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1 Divorce : The legal dissolving of a marriage Christianity and Divorce

2 Roman Catholics Do not accept divorce Do not accept divorce Always married in the eyes of the church Always married in the eyes of the church Always married in eyes of God Always married in eyes of God Marriage is a sacrament Marriage is a sacrament Divorce breaks marriage vows Divorce breaks marriage vows Some marriages can be annulled – declared never to have existed Some marriages can be annulled – declared never to have existed

3 Bible Teachings Jesus said in Mark, Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery. Jesus said in Mark, Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery. Jesus said in Mark, What god had joined together let no man separate. Jesus said in Mark, What god had joined together let no man separate.

4 Catholics and Remarriage Divorced can not be remarried in church Divorced can not be remarried in church Those obtaining a civil divorce can be ex-communicated Those obtaining a civil divorce can be ex-communicated Those whose marriages are annulled can remarry in church Those whose marriages are annulled can remarry in church

5 Protestants C of E reluctantly accepts divorce C of E reluctantly accepts divorce C of E does not encourage divorce C of E does not encourage divorce Accepts that in some cases it is the lesser of two evils Accepts that in some cases it is the lesser of two evils Individual priests will decide if willing to remarry divorced persons Individual priests will decide if willing to remarry divorced persons Non – Conformists do not encourage divorce Non – Conformists do not encourage divorce But take a more forgiving attitude But take a more forgiving attitude Jesus said do the most loving thing Jesus said do the most loving thing Will remarry people in church Will remarry people in church Expected to attend preparation classes Expected to attend preparation classes

6 Bible Teachings In Matthew, Jesus said, I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery. In Matthew, Jesus said, I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.


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