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Why does God hate divorce? (Malachi 2:16)

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Marriage covenant is a covenant of love. Since God is love (1 John4:8), it is a covenant of God. No one therefore, can put aside the covenant (Matt 19:6). Divorce therefore, goes directly against God; and those who remarry after divorce commit adultery (Luke 16:18). God is therefore, not pleased with the offering of those who divorce their spouse (Malachi 2: 13-14).

God always stays faithful to His covenant with us. When we were unfaithful to Him, He brought us healing by sacrificing His own life. As believers, we are called to love our spouse just as Christ loves us (Eph 5:25). The Lord told Hosea (Hosea 3:1), "Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes." We therefore, have to be faithful to our covenant with our spouse, even when there is unfaithfulness and hurt; and bring healing to our spouse by our prayers, sacrifices and support.

Divorce is absolutely prohibited by the Gospels (Mk 10:11-12, Luke 6:18; Matthew 5: 31-32). In Matthew’s gospel the exception is for unlawful marriages. The exception in the Greek text is porneia (which means incest or fornication), and not moiceia (which means adultery). The exception is for marriages between close relatives, which according to Mosaic Law (Lv 18:6-18) were unlawful, because, they were considered as incest. According to some authors it also refers to Jewish betrothal process, in which, prior to the marriage, if it was discovered that the bride was not a virgin (had committed fornication), the groom could back out. Such was the case when Joseph had planned to back out, when he found out that Mary was pregnant with Jesus.
 
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Amen

Praise the name of the Living God- we are not to go to the right or the left but to worship, fear and serve him ONLY amen. I can't say anything else you are 100% right- man need to stay with his wife through thick and thin, God can work it out.:love:
 
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Marriage covenant is a covenant of love.
Its a bit more than that, but agreed.
Since God is love (1 John4:8), it is a covenant of God.
This seems to be a non sequitur argument.
No one therefore, can put aside the covenant (Matt 19:6).
This again is non sequitur.
Divorce therefore, goes directly against God;
And this as well (non sequitur).
These steps you are setting up do not logically follow.
Just because God is love it does not follow that divorce is 'against' God.
He Himself gave a writ of divorcement, then later ended that covenant.
It is the SIN that causes divorcement is what is 'against' God, the divorce itself is not necessarily that sin.
It was Israels harlotry against God that caused His giving her a writ of divorcement that was the 'sin'... it was not 'sin' for God to give her the writ of divorce itself. God does not 'sin' (fall short of His own law).

and those who remarry after divorce commit adultery (Luke 16:18).
This is only partial evidence. Adultery is not always committed upon remarriage based on Christs own words.
Also, the Present Indicative form of 'committeth adultery' used to render Christs words from the Hebrew or Aramaic do not show any 'ongoing' adultery but instead shows only that the sin is happening in the present at the time of those acts themselves.

God is therefore, not pleased with the offering of those who divorce their spouse (Malachi 2: 13-14).
Most of what you presented so far was non sequitur to begin with, as is the case with this assertion as well.

God always stays faithful to His covenant with us.
Correct.
He is 'faithful' to reward and He is faithful to condemn where apostasy is present.
This is the case in both the old and the new covenants as proven by Hebrews 6 and 10, among others.

When we were unfaithful to Him, He brought us healing by sacrificing His own life.
This is quite incomplete.
Who is it that Christs blood will save ? Everyone or those who 'endure till the end" ?
Christ died for sins, but only those who are faithful to Him/God will have His blood applied to their sins. Those who apostate cannot be brought back to repentance. Those who reject entirely are never sanctified by His blood to begin with.
So there is a bit more to the picture here that what was presented. :)
As believers, we are called to love our spouse just as Christ loves us (Eph 5:25).
That is correct.

