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Marriage, divorce and the Bible : Comments

By Peter Sellick, published 10/8/2018

I can remember, in my first Parish, standing before the congregation as a divorced man having married a divorced woman to preach.

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The bible was written by men and reflected the cultural norms of their time and ethnicity.

Had any of it been inspired by God? Or If you will, eternal unconditional love, your first sermon would have sounded very different! ABSOLUTELY!

No two people who have essentially fallen out of lust? Should be compelled to share the marital bed or conjugal relations!

And all too common when infatuation is interpreted by the emotionally immature as love.

I believe a God of Love would have foreseen this very dilemma and allowed in his or her infinite wisdom for it.

Time to stop treating God-given instinct as some sort of sin. And remember, the word sin comes to us from ancient English and was an archery term that simply/only ever meant, to miss the mark.

And like all sin, just an opportunity to learn and progress.

So, put the (regretted) past where it belongs, empty your heart of all hate and remorse and simply move on as a wiser more compassionate human for the experience and inherent lessons it taught!

No need for any self-flagellation! Always providing you own your own behaviour, accept responsibility and consequences!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 10 August 2018 11:38:23 AM
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I still think the Bible was an early manual which has been misinterpreted for two thousand years to suit the corrupt & kinky.
Posted by individual, Friday, 10 August 2018 2:10:00 PM
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immoral living always leads to 'liberal' theology. Instead of repentance for failure and sin, liberals condone the sinful activity.
Posted by runner, Friday, 10 August 2018 2:40:23 PM
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The Answer regarding romance, its inevitable decline, then the pain that is marriage?

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPCWZG5FYzM

Got it?
Posted by plantagenet, Friday, 10 August 2018 5:04:41 PM
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As always, runner speaks as if he were God? And with that absolute authority! Based only on massively edited and continuously revised words written eons ago by who? And on what authority?

Today, folks who claim to hear God speaking to them are either medicated or institutionalized, runner and perhaps with your absolute certainty on all things moral! Always providing they only ever pertain to other folk and never ever a perfect sinless runner!

It must be extreme comfort runner to know you are always right sinless and perfect! And therefore able to speak with the absolute moral authority of Almighty God!

Next thing, you'll be walking on water, perhaps after you've turned it into (abracadabra) wine?
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Saturday, 11 August 2018 11:16:12 AM
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I see Alan the topic is marriage , divorce and the bible and only the unbelievers are allowed to comment. Ever thought of joining Antifa? Those thugs also would only allow their own putried dogmas' aired.
Posted by runner, Saturday, 11 August 2018 7:33:51 PM
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