Divorce Rate 75.54% in California!!!
By David J. Stewart
Matthew 7:2, “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
Divorce is a horrible sin which God hates. Nearly everyone who files for divorce blames their spouse, which is rooted in the sin of self-righteousness.
Divorces Figures for California:
Year, CA Div., L.A. Div., CA Mar., Divorce %
1996 169,416 38,026 219,039 77.35%
1997 165,547 37,501 237,669 69.65%
1998 161,905 35,706 194,108 83.41%
2000 156,078 36,551 196,896 79.27%
2001 154,672 38,850 224,241 68.98%
2002 160,854 40,468 217,880 73.83%
2003 148,511 38,811 194,914 76.19%
Average Divorce Rate: 75.54%**
**Reference: Court Statistics Reports for 1996-2004.
The divorce rate in California is 75.54 percent!!!
According to Matthew 7:2, God will judge husbands and wives by the same measure by which they judge each other. When a person divorces, magnifying the faults of their spouse in an attempt to justify a divorce, they're bringing God's judgment upon them self. They have shown no mercy and God will judge them the same, without mercy. This is what the Word of God teaches. Divorce is a sin that perpetuates for a lifetime, thus God will return harsh judgment accordingly to those who break their marriage vows and quit. Don't you tell me that God permits a divorce when one's spouse is begging for mercy and doesn't want a divorce. I am tired of Christian leaders teaching that it's ok to divorce when Jesus plainly taught forgiveness 70 times 7 (Matthew 18:22).
Feminism is the main cause of divorce in America, which is why there are several million divorced women in the their twenties with 3 or 4 children. American women have become intolerable to live with, filled with selfish pride. If you're a woman and are angry at what I just said, then you're proving my point. It begins with young girls being horribly influenced by reprobate idols such as the contemptible Hannah Montana (real name: Miley Cyrus). Hannah Montana is rude, crude and lewd. She's a spoiled American brat, as are many teens today. She is the shameful disgrace that the New World Order wants children to become. 2nd Timothy 3:2 foretold that children would become disobedient to parents in the Last Days. CBC News reported in April of 2009 that a 12-year old spoiled brat sued her dad after he grounded her and she won the court case. Shame on her.
It is nauseating what many women today have deteriorated into, largely because of the influence of feminism. The American feminist culture is a terminal disease to society. California leads the way in moral rot, feminism, liberal agendas, homosexuality, wacko environmental laws, the highest prison population, scams, false prophets, cults and sadly, divorce. I say this kindly, but to America's shame. No wonder California has been nicknamed by many as “The Granola State,” i.e., the land of fruits and nuts. Hollyweird has even made a creepy show called “Californication” glorifying the sin of adultery. The city of San FranSICKO has passed Affirmative Action laws requiring the hiring of at least 20% of homosexuals for all city jobs. No such quota exists for Christians. I think Lex Luthor was on to something when he wanted to nuke the San Andreas' fault line and plunge California into the Pacific Ocean. Curse you Superman!
Woe Unto America's Women
Don't get upset ladies. A lot of women want to equally lay the blame upon men for the destruction of the home, but not one man has ever carried a child in his womb to abort. There have been 50,000,000 murders in America by abortion and in 99% of the cases it was the MOTHER who made the final legal decision (the other 1% being doctors in emergency situations). Here's a CNN article from April 23, 2009 titled, Why women are leaving men for other women. It's sick! Please read, Feminism's Dead End: Lesbianism. We need an old-fashioned revival in America of the traditional family, heterosexual marriage and marital fidelity.
By law, the father does NOT have the final say, the mother does. This is wrong because that child belongs to the father as much as the mother. Statistically, a mother's womb is the most dangerous place in the world to be, when it ought to be the safest.
It is women who walk around 95% naked, causing lust and lasciviousness, not men. It is women who file for divorce at a rate at least 200% higher than men. Like it or not, women are leading the way in moral rot, decadence and rebellion against God. Listen to the powerful words of Pastor R.G. Lee in his classic sermon, PAYDAY SOMEDAY . . .
“Search the pages of the Bible all you will; study history all you please. And you will find one truth that stands out above some other truths. What is that truth? The truth that the spiritual life of a nation, city, town, school, church, or home never rises any higher than the spiritual life of women. When women sag morally and spiritually, men sag morally and spiritually. When women slump morally and spiritually, men slip morally and spiritually. When women take the downward road men travel with them. When women are lame morally and spiritually, men limp morally and spiritually. The degeneracy of womanhood helps the decay of manhood.
