A Treacherous Wife

by David J. Stewart

"Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD." -Jeremiah 3:20

A woman wrote me recently, trying to justify her divorce.  She quoted Malachi 2:15 to me, "...Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth."  She alleged that her husband had "dealt treacherously" with her by being physically and mentally abusive in the marriage and; therefore, she had a right to divorce him.  But she failed to quote verse 16, "For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away..."  "Putting Away" means divorce.  God hates divorce!  God called the husbands "treacherous" in Malachi 2:15 because they had divorced their wives.  This is the proper context of these Scriptures. 

God hates all divorce.  On your wedding day, you exchanged vows, i.e., promises, with each other.  You promised to remain "faithful... for richer, for poorer; in sickness, as in health; for better, for worse; 'til death do us part."  In other words... you promised that come hell, wind, or high water, you wouldn't abandon or divorce your spouse.  A husband who divorces his wife is in serious trouble with God.  Marriage is not an agreement, it is a lifetime commitment, which is to be honored be both spouses.  Divorce is an agreement, that one has become a bonafied liar for filing for divorce.  Divorce is quitting, plain and simple.

Jeremiah 3:20 states, "Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD."  There is NO greater burden that a wife can lay upon her husband than to abandon and divorce him.  The same condemnation upon husbands who divorce in Malachi 2:15 is given in Jeremiah 3:20 concerning wives who divorce.  Whether wife or husband, God calls it treacherous when a spouse quits their marriage.  This is a woeful sin against the Lord, who commands wives in 1st Corinthians 7:10 not to depart from their husbands... "And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband."  Let's be honest, people don't do what they do for any certain reason.  They do what they want to do, and then look for reasons to justify their actions.  Using this flawed method of carnal reasoning... anything can be justified!  This is why 48,000,000 American women have MURDERED their own babies!  Every time the subject of abortion is brought up, feminists flock to hypothetical incidents of rape, incest, and coat-hanger abortions.  Do you know that there's never been even one documented case of a woman giving herself an abortion with a coat-hanger?  Yet, these godless women, who disregard the life which God has given, use these conjured-up excuses to self-justify murdering their children.  How many of those 48,000,000 babies do you think were produced by consensual fornication? ... 99.9%!!!

The reason why I titled this article, A Treacherous Wife, is for a few reasons:

First, because wives sinfully file for divorce in America at TWICE the rate of husbands.

Secondly, because wives are being fed (brainwashed) a lot of lying propaganda in America these days, by government-funded social programs, deliberately created to subvert America's families.  I assure you this is true.  Why do you think our nation's borders have been left wide open?  Why do you think our federal government leaders have borrowed our nation $9,300,000,000,000 into massive debt?  Why do you think public school kids are being taught the lie that they evolved from a low-life form, instead of being lovingly formed by the hands of a Divine Creator?  It's because Satan hates America, it Christians, it churches, and wants to see this nation ran into the ground (and it's happening).

Thirdly, the Bible teaches that wives are the "weaker vessel" (1st Peter 3:7) and are therefore more susceptible to demonic deception and brainwashing propaganda.  PROOF of this is the fact the wives file for divorce in America at TWICE the rate of men.  The Bible says that Eve was deceived, not Adam (1st Timothy 2:14).

Fourthly, because we often hear about the treacherous husband; but we never hear about the treacherous wife.  I've never heard anyone quote Jeremiah 3:20; but Malachi 2:15 is often quoted by so-called "Christian" women who seek to condone their divorce.  There is absolutely nothing Christian about quitting your marriage.  It doesn't matter if other divorcees have found a better life.  Hugh Hefner lives a life of splendor, sexual pleasure, and delight that few men could even imagine; but does that give any man the right to enter into the pornography business?  No, of course not!  Just because some people claim that divorce is the best thing that ever happened to them means absolutely nothing.  I'm sure Hugh Hefner would say that his Playboy empire is the best thing that ever happened to him; but he's going to Hell when he dies.  He has gained the world at the loss of his soul.

The Word of God condemns ALL divorce, and Jesus reiterated truth this in Matthew 19:8... "Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered [allowed] you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so."  God hates divorce!  Courts may permit divorce today; but this is far from Biblical Christianity.  It is TREACHEROUS for anyone to file for divorce, when your spouse begs you to stay, and needs you; but you selfishly go your own way, in your self-righteousness.

"Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband..." -Jeremiah 3:20

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