Marital Strife And The Rapture

Q. I married a man in our church a year ago. We have been in so much strife here lately that I have been considering leaving him. I just don’t want to be in strife and miss the Rapture. If I were in strife with my spouse could this cause me to miss the Rapture?

A. All truly born again believers will be taken in the Rapture regardless of their then current state because all of our sins, past present and future were covered at the cross (Colossians 2:13-14). At the moment of the Rapture we will be changed from imperfect to perfect (1 Cor 15:51-53) and no part of our Earthly life will accompany us to Heaven.

That said, “strife” is not a legitimate reason for ending a Christian marriage, especially one that’s only a year old. Go see your Pastor for counseling, get some friends to pray over you and your husband, because your prayers aren’t doing any good right now, (1 Peter 3:1-7) and do anything else you can do to find the real problem and begin working on it. Don’t give the enemy such an easy victory.

Remember, Ephes. 5:22 tells wives to “submit to your husband as to the Lord” and Ephes. 5:25 tells husbands to “love your wife just as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her.” If you let your husband be the boss, and he gives up what he wants in favor of what you want, most of the problems you’re facing will soon go away.

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