What God Has Joined Together

What God Has Joined Together

While the Signature was within its competence in dispatching the letter, its content, they held, was technically classifiable as a "private interpretation." Continuing, the canonists proclaimed that it is not within the Signatura's ...

Author: Robert H. Vasoli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198026692

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The recent controversy over Joe Kennedy's annulment gave only a glimpse of American Catholicism's open secret: that contrary to official Catholic doctrine, American churches grant annulments wholesale, freely declaring marriages nonexistent so that one or both partners can remarry in the church. The United States is home to only 6% of the world's Catholics, Robert Vasoli points out, but it now accounts for 75% of all Church annulments, two-thirds of which are granted on ostensibly psychological grounds. The real scandal, though, is not simply the numbers, but that Church marriage courts annul thousands of marriages that are actually valid according to Catholic teaching. Drawing on considerable research, the author details precisely how these courts let divorced Catholics--and many non-Catholics as well--bypass Catholic teaching and law. He shows, for instance, how they often help petitioners manufacture grounds for annulment, which are justified with specious psychological reasoning that are counter to the letter and spirit of canon law. Indeed, it may even be alleged that "lack of emotional maturity" at the time of the wedding can invalidate marriages that have lasted 30 years. The result has been a tidal wave: in 1968, the American church granted fewer than 600 annulments; today it hands out more than 60,000 a year. But Rome has not smiled on the performance of U.S. tribunals: of those psychological annulments appealed to the Roman Rota (the Vatican's highest marriage tribunal), more than 90% are overturned. This revealing look at annulment weaves painstaking analysis with a wealth of evidence as it illuminates the degree to which the U.S. Church has gone its own way since Vatican II on what constitutes valid marriage.
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What GOD Has Joined Together

What GOD Has Joined Together

I tell you it is living life as it was intended It is written in Joel 2:27- Then you will know that I am Israel, that I am the Lord your God and ... Please don't take Genesis 2:22 lightly, it is all about what God has joined together.

Author: Elder Cassie V. Vaughn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387837458

Category: Religion

Page: 56

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REPENTANCE AND SEEKING GOD'S DIRECTION IS A KEY FACTOR TO THE RELEASE OF YOUR TRUE COVENTANT MARRIAGE. THE PRIMARY CALL FOR PUBLICATION OF "WHAT GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER" IS TO RECONCILE THE MARRIAGE COVENTANT ESTABLISHED BY THE CREATOR OF ALL. THROUGH THE MOVEMENT OF THE END TIME CHURCH, GOD IS CONFIRMING AND REVEALING THE TRUE ASSIGNMENTS FOR MARRIAGE.
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What God Has Joined Together A Marriage Maintenance Guide for Christian Couples

What God Has Joined Together A Marriage Maintenance Guide for Christian Couples

What God Has Joined Together: A Marriage Maintenance Guide for Christian Couples Copyright ©2010. Poiette McGill Bromell All rights reserved. This edition published by Lulu.com No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any ...

Author: Poiette McGill Bromell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557771226

Category: Christianity

Page: 116

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If you're ready to set your marital house in order and get your marriage back on track - this book is for you. Every chapter is written with the aim of a genuinely happy, spiritually centered marriage in mind. This is not a research based document; there are plenty of those available if you are so interested. It is, rather, the account of one married couple who has found a way to be happy and spiritually whole in an anti-commitment era. I am privileged and overjoyed to share these observations and experiences with fellow Christians and others who seek to live to the glory of God in the bonds of holy matrimony. -Poiette
Categories: Christianity

What God Has Joined

What God Has Joined

What therefore God has joined together let no man put asunder” (Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:69). In “the beginning” in the Book of Genesis, we find two accounts of the creation of human beings which Jesus Christ brought together in his ...

Author: Peter J. Elliott

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608993734

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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Much has been written about marriage from the sociological and psychological point of view and as an object of civil and canon law. But in terms of systematic theology this treatment of marriage as a sacrament may very well be unique. Every effort has been made to keep the text from becoming too academic while at the same time providing the average educated reader with a wealth of original insights into the "mystery" of marriage: in creation and as transformed by Christ. Chapters cover sacramental consent, bond, and covenant as well as the quest for the sign. Such thorny problems as the role of faith in the sacrament, marriage with an unbaptized person, the most pressing ecumenical questions and the relationship between the sacrament and contraception are studied in depth. Finally, the "sacrament of family" is treated at some length with an eye to its social and redemptive dimensions.
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Matthew

Matthew

19:6b “Therefore, what the Great God has yoked together a mere human being must stop tearing apart! ... Jesus does not say, “Therefore, what nature has joined together,” or even, “Therefore, what your love has joined together,” but ...

Author: Frederick Dale Bruner

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802845078

Category: Religion

Page: 887

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Drawing on great church teachers through the centuries and on the classical Christian creeds and confessions, this book asks both what Matthew's Gospel said to its first hearers and what it says to readers today. It shows how the focus of Matthew shifts, from Jesus teaching about who he is to teaching mainly about what his church is.
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52 Weeks with Jesus

52 Weeks with Jesus

Commit to God's Permanence for Marriage Did you know that the words you often hear at weddings before “you may now kiss the bride” aren't ... Jesus concludes this teaching on marriage by saying, “What therefore God has joined together, ...

