Saturday, May 05, 2007

10 Questions That Every Intelligent Christian Must Answer, Question 10: Why do Christians get divorced at the same rate as non-Christians?

Because a) many people who claim to be Christians aren't believers who have been renewed by the Spirit of God. b) Christians are sinners, like everyone else. c) A lot of breakups in the non-Christian world come outside of the context of marriage.

From the transcript:
Christians get married in front of God and their Christian friends, all of whom are praying to God for the marriage to succeed. And then they say, "What God has put together, let no man put asunder." God is all-powerful, so if God has put two people together that should seal the deal, right? Yet Christians get divorced at the same rate as everyone else. To explain this, you have to create some convoluted rationalization.

Is my above rationale convoluted?

God has put the two together. A married couple is together in a very real sense. That is why divorce is a sin.

Maybe the video is trying to say that God should prevent people from sinning in this way so the bond of marriage isn't violated. But non-Christian marriage has that bond before God as well.

God allows sin. God sometimes allows consequences of our sin to befall us. God sometimes allows the consequences of others' sin to befall us.


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