GOD HATES DIVORCE (Malachi 2:16)!
However, let us see if one is "Married" to qualify for a "Divorce" according to the WORD of GOD! The Scriptures mentions "foreign wives" throughout WORD! What is a "foreign wife" according to GOD? As we know, the Israelites were "God's Chosen People" and anything "OUTSIDE" was considered "foreign" (Ezra 10:10; I Kings 11:1-13; Deuteronomy 7:3-4)!
Would you believe "JESUS (aka GOD) is the same yesterday, today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8)?
If you BELIEVE HE IS, then it stands as WRITTEN!
If "foreign" then, we are "foreign" now, if "married" (according to the law of the land) and are not "in Christ Jesus" or as then, not an Israelite (which makes us "foreign")!
RIDICULOUS you say? Marriage (in the sight of GOD) is a Spiritual Institution (as GOD intended) and Scripture says that we "...were DEAD (Spiritually) in our transgressions and sins..." in Ephesians 2:1! Therefore, how could one make a vow to the LORD or do anything unto the LORD?
Scripture further confirms this when speaking of a second marriage after spouse has "physically died" in I Corinthians 7:39 which says one can remarry BUT "...ONLY IN THE LORD!" If "ONLY IN THE LORD" for second Marriage, how much more do you think the first marriage should be "ONLY IN THE LORD?" If not "IN THE LORD," you have acquired a "foreign" spouse!
Why do you think the divorce rate is so high? Why do you think there is "abuse" in "marriages?" If "IN THE LORD," do you think problems that lead to divorce would be as numerous?
GOD HATES DIVORCE (Malachi 2:16), but allows for "divorce" as HE did in the days of old (I Corinthians 7:15-16) but makes it easier when "IN THE LORD" (Matthew 11:28-30)! Now, if you wish to stay with your "unbeliever," (I Corinthians 7:14) you may for "..the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy." I Corinthians 7:27-28 says "Art though bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned..." I Corinthians 7:9 says "...It is better to marry than to burn." I Corinthians 7:24 says "Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with GOD!"
WOW! I KNOW you all are going to dislike me again for TRUTH but IT IS WRITTEN! What can we do about it?
Therefore, make sure you are "IN THE LORD" according to THE GOSPEL of CHRIST (Galatians 1:6-9 "ACCURSED"), else your "marriage" is "foreign" in the sight of GOD and your children are "unclean!"
Choose (Joshua 24:15)!