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  • Hi, I'll paste below an article from our website that my co-pastor wrote on 'divorce/remarriage.' I'm assuming that is your area of interest.
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    www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org

    Divorce and Remarriage in the Church: Biblical Solutions for Pastoral Realities – Dr. David Instone-Brewer.
    What does the Bible ACTUALLY say about divorce and remarriage? How do we as pastors adhere faithfully to God’s revelation and minister that truth to the mess and pain of real relationships that are broken? What are the real grounds for divorce, and can Christians remarry after divorce?
    The church has been polarized by these questions and, I think, often less than Biblically faithful, erring either to a hyper – “no divorce/remarriage” approach or a pragmatic and mushy appeal to “grace and mercy” that is often not grounded in the text itself. Instone-Brewer, with his background in Rabbinics, IMHO, does by far the best job of explaining what the Scriptures/Moses, Jesus, Paul, etc, actually say about the topic, stripped of church tradition. The results are at once refreshing, shocking and embarrassing.
    This book is the non-academic, practical and pastorally focused version of his scholarly work, “Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible: The Social and Literary Context” which I have read and have several copies that I loan out.
    I like Instone-Brewers style- flitting in and out of pastoral concerns and academic/hermeneutic precision, and I’m intellectually and pastorally satisfied with his hermeneutics and practical applications. Highly recommended.
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  • Matthew 5:31-32 Deuteronomy 21:10-14, 22:19, 29, 24:1 1 Corinthians 7:11-20 Mark 10:2-12
  • The Net Bible note,Matthew 19:3
  • Mark 10:8 1 Corinthians 6:16 Ephesians 5:31
  • Janice Reese, Kingston, Oklahoma. Christian Reader, "Rolling Down the Aisle.“Mark 10:8 1 Corinthians 6:16 Ephesians 5:31
  • Edward E. Henson’s, King James Version Commentary New Testament, on page 56
  • www.compass.org , QUESTION FOR THE DAY,ANSWER:
  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
  • Copyright by Norman L. Geisler 2006Edited by Dave Kooyers, April 2012
  • Copyright by Norman L. Geisler 2006Edited by Dave Kooyers, April 2012
  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
  • Copyright by Norman L. Geisler 2006Edited by Dave Kooyers, April 2012
  • Copyright by Norman L. Geisler 2006Edited by Dave Kooyers, April 2012
  • Mark 12:19 Luke 20:28 1 Corinthians 7:1, 9 Isaiah 62:5
  • Luke 18:16 Mark 10:13
  • MacArthur Study Bible on page 1428 says
  • Zephaniah 1:13 Haggai 2:7 Matthew 6:24 Proverbs 3:9 2 Chronicles 1:11 Psalm 49:6 1 Peter 4:10 Ezekiel 7:11 Luke 16:11 Matthew 19:21 Mark 10:21 Luke 18:22 1 Corinthians 4:2, 13:3, Galatians 2:10 Romans 15:26
  • The Archaeological Study Bible on page 1594 Luke 18:25 Mark 10:25
  • The Archaeological Study Bible on page 1594 Luke 18:25 Mark 10:25
  • The Archaeological Study Bible on page 1594 Luke 18:25 Mark 10:25
  • The Archaeological Study Bible on page 1594 Luke 18:25 Mark 10:25
  • Luke 12:51 Luke 9:59-62
  • Luke 12:51 Luke 9:59-62
  • Luke 12:51 Luke 9:59-62

Matthew 19, Jesus is tested concerning divorce, Jesus is asked about heaven,  Judea Beyond The Jordan,  Divorce For Any Reason,  Become One Flesh,  What about remarriage?,  Eye Of A Needle,  Count The Cost Matthew 19, Jesus is tested concerning divorce, Jesus is asked about heaven, Judea Beyond The Jordan, Divorce For Any Reason, Become One Flesh, What about remarriage?, Eye Of A Needle, Count The Cost Presentation Transcript

  • Matthew 19Jesus is tested concerning divorceJesus is asked about heaven
  • • Matthew 19:1…Hedeparted fromGalilee…
  • • Matthew 19:1…Hedeparted fromGalilee…
  • Matthew 19:1,Judea Beyond The Jordan• Matthew 19:1 When Jesus had finished thesewords, He departed from Galilee and came intothe region of Judea beyond the Jordan;• The "region of Judea" is the Greek and Romanequivalent to “the land of Judah” in the OldTestament. Basically, the southern part of the oldsouthern kingdom (excluding Idumea). Theeastern side of the Jordan, known later asTransjordan ("across the Jordan"), or Perea, andnow is simply known as Jordan.
