Lie number one:
The author describes non-Scriptural divorce as involving at least one of five different lies in one action. He then gives advice as to why divorce has become so common in America, and what can be done to change that, both in respect to individuals, and as a society.
Divorce-The Dissolving Of the Covenant of Marriage- As Many As Five Lies in One Action
Divorce is often the summation of as many as five lies embodied in one action. Our’s is a generation gone mad with every sort of humanistic ideal and practice, the which has allowed divorce to become common place in America so that nearly 6 out of ten first time marriages end in divorce. Why is this so, and what can we do about it?
![The woman was designed and created as a living mortal living illustration of that which is the apple of God’s eye, IE the Church, or individual Believer](http://www.anamericanwatchman.com/Rc1SH/lie1-300x300.jpg)The woman was designed and created as a living mortal living illustration of that which is the apple of God’s eye, IE the Church, or individual Believer
Unscriptural divorce is often a lie in itself, for it expresses a slanderous testimony lived out by the actions of the unfaithful marriage partner (Or both partners)
in regards to the heavenly realities that the man and/or the woman in the institution of marriage were created by Yehovah to illustrate. In that the man was created by Yehovah to be a living mortal illustration (Type or picture)
of Himself, and the woman was created to be a living mortal illustration of that one who is the “apple of God’s eye”, (The Church or individual Believer)
and in that the marriage relationship was created to be a testimony (illustration)
of the relationship of Christ and the Church, to divorce in any non-Scriptural manner is to act in a way that is slanderous to the truth. For the actions of such divorce are contrary to what Yehvoah had created man to live. Thus the action of divorce is expressing a lie concerning Yehovah and His intentions pertaining to the relationship He has with the Christian. For a man to be anything short of a faithful marriage partner to a wife is to express that Yehovah will not be a faithful marriage partner with those who receive Him as the husband of their spirit, which is every person who has received Christ as Savior. For a woman to be less than a faithful marriage partner is to express by her actions that a Believer has the right to live apart from the Lord. (To live in an unfaithful and disobedient manner before God)
For again, she (A woman-a wife)
was created to be a living mortal illustration of the Church, as well as the individual Believer. Therefore, the actions of a wife give illustration as to what the actions of a Believer are to be.
Lie number two: Divorce is an open lie before Yehovah our God, (The All Present One) in that all marriage partners have vowed fidelity in both the presence of other people, and in the presence of Yehovah. Whether one wishes to admit to it or not, in all situations the eyes of the Lord go to and fro throughout the earth beholding both the evil and the good. That means in very simple terms that Yehovah is watching us. No, He does not watch with the expressed intent of finding fault with man, but if we by the actions of our lives portray evil, then evil (sin) is what He sees. Yehovah is always watching. He is the abiding witness of all transactions, of all contracts or covenants. He is the abiding witness of the words of every person’s mouth. Therefore, in a very real sense every lie we tell is not only before Him, but to Him. Yehovah created all men to be creatures of truth, so that the world can be filled with truth and faithfulness.
Lie number three: Divorce is a lie before the marriage partner in which you entered into the covenant of marriage with. No matter what the words, or the style of the particular marriage vows that one may use they all embody the promise of fidelity. They must, for without that promise there could not be a marriage. I do not mean fidelity of action according to the traditions and manners of men. For these are always changing to one degree or another. I mean before the laws of the eternal God who created the marriage of the man and the woman as an expression of His very self to that one who is His great love, the Church. So therefore, in every divorce at least one of the partners, if not both, are expressing and living a lie toward their spouse. For each entered the covenant expressing (Which is according to Yehovah’s law) that death alone could sever the relationship.
Lie number four: Divorce is a lie before the children who at the time of the wedding are yet unborn, but are by the very chemistry of all natural forces (That were put in place by God our creator) an expected result of marriage. Therefore, for people to enter marriage is by their action expressing a promise to the children that will come forth to them, that they (Their children) will be provided that which is part and lot for children in a family. Which things include a home, food, shelter, and a loving-nurturing-stable environment as they grow to adulthood, and the possibility (If life continues) of parents who have remained together to one day be grandparents to their children.
- Lie number five: Divorce is a lie before the human witnesses that were guests at the wedding ceremony, when by the words of one’s mouth, he/she, offered the promise of fidelity. The very composition of the marriage covenant demands witnesses. There are two key bodies of witnesses necessary for any marriage to take place in a wise and just manner. They are Yehovah Himself, and at least two human witnesses. For the wisdom of the Scripture has ever taught that all the affairs of man must be settled by the minimum of two human witnesses. The reality of this truth is proven in that it is common anywhere in the world for a wedding to be a community event. For a man and a woman to simply just begin to live together and share the act of sex, which is meant by God to be the act of marriage, but without offering public verbal expressions of fidelity, is not marriage. I believe you’ll find in most of these cases that the man and the woman are simply mutually using each other, which often will continue only until one or both of them find that the “grass appears greener” somewhere else. So reality is, that every divorce is by at least one of the marriage partners an expression of an outright lie to the body of witnesses that were present at their wedding ceremony when they publicly promised to live together until death alone parted them.
America, the land where one of its earliest colonies (The Pilgrims at Cape Cod) had devoted themselves to being a community of people (In both civil and religious manners) where Christ was King. Then the Pilgrims were followed by their cousins the Puritans, from whom sprang forth a great part of our nation’s godly beginnings. Followed then by the 13 colonies, who separated themselves from King George’s England in that their heart’s cry was that God’s Gospel, and law alone could reign as supreme. From which sprang our national constitution and bill of rights. Where even as late as the year 1900 in the city of New York the divorce rate was only 1.5 %, how is it that divorce as become so common place? Tell me, has not divorce become the expected norm? Why has this become so? It is because we have become a people unfaithful to Yehovah. Divorce among us is an expression of our divorce from God above, and His law. We have become a people who are very willing to live a lie. Expressing by our actions things that are slanderous to the heavenly realities that we were created to picture with our lives, and to by our actions live an outright lie before God in Heaven who witnessed the vows of faithfulness which were expressed on every person’s wedding day. We have become a people willing to lie to not only the marriage partner we covenanted to live with, but also to the children that are meant by God, and every natural course to come forth from the marriage relationship, and who have every right by Yehovah’s law and design to expect parents to provide for them a continuing stable and godly home life. Beyond these, divorce is an open lie to the neighbors who by their participation as wedding guests became witnesses of the promise of faithfulness in marriage.
Woe to a nation of unfaithfulness! Woe to the preachers near and far who by reason of fear and confusion are unwilling to call divorce for the sin it is. For they shall one day stand before God and have to give account for being teachers of men, yet not insisting on Yehovah’s laws.
Let us search and try our ways and turn again to the Lord. Let us lift up our hearts with our hands unto God in the Heavens. Let us cry out to Him, seeking that a spirit of conviction for our many sins might visit our people, and that a powerful and wide spread season of repentance might be seen in our land, of not only this sin, but of the many sins that are practiced by our people. That from the Lord we might be visited with the promised last great season of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, bringing forth the culmination of the expression of what the Bride Of Christ is meant to be, as is written in Philippians 1:10-11. (KJV) That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Also as is expressed in Philippians 2:15.(KJV) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life….. Also as is written in Ephesians 5:27. (KJV) That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
An American Watchman,
Gregory A DeHart
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