There are many views today on morality, relativity and right and wrong. Dr. Tony Evans refuses to let the voice of God be drowned out amidst the clamor of the crowd.
In the age where people can get a “no-fault” divorce (When is it ever nobody’s fault?) believers who claim to live by God’s word cannot dodge the issue: we cannot skip it, run from it, or ignore it. God has spoken clearly on this subject and while it is far from easy to address, it must be dealt with. Combining a high view of marriage, compassion, and biblical authority, Tony Evans gives invaluable insight into divorce and remarriage as he explores real-life fears and questions by looking at the issue from God’s vantage point, not from our emotional one.
“all legitimate covenants in Scripture are established by God” (source)
“the biblical meaning of death is separation, not just cessation of physical life” (source)
“The problem of divorce is not a problem of divorce. It is a problem of marriage.” (source)
“This principle helps us to understand the issue of divorce, because, biblically speaking, divorce always revolves around one question: Is the person you are thinking about divorcing alive or dead? It all comes down to that. If your mate is alive, then of course you are still married. If your mate is dead, then you are free to marry another person.” (source)
“They got divorced without biblical grounds, have since gotten remarried, and are now unable to go back and correct the mess that has been created. The question is always asked of me in those situations what can be done when things are so threaded, wound up, and messed up that there doesn’t seem to be any way to unravel it to get back to where it should have been. In these times, all you can do is to repent for what you have done right where you are, and then from that point forward to live a life of faith and obedience.” (source)
Tony Evans is Senior Pastor of Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, president of The Urban Alternative, and a widely-syndicated radio broadcaster. He graduated from Dallas Theology Seminary, where he was the first African-American to receive a doctorate in theology.
Dr. Evans' Urban Alternative ministry seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America, and his radio broadcast, “The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans" airs in more than 500 outlets in the United States and over 40 countries.