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Why do people think Amy Grant is going to hell for getting divorced?

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Some people think that God condemned Amy Grant to hell for getting divorced because they believe that the Christian Bible teaches that God sends divorced people to hell. Those who believe that divorced people go to hell believe that Jesus said that people who divorce and remarry commit adultery, and couples should not divorce because marriage is holy.

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Many Christians believe that the Bible teaches that divorce is a sin. They believe that, in the Christian book of Matthew, Jesus said, "I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery." Some Christians think this means that people commit sin when they divorce, and as sinners, they cannot receive salvation.

These people believe that when Christian leaders asked Jesus about divorce, Jesus replied, "Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Jesus went on to say that although Moses permitted divorce in the period of the Old Testament, divorce is not part of God's plan, according to Probe Ministries. Because these people believe that Jesus spoke against divorce, they believe that God condemned Amy Grant to hell because she got a divorce. They believe that in the New Testament, the apostle Paul taught that adulterers do not inherit the kingdom of God. They then connect that because Amy Grant got a divorce, and divorce is adultery, and because adulterers do not go to heaven, Amy Grant cannot go to heaven.

At the time of her divorce, Amy Grant told pastors that she believed God released her from her marriage. Grant said that she believed God hates divorce but that she believed God's will for her life was that she seek a divorce.

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