  • Judea Beyond The Jordan
  • Matthew 19:2 and large crowds followedHim, and He healed them there.
  • Matthew 19:3-12, DIVORCE• Matthew 5:31 "Itwassaid, WHOEVERSENDS HIS WIFEAWAY, LET HIMGIVE HER ACERTIFICATE OFDIVORCE;
  • Matthew 19:3,• Matthew 19:3 Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Himand asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for anyreason at all?"• The Net Bible note is, “The question of the Pharisees wasanything but sincere; they were asking it to test him. Jesuswas now in the jurisdiction of Herod Antipas (i.e., Judeaand beyond the Jordan) and it is likely that the Phariseeswere hoping he might answer the question of divorce in away similar to John the Baptist and so suffer the same fateas John, i.e., death at the hands of Herod (cf. Mat 14:1-12).Jesus answered the question not on the basis of rabbiniccustom and the debate over Deu 24:1, but rather from theaccount of creation and Gods original design.”
  • Matthew 19:3, Divorce For Any Reason• Matthew 19:3 …"Is it lawful for a man to divorcehis wife for any reason at all?"• The question of divorce was the basis of a hugerabbinic debate for a long time.• Center of the meaning of “indecency in her”;• Deuteronomy 24:1 "When a man takes a wife andmarries her, and it happens that she finds nofavor in his eyes because he has found someindecency in her, and he writes her a certificateof divorce and puts it in her hand and sends herout from his house,
  • Deuteronomy 24:1,• 06172 `ervah {er-vaw}• Meaning: 1) nakedness, nudity, shame, pudenda 1a)pudenda (implying shameful exposure) 1b) nakednessof a thing, indecency, improper behaviour 1c)exposed, undefended (fig.)• Origin: from 06168; TWOT - 1692b; n f• Usage: AV - nakedness 50, nakedness + 013201, shame 1, unclean 1, uncleanness 1; 54• Notes:• 1 some...: Heb. matter of nakedness
  • Deuteronomy 24:1, “ervah” in English• CSB finds something improper about her• NAU ESV NAS found some indecency in her• NET found something offensive in her• KJV NKJ found some uncleanness in her• YLT found in her nakedness of anything…
  • Deuteronomy 24:1, “ervah” in Greek• Greek = “aschaymown”• Gingrich,• ἄςχημον adjective normal accusative neutersingular no degree from ἀςχήμων• [GING] ἀςχήμωνἀςχήμων, ον shameful, unpresentable. τὰ ἀ.the private parts 1 Cor 12:23.* [pg 29]
  • Matthew 19:5, Become One Flesh
  • Matthew 19:5, Become One Flesh• Bad Time to Flirt• My husband was performing a wedding, and Iwas the organist. Everything went smoothly untilthe end, when he forgot the line, "You may nowkiss the bride." The awkward silence was brokenby me trying to cue my husband with kissingnoises. It got his attention, but it didnt sink in.• Afterward he told me he thought I was picking anunusual time to flirt with him. Janice Reese
  • Matthew 19:7-8, “GIVE HER ACERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE”• Edward E. Henson says, "Gods original plan formarriage should guide us, not a loophole created byconditions of the fall. One may infer that otherregulations were treated similarly. For example, theregulation that requires one to return someones ox ifhe sees it running loose (Exod. 23:4) was notpermission To allow ones ox to run loose, knowing itwould be returned. It was a concession to a less thanideal situation. In the same way, Moses prescriptionfor divorce was not permission to divorce for anyreason whatever. It was a concession to reality. Jesusaffirmed this and upheld the ideal.” Edward E. Henson’s, King JamesVersion Commentary New Testament, on page 56
  • Matthew 19:7,CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE• Next 3 slides are from Eric Peterman’s Divorce& Remarriage -Part 3,
  • Divorce & Remarriage-Part 3Remarriage: Seeking to understand Jesus andthe apostles in their cultural, historical, legaland literary contexts
  • What about remarriage?•Nope: Not THE Joseph and Mary – it is from AD 72. They would be too old.Anyway, both Joseph and Mary are very common names- this says: “you are free on your part to go and become the wife of anyJewish man that you wish. And this is to be for you from me a writ ofdivorce and a get of release.”- lets look at the divorce certificate of Josephand Mary, found at Masada.