Yes — we ask again — who can so degrade a man as a woman of wicked tendencies and purposes? Is not a woman without spiritual religion and love of God in her heart like a rainbow without color — like a strong poisoned well from which the thirsty drink — like a heated stove whose heat is infection — like kissing lips spread with deadly poison?
What a tragedy when any woman thinks more of paint than purity, of vulgarity than virtue, of pearls than principles of adornment with righteous adoration, of hose and hats than holiness, of dress than duty, of mirrors than manners! What a tragedy when any woman sacrifices decency on the altar of degradation — visualizing the slimy, the tawdry, the tinseled!”
—Dr. R.G. Lee (Payday Someday)
Amen! Put some clothes on whores! I don't even have to wonder whether Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) will end up divorced one day. Yes, guaranteed. That is my honest opinion. Feminism destroys marriages. Hannah Montana is everything that is wrong with American kids today... she's arrogant, lewd, imprudent, filthy, lascivious, immodestly unclothed, shameless, carnally-minded, rebellious, et cetera. Smash that TV!
It's a big joke that Miley has apologized for the nude pictures taken by Vanity Fair magazine when she was 15-years old. Isn't that child porn? Miley played down her parent's knowledge of the photo session, claiming they left at the last minute before the nude photos... yeah right! So why hasn't Miley and her parents sued Vanity Fair? Miley Cyrus wants to maintain her innocence while throwing it away at the same time. Hannah Montana is produced by the abominable Walt Disney corporation. Walt Disney is of the Devil. As Christians we need to expose such evils with the Word of God. It's sickening what Walt Disney is teaching young girls to be—whores, dirty-minded perverts, selfish, arrogant, lesbians, self-centered, feminists and rebels against God. Consider the evil movie, Bridge To Terabithia, which demonizes Christian families.
I do thank God for the godly women remaining in American, both of them. It's hard to find even a Christian woman these days who believes in dressing modestly and obeying her husband. Feminism is the rot of America. Tragically, many Christian women have been influenced by feminism and don't even realize it. Anyone who tells you to even consider a divorce is a staunch feminist or a supporter of the Communist feminist agenda. God intended for marriage to be a lifetime bond, not to be broken by anything. You are obligated by God and your marriage vows to love your spouse, help them, pray for them and suffer with them if need be. God will judge those selfish people, like Tammy Faye Bakker, who maliciously divorced her husband while he was in prison and abandoned him. Marriage is not an agreement, it is a lifetime commitment.
Then there's the Pathetic joke, Britney Spears, whose 55-hour marriage to Jason Alexander made a mockery out of marriage in 2004. It is no coincidence that the occult-inspired, child-masochist, murderous, elite who control America's banks, government and media have made celebrities out of filth like Spears and Madonna, both lesbians who have passionately kissed each other publicly. Madonna is a sicko! She not only blasphemes Jesus Christ in her filthy book, SEX, but also portrays herself as receiving oral sex from a dog. Is this your daughter's hero? Wake up America!
I'm not saying women are bigger sinners than men, I'm simply pointing out that they have much more influence. It was Eve who turned Adam away from God. A godly mother is a dangerous weapon against the Devil. If you want to fight the Devil, hit him with the cradle, not the crutch. Pastor R.G. Lee is correct... “When women take the downward road men travel with them.” That's all I'm saying.
Communist Agendas: Moral Decay, Feminism, Homosexuality, CPS Abuse, Population Control, etc.
"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." —Matthew 7:6
What American women don't realize, or care to realize, is that they have been deliberately suckered into a Communist plot to destroy their marriages, murder their babies, corrupt their homes, and lead them into captivity to the New World Order. Feminism is a Communist agenda. Most women abort their babies because they live in a society that teaches them to do so. I dare you to go find out how many of the rich elite abort their children... virtually none.
And now CNN reports that the “morning after pill” is being made available to 17-year olds without a prescription. It's just a further effort by the global elite to reduce the population. You have to understand that there are a lot of sicko people who think that the earth is far more important than human life. They view humans as germs that are destroying the beloved planet earth. In April of 2006, World Net Daily reported that Eric R. Pianka was enthusiastically applauded by fellow scientists and students for wanting 90% of the human population exterminated by the Ebola virus. No wonder people are so scared about the mysterious Swine Flu pandemic. In case you didn't know, Donald Rumsfeld is a major stock holder in the drug company which manufactures Tamiflu (the remedy for Swine Flu). Coincidence? Now they're blaming fat people for Global Warming. We will soon be paying a forced “carbon tax” just for breathing air and producing carbon dioxide. How much crazier will the world get?