Author: James Merritt

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736961035

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Jesus Christ is the most influential human to ever walk the earth. We've heard and seen so many depictions of Him that we think we know Him better than we actually do. If we took the time to really look at Him, we might be surprised at what we'd find. In 52 Weeks with Jesus, author and pastor James Merritt leads you on a transformational journey as he shares what he's learned over a lifetime of studying Jesus' life and ministry. As you join Dr. Merritt on this journey, you will come to know and encounter Jesus in new and surprising ways and be inspired anew to embrace His invitation, "Come, follow Me." Filled with practical applications and surprising truths, this book will help you more ably answer that ancient question that's as timely today as when it was first posed: "Who do you say that I am?"
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Invitation to Christian Ethics

Invitation to Christian Ethics

And it is possible to sepais not God's will, that he answers their ini- rate what God has joined together, but we tial question about divorce directly: “And I are not to do so. Dietrich Bonhoeffer takes say to you: whoever divorces his ...

Author: Ken Magnuson

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825434457

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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A comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics addressing today's most challenging moral issues Invitation to Christian Ethics is an indispensable guide for helping pastors, counselors, and everyday Christians navigate today's difficult moral questions. Readers will benefit from Ken Magnuson's survey of ethics from a biblical perspective as well as contemporary theories of moral reasoning. This survey is followed by twelve chapters devoted to some of the thorniest issues Christians encounter today, such as: Sexuality, including homosexuality, sexual identity, and gender Marriage and divorce Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies Abortion Physician-assisted suicide Race relations Creation care Capital punishment Just war, pacifism, and the use of lethal force Magnuson provides biblical insight into each topic and presents key moral considerations. He also answers specific, practical questions that arise and concludes with a summary of his recommended approach to each issue. Readers will learn how to grapple with difficult moral questions and will receive guidance for some of life's most challenging ethical conundrums. "Ethics will continue to be a line in the sand that separates Christians. In this volume, Magnuson gives us a biblically-based, logically-sound, historically-rooted, and future-aware guide that the church so desperately needs in the face of sexual revolution, moral relativism, and advancing technology." --Brian Arnold, President of Phoenix Seminary
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Gospel Love Marriage and Divorce

Gospel Love  Marriage and Divorce

That being understood, passages like “Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate” (Mark 10:9), make proper sense when God is understood to be central to a marriage. What God has joined together are gospel marriages, ...

Author: Randall Lamb

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781644713785

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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The centrality of God in all things is not a novel concept to Christianity, at least not in theory. For centuries, it would appear that the Church has somehow allowed herself to remove the God-centered gospel definition from marriage and has subsequently fashioned a culturally subjective definition of love, marriage, and divorce that has left God, in many respects, far from the center. This book, however, will pay less attention to our own domestic legacies of love, marriage, and divorce. It is more so about the church, covenants, conditions, true fidelity, perseverance, God-centered joy, authenticity, fraud, legalism, and apostasy. It is a journey into the kingdom of God wherein the visible and invisible church, along with love, marriage, and divorce, all seem to collide with the gospel of glory and grace.
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Marriages Designed In Heaven

Marriages Designed In Heaven

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Matthew 19:6). “Wherefore.” wste. so that. ... XIV.13 WHAT GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER “What therefore [ounG3767*] God hath joined together” (verse 6).

Author: Gaylon West

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312698307

Category: Religion

Page: 446

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The subject of marriage is a timely subject. The Bible simply defines marriage as "a man takes a woman." Happiness and well-being in marriage is based on a specific design. This design along with society's mores, civil government expectations, and ecclesiastical laws and fantasies are addressed. Jesus' message is compared and/or contrasted with Moses, the Prophets, the Pharisees, the Apostles, and Medieval church leaders. Over 40 translations of the Bible were consulted in addition to comparing the ancient Hebrew with its Greek equivalents through interlinears, word studies, lexicons, dictionaries, textual variants, and scholastic articles and comments. The appendix gives the history of Christendom's changing positions on marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
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Delphi Collected Works of Origen Illustrated

Delphi Collected Works of Origen  Illustrated

... Matthew 19:5 of Christ and the church, Ephesians 5:31-32 we must say that Christ keeping the saying, What God has joined together let not man put asunder, Matthew 19:6 did not put away His former wife, so to speak — that is, ...

Author: Origen of Alexandria

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781913487461

Category: Religion

Page: 2545

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Regarded by some as the greatest genius of the early Christian church, Origen of Alexandria was a third century scholar, ascetic and theologian. He was a prolific writer of approximately 2,000 treatises in multiple branches of theology, including textual criticism, biblical exegesis and hermeneutics and spirituality. His treatise ‘On the First Principles’ systematically lays out the principles of Christian theology and became the foundation for later theological writings; while the treatise ‘Against Celsus’ is regarded as the most influential work of early Christian apologetics, in which Origen defends Christianity against the pagan philosopher Celsus, one of its foremost critics. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Origen’s collected works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Origen's life and works * Features the collected works of Origen in English translation * Includes the original Greek texts of Origen’s two major treatises: ‘On the First Principles’ and ‘Against Celsus’ * Concise introductions to the major works * Includes translations previously appearing in ‘Ante-Nicene Fathers’, 1885 * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies, including Eusebius’ fourth century account — discover Origen's ancient world Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations On the First Principles (c. 225) [Tr. Frederick Crombie] Commentary on the Gospel of John (c. 227) [Tr. Allan Menzies] On Prayer (c. 235) [Tr. William A. Curtis] Commentary on Matthew (c. 247) [Tr. John Patrick] Against Celsus (248) [Tr. Frederick Crombie] Philocalia (360) [Tr. George Lewis] Letters [Tr. Frederick Crombie] The Greek Texts De Principiis Contra Celsum The Biographies Extract from Book VI of ‘Ecclesiastical History’ by Eusebius (313) Introduction to Origen by Frederick Crombie (1885) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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