  • What about remarriage?Read the small print. Read an actual divorcecertificate from circa the time of Christ- a Jewish divorce certificate says: “You arenow free to marry anyone you wish”- there’s lots more in most divorcecertificates, but these are the onlynecessary words.- In other words, the essence of the divorcecertificate was the right to remarry
  • www.compass.org, On Divorce• “NOTE: A spouse in adultery does not give a "green light" for divorce in theChurch Age. The statement Jesus made, "except for immorality," was tothe Jews under law, who did not have the power of the Holy Spirit living inthem. Our instructions in the Church Age, where we do have the power ofthe Holy Spirit living in us, say we can do "all thing through Christ Whostrengthens me." Men are told to love their wives like Christ loves theChurch," so that certainly rules out divorce!• There ARE situations that call for a woman or a man to leave the home toescape physical or emotional damage. But divorce is NEVER an option! Westate publicly in our marriage vows "for better or worse." Sometimes Godallows "worse," but we have the promise that "all things work together forgood..."• As a balance to the above, we wrote an article in a past CompassCommunique titled "Christians and Divorce." It deals with people whohave been divorced and how they are NOT second class Christians! Theirsins were nailed to the cross like the sins of everyone else. You candownload that Communique (Fall 2007) by clicking the "CompassCommunique" logo in the center of our home page: www.compass.org “
  • Marriage and DivorceCopyright by Norman L. Geisler 2006Edited by Dave Kooyers, April 2012
  • I. A Biblical View of MarriageA. The Nature of Marriage2. It involves a covenant before God“Because the LORD has been witness Betweenyou and the wife of your youth. With whom youhave dealt treacherously; Yet she is yourcompanion And your wife by covenant” (Mal.2:14).God is a “witness” of all marriages, even thoseby unbelievers.
  • I. A Biblical View of MarriageA. The Nature of Marriage3. It involves physical union (cont.)“Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let eachman have his own wife, and let each woman have herown husband…. The wife does not have authority overher own body, but the husband does. And likewise thehusband does not have authority over his own body, butthe wife does” (1 Cor. 7:2-4).
  • Bible Knowledge Commentary, DLK• Matthew 19:3 …for any cause at all?“• “…Pharisees sought to test Jesus through a question: Is itlawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?The nation was divided over this issue. Followers of Hillel felta man could divorce his wife for almost any reason, butothers, following Shammai, thought one could not divorce hiswife unless she were guilty of sexual offense. Without gettinginvolved in the Hillel-Shammai controversy Jesus remindedthe religious leaders of Gods original purpose in establishingthe marriage bond. God made people male and female iv. 4; …
  • Bible Knowledge Commentary, DLK• “Ge 1:27). In marriage He joins them together in aninseparable bond. This bond is a higher calling than theparent-child relationship, for a man is to leave his father andmother and be joined to his wife in a one-flesh relationship(Ge 2:24). Therefore what God has joined together, menought not separate (chorizeto; in 1 Co 7:10 this word means"to divorce").
  • Mat 19:7, Except For Immorality, DLK• Matthew 19:9…except for immorality, and marries anotherwoman commits adultery.“• 4202 πορνεία porneia {por-ni-ah}• Meaning: 1) illicit sexual intercourse 1a)adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc. 1b) sexual intercourse with closerelatives; Lev. 18 1c) sexual intercourse with a divorcedman or woman; Mk. 10:11,12 2) metaph. the worship ofidols 2a) of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred byeating the sacrifices offered to idols
  • II. Several Views on DivorceA. Christian Agreement on DivorceB. Christian Disagreement onDivorce1. There are many grounds for divorce.2. There is one grounds for divorce.3. There are no grounds for divorce.
