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Marriage And The Philippines

Image result for images wedding and ministerAlmighty God founded the institution of marriage and He hates divorce; however, He allows divorce and remarriage for the cause of fornication.

In the Philippines, divorce is not an option because of the Catholic Church there. The Philippines does allow annulment.

Let me be clear here: when a man and a woman vow before Almighty God to stay together until death do us part, they are obligated before God to keep their life covenant.

Sadly, many spouses cheat on their mate. What about the spouse who did not cheat? Does the Almighty expect them to stay with the cheater? The short answer is no! There is nothing wrong with staying with a repentant cheater. Reconciliation is a good thing, if the cheater is willing to confess their sin and turn away from cheating.

It is not always so easy to reconcile with a cheating spouse. The trust issue looms very large and cannot be recovered easily. Again, it is okay biblically to divorce a cheating spouse and remarry, if you were faithful to them.

Matthew 19:9 says, “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife and shall marry another commits adultery, EXCEPT because of fornication . . .”

But in the Philippines, the cost of an annulment is 150,000 – 300,000 Filipino Pesos. That is close to a years wages in the Philippines; therefore it is extremely difficult to get an annulment there. It is for these reasons, that “the Philippines are full of adultery”, as a Filipino once described to me.

So what is a person to do, whose spouse commits adultery against them, but they cannot afford an annulment? Unfortunately, the Catholic Church has left these people trapped in an almost impossible situation. Most Filipino spouses who have been cheated on, find themselves living and sleeping with someone they are not married to.

This is not a good situation. It is not right for the Catholic Church to cause these innocent people to sin. The Church MUST make a new arrangement, whereby people may divorce and remarry in the case of fornication. It is their duty.

Individual churches should agree to a type of arrangement, where the spouse who was faithful can announce publicly at church, that they are divorcing their spouse who cheated on them. They should write up a “Writing of Divorcement” and put it in the hand of their spouse who cheated on them. The individual Church should then announce that the Church supports this person’s God-given right to remarry if they so choose; as long as, they marry someone who is also free before Almighty God to marry. The Church should work very hard to make this arrangement in such a way that it causes minimal friction with government law.

The “Writing of Divorcement” could read something like this:

I  ____________(faithful spouse’s name), do hereby divorce you _____________(cheater’s name), for the reason of fornication. Before Almighty God and man I no longer consider myself married to you.

____________________________ (signature of the faithful spouse)

 

 

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Pope Must Fire The Fornicators

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Scandalous is the word. For many many years now, the Roman Catholic Church has had one scandal after another concerning priests molesting boys.

Mark 9:24, “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in Me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were cast into the sea.”

The pope is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, and he must not allow sexually inflamed priests to continue to harm these boys. You cannot call an organization that aids and abets such vile practices a good Church anyway. The true Church will not tolerate the epitome of evil to rule among its ranks, and Christ expects us to defend the innocent instead of harming them.

The Roman Catholic Church must do away with their foolish mandate, that their priests must be celibate. The Holy Bible is the basis for all sound doctrine, and no where in the Holy Bible is there a requirement that priests may not marry, quite to the contrary.

I Corinthians 7:1-2, “Now concerning the things whereof you wrote unto me: it is good for a man not to touch a woman; nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.”

I Corinthians 7:9, “But if they cannot excercise self-restraint, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with lust.”

Did you get that? “every man”? The pope is a man and the Catholic priests are men. Any of them that are burning with lust need to marry. It is Biblical for a man to lust after his own wife, but it is not Biblical for a man to lust after anyone else. Also take note, that having a wife helps a man to avoid fornication. This is the word of Almighty God.

The Church, of all things, should be a Christ-like example and not an example for Satan and evil. I will carry it one step further. Any man that has sexual relations with  a boy is worthy of death, and how much more a priest or pastor, who is supposed be showing the way of eternal life.

Mr. Pope, get your act together and clean up this cesspool. You will answer to Almighty God, if you do not punish your guilty priests and purge the Church of these vile sexual abusers.

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