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J. Carl Laney

Autor(a) de The Divorce Myth

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About the Author

J. Carl Laney is professor of biblical literature and coordinator for Israel study programs at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of a number of books, including The Divorce Myth, Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary (with Robert B. Hughes) and Answers to Tough Questions from Every mostrar mais Book of the Bible. mostrar menos

Obras por J. Carl Laney

The Divorce Myth (1981) 181 exemplares
A Guide to Church Discipline (1985) 108 exemplares
First & Second Samuel (1982) 92 exemplares
John (Moody Gospel Commentary) (1992) 79 exemplares
Zechariah (1984) 43 exemplares
God (Swindoll Leadership Library) (1999) 34 exemplares
The Story of the Apostle Paul (2021) 4 exemplares


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This book sets forth the biblical teachings in a clear and straightforward manner...His arguments and conclusions will have to be reckoned with by all who study these subjects. ~Dr. Charles C. Ryrie
phoovermt | 3 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2023 |
This book has become a standard for many conservative, Bible believing Christians. I've read it and studied it multiple times in the last 20 years. While I agree with much of what Laney says, and especially appreciate the exalted view of God's design for marriage and it's permanency, I still have a few disagreements. I believe that Laney has placed stronger restrictions than God intended. Though I could argue several of the smaller points and in detail, I'll simply mention two of his positions of which I remain unconvinced:

1) He has interpreted Jesus' exception clause for divorce and remarriage as being only applicable to forbidden relationships, such as incest, as seen in Leviticus 18:6-18, rather than unfaithfulness by one of the spouses.

2) He only views 1st Corinthians 7:8-9 and the encouragement to "marry rather than burn" as a reference to virgin young men (and widows), when the word "unmarried" can clearly refer to those who have been previously married (as in verse 11). He does not believe that Paul's statement in verse 15, "not under bondage" (which was written for when a believer is abandoned by an unbeliever) grants the freedom to remarry, only to separate.

Since the interpretations of the exceptions are hermeneutically debatable (that of the fornication clause in Matthew 5 and 19, and that of either pre-salvation divorce or abandonment by a non-believer in 1st Corinthians 7), Laney is potentially more strict than Jesus or Paul. By negating any possibility of an exception, this book will be discouraging to those who may have a legitimate exception for divorce and remarriage, and condemning to those who may be legitimately divorced and remarried.

I would only recommend this book to those who are wanting to get a broad picture of the different views of divorce and remarriage. Laney does a good job of explaining the "no divorce, no remarriage" position, I just don't happen to agree with the extent of his conclusions and therefore applications.

I believe a far more balanced view can be found in John Murray's book "Divorce." I've also written a review on it.
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LeviDeatrick | 3 outras críticas | Aug 4, 2017 |
The first-century church in Philippi provides a lasting model of missionary giving. It's a spiritual investment that pays dividends for all eternity.
kijabi1 | Jan 6, 2012 |
Jesus told us to love our enemies, but how do we do that? Loving those who threaten and intimidate us remains a formidable challenge. But as God enables us to do so. We will reflect more accurately to an unbelieving and hostile world the goodness, grace, and patience of our heavenly Father.
kijabi1 | Sep 26, 2011 |

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