MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Jesus on Marriage – Divorce and Heaven

May 21st, 2018 Viewed 663 times, 2 so far today

What does Jesus have to say on the topic of Divorce? (Matt 5:31-32, 19:3-12; Mark 10:1-12; Luke 16:18)

The religious leaders ask if a man can divorce his wife for any reason, hoping to catch him in between two different sets of beliefs on the topic—hoping to alienate Him with one group. Instead, He takes it back to Genesis, showing that it wasn’t good for man to be alone and that God made the two into one flesh. Therefore, there is no provision for divorce. This is consistent across all passages.

So the religious leaders take him to Deut 24, and ask why Moses included divorce. Jesus tells them that it is permission, not rule, and that it was because the Jewish men had hard hearts. This goes toward the fact that the Jewish men could have treated their wives harshly before the law, and Moses was protecting the women while respecting the rights of the man. The rule did not change.

This Time, It’s Personal

November 24th, 2008 Viewed 2065 times

HAte

The other day we were sitting around the table and I said that I hated a certain thing—and there were gasps heard from my children.  “You’re not supposed to hate,” they told me.  I quickly explained that while it’s not okay to hate a person, it is fine to hate something.

The problem with our culture, however, is that we are much like my children in understanding the difference between hating a thing or an action versus hating a person.

Google knows Hate

August 18th, 2004 Viewed 1945 times

In the news the past couple days has been a dialog between Google and a Christian organization that wanted to run side ads based on some search criteria.

The Christian group wanted to display ads helping homosexuals and commented that homosexuality was a sin. It’s now come out that Google will allow pornography links and other types of hate links, it’s just things that are saying homosexuality is wrong that it will boycott. Google has the right to block any ads it wants– this is a free country. Obviously there’s more profit in porno ads than Christian ones. We also have the option of not using or buying Google’s stock too as our right. And we can voice our displeasure. What do you think?

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.