I want to invite everyone to come join me in discussing the wonderful faith we have from God on my new discussion channel hosted by Disqus: https://disqus.com/home/channel/proclaimingtheword/
This channel is focused on proclaiming the word of God with impactful truths and joyous celebrations of who God is; we encourage and welcome everyone who loves God’s word and heart to come participate!
We just started, so I also need the help getting the channel off the ground! Small-fish like my channel don’t get the attention at first of the main page.
The reason I started this discussion channel even though I am already loaded to the max with work to do abroad over here is because I can’t escape the sense that the internet needs as many bastions of Biblical truth where peaceful, respectful, and faithful dialogues can encourage believers and reach out to curious onlookers with the hope of God’s word! There are a lot of “Christian channels” claiming to be about Bible truth that get immersed in controversy, conspiracy, and malice – my endeavor will be to keep this channel free from such leaven.
So come and help us get started!
This undertaking is the humbling response of my heart to being pierced by the truth of God’s word on the subject matter at hand.
There is no escaping the unpleasantness of this topic; to ignore it is to leave the door open among God’s people by which adultery will be perpetuated and multiplied, and to preach it is to offend a great many in the Church today.
Being aware of this terrible reality, I have elected to preach this message with as much grace as the Holy Spirit gives in Scripture.
The most illuminating truth for me in this study was the reality that the sin of divorce is not divorce itself, but adultery. Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5:31-32 on divorce is the second part of the greater context of His teaching on adultery from Matthew 5:27-32.
Divorce is a mechanism by which adultery is perpetuated and multiplied among God’s people and the whole world. Divorce perpetuates adultery by the false notion that divorce legitimizes adulterous relationships. Up to four people can be brought into adultery by one divorce.
If this is true that divorce perpetuates and multiples adultery in this manner, then divorce is far from being innocent; it is a destructive mechanism by which men and women are snared in the sin of adultery and the coming judgment of God.
Therefore, we will devote this doctrinal treatment to the topic of divorce-and-remarriage.