Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Divorced Christian

OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE! Friends I want to discuss a hard subject today. It is divorce. Some of you are going to agree with me and then there are those of you who will not, but this has been on my mind and heart for some time and so I will endeavor to bring forth to you what I believe with all by heart to be right concerning this subject of divorce. Some people might say that I should not be the one to be speaking or writing about divorce and remarriage, because I have been divorced, but because I have felt the pain and hurt of divorce I think that I can give a lot of insight to this over whelming problem in our country today. In this article I will throw no stones because I live in a glass house. I know how horror able divorce is, the scars that it leaves upon a person's heart, and how it is something that God hates. I have been there. I have hurt, ached , and cried out to Jesus for help. I have found out that most marriages end up in divorce when they begin wrong. A lot of men and women meet on dance floors, or bar rooms, or some other sinful place, or they just do not seek God first. Their marriage is born of lust not love and when the lust wear off there is nothing left. No love, no feelings, no nothing. This is not always the case all of the time, but the biggest part of the time it is. Sometimes money, material things, or a lying deceiving mate, may play a big part. If God is not part of the relationship and I'm speaking of all the courting before marriage, He seldom is part of your married life after you are married. What starts wrong will mostly end wrong unless Christ becomes the Master of Your life. If your marriage is like a stormy sea except Jesus today, because He is the Master of the sea and you will sail the stormy seas no more. He will calm that storm in your marriage.

I believe that divorce is one of the things that is bring our nation to its knees. I believe with all my heart that 75 percent of all divorces in the United States are not scriptural and they are wrong. Just because a court says that it is right does not make it right in God's eyes. The family unit is all but gone. Marriage as a institution is about gone. Over half or two thirds of all marriages, in this country, end in divorce. So what happens if you are a Christian and you are divorced? To put it in terms that you can understand, you cannot unscramble eggs. The first thing that we want to remember is that the only sin which God will not forgive is the blasphemy of The Holy Ghost. Yes God hates divorce, but He also hates murder, adultery, stealing, serving other gods, and using His name in vain. I'm not saying all sin is the same, but what I am saying is this: "All is sin and all can be covered by the Blood if you ask forgiveness. The second thing that we want to remember is that if you have been born again by the precious blood of Jesus do not listen to what people are saying about you, just remember this, if you have asked forgiveness, the scar of divorce that troubles you and hurts you is under the blood of Jesus, to be remembered no more. Jesus will heal that scar. He did it for me and He will do it for you. What counts is what you do after you have repented and asked God's forgiveness. By that I mean ask forgiveness, live for Jesus and serve Him with all your heart. Use your talents, whatever they may be for Him. So if you were divorced and then repented, yes I said repented because divorce is sin, you are saved by the precious blood of Christ, your sin is remembered no more. How great is our God.

I do not care how many times you have been divorced. Jesus forgave the women at the well. She had been married five times. He told her to go and sin no more. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He will forgive you too. He will give you that living water also! That is how loving our Lord is! This does not give you a license to divorce and remarry whenever you want! By no means am I saying that divorce is okay. It is not, but what I am saying is that God will forgive you. Jesus went to the cross for all sin. God hates Divorce and from the beginning of time it was not good for a man to divorce his wife. I believe that there are only two grounds that a Christian person can justify a divorce and still be right with God. They are if their partner commits adultery or if a married partner who is unsaved leaves the partner who is saved because they are a Christian and wants nothing to do with them because of their faith in Christ. In that case God will not hold you in bondage.

Listen friend, thru many dangers (and I mean dangers), toils, and snare I have already come. I have been set free from the bondage and sin of divorce. That yoke is no longer around my neck. I sail the stormy seas no more. On that solid Rock (Christ Jesus) I firmly stand. Anything else would have been sinking sand. If My Jesus did it for me He will do it again for you, because he is no respecter of persons.

The finial thought that I want to pass on is this: "If your marriage is in trouble, then you and your mate SEEK GOD. Do not try to seek help from family, friends, or a psychiatrist. Most of the time they will tell you wrong. Work together with your mate to preserve that oneness that you have when you are married and the love you once had. God will save your marriage if you will only call on Him.

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