I do remember reading in the Bible that there are conditions that divorce are allowed. What conditions are these or from what book (Genesis, etc..) it is, I do not remember. lol. maybe, I'll go check some time...
The unfortunate part of religions is that they cater to themselves instead of those who have recognized that they have a spiritual side to their natures and do not get the training to nurture it from their church. The last place to look for God is in a church or in a book.
"5And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and join to his wife; 8And they two shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two, but one flesh. 9What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder. "
Is this an endorsement? Do yuou see any qualifiers?
Short answer: no. Long answer: noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. A simple glance, not study, JUST A SIMPLE READING of the gospels would render this question meaningless.
This isn't up for debate. This is common knowledge fact for anybody who has spent any amount of time in church. It is no exaggeration when I say a five year old in Sunday school could refute this statement, because the answer is that simplistically basic.
John 3:16, buddy. The most well known scripture in the world, provides the only requirement to enter heaven, believe in Jesus. That's it. That is all that is necessary to get into heaven. This single verse is, in of itself, enough to shoot this statement down, BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!
Romans 8 says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (which is, by the way, another verse that a Sunday school student would know). Thus, by that logic, Christians can't be condemned to hell. Period. End of story.
There is sooo much more I could use to crush this question, but I've got better things to do with my time, like Kenpo and bo staff training . Please, for your own sake, take a class in hermeneutics and ACTUALLY DO SOME RESEARCH INTO YOUR OPPONENTS FRAME OF MIND before making ignorant statements. At the very least, your questions will be a little more thought provoking than this one was.
Ask Martin Luther how corrupt it was up to his day, those under the Spanish inquisition till only about 150 years ago before that law was repealed and any Catholic today who has to live with a pedophile protecting pope.
As to literalists and fundamental Protestants, if they could think, would tell you that having to believe in fantasy, miracles and magic is not a good way to train a healthy mind.