An analysis of both Old and New Testament teachings concerning divorce, providing a more holistic view of the subject by setting the issue in a broader spectrum of God’s relationship with his people. Case studies are presented to demonstrate that the Bible continues to be applicable to modern situations.
“The church of Christ is being increasingly perplexed by marital situations which in one way or another are related to divorce. Pastors and those in whom government is vested know only too well how complex many of these cases are and what heart burning they entail for them. Any tendency to allow sociological considerations divorced from biblical teaching to dictate advice or solution is unworthy of the church of Christ. It is necessary to prize ever and anon the infallible rule of faith and practice provided for us in Holy Scripture.”—John Murray
Table of Contents:
- The Old Testament Provision
- The Teaching of our Lord
- The Teaching of Paul
- Practical Cases
Professor John Murray (1898–1975) was recognized in his own lifetime as one of the leading Reformed theologians in the English-speaking world. He spent most of his distinguished career teaching systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. A careful scholar, an eloquent lecturer, a moving preacher, and the author of many outstanding articles and books, Murray’s driving passions were to declare Christ’s Word, advance his cause, and bless his people.