If the Bible is so against adultery and divorce, how come King Henry VIII got away with it and even became head of religion?

32 Answers

  • John
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    He didn't. First off, Jesus is the head of the only true religion (Ephesians 5:23). And, all of the dead will be judged eventually (Revelation 20:11-15). So, you see, even though

    he made himself head of "religion", he wasn't head of the only real religion. And, although he died, he will still have to face Jesus on judgment day.

  • susan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    He was the head of a religion because when he couldn't get the Catholic church to say his adultery and divorce was okay, he decided to start a new religion in which he would be allowed to do what he wanted. He got away with this and other bad behavior because he was a powerful King.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Kings sin too, Lou. He didnt get away with anything. God judged him for all his sins. 

    He was never "head of religion." 

  • 2 months ago

    Physical power can dominate the church temporal,  but never the Church Invisible

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  • 2 months ago

    It is because the bible is a big enough lie 

    that it conforms to whatever christians need it to. 

    They beat it like a prisoner ... until it says what they want. 

  • 2 months ago

    because he broke away from the Catholic church and made his own.

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    People get away with all kinds of evil, either because it has been legalized, or because they haven't been caught. The Bible also quotes Jesus as commanding "Thou Shalt Not Kill", yet every year we brutally slaughter thousands of innocent children during the first nine months of their lives. Adultery is minor, compared to that.

  • 2 months ago

    He was a sinner

  • 2 months ago

    Simple. King Henry wasn't living in accordance with the Bible's teachings. That's not an uncommon scenario. 

  • 2 months ago

    He was the Hagee of his time and god always puts many false prophets on earth  for whatever reason .

     Skydaddy dispenses false prophets on earth like a crack dealer dispenses 

    crack to the needy .

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