About Jesus Steve Sweetman
know God hates divorce as seen in Malachi 2:16.
It's the most quoted Bible verse on this subject.
Malachi 2:15 is just as important as Malachi 2:16 but you'd never
know it by its lack of exposure from the pulpit.
I wish pastors would use a little more hermeneutical common sense
when interpreting the Bible. One
phrase should never determine your doctrinal position, especially on this
2:15 reads; "Has not the Lord made them one?
In flesh and spirit, they are His".
Beyond physical and social oneness, there is spiritual oneness
between a godly couple and the Lord. That's
what the words "in spirit they are His" means.
In the most pure sense of the word, a godly couple is a holy
goes on to state why a godly couple shouldn't divorce after becoming one.
He says, "Because He (God) is seeking godly offspring".
Note who is seeking godly children here.
It's not the parents. The
text specifically says that God is the one seeking godly offspring.
According to Malachi, the children born from the couple belong to
God. The couple is simply
entrusted with their care. I
would suggest that raising God's children puts a huge responsibility on
the couple. It's not something
to take lightly. Raising your
children is one thing, but raising God's children is something different
altogether. When we divorce,
we default on this serious responsibility.
I began this study pages ago, I noted that family forms the basis of any
society. How the family goes
is how society goes. The
reason why God seeks godly children is so He'll have a godly society.
If the chain of godliness can continue from one generation to the
next, God is assured of a godly society, but when the chain breaks,
society breaks as well.
the general consensus, divorce does hurt children.
In Christian terms, children fail to see the love of God their
Christian parents claim to possess. This
makes it harder for them to come to Jesus and easier for them to live an
ungodly lifestyle. God not
only hates divorce because it expresses unfaithfulness, He hates it
because it destroys the sanctity of the family which in turn destroys the
sanctity of society, as is evident in the world around us.