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Divorce

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by TisMe, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. TisMe

    TisMe New Member

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    Why do Christians get divorced at the same rate as non-Christians? Christians get married in front of God and their Christian friends, all of whom are praying to God for the marriage to succeed. And then they say, "What God has put together, let no man put asunder." God is all-powerful, so if God has put two people together that should seal the deal, right?

    Are there any circumstances where it is okay for a baptist to get a divorce?

    I know a girl who's marriage was rocky and she sought assistance from her Baptist Pastor and he lead her into doing everything possible to get a divorce, including filling for divorce in the court system.

    Is this okay biblically speaking.

    Would you consider a baptist Preacher that leads his members into divorce a true pastor? Because, I don't know of any baptist pastors that condone it.
     
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  2. BaptistJG

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    Calvinist - "they were predestined to fall apart"
    Arminian - "they chose to fall apart"
    Me - Sinners will be sinners. Divorce is a sin, but not everyone is dedicated to fight for a marriage its sad.
     
  3. TisMe

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    (Revised OP)
     
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  4. pk4life

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    there's no way to know that the divorce rate among Christians is equal to that of non-Christians.
     
  5. drfuss

    drfuss New Member

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    Many people that are not Christians do not bother to get married, they just live together and then separate. So they do not count in the statistics. That does not mean divorce for Christians is okay. It just gives a better total picture of the situation.
     
  6. TisMe

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    Yeah, thanks, I did not think of that. Do you and others mind answering the second part of the OP about my friend. I still talk with this girl and luckily convinced her to work on her marriage and they have been still married for over 4 years and going strong.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing to respond to.
     
  8. TisMe

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    Hey Rev,

    My question is, are there any reasons that baptists should condone divorce.


    Thanks
     
  9. pk4life

    pk4life New Member

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    not to mention no human can put together any statistical report regarding who is saved and who is not.
     
  10. Steadfast Fred

    Steadfast Fred Active Member

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    Loaded question. For instance, if a Baptist pastor's wife asks for a divorce... :laugh::laugh:
     
  11. Arbo

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    That standard only applies if he has a radio program.
     
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