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Not Under Bondage
     

Not Under Bondage

by Barbara Roberts
 
Divorce for domestic abuse — is it permitted in the Bible? Is it positively condoned? What about remarriage? Do victims of domestic abuse have no option but to endure the abuse or face condemnation by God and fellow Christians for disobeying the Bible? Is it true, as some assert, that temporary separation may be permissible — but the parties must work

Overview

Divorce for domestic abuse — is it permitted in the Bible? Is it positively condoned? What about remarriage? Do victims of domestic abuse have no option but to endure the abuse or face condemnation by God and fellow Christians for disobeying the Bible? Is it true, as some assert, that temporary separation may be permissible — but the parties must work towards reconciliation of the marriage?

This book explains the scriptural dilemmas of abuse victims in regards to separation and divorce. The author examines the scriptures and scholarly research, showing how the Bible sets victims of abuse free from bondage and false guilt. Some conclusions of "Not Under Bondage" are:

The Bible distinguishes between 'treacherous divorce' and 'disciplinary divorce’.

Disciplinary divorce is permitted by the Bible — this applies in cases of abuse, adultery or desertion, where a seriously mistreated spouse divorces a seriously offending spouse.
Treacherous divorce is condemned by the Bible — it occurs when a spouse obtains divorce for reasons other than abuse, adultery or desertion.
NOTE: the author has slightly modified her view of what church discipline should look like in cases of domestic abuse; to see her updated view, visit cryingoutforjustice.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/church-discipline-and-church-permission-for-divorce-how-my-mind-has-changed/

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780980355345
Publisher:
Maschil Press
Publication date:
03/03/2008
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
715,724
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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