Our Societal Affair with Divorce  

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I just finished reading The Divorce Dilemma by John MacArthur, it is an incredibly good book, and fully explains when divorce and remarriage are allowed. I would also recommend reading this book with What he must be if he wants to marry my daughter by Voddie Bauchem, Bauchem's book is about what the requirements the Bible sets out for a husband, as I said in a previous post I think it's a must read. So anyway what this post is about.

One thing I found very interesting is that the Pharisees views on divorce were much the same to what our society believes today. By the more liberal camp it was considered grounds for divorce even if your wife so much as burned the bread, or similar trivial things. So long as she was given a certificate of divorce it was ok in that societies eyes. The Pharisees had taken an allowance by Moses, turned it into a command (if a wife commits adultery you must divorce her) and completely twisted what was said to allow them to divorce even for ridiculous things. This view is so very similar to our society today. People seek divorces when they get bored with each other, find out they are not "compatible", or such silly things. There is also a complete misunderstanding of what love really means, thus creating even more divorces.

MacArthur states that except for adultery (can fit multiple things) divorce is not allowed, this is not just his belief it is what the Bible says. Now I figure some of you are going to say what about extreme violence, alcoholism or similar things. He says that no, this does not count, Christ clearly states that the ONLY reason for divorce is adultery. (Matthew 5) He also comments it is NOT a command to divorce if adultery occurred, it is allowed. God still abhors divorce, but in the case of adultery it is allowed. MacArthur also comments that divorce is only a measure of last resort, if the spouse repents we are called forgive them. But if they are unrepentant we are ALLOWED to divorce them.

I would also like to just throw out there that when you think about how many times a day we sin against God, how can we hold someones sins against us? Now granted we are, supposed to at least, repent of our sins, and God did divorce Israel for a time but He did take them back. I'm not saying its wrong to divorce for adultery, because clearly it is permissible, but I think we have to think about our actions before we take such a drastic measure.

I hope that this is clear, and maybe at least sparks comments if not debate, I like people saying things :D
Daniel

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New Layout  

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As I'm sure you all can tell I have a new template for my blog. My mother was complaining about the white and black being hard to read. I also agree it can be hard on the eyes. So I decided to try a different one, I like something like this. Kinda an old letter or parchment feel, though my heading not lining up correctly is annoying me. I would appreciate anyone's comments on the new template, also if anyone knows of a smiler template or just another cool template please let me know.

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The necesity for the Man to provide  

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Greetings once again my fellow bloggers,

I have been wondering recently about if there is any specific verse to say that the man is to be the main provider for his family. I realize that there are multiple common sense and Biblical reasons for the woman not to be the main provider. Such as if she got pregnant, possible leadership issues stemming from her making the majority or all of the income, and also the woman being called to first and foremost take care of her family before anything else. Genesis 3:17, 18 is also used "Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life. "Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field; " It is more of an inference than a direct command for the man to be the main provider. Since the woman was cursed with pain in child birth (the proceeding verses), the realm of the home, man has the curse of the ground yielding naught but thorns and thistles. I finally found a verse yesterday that is a direct command for the man to provide for his family. I found it while reading What he must be if he wants to marry my daughter by Voddie Baucham, it is a truly excellent book for both guys and girls. The verse is 1st Tim 5:8 "But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." It was nice to find a verse that finally stated it out right. I just thought I would put this out there, if anyone knows of any other verses or has comments please go for it.

In His Service,
Daniel

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My first real attemp at food photography, or footography! :-p  

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My brother was doing a catering job tonight, and thelady wanted cookies in the letter H. Some of the pictures do not match up and I apoligize, blogger is messing with everything. So if anyone knows how to easily use it with pics i would apprecite some advise, also on the photography itself.


Medium H's

Large H's


Small H's



Some different "poses" I tried, my brother is going to do three piles on the bamboo board, I just came up with something. :D

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Gods Love for His Children  

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While driving to school today I was thinking about something that I have mused on many times before. Not only Gods great love for His children in general, but how it is so incredibly evident in His commandments to us. Now granted, some commandments are more aimed at giving proper respect to Our Lord, such as not worshiping idols, properly using the Lord's name, and other such commands. The commandments that I am referring to include some of the old testament food laws, but some that also stand today. Many if not all of the old commandments like not eating pork, or bottom dwelling crustaceans, when looked at today make sense as more than just a call to obediance. Pork back then, and a lot of crustaceans (and some people still refuse to eat these things) were incredibly dangerous to eat. They could carry quite a few bacteria and viruses, and I would imagine things were not always being cooked correctly. So not only was God putting forth a method of obedience but the thing that He was requiring was not only healthy spiritually for the people but also physically healthy for them.

There are also the laws that we are still held to today, such as not binding outselves, particularily in the case of marriage or similar relationships, to an unbeleiver, not getting drunk (drinking is allowed just not getting drunk), or many other examples which i can't think of right now... :D For the first one, marrying an unbeleiver I can imagine would end up causing incredible stress for both people. You have to deal with how to raise the kids, the bleieving spouse dealing with the actions of the unbeleiver that are wrong, and just general discord in the relationship. Not to say that two married Christians don't have their own problems, because they do, one of the lovely things of us living in a sinful world. So if you only marry Christians (in general and also follow the other standards laid out for a spouse in the Bible...) much of this stress will be non-existant or at least greatly reduced. Once again better health and a more enjoyable life through obediance to our Lord. I think most people can see the benfets of not getting drunk, especially those who have been/are related to acohalics.

When you look at God's laws for our lives, rarely if ever do you find one that is just there for the sake of obediance. Generally if youstudy them further, and even if we don't have an answer now in the future, there are more reasons for following those statutes that are laid out for our lives.

Just thought I would share that. If you notice something wrong please make me aware of it.
In the loving service of our Lord,
Daniel

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