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If abuse is grounds for divorce, why didn’t God say so plainly in the Bible?

Why didn’t Jesus say abuse is grounds for divorce? Why is there no explicit statement in the Bible that abuse is grounds for divorce and a victim of abuse may remarry after divorcing the abuser? Why didn’t Mosaic Law have an explicit law against wife beating and other types of spousal abuse? Why didn’t God …

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My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law

Psalm 119:121-36 121 I have done what is just and right;     do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Give your servant a pledge of good;     let not the insolent oppress me. 123 My eyes long for your salvation     and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. 124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,     and teach …

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God hates divorce? Not always.

In Malachi 2:16, many Bibles have the words “I hate divorce, says the Lord God of Israel.” These words have been paraphrased and turned into the well known saying “God hates divorce.” This saying is really problematic for victims of domestic abuse. It is bandied around like a proverb, dropped casually into sermons and magazine …

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Abuse and Scripture: Paul Washer and the Doctrine of the Sufficiency of Scripture

I have written about the sufficiency of Scripture before, but it is a vital topic that we need to keep in front of us.  Distortions of this doctrine are regularly used to keep the church blind to abuse and to prevent victims from getting the help they need. Listen to this statement by Paul Washer, …

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