Tuesday, April 19, 2005

What's really threatening the church?

David Wayne at Jollyblogger evaluates predictions of God's judgment on our society for its collective sins. And what might those sins be? Homosexuality? Abortion? How about divorce:

If evangelicals are concerned about impending judgment from God we need to take the whole of the Scripture into account. There aren't that many practicing homosexuals in our evangelical churches, but if George Barna is correct, our churches are nearly half-full of folks who have been divorced. If evangelicals are serious about protecting the institution of marriage they need to focus the same amount of energy (or greater) on fighting divorce as they do fighting homosexuality. Granted, many do this and there are lots of ministries out there that focus on building marriage and preventing divorce. But they don't seem to be making as much headway as they could.

And for those politically minded Christians, the reversal of no-fault divorce laws should have as high a priority in their agendas as do the gay marriage issues.

As usual with the Jollyblogger, it's a strong essay.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is too easy to divorce. The government favors women in divorce. The church favors womens issues.

After 4 divorces in our family and 6 or more outside I am trying to understand them. All of these were a womens wish to divorce.

None involved cheating, 1 involved drinking and I look at these men and for the most part they were great guys. These women just got bored it appears.

I try to understand it but I cannot. I think there is a lot of pressure for women to explore their masculine side and many want a life outside motherhood. Kids are suffering when both parents bust ass to pay for two homes..two cars..two of everything. One little boy of a divorced single mom replied to my complimenting his mothers home said, We dont need all this stuff..but she does.

When did this all start.. birth control I suppose. Do we live better? Yes if stuff makes a family.

2:20 AM, August 11, 2008  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Sorry to hear about the sad experiences in your family, Anon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

1:25 PM, August 11, 2008  

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