God Sets the Rule

  How is it when God says divorce is allowed only because of fornication that some "experts" now say that the civil court determines when there is a divorce? Until there is fornication there is no divorce before God regardless of what some judge may decree. Just because some civil law says two people are married does not make is so before God. Just because some brotherhood regulator says a divorce is a divorce before God does not make it so.

  While we are to obey the civil law, we obey God rather than men. Some make laws, clatter their hobby, divide brethren over it, and piously raise money for their mission work. Some throw everything they wish into the "waiting game" bucket that does not belong there. Nobody is divorced before God until the rule God established is respected anymore than one is married when the rule God established is not respected. Why is that so difficult to understand?