An Example of the Gracious Providence of the Lord – by Morven Baker
I (Jeff) am putting this comment by Morven Baker into its own post so we all see it. I just want to say that the Lord is to be praised on account of His obvious providential working here. We just finished posting the blog posts on Voddie Baucham’s permanence view divorce sermon, and here is what Morven reports. This kind of thing makes everything worthwhile!!
(Morven’s words begin here):
“Well, I listened to the whole thing, imagining myself as a battered wife sitting in the pew, listening to the person who is supposed to represent God to me, desperate, hurting. Listening as the mother of a young girl who has been molested by her father, my husband, who is a “Christian” and who is sitting next to me in the pew. Listening as a woman who knows her husband has been unfaithful, again. I wanted to throw up. This man is preaching as if his words are Jesus’ words. Who does he think he is? No exceptions …. marriage is forever, no matter what???
An amazing thing happened today, another indication of how God’s timing is perfect (as in these blogs!). A client came in to see me who had just attended the “only women” Divorce Care this past week. Up until now she has loved the support and education of this ministry. Then came the video of, guess who, preaching that “initiating divorce is never lawful”, and that there can be “NO divorce no matter what”. She was traumatized by this, and by the time she got to my office, she was angry. She is heading back this week to speak her mind. I promptly made a lunch date with the gal who is leading the Divorce Care group locally, who I know by reputation to be a wonderful person. She apparently said, after the film, that “they” (I guess meaning her church) believe that you can divorce for adultery or abuse. If this is the case, why on earth would they show this video?
Please pray for me as I approach her, asking her and her church to consider eliminating this portion of the video series.”