Fifty years ago, divorce was almost unheard of except in some avant garde elements of our culture. Among Christians, divorce was virtually not found. When we compare Christians of today with Christians of 50 years ago, we are astounded at the appearance of the dreadful phenomenon of divorce.
Today, divorce is as common as grass. In almost every nation where Christians are found, you find Christians are divorcing. The institution of marriage has become a shambles.
How did this come about? Did Christians of 50 years ago have an incorrect understanding of the Bible’s rules concerning marriage and divorce?
The situation is terrible and all-pervasive. We see the problems of those who have been divorced and those who are contemplating divorce, and the trauma of the children of these unhappy marriages in indescribable.
With the wreckage of families has come an overwhelming lusting after sexual pleasures and perversions. Indeed, it appears that Sodom must be moved down to second place as the capital of perversion and lust.
The magnitude and awfulness of the problem cannot be overemphasized. Marriage has everything to do with the family, and the family is the foundation of society. The family is the cornerstone of every nation. When the families are destroyed, the destruction of the nation is not far behind. Therefore, it is imperative that we find a solution to this terrible plague that is sweeping over the land.
In this study, we will start and stand with the principle that the Bible is absolute truth. Only our understanding of the Bible can be erroneous. We Christians have an obligation to search the Scriptures to discover truth. God has much to say about the marriage relationship, and we will examine all that the Bible has to say on the subject.