Yesterday I was listening to Christian radio with my siblings and there was a show on that my siblings love to listen to. So I was going along with it ( I am not a big fan of "contemporary" Christian music and Christian radio) and there was a supposedly Christian family going througha a divorce. At the end of the program they went on to say that it is OK to get a divorce.
Wow... wait a second.. this is CHRISTIAN radio... why did it sound so much like my secular step mom telling my little cousin that her unsaved parents getting a divorce is OK because they aren't happy...and it is just something they have to do.
"The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?"
And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made[a]them at the beginning '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 then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."
They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?"
He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery." [Matthew 19 :3-9]
The Bible , which by the way every Christian should be reading on a daily basis, says that divorce is WRONG. UNLESS... your spouse has committed adultry. IT IS NOT OK to get a divorce because of money, because of unhappiness., and because you "just don't love that person anymore"
Marriage is FOREVER. When you get joined with someone else.. you become ONE. My old pastor described marriage as this... The people are two rocks, and they are crushed into millions of pieces and put together in a jar. It is hard to fully remove all the pieces of one of them to make them two again. Why do you think divorce hurts so much. It affects everyone in the family.
I am a product of divorce and I have had a hard time with the whole thing, but see the thing is, my parents were unsaved. I am not saying it is OK for them to ahve gotten a divorce, BUT I am saying that they DIDN"T have the Law of God telling them not too. We Christians are supposed to follow the Word and what Jesus has commanded us to do.
But, we Christians look too much like the world we live in. The divorce rate is the same in Christians as in the world. We go to counsolers and pastors before praying and reading the Bible and looking at what we might possibly doing wrong. We are supposed to be different!
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." [Romans 12:2]
Why, brothers and sisters, does it seem like its ok for a Christian to get a divorce? I know I am only 17. And I haven't been tehre and done that in a marriage. I have never experience that, but I do know that we as Christians are called to follow God's word, and it makes me mad how Christian radio looks just like the world and is teaching kids, that divorce just happens. I know I am probably opening up a can of worms right now, but I truly believe divorce is wrong.