Feelings ~ Barbara Streisand & Julio Iglesias 2 Ti 4:10Divorce is a good option to have because the lovey-dovey mood I was in when I got married might not last for more than a few years.
I can't possibly be expected to keep my commitments when I don't feel like it anymore!
If you understand though, that even then, you are not to remarry, then maybe you will wait for her to come back, or live as a single person.
You are right, we can divorce if our spouse commits adultery. However, I do not see where you get that we can divorce if our spouse is an unbeliever.There seems to be 1.5 reasons to divorce: adultery and unbelief.
It is as Jesus' disciples said, it is a hard teaching.The unbelief reason is given as though common sense, but not as something you are entitled to take advantage of. It is I Cor 7: how do you know, spouse, that they will believe?
It certainly doesn't sound like remarriage to divorcees is approved even if there was adultery; but to a never-married or widowed person was allowed, Lk 16.
Why do you call him 'Rabbi'? We should be careful about calling someone rabbi, or father.Divorce with a certificate that entitled the abandoned woman to some property was better than sheer abandonement; that is the only good thing out of that which Jesus mentions in Mt 19, Lev 23. No other law in the ancient near east comes close to that provision.
While Rabbi Shammai (of Jesus era) was usually conservative, he allowed divorce for some trivial reasons.
What do you think Jesus was targeting?Wives could leave taxidermists/tanners because of the lingering odor of their work. (That is what Jesus seems to be targeting).
I am wondering why you give thought to people who rejected Jesus?R. Hillel (the teacher of Gamaliel Acts 5:34) was usually innovative but strict about divorce.
Abuse and injury is its own reason for evasive action.
Abuse, malice, manipulation, growing apart instead of growing together, the marriage having been the result of an impulsive, socially pressured, and/or drunken mistake, etc etc.
'Tis a necessary institution.
You are right, we can divorce if our spouse commits adultery. However, I do not see where you get that we can divorce if our spouse is an unbeliever.
It is as Jesus' disciples said, it is a hard teaching.
Why do you call him 'Rabbi'? We should be careful about calling someone rabbi, or father.
What do you think Jesus was targeting?
I am wondering why you give thought to people who rejected Jesus?