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Husbands

If you consider your wife is in anyway antagonistic toward you,

or treats you with contempt,

DO NOT IGNORE IT.

So what does antagonistic mean?

1. acting in opposition; opposing, esp. mutually. 

2. hostile; unfriendly. 

So what does contempt mean? 

Willful disobedience or open disrespect of others and or authority

Highly recommended..

Love That Lasts

Gary & Betsy Ricucci

Covenant Relationships

Asher Intrater

Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage

Dean Taylor

The Complete Husband

Lou Priolo

The New Freedom of Forgiveness

David W. Augsburger

Discovering the Mind of a Woman

Ken Nair

Softening the Hardened Heart CD's

Craig Hill

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Meg Meeker

 

William Ewart Gladstone

 

(29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British Liberal statesman. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four times (1868–1874, 1880–1885, February-July 1886 and 1892–1894), more than any other person. Gladstone was 84 years old - still physically vigorous albeit with failing hearing and eyesight - when he resigned for the last time, making him Britain's oldest Prime Minister. He also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times (1853–1855, 1859–1866, 1873–1874, and 1880–1882).

  

The Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 brought him back. In theory, the State still held marriage to be indissoluble: in practice divorce had long been possible by the expensive and cumbrous method of a private Parliamentary Bill. Practically, the law said one thing and Parliament another; and the proposal now was to create legal facilities and grounds for divorce. In the Quarterly Review for July, 1857, titled

THE BILL OF DIVORCE (pdf pages 64-123)

Gladstone presented a convincing argument for the indissolubility of marriage from Scripture, history and practical policy. He knew it was a hopeless fight, but that made no difference to principle. He was charged with gross inconsistency in drawing a distinction between Church and State, and their respective laws: once again his opponents did not realize that he had outgrown his earlier belief in a Christian state, and had been large-minded enough to change his outlook. The fact stands out boldly as a result of the controversy that Mr. Gladstone believed as firmly in the sanctity of marriage and its indissolubility as he did in any doctrine of the Christian Church. Further, though perhaps he would not have used the phrase, he regarded the State that permitted re-marriage after divorce as apostate from the Christian standard.

Divorce — The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience

By Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr

 

Evangelical Christians are gravely concerned about the family, and this is good and necessary. But our credibility on the issue of marriage is significantly discounted by our acceptance of divorce. To our shame, the culture war is not the only place that an honest confrontation with the divorce culture is missing. Divorce is now the scandal of the evangelical conscience.

A Missing Front in the Culture War? A Conversation about Divorce

By Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr

 

Religion, Divorce, and the Missing Culture War in America   <<<EXCELLENT>>>>

By Mark A. Smith

Political Science Quarterly, 125:1 (Spring 2010).

 

Do You Have Any Doubts About Remarriage?

By Rick Friedrich
FREE DOWNLOAD ARTICLE A question of doubtful action rather than absolute certainty. "He who doubts is damned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith, and anything not from faith is sin." Romans 14: 23 By God's grace, and with love for all families wounded by the effects of remarriage, this tract is written.

Sex, God, and Marriage
By Johann Christoph Arnold Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD BOOK 192 pages. In this groundbreaking book, Arnold, a pastor for almost forty years, addresses the pain resulting from broken relationships and the misuse of sexual intimacy. He provides fresh biblical insights into critical issues including the sacredness of sex, the struggle against temptation, the decision to remain single or to marry, child rearing, homosexuality, divorce and remarriage. Sex, God, and Marriage offers healing to anyone who has known discouragement or guilt - and hope to anyone who is willing to take a bold new look at a topic of universal interest and concern.

Marriage and the Good News of God
By Martin Bleby New Creation Teaching Ministry
FREE DOWNLOAD BOOK What is the place of marriage in the wide setting of God's purpose for the whole of creation? In marriage we are tapping into the revealed secret of God's purpose for the whole universe and we are giving very practical expression to it. What is marriage and what is it for? What is the place in marriage of sexual attraction and appreciation of each other between a man and a woman? Is there a rightful ordering of relationships in marriage? How sustainable is marriage in the 'real' world of today? What of marriage breakdown, and the alternative reconstituting of relationships? What about family life and bringing up children?

Paul’s teachings on divorce and remarriage

By Ray Wenger Wenger Ministries

FREE AUDIO

Message on Marriage and Divorce

By David Feeling Early Church Truth

Divorce & Remarriage a Biblical View

By Colin Jones

FREE DOWNLOAD ARTICLE Great article however a warning unfortunately the writer does not preach repentance of a remarriage (adultery)

Called to Faithfulness

By Various Contributors Read More
FREE DOWNLOAD BOOK God at Work in Broken Relationships

What is the real reason homosexuals want to legalise same-sex marriage?

