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The Bible does address the issue of divorce, although interpretations can vary among Christians. In the Old Testament, Deuteronomy 24:1-4 permits divorce under certain circumstances. However, Jesus spoke quite strongly against divorce in the New Testament (Matthew 19:3-9), allowing it only in the case of marital unfaithfulness, which is traditionally interpreted as adultery. The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 7:10-16, also discourages divorce but acknowledges there may be situations where it is inevitable. For instance, if an unbelieving spouse chooses to leave, the Christian spouse is not bound in such circumstances. It's important to remember that while the Bible sets high standards for marriage, it also highlights God's grace and forgiveness.
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John / Catholic
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Anthony / Eastern Orthodox
There are approximately 260 million Eastern Orthodox Christians globally.
Bethany / Anglican
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There are approximately 488 million Buddhists globally.
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There are approximately 15 million Jews globally.