Christian ladies need to wake up and realize that there is a Communist agenda that's been in the works for a long time to corrupt and destroy America's families. Please don't abort your baby. That's what the New World Order criminal elite want. When you kill your child, you think that you're exercising your womanly rights; but in reality you've fallen hook, line and sinker for fascist propaganda designed to make you want to kill your child and feel good about it. So many women have killed their babies because they've been lied to, talked into it by some bastard at Planned Parenthood.
Stop listening to idiots who will ruin your life with bad advice. Get rid of the TV. Homeschool your kids or put them in a private religious school. Move away from the big city and find a smaller town where the cost of living is cheaper. Learn to live simple. Buy a smaller home you can afford. Educate yourself concerning the New World Order and their agendas. Sadly, most people laugh at the idea of a New World Order until their kids are confiscated by the State and given away to foster parents. Will your family be next? There are so many things parents need to know nowadays, that they don't know, and families are being destroyed because of it.
God's Harsh Judgment is Reserved for Those Who Divorce Their Spouse
Matthew 18:33-35, "Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses."
Whereas God was willing to send His only begotten Son to pay for our sins, in a divorce a person is refusing to forgive. When someone files for divorce, they are expressing their unwillingness to forgive, which is rooted in self-righteousness. Jesus commanded that we forgive not only 7-times, but 70 times 7, i.e., unlimited forgiveness. We are living in an unforgiving world today, because few people love God enough to obey His Word. Many people say they love God, while living lives of wickedness and sin. They do NOT love God. They may love religion. They may love the philosophy of God. But they do NOT love God, or else they'd keep His commandments.
Americans need to be humbled, especially it's women. If America's women would humble themselves before the God of the Bible, they'd put some more clothes on, stop dancing, stop flirting with married men, stop flaunting their bodies, stop talking dirty, stop supporting feminism, stop divorcing, stop rebelling against their husbands, stop supporting lesbianism, stop lying, stop interfering in other people's marriages, stop fornicating and stop aborting their babies to the god of self.
Jeremiah 44:10, “They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.”
This describes the United States today. If Americans feared God, they'd tear “SIN CITY” Las Vegas to the ground. If Americans walked in God's Law, abortion and homosexuality would be illegal. If Americans were humbled, we'd stop disobeying God.
Federal Government No Longer Collects Divorce Statistics
The New World Order, who has hijacked The White House under control of The Council On Foreign Relations, doesn't want the truth about the divorce rate to be known. It has become so morally bad in America that the federal government stopped collect divorcing statistics in 1999 . . .
Government stops collecting marriage/divorce data (6/18/1999)
In 1970, 68 percent of adults lived as married couples. That percentage declined steadily to 56 percent today. Additionally, more than 1 million divorces have occurred annually since the late 1970s, and cohabitation accounted for more than four million couples in 1997 (Washington Times, 6/6/99). The epidemics of divorce, cohabitation and unwed childbearing must be addressed forthrightly.
However, combating these societal ailments with strong research will prove to be an immense challenge in the near future. Why? The U.S. government is no longer collecting comprehensive, detailed statistics on marriage and divorce.
In 1996, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) stopped collecting detailed, yearly, state-by-state statistics on marriage and divorce. Next year, over 80 percent of Americans will complete the U.S. Census short form-which no longer asks about marital status. Only 16 million Americans will receive the long form-hardly enough to determine adequate marriage statistics (USA Today, 6/1/99).
The federal government has stopped collecting (Washington Times, 6/6/99):
- marriage and divorce rates
- trends in the age at marriage or divorce
- number of previous marriages
- number of children a couple had before divorce
- duration of marriage
- trends by race or education
So, what are the implications of this decision by NCHS? Researchers and demographers, policymakers and sociologists rely on these statistics to document trends and evaluate programs. ”These statistics ... are very fundamental if we are to understand what kind of families we are living in,“ says Linda Waite, University of Chicago family researcher and sociologist. Theodora Ooms, director of Resource Center on Couples and Marriage Policy, sees firsthand the setbacks of discontinued statistic gathering. She now has difficulty advising people who are trying to reduce the divorce rate (USA Today, 6/1/99).