By Michael Whennen

Same Sex Marriage, the Homosexual Cocktail & the Pseudo Christians, Letter to Australian Federal Politicians

When is Divorce and Remarriage a sin?

By Roy Page

This is a thorough bible study about divorce and remarriage, showing when it is a sin, and when it isn't. The importance of this study can be measured by the rapid rise in the divorce and remarriage rate in many countries during the last century, to such a degree that some countries now average more than one divorce for every two marriages, and it is still increasing.

What is "Some uncleanness" for Divorce Deuteronomy 24:1?

By Roy Page

This bible study is a scriptural analysis of the phrase 'some uncleanness' for divorce Deuteronomy 24:1..


Dr Leslie McFall

Please refer to his website for his other work and updates at

lmf12.wordpress.com

"Jesus may come across as hard-hearted, dogmatic and unyielding, but we have the Holy Spirit to live out the life of forgiveness, and if we forgive ALL their sins (even adulterers), then there is no room for divorce, which is a statement of an unforgiving heart, which cannot be in any Christian" - Dr. Leslie McFall

"We need to get a perfect understanding of what true forgiveness implies for the man or woman "in Christ". There are no exceptive clauses in Jesus' teaching about forgiveness. People want to create exceptional  circumstances where divorce is possible. There are no such grounds if he is a true follower of Jesus, and has the Holy Spirit abiding in him".- Dr. Leslie McFall

Harmonized (McFall) No-Divorce View Matthew 19:9 <<<<EXCELLENT RESEARCH WORK>>>>

Dr. Leslie McFall, Researcher in Biblical Studies (UK)

THE BIBLICAL TEACHING ON DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE Part One

Dr. Leslie McFall, Researcher in Biblical Studies (UK)

THE BIBLICAL TEACHING ON DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE Part Two

Dr. Leslie McFall, Researcher in Biblical Studies (UK)

CRITIQUE OF THE BETROTHAL SOLUTION

Dr. Leslie McFall, Researcher in Biblical Studies (UK)

Debunking the Mat 19 "Exception Clause" via the Greek!    

Dr. Leslie McFall, MP3 Audio 40MB 1hour 37minutes

Matthew 19:9 Codex Leicester (McFall)           

Classified as MS 69, a 15th century manuscript

MS69 Codex Leicester Scan

Codex Leicestrensis Scan Explained (Matthew 19:8-10)

To be read in conjunction with Harmonized (McFall) No-Divorce View

             

Dr Leslie McFall review of  Considerations on Divorce A Vinculo Matrimonii, In Connexion with Holy Scripture

Criticisms of William Heth; Jesus on Divorce: How My Mind Has Changed 

Critique of William Heth’s article below

Leslie McFall

 

Brilliant program to download

Lifestyle Danger!

Dr. Dale A. Robbins

 

Are you a Contentious Woman?

Dr. Linda Karges-Bone

Reconciliation with a Hardened Wife

Reb Bradley

Awesome Restored Marriage Testimony

Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs www.hopeformarriages.com

The Hebrew Mind vs The Western Mind

By Brian Knowles

A Fantastic Gift for a Man

Excellent Book on Forgiveness

 

As Black from White is the gut wrenching life journey of Sally Graham. From the secluded upbringing of a single child to the misty fog of late teens without any purpose; Like a ship without a mooring, Sally's life drifted into a deep sea of alcohol and drug abuse. Caught in the middle of a controlling marriage, three children and further drug abuse Sally prayed a desparate prayer:"God if you are real, you'd better do something otherwise tomorrow he gets it!"

 

Dvd Fireproof Movie

Love verses Law

or BOTH!

Recommended viewing see warning...
Essential Reading

Essential Reading..

how to cherish..

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Essential Reading
Essential Reading

Restored Couple

Justin & Trisha Davis

Very Funny

Watch Below

Unlock the power, essential reading.

Marriage & Divorce

in the Bible.

Worship the Holy God, or the be happy god?

A great "how to" book

 

Asher (Keith) Intrater

COVENANT RELATIONSHIPS

FREE DOWNLOAD

Casey Whitaker

HAVE YOU NOT READ?

FREE DOWNLOAD

Dean Taylor

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE

Inferiority & Insecurity exposed!

John K. Tarwarter

MARRIAGE AS COVENANT

Dave Brown &

Phil Waugh

COVENANT VS. CONTRACT

Gary Ricucci

Gary Chapman

John Bevere

RESCUED

Craig Hill

HELP!

SPOUSE WANTS OUT

FREE DOWNLOAD

Marilyn Phillipps

FIRST AID FOR A WOUNDED MARRIAGE

FREE DOWNLOAD

Craig Hill

MARRIAGE: COVENANT OR CONTRACT

(Warning does not preach repentance from remarriage)

 

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE BUILDING

Hosea 4:6 (King James Version) 

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:

because thou hast rejected knowledge,

I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me:

seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God,

I will also forget thy children.

