A narcissist in divorce will test your strength. You can be hit with increasingly intense abuse. The legal system can be a very effective battering tool when divorce and narcissism are combined.
The Teaching of Jesus on Divorce — Matthew We come now to an event, twice recorded Matthew 19 and Mark 10 in which the Pharisees came to Jesus and queried Him about his beliefs regarding the subject.
On most understandings of the chronology of the life of Christ, this confrontation is thought to come after the Sermon, and likely after the confrontation over stewardship.
While Jesus says more in this dialogue than in the other incidents, many commentators focus upon it, reducing the prior teachings almost to a footnote.
It is a study of alternative views of the exception clause as found in Matthew I believe the reverse, that this is a footnote on the Sermon, which Jesus would not have spoken, had the Pharisees not confronted Him on the matter.
Though the wording is very similar at most Divorce speech, the differences have led some to believe that they are really two different accounts or are at least an example of one tradition altering the other for theological purposes.
A great many studies make much of the fact that the readers or even the writers of the Gospels would only have had this or that block of material of the teaching of Jesus on divorce. Some would say that since Mark was written first and sent to a particular destination, its readers would hardly have had available to them the exception clause preserved by Matthew.
Others presume that Matthew was written first and those who read it would surely have been surprised later to hear of the absence of that clause in Mark or Luke. I consider all of this to be the sort of unanswerable speculation that profits little.
What seems fair to say is that the teachings of Jesus on divorce were first spread abroad orally and known by Christians.
Paul, who probably wrote his first letter to the Corinthian church before any of the formal Gospel accounts, repeats teaching that he did not receive firsthand. Since no remarriage has necessarily taken place at that point, and since the one who needs to be reconciled is always the guilty party in biblical terminology, Paul is obviously speaking to a person who has divorced without the grounds of porneia.
This sort of groundless assumption, it seems to me, is dangerous to exegesis. It picks what it wishes to support and then creates a scenario that it then offers as evidence. And if so, then the exception clause was taught from the beginning.
But did the accounts preserved by Matthew 19 and Mark 10 arise from a single event? The similarities heavily outweigh the differences, and the presumption of a confrontation which included all the teachings is stronger than the suggestion that it did not.
What follows here is such a reconstruction, with the material peculiar to Matthew in boldface and the material peculiar to Mark in italics. Normal font is common material. Where redaction has obviously taken place, I have chosen the Gospel reading that I believe is the likeliest original and put the redaction in brackets.
Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh.In my Master's thesis, I expected to defend my belief that porn use is NOT grounds for divorce. To my surprise, I ended up defending a different conclusion.
A persuasive speech is a speech written and delivered to convince people of the speaker’s viewpoint. It uses words to make the audience ‘see’ the speaker’s point . Since the Scripture does not place any moral onus upon one divorcing for such a ground..
Cf. tape series on divorce by J. MacArthur, Jr.. Nor would it have been in the best interest of any Pharasaic school to have Jesus agree with them.
At this juncture in his ministry, the questioning Pharisees were indeed trying to discredit, not credit, the Nazarene! and Divorce Statistics. I’ve compiled these children and divorce statistics for the “I’ll believe it when I see it” type of people who don’t accept anything as true unless it’s from a credible source or it’s been PROVEN in a convincing study.
The South Dakota Department of Health works to promote, protect and improve the health and well-being of all South Dakotans. This post assumes the divorce is desired because sin is leading the person away from marriage.
I recognize that is not always the case.
What do you do when you hear that someone wants to leave or has chosen to leave their marriage?