  • Matthew lists one exception--fornicationJesus said, “I say unto you, whoever divorces his wifeexcept for fornication, and marries another, commitsadultery” (Matt. 19:9).Jesus repeats this: “But I say to you that whoeverdivorces his wife for any reason except for fornicationcauses her to commit adultery...” (Matt. 5:32).Response: (1) “Fornication” (Gk: porneia) differs from“adultery” (moikatai). (2) Fornication can refer to sexualsin before marriage (Acts 15:20; Rom. 1:29) that justifiesannulling it, as Jewish law allowed (Deut. 22:13-19).
  • Bible Knowledge Commentary, DLK• “Bible scholars differ over the meaning of this "exceptionclause," found only in Matthews Gospel. The word for"marital unfaithfulness" is porneia• .(1) Some feel Jesus used this as a synonym for adultery(moicheia). Therefore adultery by either partner in a marriageis the only sufficient grounds for a marriage to end in divorce.Among those holding this view, some believe remarriage ispossible but others believe remarriage should never occur.• (2) Others define porneia as a sexual offense that could occuronly in the betrothal period when a Jewish man and womanwere considered married but had not yet
  • Bible Knowledge Commentary, DLK• “consummated their coming marriage with sexual intercourse.If in this period the woman was found pregnant (as was Mary;1:18-19), a divorce could occur in order to break the contract.• (3) Still others believe the term porneia referred toillegitimate marriages within prohibited degrees of kinship, asin Lev 18:6-18. If a man discovered that his wife was a nearrelative, he would actually be involved in an incestuousmarriage. Then this would be a justifiable grounds for divorce.Some say this meaning of porneia is found in Ac 15:20,29 (cf.1 Co 5:1).
  • Bible Knowledge Commentary, DLK4) Another view is that porneia refers to arelentless, persistent, unrepentant lifestyle of sexualunfaithfulness (different from a one-time act of illicitrelations). (In the NT porneia is broader than moicheia). Sucha continued practice would thus be the basis for divorce, sincesuch unfaithful and unrelenting conduct would have brokenthe marriage bond. (On the subject of divorce andremarriage, see comments on 1 Cor 7:10-16.)• Whatever view one takes on the exception clause, Jesusobviously affirmed the permanence of marriage. Those whoheard His words understood Him in this way, for theyreasoned that if there were no grounds for divorce
  • Bible Knowledge Commentary, DLKone would be better off never to marry. But this was not whatJesus intended, for God has given marriage to people for theirbetterment (Ge 2:18). Marriage should be a deterrent tolustful sin and to unfaithfulness (1 Co 7:2). But a few either donot have normal sexual desires (they were born eunuchs orwere castrated), or are able to control those desires for thefurtherance of Gods program on the earth (Mt 19:12; cf. 1 Co7:7-8,26). But not all are able to accept the single role (Mt19:11)….
  • Joseph Her Husband…Righteous, DLK• Divorce is never called “sin”• It does not make any of the lists (Rev 21:8);• 1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteousshall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived;neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, noreffeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor thecovetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shallinherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you;but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you werejustified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spiritof our God.
  • A Righteous Man Betrothed
  • Joseph Her Husband…Righteous, DLK• Matthew 19:9• Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was asfollows. When His mother Mary had been betrothedto Joseph, before they came together she was foundto be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph herhusband, being a righteous man, and not wanting todisgrace her, desired to put her away secretly.
