Monday, December 29, 2014

Looking for prooftexts

The utter horror Jesus expresses about divorce emerges from the factors sketched above: Adam and Eve’s intent, design, and task; the glory of loving relationship; the covenant relationship of God with us as the One who is for us, and how this defines biblical love; and the perichoresis of the Trinity. Hauerwas gets it exactly right here: if we come to this text looking for reasons to justify divorce, we miss the whole point.— Sermon on the Mount, pages 95-96

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Amen and amen! If we are looking for loopholes we missed the point!
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