The debate continues ...
In my opinion, only God can truly answer this question. Spouses are encouraged to spend extended time in the word and obedience to it, as well as extended times of prayer and fasting, and seeking godly counsel. All destructive relationships and toxic counsel must be severed as you seek to answer this question.
Many great Bible teachers are divided on this issue. Some believe that re-marriage to another is never allowed unless one of the spouses dies, but others suggest that it is permissible when adultery and abandonment occur. more >>
Dear Michaelangelo Signorile,
In your recent Huffington Post column, you referred to Americans who refuse to redefine marriage as "religious extremists," stating that, "We," meaning the LGBT community, "cannot be held hostage to the theatrics of religious extremists, nor should we allow them to think that supposedly bad 'optics' will deter us in demanding our rights."
You were speaking in particular about the national controversy surrounding the decision of Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk, to refuse to issue marriage certificates to gay couples. more >>
At least one county clerk in Kentucky is protesting the jailing of Kim Davis, saying she "does not deserve to go to jail."
Casey Davis, who is the county clerk for Casey County, says he will not issue same-sex marriage licenses either. "This woman has done nothing wrong," Davis told Wave 3 News in Kentucky earlier this week.
The Casey County clerk is currently using his own vacation time to bike 400 miles from Pikeville to Paducah to protest the public persecution of Christians. more >>
Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says the anonymity Ashley Madison claimed to provide its clients allowed Christian "cultural warriors" to speak out against an immoral secular culture while many secretly imbibed in it.
In an op-ed published in The Christian Post on Friday titled "Original Sin Plus Modern Technology: Ashley Madison Is Just the Beginning," Moore argues that only a Church that understands we are never "anonymous to God" can succeed.
"Ashley Madison promised to match desire to opportunity. In that sense, Ashley Madison was an expression of our time's consumer culture," declared Moore. "We are promised a seemingly endless set of options for our appetites. Why should I be limited to vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream? If I want licorice gelato or avocado sorbet or salted caramel-ginger snap crunch frozen custard, the market is willing to provide it. more >>
Over the past several weeks, I've watched one family after another melt down under revelations of a spouse exposed by the hack of the adultery website Ashley Madison. I would love to prognosticate that the Ashley Madison scandal is the jolt we needed to set some things aright, but I'm afraid Ashley Madison is just the beginning.
In order to understand what's next, we must understand why Ashley Madison "worked." Why would people sign up for a service promising to match them with others looking for affairs?
Ashley Madison succeeded in drawing in 32 million users because it joined original sin to modern technology. more >>
Oklahoma Wesleyan University announced this week that the institution is dropping out of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities because of the council's inaction against two member schools that announced earlier this summer that they'll hire staff who are in a gay marriage.
In a statement released Monday, the university announced that it will no longer affiliate with the CCCU, which consists of over 120 member schools focused on delivering Christ-centered education, because of the council's "confusion" on how to handle the decisions made by Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College to allow for the hiring of professors who are married to partners of the same-sex.
"CCCU's ambivalence in deciding the status of two member institutions that have advised CCCU they will permit same-sex couples to be employed as faculty members indicates to us that it is time for our university to move in a different direction," the president of the 900-student university, Everett Piper, said in a statement. more >>