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What is the definition of Divorce?
The legal separation of a marriage by court.
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What does the OT think about divorce?
Not welcomed. Moses taught that divorce was permitted if a man found out something indecent about his wife. In malachi God says 'I hate divorce.'
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Whats does Jesus say on the Sermon of the Mount about divorce?
Divorce is wrong and that the OT rules about divorce were not strict enough.
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What is the defintion of adultery?
When someone who is married has a sexual relationship with someone to whom they are not married to.
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Does Jesus agree that adultery is grounds for a divorce?
Yes.
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Do the Church of England allow people who have been divorced to remarry?
yes.
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Do Orthodox church allow divorced people to marry again?
yes a second or third time. The marriages are performed by 'economy' - out of concern for the spirtitual well-being of the people involved.
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What do Roman Catholic's think about divorce?
Acdepts people may get a divorce, but they are still seen as married due to sacrament which means if they have a sexual relationship with someone else or get married again then they are not allowed to receive communion as seen as a sin.
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What is the definition of an annulment?
A declaration that a marriage was never a proper marriage in the eyes of the Church. Eg because one of the parties was not completely committed to it.
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Christians believe they should do everything they can to avoid divorce such as?
Going to marriage counselling, praying, speaking to the priest or minister.
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Not welcomed. Moses taught that divorce was permitted if a man found out something indecent about his wife. In malachi God says 'I hate divorce.'

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