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Jan
15
comment Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?
@KazDragon, you would have to ask someone more scholarly than myself. I believe the Exodus passage does refer to provisions for women (man cannot deny her food, clothing, conjugal rights). Similar with the 1 Corinthians 7 (although the man has already left her at that point). As far as the first passage in the new testament, it has been my believe a woman can divorce her husband for sexual immorality, and maybe Jesus was just referring to a man divorcing his wife based on the audience at the time.
Nov
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Oct
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comment Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?
@Paddington, I think those who subscribe to the latter view mentioned in this answer (neglect, abuse, etc...), would believe that, no, she would not be committing adultery.
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Jul
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comment When did the prohibition of marriage for priests in the Catholic church originate?
A couple curious phrases...what do "mandated to be pure" and "separation from the sinful world" have to do with not being married and not having children?
Feb
15
comment Should we love Satan since he is our greatest enemy?
@AffableGeek, Love doesn't imply serving his desires, but they aren't opposites either. If you love a supernatural being, good or evil, real or imagined, you will serve them. I don't think the parent-child analogy really applies here, because I'm not trying to make said supernatural being a better person or instruct them.
Feb
15
comment Should we love Satan since he is our greatest enemy?
@AffableGeek, I agree, and this list isn't meant to be exhaustive, I'm just going through any possibilities of how we can "love" a non-human. It made sense to take the "Love your neighbor as yourself" and extrapolate it to Satan to see if it made any sense.
Feb
15
answered Should we love Satan since he is our greatest enemy?
Dec
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comment Can there be free will in heaven?
Awesome question.
Sep
24
comment Is incest a sin?
@hippietrail, correct, they had Seth, and they had multiple others, as stated in Genesis 5:4 (I had to google that, didn't just happen to remember).
Sep
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Sep
22
comment Is rape condoned in the Bible? If so, why?
I would have to look into the cultural considerations of this, but since rape is a demeaning action, I wouldn't be surprised if marrying the rape victim is the last thing one would want to do, and if it is a rich beautiful woman that someone wants to marry, the last thing they would want to do is rape her. I don't know that for sure, but the whole idea of "raping someone you want to marry" could have been a non-issue.
Sep
20
comment Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?
Sorry, I don't think this is a good answer, because it doesn't have biblical citations. I think sexual immorality and abuse are legitimate reasons, but you approach it like "surely we don't expect people to stay in those marriages, right?" instead of attempting to draw on scripture.
Sep
20
awarded  Critic
Sep
20
comment Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?
@Joel, I agree.
Sep
19
comment Are the Bible and God the same… thing/being?
There are references in John 1 to Jesus and "The Word" being the same, but I think "The Word" is used in a somewhat different sense.
Sep
19
revised Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?
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Sep
19
comment Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?
It's interesting that you quote that chapter, but not include the part about "except fornication".
Sep
19
answered Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?