer, but then return to one another, so that Satan may not tempt you through your lack of self-control.
This I say by way of concession, 4 however, not as a command.
Indeed, I wish everyone to be as I am, but each has a particular gift from God, 5 one of one kind and one of another.
6 Now to the unmarried and to widows, I say: it is a good thing for them to remain as they are, as I do,
but if they cannot exercise self-control they should marry, for it is better to marry than to be on fire.
To the married, however, I give this instruction (not I, but the Lord): 7 a wife should not separate from her husband
–and if she does separate she must either remain single or become reconciled to her husband–and a husband should not divorce his wife.
To the rest 8 I say (not the Lord): if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she is willing to go on living with him, he should not divorce her;
and if any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he is willing to go on living with her, she should not divorce her husband.
For the unbelieving husband is made holy through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy through the brother. Otherwise your children would be unclean, whereas in fact they are holy.
If the unbeliever separates, 9 however, let him separate. The brother or sister is not bound in such cases; God has called you to peace.
For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband; or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
[b:2wa31xse][code:2wa31xse]Why so much differance in the Bibles on this topic[/code:2wa31xse]
?[/b:2wa31xse]December 2, 2007 at 1:06 am #8720
Different theologians interpreted it differently?
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