The Sermon on the Mount (Part 10)
31. It hath been said, Whosoever shall
put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32. But I say unto you, That whosoever
shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her
to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth
With marriage, divorce and remarriage being such an issue
this is a vital part of the text. Divorce rates are high, folks marry for
reasons other than love.
What Moses said: Deuteronomy
Matthew 19:3-9 fornication
– Mark 10:2-12 Fornication –
I. New Testament Teachings
on Divorce and Remarriage
Romans 7:1-3 and I
Death do you part
Vines "illicit sexual intercourse"
is Fornication and the punishment un-repented of?
I Corinthians 7:2,
5:19-21, and Jude verse 7
What if James D. Bales is right? If he is then alien sinners
are not amenable to the Law of Christ. Is this right? No, those non-Christians
on the day of Pentecost were told to repent (Acts
2:38). Those non-Christians 1 chapter later were told to repent
(Acts 3:19). Repentance is in need
when one sins. Sin is transgression of the law I
John 3:4. Thus, to be sinners they are amenable to the law.
God may have winked at some things then, but now…Acts
What if my wife/husband just up and leaves me for any reason
other than fornication? I Corinthians 7:10-11
Can someone leave someone for reasons other than fornication?
Corinthians 7:15. Does that free up for remarriage? Was it for
the cause of fornication Matthew 5:31-32?
The "what if’s" are best answered by going to the text and
by being honest. Those questions will be questions that each individual
will answer for THEMSELVES Romans 14:12.
The preacher, your friends, no one else but you will answer for those things!
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