Basic statistics are invaluable in our fight to reverse the breakdown of the family and to measure the effectiveness of social programs. Miss Waite wonders how social scientists can study ”what divorce means to kids if they don't know how many kids [are involved], the ages and education of their parents, income, [and other] fundamental pieces of information.“ David Blankenhorn, founder of the Institute for American Values and a pioneer of the ”fatherhood movement,“ asks, ”How can you make good family policy based on ignorance about marriage?“ (USA Today, 6/1/99).
SOURCE: Concerned Women for America - Government stops collecting marriage/divorce data
Only God knows just how bad the divorce rate is in America. It's likely upwards of 60-70% nationwide. Sadly, the last statistics collected revealed that Baptists rank highest in divorce for any Christian denomination. This is woeful apostasy! . . .
Baptists Have Highest Divorce Rate
The Associated Press 12/30/99 1:31 AM Eastern
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Baptists have the highest divorce rate of any Christian denomination, and are more likely to get a divorce than atheists and agnostics, according to a national survey.
The survey conducted by Barna Research Group in Ventura, Calif., found that 29 percent of all adult Baptists have been through a divorce. Among Christian groups, only those who attend non-denominational Protestant churches were more likely to be divorced, with a 34 percent divorce rate.
Alabama, with a population of 4.3 million, has more than one million Southern Baptists and a majority of evangelical Protestants. The state ranks fourth nationally in divorce rates, behind Nevada, Tennessee and Arkansas, according to U.S. government statistics.
Barna Research Group interviewed 3,854 adults from the 48 continental states, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent. The survey found that while just 11 percent of the adult population is currently divorced, 25 percent of all adults have experienced at least one divorce, the survey showed.
Twenty seven percent of those describing themselves as born-again Christians are currently or have previously been divorced, compared to 24 percent among other adults.
"While it may be alarming to discover that born-again Christians are more likely than others to experience a divorce, that pattern has been in place for quite some time," said George Barna, president of Barna Research Group.
A Birmingham minister, the Rev. Stacy Pickering, said the numbers are skewed because Baptist churches encourage young people to get married -- sometimes before they're ready -- before living together.
"Fewer people are getting married and the number of couples living together has increased," said Pickering, minister of young married adults and director of counseling at Shades Mountain Baptist Church.
He said his church now requires premarital counseling for couples who want to marry at the church.
Of major Christian denominations, Catholics and Lutherans have the lowest divorce rate at 21 percent, according to Barna. People who attend mainstream Protestant churches have an overall divorce rate of 25 percent.
The levels vary among non-Christian groups, Barna reported. Jews have a divorce rate of 30 percent, while atheists and agnostics have a relatively low rate of 21 percent, according to the survey.
The survey found that Mormons, who emphasize strong families, are near the national average at 24 percent.
"What brings people to divorce has so many more important factors than theology," said Bart Grooms, pastoral counselor for the Samaritan Counseling Center of Baptist Health System. He said Christians' expectations of marriage may be too high.
"I believe we expect more out of marriage than we used to," he said. "Gender roles have changed an awful lot. A lot of women are not putting up with boorish louts like they were in the past."
The study found that the South and Midwest had 27-percent divorce rates, while the rates were 19 percent in the Northwest and 26 percent in the West.
Whites are more likely to have had a divorce, at 27 percent, than African-Americans (22 percent), Hispanics (20 percent) and Asians (8 percent), Barna found.
George Barna noted that the large number of divorces have changed young people.
"One of the most striking findings in our recent survey among teenagers is that when we asked them to name their top goals for the future, one of the highest-rated was to get married and have the same spouse for their entire life," he said.
Divorce Rates and Statistics
God hates divorce because it goes against everything the Bible teaches. Whereas God promises never to leave nor forsake His own in Hebrews 13:5, those who divorce are giving up on their spouse, leaving them and forsaking them. This is a horrible sin and one that brings the harsh judgment of God, because it is a sin rooted in unforgiveness and mercilessness. Divorce is taking the easy way out, quitting and lying concerning one's marriage vows before God. It is not surprising in a State that boasts of Hollyweird, San FranSICKO and Californication that their divorce rate is 75.54%. Woe unto America!
Divorce is a Sin!