by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com – Does God Allow Divorce For Adultery?
Editor’s note: BGR is gearing up to promote polygamy if I’m reading his post on adultery and divorce correctly. No real consequence for any man straying to a woman he’s not married to. Great, just great. Now no only do you have to provide sex upon demand in his icky little world, you also have no legal recourse if a man commits infidelity.
In the Gospels God allows a MAN to divorce his WIFE for fornication. He is NOT allowing a woman to divorce her husband for fornication. I know how that sounds, I know how offensive that is to our modern culture.
I can just hear it now “So a man can run around with other women and his wife cannot divorce him, but he could divorce her for doing the same thing? That is wrong! That is unfair! That is unjust!” I know this because I used to think that way. Please don’t misunderstand me – I am not saying that God condones a man whoring around. But let’s face it – there are many sins a man can commit, but God only allows divorce for certain sins.
When you study the issue and think about it not from our cultural perspective, but from that of Biblical times it makes sense. A woman could ONLY be having sex with one man – her husband. She could only marry and have sex with another man either if she was divorced for reasons God allowed or if her husband died she was free to remarry.