- Align our will with God's will, look at marriage from his perpective only,

that is "from the beginning" - creational.

- Understand the absolute permanency of a covenant relationship

Lawful (God's Law) Covenant Marriages are Indissolvable

"Till Death Do Us Part" NOT "Till Divorce Do Us Part"

Covenantal Attitude NOT Contractual Attitude

Hebrew Mindset NOT Western Mindset

Know what a true covenant is. Do not redefine it!

- To those who say we are no longer

under the "law" but are under "grace"

that allows the remarriage of divorced persons.

- A strong warning to you -

You are preaching and practicing "lawlessness"

CREATIONAL MARRIAGE

COVENANT RELATIONSHIP

John Wesley said

"Before I can preach love, mercy and grace, I must preach sin, law and judgement"

He (Jesus) saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts

suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. Matthew 19:8 KJV

Therefore this means:

Any marriage entered into by any man or woman who has a living pre-existing husband or wife,
is considered to be the sin of adultery. It is not a one-flesh covenant marriage.
It must be repented of and forsaken, according to the Scriptures.

Apostle Paul wrote:

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man,

she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law;

so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Romans 7:3 KJV

 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate,

nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous,

nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified

in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 KJV

Please note:

When we write lawful, we mean in respect of the legal discipline of God's Moral law.
(Law of the The Lord, The Law of Liberty, Royal Law).
This is not to be confused with Moses Law or current marriage laws of a nation or state today.

John the Baptist told in no uncertain terms King Herod his marriage to Herodias was unlawful,
meaning that he was breaking at least one (adultery) of the Ten Commandments (Gods Moral Law).

John The Baptist lost his head, because he stood up against unlawful marriages.

Salome with the head of John the Baptist, Caravaggio

, c. 1607. National Gallery, London.

The Pro-Gay Marriage Movement

correctly points out that the professing Church

is hypocritical when it comes to marriage.

They say, “The problems with both the Christian Right's rhetoric and agenda on

gay marriage can be revealed most readily by comparing gay marriage with divorce”

Please watch their satirical message and judge for yourself…

 

 

 

Links below for sites referenced in the above video..

 

The Petition - Protect Marriage, Protect Children, Prohibit Divorce

 

Protect Marriage

The website they have created their satirical message from.

 

California Proposition 8 (2008) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Proposition 8 was a California ballot proposition that changed the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman and eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry.

 

Cheap Grace

Cheap Grace is the idea that "grace" did it all for me so I do not need to change my lifestyle.

The believer who accepts the idea of "cheap grace" thinks he can continue to live like the rest of the world.

Instead of following Christ in a radical way, the Christian lost in cheap grace thinks

he can simply enjoy the consolations of his grace.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

Quote's - Leonard Ravenhill

“The Bible is either absolute or obsolete.”


“Is your main ambition in life to be on the Devil’s most wanted list?”


“When there is something in the Bible churches don’t like, they call it Legalism.”


“You can have all your doctrines right—yet still not have the presence of God.”


“A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience.”

 

 

Quote - R.A Torrey

"Look at the legalized adultery we call divorce.

Men marry one wife after another and are still admitted into good society;

and women do likewise. There are thousands of supposedly respectable men

in American living with other men's wives, and thousands of supposedly respectable women

living with other women's husbands." - R. A. Torrey

From R.A. Torrey's book How to Pray, pages 94-95 R.A. Torrey (1856-1928)

was a very well-known Christian writer, evangelist, pastor,

graduate of Yale University, and was also the superintendent of Moody Bible Institute for 19 years.

 

FREE DOWNLOADS

Marriage Divorce Remarriage (MDR)

Do you feel uneasy, unsettled, sense something is wrong with society and the Church today?

You are not alone. Selected books and articles below are FREE to download.

Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage

Brother Dean Taylor has written a brilliant short booklet of only 51 pages as he addresses most of the major questions on this topic.

"Generations of families, churches and even whole denominations have been birthed into this inherited position. Yet I believe it is not too late to make a change. Once the problem is admitted, churches might differ on how to respond to it; however, at the very least, a church-wide moratorium on remarriage alone could turn the tide of this epidemic completely around in one generation. One thing is certain, ignoring the situation will not make it go away" Brother Dean Taylor

 

Have You Not Read? Matthew 19:4          

Minister Casey Whitaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“In his Have You Not Read, Casey Whitaker tackles one of the thorniest issues confronting the church today - marriage, divorce and remarriage. Upholding the authority of Scripture, Whitaker superbly presents the unambiguous teachings of Christ and His Apostles on this subject and - like the prophet of old - pleads with this generation of pastors and teachers to “see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it.” Have You Not Read answers a great need in the 21st century church.” Scott Coltrain, Teacher Hudson (FL) Church of Christ

 

Most say, I had never known this..

