Interesting Food For Thought
I’m reading this book for further clarification on the Christian stance regarding divorce and remarriage. In 1 Corinthians 7:12-16, Saul of Tarsus admonishes wives and husbands of unbelievers to remain with their unbelieving spouses and to not divorce them. Interestingly enough, this author says unbelieving wives do not have the privilege of disobeying their unbelieving husbands, let alone divorcing them. <— Once again, in the WHOLE ENTIRETY of the Bible, wives have never, ever been given permission, license or privilege to DISOBEY their unbelieving husbands, LET ALONE DIVORCE their unbelieving husbands. Saul should NOT have had to tell the women of his churches not to divorce their unbelieving husbands (1Corinthians 7:12-16). They shouldn’t have known they COULD divorce their husbands. They shouldn’t have known divorcing their husbands was an option for them. They shouldn’t have known they had any such right, power or authority to divorce their unbelieving husbands. It should have been made absolutely clear to the wives of his churches that they have NO BIBLICAL OR SCRIPTURAL RIGHT WHATSOEVER, to disobey their unbelieving husbands, LET ALONE divorce them. Yes, wives must OBEY their unbelieving husbands, and they have NO right or privilege to divorce their unbelieving husbands. So, Saul’s instruction to wives to remain with their unbelieving husbands, was REDUNDANT, USELESS and UNNECESSARY. A wife not divorcing her unbelieving husband shouldn’t have been taught as if it’s optional. It should have been taught as a GIVEN. A wife staying with her unbelieving husband should have been taught as MANDATORY. A wife divorcing her unbelieving husband should have been taught as STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Not just a good idea. No where else in the Bible does ANY OTHER Biblical author (not even the New Testament messiah) give wives the impression that they have the power to initiate divorce for ANY reason, right or wrong, except for Saul of Tarsus. When we see these things clearly, THEN we understand why Saul made Biblically unsupported and unsubstantiated claims such as “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, [THERE IS NEITHER MALE NOR FEMALE]: for ye are all one in the man from Galilee.” Galatians 3:28 The same Saul who said there is neither male nor female, is the same Saul who said he will not suffer a woman to teach (1 Timothy 2:11,12). WOW? So, Saul WON’T suffer a woman to teach. But, if her unbelieving husband departs from her, he’ll suffer her to remarry another husband? THAT’S NOT what Deuteronomy 24:1-4 says. <— Deuteronomy 24:1-4 says SHE’S STILL MARRIED to that unbelieving husband, even if he departs from her, and if she marries another one, SHE’S AN ADULTERESS. An unbelieving husband departing, is NOT THE SAME as a DIVORCING, with BILL OF DIVORCEMENT to make it official. Even the New Testament messiah disagrees with Saul. The New Testament Messiah said, “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall [put away his wife], saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: [and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.]” The man from Galilee doesn’t even provide rules and guidelines for wives who put away their husbands, because the “put away” or “departed husband” didn’t exist until 1 Corinthians 7:12-16. There is NO PRECEPT, PRECEDENT OR REMEDY for the estranged wives of “departed” unbelieving husbands. Such foolishness NEVER EXISTED until Saul of Tarsus began teaching his anti-Torah, convoluted, backwards, conflicted, willy nilly, garbage gospel. Saul is consistently inconsistent, time and time again. It’s mindblowing to imagine that this is the same man who said, “God is not the author of confusion” (1Corinthians 14:33), because Saul is NOTHING BUT CONFUSING. And nothing is more hard to be understood, than confusion. Saul’s own epistle (1Corinthians 14:33) tells us CRYSTAL CLEARLY why Saul is hard to be understood. Because God is NOT the author of confusion. SAUL IS!