If God Hates Divorce, Why Did He Command it in Ezra 10?

Episode 809 Show Notes 

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Adriel Sanchez

If God Hates Divorce, Why Did He Command it in Ezra 10?

Questions in this Episode

  1. In the Apostle’s creed, it refers to Jesus as descending into hell. Is this a reference of him being separated from God? Or is it something else?
  2. Where in the Old Testament did God command Israelites to divorce their wives, and how is that command reconciled with God hating divorce as mentioned in Malachi 2:16?
  3. Does the biblical command for baptism require literal water, or is it spiritual?
  4. Does leaving a common-law “marriage” qualify as a divorce?
  5. Do people in the Old Testament go to hell? Like Ananias and Safari? Or do they go to Hades and have opportunity to believe in Christ the Messiah?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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