  • Matthew 1:19, A Righteous Man• Matthew 1:19 And Joseph her husband, beinga righteous man …• 1342 δίκαιοσ dikaios {dik-ah-yos}• Meaning: 1) righteous, observing divine laws1a) in a widesense, upright, righteous, virtuous, keepingthe commands of God…
  • Matthew 1:19, Send Her Away• Matthew 1:19 And Joseph…not wanting to disgraceher, planned to send her away secretly.• Joseph planned on giving her a “certificate of divorce ”• Deuteronomy 24:1 "When…he has found someindecency in her, and he writes her a certificate ofdivorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out fromhis house,• But Joseph wasn’t going to have her brought to thegate of that city and stoned to death.• Deuteronomy 22:24 then you shall bring them both outto the gate of that city and you shall stone them todeath
  • JosephConsideredBut In ADream
  • ConclusionDivorce is never desirable, but always forgivable.a. It is never desirable.1) God hates it (Mal. 2:16).2) God condemns it (Matt. 19:6).3) God only permitted it because of sin(Matt. 19:8).b. It is always forgivable.1. There is only one unpardonable sin (Mt.12:32).2. And divorce is not it (Jer. 3:1-14).God says of Himself in Jeremiah 3:8 "And I saw that for all theadulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her awrit of divorce…”
  • Divorce is Forgivable!“Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done?She has gone up on every mountain and under everygreen tree, and there played the harlot.… Then I sawthat for all the causes for which back- sliding Israelhad committed adultery, I had put her away andgiven her a certificate of divorce….Return, backsliding Israel, says the LORD and I willnot cause My anger to fall on you.... Onlyacknowledge your iniquity, that you havetransgressed against the LORD your God…. Return, Oback- sliding children, says the LORD, for I ammarried to you…” (Jer. 3:6-14).
  • “Go your way and sin no more!”
  • Matthew 19:6, Make it Last!• Matthew 19:6 "So they are no longer two, butone flesh. What therefore God has joinedtogether, let no man separate."• In every marriage more than a week old, thereare grounds for divorce. The trick is tofind, and continue to find, grounds formarriage. Robert Anderson
  • Matthew 19:13,Children Were Brought To Him• Matthew 19:13 Then some children were broughtto Him so that He might lay His hands on them andpray; and the disciples rebuked them.
  • Matthew 19:17, One Who Is Good• Matthew 19:17 And He said to him, "Why areyou asking Me about what is good? There isonly One who is good; but if you wish to enterinto life, keep the commandments.“• Here’s his big chance;• Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, "Youare the Christ, the Son of the living God.“• Nope, he blew it
  • Matthew 19:18-19, "Which ones?"• Matthew 19:18 …"Which ones?" …• MacArthur Study Bible says "These are 5 ofthe 6 commandments that make up thesecond table of the Ten Commandments, alldealing with human relationships… Christomitted the 10th commandment, which dealswith covetousness, and added Lev. 19:18, thesummation of the second half of theDecalogue…”
  • Matthew 19:21, Stewards, Wealth• Do you suppose that if Jesus had $100,000 and a401k, and knowing that there are kids starving inChina, and Africa, He would be concerned with;• What kind of car should I buy? Or how manybathrooms should I get in my new house?• 1 Corinthians 4:2 In this case, moreover, it is requiredof stewards that one be found trustworthy.• 1 Peter 4:10 As each one has received a specialgift, employ it in serving one another as good stewardsof the manifold grace of God.• Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD from your wealth Andfrom the first of all your produce;
  • Everybody Should Get Rich And Famous• Matthew 19:23…it is hard for a rich man to enter…• I think everybody should get rich and famous and doeverything they ever dreamed of so they can see that its notthe answer. Jim Carrey• Hard but not impossible;• Genesis 26:12-14…Isaac…continued to grow richer until hebecame very wealthy…• Luke 19:2 And there was a man called by the name ofZaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich• Psalm 49:16-19 Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich…
  • Matthew 19:23, Why Is It Hard For ARich Man To Enter Heaven?
