Is Divorce Acceptable In The Eyes Of God What The Bible Say? In a world where marriages seem to be breaking down. We need to understand what the Bible says about divorce and what criteria we are given in the Bible.
Matthew 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
According to the Bible, the only ground accepted for a divorce is committing adultery. However, let us look at other Biblical verses on the subject of divorce.
Luke 16:18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery. So clearly, in the eyes of God, if a man puts away his wife to marry another, then that ex-wife cannot afford to marry again because whoever marries her commits adultery.
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband. But and if she departs, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. Marriage is so holy in the creator’s eyes that the instructions given to husbands and wives are absolute.
Romans 7:2 For the woman which hath a husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband is dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. Therefore, we are told here that God does not want us to live alone, so we can marry again if our first husband dies.
Matthew 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her writing of divorcement. So although the Bible tells us that divorce is taboo, it nevertheless informed us that the man must give the wife a written divorce.
In a woeful world where relatives believe they have rights over a married couple, whether on the male or female side, the book of Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
The archaic saying that it is only the woman that does not own her body, but it is her husband let us read what is said in the book of 1 Corinthians 7:1-8 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Let the husband render unto the wife due, benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power, of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power, of his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it, be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempts you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission and not of commandment.
For I would say that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say to the unmarried and widows that it is good for them to abide even as I.
1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the wives’ conversation. The fairness of God is stated in the biblical words of first Peter 3 verse one.
By understanding your position as a wife or husband, it becomes easier in your married life. God does not favour husbands over wives or the other way around. Both are equal in the eyes of God, so let us be stalwart in our marriage, respecting each other and using the words of God to guide us, and happiness will be ours.