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Survey: 70 Percent of Americans Find Divorce 'Morally Acceptable'
An alarming 70 percent of Americans now believe that divorce is ‚Äúmorally acceptable,‚ÄĚ according to a recent poll by Gallup‚Äôs 2008 Values and Beliefs survey.
The new figure ‚Äď the highest on record ‚Äď represents an 11 percent increase from just 7 years ago and a 3 percent increase from 2 years ago. Only 22 percent of Americans said they believed divorce was ‚Äúmorally wrong,‚ÄĚ according to the results.
The acceptability of divorce among Americans was ranked higher than all of the other 16 ethical issues surveyed ‚Äď including the death penalty, gambling, pre-marital sex, homosexuality, abortion and medical research on animals. Additionally, divorce has risen faster in moral acceptability among Americans than any of the other ethical issues....
They find "divorce morally acceptable," but not because of Biblical principles
1Corinthians 7 . 15 But if the unbeliever go away, let them go away; a brother or a sister is not bound in such [cases], but God has called us in peace.
Mark 10 2 And Pharisees coming to [him] asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away [his] wife? (tempting him). 3 But he answering said to them, What did Moses command you? 4 And they said, Moses allowed to write a bill of divorce, and to put away. 5 And Jesus answering said to them, In view of your hard-heartedness he wrote this commandment for you; 6 but from [the] beginning of [the] creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united to his wife, 8 and the two shall be one flesh: so that they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. 10 And again in the house the disciples asked him concerning this. 11 And he says to them, Whosoever shall put away his wife and shall marry another, commits adultery against her. 12 And if a woman put away her husband and shall marry another, she commits adultery.