Bible Discussion Thread

  • Doris on Galatians 5:20
    I am looking for 'abuse' in a marriage. Not physical abuse but mental/emotional abuse and if that is an activity that would justify divorce in a Christian marriage.
  • Tina - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    Doris, God never signs off on any abuse. God is about the abundant life and a husband is supposed to love you like he loves himself. He clearly doesn't love himself. Any abuse is unacceptable! If you are being mistreated, you have the right to divorce your husband, ASAP!...The longer you stay, the longer the relationship will drain you of your self-esteem.
  • Isaiah huggins - in Reply on Galatians 5
    what do you mean
  • Tony - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    First off is he a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ?

    Secondly Read Galatians with a spirit of prayer and ask the Lord for decernment. It's not gonna be as easy as looking at a verse and pulling it out of context. Really seek the Lord through prayer and rely on Him for guidance. Cast your cares on Him for He cares for us. It's that deep relationship with Him that matters most.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    Hi Doris,

    Psalm 37

    Ephesians 5:15-33

    Malachi 2:13-16

    1 Peter 3:1-2

    Comfort in compassion, 1st God knows! Reading Malachi 2:13-16 He directly addressess it.

    I pray as you go forward in wisdom, protection, Supernatural guidance, truth & strength in JESUS CHRIST.

    Extra Words for comfort & promise/compassion

    Psalm 9:9-10

    Psalm 9:18

    Psalm 18:6

    Psalm 22:24

    Psalm 51:17
  • Cristina - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    To Doris, if this is the first marriage for both, you are one flesh with your husband for life. No more twain, but one flesh, said Lord Jesus; never again two. a spiritual union that lasts until the death of one. This is why marrying is very very important to the Lord as it represents His marriage union with the Church whom He does not divorce. Have ever heard of the ''betrothal'' (a sort of engagement pior to the marriage itself, a spiritual bounding contract, see Deuteronomoy 22 about a virgin bride) and what it means to marriage?

    How many times in life we are not doing what Jesus said...? He is patient with us to repent even until we die.

    The exception in Matthew 5:32 and 19:8 is for fornication, meaning Not adultery (modern lexicons have added to the meaning in the past 200 years to include all sorts of sins other than fornication), but unchastity before the marriage itself. And in 1 Corinthians 7:15, ''not bound'' is coming from the word ''douloo'' in Greek which means ''servant/slave'', and it means not bound in the matrimonial duties, but still bound in the one flesh for life. Apostle Paul says that a woman who has a husband is bound to her husband for life until he dies and if she marries another she is an adulterress ( Romans 7:2-3, 1 Corinhians 7:29, 39).

    In case of abuse , extreme, separation can be a solution, but divorce and remarriage is against thr Word of God and adulterers do not inherit God's Kingdom ( 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21).

    Don't let modern interpretations mislead you about marriage, if it's a first for both, it is for life.

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