In the New Testament we find a statement of laws concerning marriage and divorce during that particular period of history. Jesus told his disciples, “Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.”
The moral disciplines enforced from without at that time are intended to be imposed from within in periods of accelerated personal and planetary initiation such as the one through which we are now passing. At the end of this two-thousand-year cycle, when souls are being brought together for the redemption of karma, it is sometimes necessary for individuals to be married more than once in an embodiment in order to expiate the karma created by involvements in past lives.
Therefore, divorce has been sanctioned by the Lords of Karma—providing certain requirements of the Law are met. Only those earthly marriages that coincide with the heavenly union of twin flames created by God are sealed for eternity. But no contract should be broken except by mutual consent and for just cause under the laws of Hierarchy, many of which are reflected in the laws of the land regarding divorce.
The Golden Rule for marriage is to give all in service to the Christ in one’s partner and not to surrender one’s vows unless every step has been taken to preserve the harmony of the home. Where there is no harmony, no bringing forth of the fruits of Christ, there is not the proper representation of the Father-Mother God, and there is, therefore, karma in maintaining such a union. A discordant situation should either be healed in love or dissolved in love, both parties going their separate ways. But let each hear the solemn warning: unless he has given his all to preserve the union, he will be held accountable. The meeting of one’s twin flame or a sudden shift of interests should not be construed as reason for deserting one who has been loyal and loving and has done his or her part to preserve the marriage contract.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Path to Attainment, pp. 25–26.
- Mark 10:11–12.