  • Matthew 19:23, Why Is It Hard For ARich Man To Enter Heaven?• Proverbs 18:11-12 A rich mans wealth is his strong city, Andlike a high wall in his own…• Please turn to 1 Timothy 6:6-11• The good news for all Americans;• Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor have a commonbond, The LORD is the maker of them all.• 1 Corinthians 1:26…there were not many wise according tothe flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;• So, all you rich Americans;• 1 Timothy 6:18 …be rich in good works, to be generous andready to share,
  • Matthew 19:24, Eye Of A Needle
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  • Matthew 19:24, Eye Of A Needle• The Archaeological Study Bible says, “As illustrative as thesetheories are, they in fact diminish the force of Jesus words. Thepoint is not that salvation is difficult without God but that it isimpossible without him. Jesus contrast of the largest animalknown in Palestine with the smallest of holes created a vivid andmemorable illustration. The fact that modern day gates havebeen so named can most likely be attributed to the influence ofthis and similar statements within the Talmud and the Koran. Inother words, the term "needle’s eye gate" most likely did notprecede the teaching; rather, the popularity of the termevidently came about because of the teaching.… Bible readers donot do well to beware of legendary, pseudo – archaeologicalinterpretations, which can be quite misleading and even distortor undermine the true meaning of a Biblical text."
  • Matthew 19:27, Count The Cost
  • Matthew 19:27, Count The Cost• Matthew 19:27 …we have left everything and followed You…• Being a Christian can mean having to make hard choices.• Your loyalty to Jesus must exceed even your loyalty to yourfamily.• Please turn to Luke 12:51-53• Please turn to Luke 14:26• Luke 9:62 But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting hishand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom ofGod."• Our Lord and Savior, Jesus, is warning His followers to countthe cost to be sure its worth the price.
  • Matthew 19:27, We Left EverythingAnd Followed You• Matthew 19:27 …we have left everything and followed You…• Jesus didn’t rebuke Peter, for bringing up their sacrifice, ortheir expectation of rewards.• Revelation 22:12 "Behold, I am coming quickly, and Myreward is with Me, to render to every man according to whathe has done.
  • SnowyNight, Moscow,Russia.THE END
  • Everybody Should Get Rich And Famous• I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they everdreamed of so they can see that its not the answer. Jim Carrey• Genesis 26:12-14…Isaac…continued to grow richer until he became verywealthy…• Psalm 49:16-19 Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich…• Proverbs 18:11-12 A rich mans wealth is his strong city, And like a highwall in his own…• Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD isthe maker of them all.• Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said, "Surely I have become rich, I have foundwealth for myself; In all my labors they will find in me No iniquity, whichwould be sin.“• Matthew 19:23 And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hardfor a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.• Luke 19:2 And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a
  • 1 Timothy 6:6-111 Timothy 6:6-11 But godliness actually is a means of great gain whenaccompanied by contentment.• 7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot takeanything out of it either.• 8 If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.• 9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snareand many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruinand destruction.• 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some bylonging for it have wandered away from the faith and piercedthemselves with many griefs.• 11 But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursuerighteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
  • Mat 19:9, Commits Adultery, DLK• Matthew 19:9…commits adultery.“• Matthew 19:3 …for any cause at all?“•Divorce and Remarriage• in the Bible and in the Church• The conclusions:• The Bibles message for those suffering within marriage is both realistic and loving• Marriage should be lifelong, but broken marriage vows can be grounds for divorce• Biblical grounds for divorce include adultery, abuse and abandonment• Jesus urged forgiveness but allowed divorce for repeated unrepentant breaking of marriage vows• Only the victim, not the purpetrator of such sins, should decide when or whether to divorce• Anyone who divorces on bibical grounds or who is divorced against their will can remarry.• Very quick summary:This book interprets the words of Jesus and Paul through the eyes of first century readers who knew about the‘Any Cause’ divorce which Jesus was asked about ("Is it lawful to divorce for ‘Any Cause’" – Mt.19.3). Christians infollowing generations forgot about the ‘Any Cause’ divorce and misunderstood Jesus.• The Any Cause divorce was invented by some Pharisees who divided up the phrase "a cause of indecency"(Dt.24.1) into two grounds for divorce: "indecency" (porneia which they interpreted as ‘Adultery’) and "a cause"(ie ‘Any Cause’). Jesus said the phrase could not be split up and that it meant "nothing except porneia". Althoughalmost everyone was using this new type of divorce, Jesus told them that it was invalid, so remarriage wasadulterous because they were still married.
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