Albert Mohler is for the most part to be commended for his comments about the failure of the church to speak out against the rise in illegitimacy.
However, in the same broadcast he goes a little too far in saying a couple should not be able to get a divorce until the church says they can get a divorce.
Using the first example of tackling a disturbing social trend, namely the explosion of out of wedlock births, by speaking out against the practice from the pulpit, shouldn't that rather also be the approach taken to curb the divorce rate also?
Dr. Mohler suggests those getting divorced without church sancition should be subject to ecclesiastical discipline. If so, shouldn't similar sanctions be imposed deciding to set up house without pastorial imprimatur as well?
by Frederick Meekins