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JESUS TEACHING ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

posted Feb 28, 2021, 6:05 AM by Sherry Hinson   [ updated Feb 28, 2021, 6:11 AM ]


FROM THE PASTOR'S HEART
“Jesus Teaching on Marriage and Divorce!”
Matthew 19:3-10
The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is
it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?”
And Jesus answered and said unto them, “Have you not read that
He who made them at the beginning made them male and female,
and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So
then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God
has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to Him, “Why
then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and put
her away? He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of
your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the
beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”
In the Law of God, in Exodus 20:14, the Lord God said, “You
shall not commit adultery.” This Law of God applies to both
men and women. In a day when men have changed the definition
of “marriage” to mean so much other that what God intended, we
must come back to the true teaching of our Lord Jesus on this mat-
ter. God’s first Covenant was made between man and Himself.
Marriage is God’s second institution and covenant for mankind.
Marriage is the “Covenant relationship between One man and One
woman for One lifetime, (i.e. until death separates them.) When
two persons are married they become One in their flesh. They are
no longer Two. God hates divorce. (See Malachi 2:16). Jesus taught
that those who divorce commit Adultery, which God commanded
mankind not to do. Jesus straightened out the religious leaders of
Israel when they tried to make excuses for divorce. Jesus said,
“Whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and
marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is
divorced commits adultery.” Jesus said, “From the beginning it was
not so!” (i.e. permitted by God.) “Therefore what God has joined
together, let not man separate!


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