Except For Fornication Clause of Matthew 19:9 Discussion      

Bob Mutch (Canada)

While the other scriptures (Mar 10:11, 12; Luk 16:18, Rom 7:2, 3; 1Cor 7:11, 39) are very clear on divorce and remarriage to most people Mat 5:32 and Mat 19:9 leave them puzzled. But once you are clear that Mat 19:9 is a exclusion to divorce and Mat 5:32 is a exception to blame not an exception to divorce and remarry it all fits together like a puzzel.

 

Divorce & Remarriage Articles

Bob Mutch (Canada)

Christian Care and Concern for Marriage Divorce/Remarriage

Robert Ephrata, Preacher (USA)

 

Considerations on Divorce A Vinculo Matrimonii, In Connexion with Holy Scripture 4.81MB PDF

Edward Badeley, QC Barrister, Ecclesiastical Lawyer (UK) - Alleged Author 1857

 

 

Interpreting the Silences (Duet.24:1-4)

Dr. Allen R. Guenther, Professor of Old Testament (USA)

 

The Betrothal View of Divorce and Remarriage

Dr. David W. Jones, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics (USA)

Are Biblical Covenants Dissoluble? Toward a Theology of Marriage

By Dr. David W. Jones and Dr. John K. Tarwater

The last fifteen years have witnessed an increase in the number of articles and books written on the covenantal nature of marriage. Despite the use of common terminology, theologians and ethicists have, thus far, inconsistently interpreted and applied what it means for marriage to be a covenant. No place is this disparity more evident than in the area of divorce and remarriage. To elaborate, while some authors allow for the termination of “covenant” marriage, others argue that the marriage bond is indissoluble because of its covenantal nature. These incongruous positions on the nature of marriage partially stem from biblical scholars’ inability to arrive at a consensus regarding the nature of biblical covenants.

 

Don’t Confuse a Sin with a Covenant!

By Dr. Joseph A. Webb

Holy Matrimony

Dirk Evenhuis, Preacher Israel / Marriage Covenant (Australia)

What The Church Has Forgotten About Divorce         

The author is a Unitarian, that is he denies the Trinty, however his booklet is included because of his stance on the issue of the permancy of Marriage.

Allon Maxwell (Australia)

Divorce and Remarriage: Another look at the Matthean “exception” clauses.

Brillantly written, however a warning unfortunately the writer does not preach repentance of a remarriage (adultery)

Andrew S. Kulikovsky (Australia)

 

Marriage and The Public Good: Ten Principals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Witherspoon Institute is an independent research centre located in Princeton, New Jersey. Scholars from History, Economics, Psychiatry, Law, Sociology and Philosophy share of findings of their research on why marriage, understood as the permanent union of husband and wife, is in the public interest.

Theoslog

Joe Fogle, Divorce and Remarriage - Biblical Studies and Evangelical Theology

 

Jesus on Divorce: How My Mind Has Changed   Please read in conjunction with Dr. Leslie McFall's review.

William A. Heth

 

Divorce and Remarriage for Two Reasons 

William A. Heth

 

Jesus and Divorce: Did He Permit It?  

This article is included as it is cited by other writers on this page, unfortunately the writer Gordon Wenham does not preach repentance of remarriage (adultery)

Gordon Wenham

Divorce in First-Century Judaism and the New Testament 

Gordon Wenham

The Prohibition on Restoration of Marriage in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 

Raymond Westbrook

The purpose of this article is to re-examine the law in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 forbidding a man to remarry the wife whom he had divorced and whose subsequent marriage has now come to an end to propose a new solution to the problem that has troubled commentators both ancient and modern: what was the rationale behind this curious rule?

 

Perspective Paper – On Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

Clinton D. Henry

FIREPROOF FALLS SHORT, and will cause Christians to stumble.

Many people will watch the movie FIREPROOF and be encouraged by its content, however we must warn and encourage people to take home only the content that lines up with the Word of God.

We must remind you of Saint John the Baptist's, fearless condemnation of Herod's unlawful marriage that incurred the hatred of the king's bride, Herodias. She had John the Baptist imprisoned and, finally, killed.

Again we say, any marriage entered into by any man or woman who has a living pre-existing husband or wife is not a one-flesh covenant marriage that is recognized by God, and is considered to be unlawful, and the sin of adultery, and must be repented of and forsaken, according to the Scriptures

Fireproof endorses adultery, what would John the Baptist have to say? Judge for yourself......

FIREPROOF's Adultery Endorsement

 

"Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry?
Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die?
Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand?
Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you DAMNED?"
- Leonard Ravenhill

 

 

Michael Whennen

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