Proof #38: Notice the Divorce Rate among Christians

February 23, 2008 at 12:01 am 6 comments

For the first half of this proof, Marshall Brain and I agree: Marriage is a very big deal, and divorce isn’t an option for Christians except in the rare and most extreme cases.  The Bible is clear on these teachings, and Brain quotes the appropriate verses–in context, for once.

However, I disagree on this point:

Given all of this, and given the fact that an all-powerful, prayer-answering God is supposedly looking over the lives of a Christian couple, guiding them in the spirit and so on, what would you expect the divorce rate for Christians to be? Clearly, the Christian divorce rate should be zero.

Assuming no human responsibility to maintain a marriage, then yes, this is correct.  God is faithful to His promise, and will oversee the marriage.  Ultimately, however, the imperfect and sinful human has made the vow and must do his part to fulfill it, too.  Since sinful people fall short of God’s standards quite often, it isn’t surprising to see a divorce rate among Christians that matches the rest of the population.  Christians aren’t better than everyone else, despite how many of them may act.

All this proves is that people fall short of God’s standards, but then the Bible already teaches that.  Brain has revealed nothing new here.

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6 Comments

  • 1. Luke  |  June 15, 2008 at 11:28 am

    God is faithful to His promise, and will oversee the marriage. Ultimately, however, the imperfect and sinful human has made the vow and must do his part to fulfill it, too. Since sinful people fall short of God’s standards quite often, it isn’t surprising to see a divorce rate among Christians that matches the rest of the population. Christians aren’t better than everyone else, despite how many of them may act.

    –This is truly ridiculous. What exactly is God doing when he is “overseeing” a marriage? And why are you attributing divorce to sin? That’s like saying when Christian couples sin and fall short of God’s standards, God then makes them mad and mean towards each other to eventually make them get divorced. That’s stupid.
    –What about atheist or other religiously aligned couples who are happily married for their whole lives?
    –Divorce, just like happy marriages, are all purely coincidence. Nothing more, nothing less. God has NOT ONE THING to do with marriage, happy couples, and divorce rates. Stop making ridiculous rationalizations for it.

  • 2. White  |  July 1, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    -Christian people divorcing is wrong. OK. YEP. Now why does that proof God is imaginary…?

    -Yeah what about them? my parents are atheists. They’re happily together. That doesn’t contradict the Bible does it..?

    -Brave assumption

  • 3. Anti-Devil  |  July 14, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Luke don be silly,seriously…christians didnt fall short of glory anymore.we are washed pure by jesus’s blood.he paid for all humanity’s sin and we are god’s children..the righteous?u have a problem with that? and how many godforsaken times must i say god didnt programme or control us..we acted on our own foolish accord..just like wat ur doing now..trying to prove that ur a good debater?

  • 4. Anti-Devil  |  July 14, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    btw u r asking others to Stop making ridiculous rationalizations for it.I think it applies best to u=D

  • 5. Anti-Devil  |  July 19, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    and btw if a christian sin or divorce..it is that christian’s doing and choice,God is still perfect.=D

  • 6. Search Your Bible  |  April 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

    God Hates Divorce!

    http://www.cadz.net/

    http://www.marriagedivorce.com/mdebook.pdf


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