In the first article, we looked at the background and overview of the “Sermon on the Mount”. We saw that this sermon teaches about the righteousness/character of God. Without this righteousness, it is impossible to please God or enter into the Kingdom of heaven. As said, there are two types of righteousness in this world, the righteousness of man (found in all the different religions invented by mankind) and the righteousness of God. Continue reading
I had an interesting conversation the other day with a couple of pastors on the topic of “divorce“. Both pastors lead churches where the policy of the church is not to allow a divorced man to serve as a deacon in the church or to serve as pastor. That sounded okay at first but then it was revealed that it does not matter when the divorce took place (this is not the view of either pastor but a policy in the church constitution). I asked an obvious question, “What if the men were divorced before they were born again?”. Continue reading
If you are at all familiar with either the music world or the evils of the homosexual movement then you must know of Melissa Etheridge and her lesbian partner, Tammy Etheridge. They have been “married” since 2003 and have twins born in 2006. Melissa also has two older children from her previous partner, lesbian Julie Cypher. They, of course, were/are proponents of gay marriage because they wanted to express their love in marriage like heterosexuals and they did not feel that they could fully express their love because they could not marry and show their commitment to one another. Continue reading
I am currently teaching a class on marriage at our church. I have been teaching through the great study “Marriage without Regrets” produced by Precept Ministries. We have walked through the first 9 lessons and have finally arrived to lesson 10 which is about the permanence of marriage. As I was preparing I was so excited to be able to answer the question that I had (the title of this post). I would like to share a few points with you from the Scriptures on why God hates divorce so much.
- What God has joined together let no man separate! When Jesus was asked about marriage and Continue reading