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Tony Evans Speaks Out on Divorce and Remarriage (Tony Evans Speaks Out) [Paperback]

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Item description for Tony Evans Speaks Out on Divorce and Remarriage (Tony Evans Speaks Out) by Tony Evans...

In an imperfect world, divorce sometimes seems like the only option. In some cases, it may be. But before we can understand divorce, we must understand God's ideal for marriage.

*what are the three biblical purposes for marraige?
*how is marriage a covenant, and why is that important?
*what can a person who has sinned against a spouse do to show he or she is truly repentant?
*does God care about me as I suffer in this rotten marriage?

Combining a high view of marriage, compassion, and biblical authority, Tony Evans gives invaluable insight into divorce and remarriage.

Publishers Description
Morality. Relativity. Right and Wrong. These are the complicated issues we face today. Everyone has an opinion, but who has the answer? Tony Evans refuses to let the voice of God be drowned out amidst the clamor of the crowd.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Moody Publishers
Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 4.25" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 24, 2000
Publisher   MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Edition  New  
Series  Tony Evans Speaks Out  
ISBN  0802443869  
ISBN13  9780802443861  

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More About Tony Evans

Tony Evans Tony Evans, Th.D, is a Christian pastor and a widely-syndicated radio broadcaster in the United States.

Dr. Evans serves as Senior Pastor to the over 9,500 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, which was founded in 1976 with 10 members meeting at his home. He is also founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America through the church. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, "The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans" can be heard over 500 outlets daily throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide. The broadcast can also be viewed on several television stations. He is a speaker on the Promise Keepers' platform, as well as speaking regularly in crusades[clarification needed] and Bible conferences in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Evans' goal is to transform communities around the world by changing it from the inside out. Both the National Adopt-A-School Initiative (NCAASI) and its paired program "Miracle of the Million" are aimed at empowering families to impact churches which transform communities within cities to reach the state and revolutionize the country in order to touch the world.

Dr. Evans currently serves as chaplain for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and is also the longest serving NBA chaplain which he has done by serving the Dallas Mavericks for 32 years.

SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Tony Evans es el fundador y presidente de Alternativa Urbana, un ministerio nacional dedicado a la recuperacion de la esperanza en la vida personal, en familias, en iglesias y en comunidades. El Dr. Evans ejerce tambien como pastor principal de Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship en Dallas. Es autor de numerosos exitos de libreria, y su programa de radio se escucha en mas de 500 emisoras todos los dias.

Tony Evans has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Kingdom Agenda
  2. Kingdom Agenda (Moody Publishers)
  3. Kingdom Man
  4. Life Under God
  5. Lifechange Books
  6. Serie Bolsillo
  7. Tony Evans Speaks Out On...
  8. Understanding God
  9. Understanding God Series

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keep an open mind if thinking about divorce...  Jan 11, 2007
If you are looking for an alternative view or a Biblical based view about marriage and divorce, this book offers helpful insight. Great book as long as you remain open minded and are really serious about how to save your marriage instead of end it.
Hands marital morality to the church and the state  Nov 12, 2001
In addition to accepting one of the popular evangelical models on divorce (where adultery gives grounds for divorce, as does desertion by a non-believer) Mr Evans has a fair few novel ideas:-
1) God is concerned only with "legal" marriages - those recognised by the state. But as a marriage in one country may or may not be recognised in another, this does not address the issue of which country's law is to be followed.
2) Decisions on divorce are effectively left to the local church. The church should seek to resolve marriage conflicts through the Matt 18 process of conflict resolution. If the decision of the church is not accepted then they get to expel the person who disagrees. Mr Evans then applies Lev. 18v29 to suggest that being cut off from your people brings your marriage to an end. This raises more questions than it answers. Can a group of disgruntled divorcees set up a church with an attitude to divorce that they find favourable, and how does their authority differ from others whose church takes a different line?
3) Mr Evans also believes that an illegitimate divorce leaves you still married, but it is by no means clear which church's decision should be treated as legitimate if they disagree, and what the effect is on future marriages.
4) He suggests all capital crimes are grounds for divorce, as the person responsible should have been killed and that would have freed their partner. However this ignores the example of David and Bathsheba. David had committed adultery, a capital offence - but his marriages, kingdom and everything stayed in place - God did not suddenly pretend that David was really dead when he was actually alive.
5) He suggests the church can determine where there has been "spiritual death" and that this constitutes grounds for divorce.
6) He suggests that a conversion gives Christians a new life and so previous marriages and divorces do not restrict them from future marriage.
Overall Mr Evans uses an over-ambitious method of interpretation which treats modern disputes between spouses as part of early church discipline and which relies on sticking pieces of the Bible which refer to divorce together with parts which have nothing to do with it. It is not clear why the Bible has any rules about divorce if the church has such absolute sway, and it is unclear which church is right when they conflict. Mr Evans approach takes the final decision about many divorces away from the Bible and gives it to the church. You will not find absolute answers in the Bible, as the church has the final say, which is of course the opposite of biblical doctrine on where we get our authority. It is bad theology, as well as being completely impractical, but it is 64 tiny pages, and should not take you long to read, although it may take you longer to work out why the Moody Press found themselves capable of printing it.
Excellent resource with a high view of marriage.  Jun 12, 1997
In a very short & concise book, Tony Evans gets right to the point about divorce and the possibility of remarriage. Evans promotes the high view of marriage in that he shows that it is a covenant relationship rather than a contractual relationship. However, he also demonstrates that there are a few biblical conditions for divorce although he is quite clear that divorce is what God allows because we are so sinful; the Bible never endorses divorce under any circumstances. Evans promotes the idea that no Christian should consider divorce unless his/her church says that he/she has biblical grounds for considering divorce.I highly recommend this book to anyone (Christian or non-christian) who is contemplating divorce or has had divorce action filed against them

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