Contact: Barbara Roberts, +61-3-5336-2174, +61-438-275-339, [email protected]
MEDIA ADVISORY, Jan. 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Bible Does Allow for Divorce in Domestic Abuse Cases says author Barbara Roberts in her book, Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion.
Using the scriptures and scholarly research, the book refutes the official policy concerning divorce held by many evangelical churches and denominations. Not Under Bondage explains the scriptural dilemmas of abuse victims and shows how the Bible sets victims of abuse free from bondage and guilt.
The author is a Christian survivor of domestic abuse who is concerned about how false teaching on domestic abuse in churches may be damaging victims of domestic abuse and their children, as well as neglecting the biblical directive to make perpetrators properly accountable. Not Under Bondage is the result of three years work researching Christian beliefs and the biblical texts about divorce.
Sparked by a message forbidding divorce to abuse victims posted on Rick Warren's Saddleback Church site, Christian circles are buzzing with debate about whether the Bible allows divorce for domestic abuse. It does.
Saddleback's policy, that the Bible does not allow divorce for domestic abuse, is fairly typical of many evangelical churches, and in that sense Saddleback is not being singled as being of special notice or concern. But what is of concern is that Christians are being taught falsely that the Bible forbids divorce to victims of domestic abuse.
Not Under Bondage has received favorable reviews from conservative, evangelical theologians.
Publisher: Maschil Press
For more information: www.notunderbondage.com
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