Jesus explicitly told us right in the Bible that divorce isn't acceptable (Matthew 19:4-9).
Why is divorce legal and socially accepted in modern western society?
The obvious answer would be society is less critical and less religious.
Biblically there are still grounds for a 'divorce'. Or what would be considered in the Church an annulment.
because stupid anglicans went and had their stupid reformation
because dumb feminists think it is bad if a man beats his wife
because they think the bodily wellbeing of a woman is more important than her spiritual wellbeing
because feminists hate the word of god
remember though that the final hour is near and judgement shall soon be passed upon earth and especially upon feminists
Christians are notorious for being highly selective and preferential when obeying Biblical law. They tend to want to enforce those laws that either don't affect them or affect someone they don't like, and to ignore those edicts that might interfere with their own fun.
Actual Biblical Christians are very few and far between. %99.9999999999 of them are just churchmen: members of a club who are in it for the social benefits.
It's also said that doing labor on the sabbath is punishable with death.
Old 3000 year old culture is not the same as today. Do you think the message of how to live your life in a literal sense applies to the modern day?
It's just a guide to more esoteric things in life, coupled with a historical record.
Matthew 12:1-14 ESV
>At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” He went on from there and entered their synagogue. And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.
In Islamic civilizations, there is rarely a separation between religion and state laws, whereas in Christian civilization (especially within the past few hundred years) there has been a wall between religion and secular laws. Regardless of whether divorce is legal in a society or not, it is still wrong from the Christian perspective.
The old joke is that American Christian fundies view the Bible as being Leviticus, Revelation and that's about it. it's funny because it's somewhat true. So let's review the ways that these wackadoodle church-ladies defy the very same book of laws they want brought down like a hammer on those they don't like.
Oh, and while Leviticus does demand death for "sodomites", it also demands death for adulterers/adulteresses and disobedient sons, among some others. We don't hear the fire-and-brimstone preachers bellowing about THAT edict, do we?
The Bible is like Psychology in that what the Right thinks is its greatest weapon, is in-fact a tremendous weapon against the fanatics themselves. "Homosexuality/liberalism is a mental disorder." Go and run the behavior of the religious/social conservative through a standard psyche profile. Clinically speaking, they're batshit crazy.
>I'm on the side of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Are you sure? it's a long row to hoe...
Christianity also values the household, condemns adultery and philanderers. Guess what feminism values? Drift from religious values and enjoy hiv and alimony payments and childsupport for kids that arent yours
Actually what we are seeing is kind of biblical just look at 1 Corinthians 7
>10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.