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What the Bible says about divorce.
IS IT LAWFUL FOR A MAN TO DIVORCE HIS WIFE FOR ANY (AND EVERY) REASON?
This may be hard to accept but there shouldn’t be divorce since they are married. When getting married, they took their vows which binds them together.
Read this Bible passage:
“…at the beginning, the Creator made them male and female, and said, ‘for this reason (marriage) a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’.” – [Matthew 19:4-5]
So the male and female, of which one of the purposes they were created for was marriage, when THEY CHOOSE to get married (and marry), they become ONE flesh and there shouldn’t be any separation between them except only in the case of death – “till death do us part”.
Hear what Jesus says in the Bible:
“So they are NO LONGER TWO, BUT ONE. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” [Matthew 19:6 NIV]
BUT MOSES APPROVED DIVORCE?
YES! Moses approved divorce… But as the Bible recorded: “it wasn’t so from the beginning”.
He (Moses) did approve divorce because the heart of man was and is hard. [Matthew 9:8]
NOW A GOOD QUESTION IS:
- “WHY IS THE BIBLE CONTRADICTING?”
- “IS THE BIBLE CONTRADICTING ITS WORDS?”
- “WHY IS JESUS TRYING TO ABOLISH THE LAW OF MOSES?”
The answer is NO! The scripture says that He (Jesus) has not come to abolish/destroy the law, …
Our Lord Jesus Christ makes everything (about divorce) clear. He did that by answering the next question:
WHY THEN MUST A MAN DIVORCE HIS WIFE?
Only on the grounds of marital unfaithfulness – FORNICATION.
“I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery” – [Matthew 19:9]
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