What is the only reason you can get a divorce in the Bible?
Jesus specifically allowed divorce for infidelity Matthew 19:9 (ESV) And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. Note that Jesus does not say this is the only reason for divorce. We find other reasons for divorce in Scripture.
What is the only grounds for divorce?
Grounds for at fault divorce include adultery, cruelty, abandonment, and criminal conviction.
What is divorce according to the Bible?
In the first, Matthew quotes Jesus as saying: “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, except on the grounds of porneia (sexual immorality), makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” (Matthew 5:31-32).
Will God lead me to divorce?
God does not lead you to divorce, and while it is important to be equally yoked, the Lord does not favor the severing of marriage. One flesh isn’t something to take lightly, so when differences and difficulties arise divorce is not the right answer.
Is it a sin to divorce?
The Bible does not specifically teach this, however. We know two things for sure. God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16), and God is merciful and forgiving. Every divorce is a result of sin, either on the part of one spouse or both.
Does God tell me to leave my marriage?
1 Corinthians 7:10-11, “To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.”
What does the Bible say about divorce?
Does God ever want you to divorce?
Jesus teaches grounds for divorce. However, the basis of divorce needs to be biblical, not “God wants me happy.” And, if you are going to live by the cliché that “God wants me happy” then stick around for five years and you will be. But as we said, holiness not happiness must be the priority.