Thursday, December 22, 2016

“Should A Christian Attend A Divorce Party?”

If I understand well, you are referring to the recent ABC news of a couple who held a divorce party. It is all over the news how a couple is celebrating their divorce after 25 years of marriage. It is not just a travesty; it is aberrational! Many family members attended the ceremony, especially because the couple are happy, and they were doing it for their kids. The kids themselves are happy because they prefer their parents apart than together. In other words, they prefer broken homes to whole homes! Which normal people think that way? If they were happy seeing each other, they would have stayed together. The message is clear; they better separate before they kill each other. They are celebrating that came out alive of the marriage. Therefore, it is a comedy of farce to seek attention. You should know that divorce rates are actually going down and not up. Notwithstanding, a Christian should not attend such a party because it is devilish. You do at least merit an explanation for this position. Don’t you?
The current epoch is one of darkness. They suffer from the “Itchy Ear Syndrome” where they only want to hear nice things about themselves. They turn justice into injustice as the law is ignored and justice is never held. They make the righteous the outcast and celebrate those who extol vanity like the Kardashians. It is a time when women are even allergic to wearing clothes; they only want to walk naked as they have shown during the Awards[1] and the Slut walks.[2] Some of them even regret having kids.[3] The American woman has been too abused that banal good acts are suspicious to her. You offer someone a gift, and she asks you what you want. They are in those abusive relationships that end up with them being killed. The American women are killed by their boyfriends or lovers more than any other women in the western world.[4] They should run to God more than propagate devilish theories! The oppressed should run unto God because “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runs to it, and is safe.”
Our women want to only walk bare-breasted. I am proud of them that they are confident of their bodies, but how do you come to work or the stadium this way?  

The western society has come to a point in life when they are drowning in their own vomit, yet they seem to still count on the arm of flesh. Depression is going up,[5] people are getting sicker and even dying younger than before,[6] drug addiction is ravaging the society,[7] and suicide numbers, especially among women are skyrocketing.[8] This period in history is a time when evil is good and good is evil. I stopped and pushed a gentleman man off the road because his car had broken down. I took him to his house, and he wanted to give me $20 because he did not think that I was doing it for nothing. People only greet those they know, so much so that if you greet them regularly, they become suspicious. If you continuously offer your neighbors gifts, they become very unsettled. The problem is, if these very so called Christians and people could read their bibles very well, they will see that the Bible recommends children of God to do good unto everyone (Gal 6:9-10), to greet even strangers(Mt 5: 47) and to love their neighbors as themselves (Lev 19:18; Mk 12:31). Nonetheless, it is that time in history that Paul predicted to Timothy in 3:1-5. Otherwise, how then can anyone called a Christian, a child of God attend a divorce party?
It has no good in it. You heard the journalist ask, “Is it then better for a couple to celebrate their 50th Anniversary while living an unhappy marriage than for them to divorce?” By the way, it is not every long lasting marriage that is unhappy. The majority are happy. The couple’s act is self-serving; it is morally bankrupt and a premonition to ill omens. It foreshadows the last days when evil will be called good and good will be called evil.
Nowadays, divorce is acclaimed and marriage is placed on the media court of decadent public trial. Hear ye, Americans, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). It is like turning light into darkness. That ceremony is Satan himself masquerading as an angel of light to deceive many because divorce is not of God. Even though it happens and God tolerates it, He does not prescribe it. Human beings do it in the pursuit of their carnal pleasure. It is a resounding and emphatic no, a Christian should not attend a divorce party. It is like attending a ceremony for necromancy or a satanic cult dance. It is like Young Goodman Brown attending The Devil’s Dance of The Forest Ceremony. 
All that glitters is not gold. The woman was not happy during the marriage, and she was not happy during the divorce party. You could see the uneasiness and the answer she gave when she was asked if they could reconcile. She said, “He is single; you can have him.” Who throws away a treasure? You see, plastic surgery may repair a damaged face, but a plastic smile will be insufficient for a miserable life. No one is happy to quit from a happy and joyful marriage. There is not a perfect marriage out there, but there is surely a happy marriage out there. I see that in most of my church members. They are happily married for a long time.
The reason why God hates divorce is because it goes at variance with his good intention for humanity. Marriage was to eliminate loneliness, create companionship and a bastion for conceiving and raising children.  You have heard of the Empty Nest Syndrome when parents feel empty after the departure of their grown up kids. That happens because their departure is a precursor to the axiom, “For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” It reminds the parents that their time is drawing nigh, so they should be ready to meet their Maker.
Consequently, celebrating divorce as a Christian means you are going against the word of God, and "It is hard for thee to kick against the goads (Acts 9:5).” Should I remind you that no mortal, timely or untimely born, conceived naturally or through the test tube can challenge God because “Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him (Ps 115:3).” You can ask Nebuchadnezzar in his own words:

And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (Dan 4:34-35).

            Therefore, God says he hates divorce (Malachi 2:16). How then can you as a child of God love that which God, your creator hates? It has been proven scientifically that a happy marriage is healthy for the couple and extends their lifespan that is because loneliness kills. Upon creating the institution of marriage, God saw that “It was very good.” Who then is humanity to say that what God has called very good is bad? This is one of those occasions when one could say, “Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.” Eccl 7:29. Otherwise, how can anyone, talk more of a Christian ever celebrate that which God hates? If you as a Christian attends such a wedding, you are justifying their wickedness, and I have a warning for you, “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.” Prov 17: 15.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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