The Lord told Hosea (Hosea 3:1), "Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress.
Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes." We therefore, have to be faithful to our covenant with our spouse, even when there is unfaithfulness and hurt; and bring healing to our spouse by our prayers, sacrifices and support.
Hosea was a prophet who unique life was used by God to show what Israel had put Him thru.
Hosea situation is not comparable to any other marriage in existence in any time.
Only if a person was literally commanded to marry a harlot would Hosea be even remotely similar to ANY other marriage.
Hosea is not evidence either for or against any argument in the MDR issue. It is entirely irrelevant.

Divorce is absolutely prohibited by the Gospels (Mk 10:11-12, Luke 6:18; Matthew 5: 31-32).
Completely inaccurate.
Frivolous (for EVERY cause) divorce is the context entirely with the Jews and why Jesus taught about it so much. This frivolous divorcement to marry another is what Christ is condemning.

In Matthew’s gospel the exception is for unlawful marriages.
Erroneous.
Porneia is any and all illicit sex of any person either married or unmarried.
If the married person partakes of this illicit sex, it is also the marriage specific 'crime' of adultery.

The exception in the Greek text is porneia (which means incest or fornication), and not moiceia (which means adultery).
Exactly.
If Jesus had said 'except for adultery' He literally would have been limiting the grounds for divorce to ONLY illicit sexual activity post marriage.
In using porneia to render our Lords words into greek Matthew shows that Christ was also including things such as premarital sex and bestiality...ANY sexual perversion.
That is the reason porneia was used, because it covers sexual perversions that 'adultery' would not.

The exception is for marriages between close relatives, which according to Mosaic Law (Lv 18:6-18) were unlawful, because, they were considered as incest.
Absolutely incorrect.
There are at least two entire letters (Ephesians and Colossians) where sexual immorality is forbidden as a WHOLE and in neither of those letters is any form of adultery used.
If what you were saying were true, then those letters would ONLY be prohibiting incest. This also includes Acts 15, btw, and the instruction to the WHOLE gentile church.
Do you realize just how many OTHER acts of sexual immorality there are besides incest ?
Do we claim that in these other cases where ONLY porneia is used that ONLY incest is being forbidden ?

Porneia is is ALL harlotry/sexual immorality of ANY kind by any person, married or unmarried.
Jesus picked just the right word for His exception. He did not restrict His exception to only adultery post marriage.


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God i love - I agree totally, this is the reason - that I think he will also forgive and will be ok with a divorce if there it is not possible to find an other solution.
God wants us to be happy
The churches nearly all of them are making it to easy with getting married - before the couples are ready to make such an commitment.
most of the couple are not ready for such a commitment. But fearing that the people going to an other church morst ot the time there is a bad preparation work done.

next case if one of the two is lying and so convincing to get married - then it is also not the right thing.
When you are getting married you swear to love, honor and respect each other - if one side doens't commit himself to this - the other side can do what he wants - it will not work - in this case it is in my oppinion the best way to get out of a marriage - and In my oppinion even God will agree to it - For sure you should try to work it out prior. But destroying the live and the live of the childreen only to please God - I am sure that this is not Gods intention.

We are living not in a perfect world - we have to work on us - but I know that god doesn't want us to be unhappy - and if we commit a mistake - it would be an other mistake not to correct it - even if it means that we figured out that the marriage is an mistake
 
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"Husbands love your wives....even as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for it" Eph 5:25

Interesting to note the pattern.......'even as Christ loved the church"

Such devotional love and care.......from the Master

This is the 'ideal...."they two should become one flesh"...to seperate would be to tear apart.....such intertwining....such wrapping around, such passion.....dear LOrd

Tha bible pattern is "a man should love his wife.........the meaning here is to 'stick like glue'

Families...are a God idea for men. To stray is to head for tradgedy, heartache......and such

In His love
 
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I thought I had already posted to this thread but my response seems to have vanished.

The question in the title of this thread is "Why does God hate divorce".

because it hurts people.

you can blame the church for not preparing you or you can call your marriage a mistake that needs correcting... but people still get hurt.

And that is why God hates divorce
 

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