The Duggars, Ashley Madison, and Cultural Christianity

The OP’s (original post) argument is self-refuting. I agree that this is Josh’s fault. But when it comes to Anna’s choice, Moses clearly established divorce, and most clearly it is defined in the Bible that infidelity is the only real basis for divorce.

Jesus then answers, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery” (Matthew 19:7-9).

The problem is “American Christian Culture” not the Bible, not Jesus, not God. These people are like idols. Tragic heroes, inherently flawed, and put under a microscope, and extreme pressure. We are always called to be more than the sum of our parts.

Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. – Sherlock Holmes

Read the original post:op
The truth in this situation is that however comfortable Anna is in her box, however she defines that box, with religion or cultural misunderstandings of that faith, she must make a decision.

Without knowing this show at all, or these people, based entirely on the preceding post, and the Bible, it is exceedingly clear that she must redefine her faith, and leave this man.

The OP is self-refuting because it neuters the actions of someone by their cultural limits, rather than using an empirical view, and allowing them to grow beyond who they were yesterday, who they are today, and into who they will be tomorrow.

This is no one individual’s fault. This is a flaming indictment of cultural Christianity. There can be no reason, there can be no thought, just blind obedience to the entertainment. That is not biblical. Ask Solomon, David, Johnathan, or nearly any leader in the Bible.

We are called to be strong in faith, and humble in ourselves. Dogmatic principles are not binding. Leaders pointing to God, not developing barriers to help others avoid obstacles, because those barriers become obstacles.

Christ came to repeal the law, because it was an obstacle to the faith. They are guidelines, not rigid barriers in the sense that they only damn you if you fall over and do not repent.


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