Jeff makes some excellent points. Why are so many Christian leaders blind to the obvious? I wonder if these leader’s wives took a whip to them every day, if they would change their tune?
1 Corinthians 7:13-15, “If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. (14) For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. (15) But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.”
While “permanence view” people will not admit divorce for any reason, including the most severe abuse, thankfully such teachings are still a minority in the church. At least I hope that they are. Many more pastors and theologians allow for divorce in the cases of adultery or desertion, desertion being supported by 1 Cor 7:15. Most of the folks in this camp…
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