God's Law on Marriage and Divorce

'Til DEATH Do Us Part

Until this week I didn’t understand God’s Law regarding marriage and divorce. I always thought that a marriage could end in divorce, if one or both of the spouses committed adultery (violation of the marriage covenant by sleeping with another), based on Mat 5:32. Let me type out the passage here so we can carefully examine what Jesus said:

  • "But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife [apoluó = divorce and send away], saving for the cause of fornication [porneia], causeth her to commit adultery [moicheuó]: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery [moicheuó]."

Here, we can see different words are used for fornication and adultery. What is the difference?

Fornication involves the unmarried individual. Adultery involves the married individual. So, how is it a wife can be given a divorce, due to fornication, and why is it not called adultery?

In Deut 24:1 is a term known as 'some uncleanness', ERVAT DAVAR, which literally translated means 'nakedness of a word/command'. When studying all passages regarding 'ervat' or 'erwah', the common denominator is incestual unions, which were unlawful. Back then, the Jews abused this Law, in that they thought they could divorce their wives for any reason. Jesus specifically responded to this matter brought up in Mat 5:31 (as Deut 24:1 is the cross-reference) by setting them straight in Mat 5:32.

We're going to read the Aramaic translation for greater understanding:

  • "But I am saying to you that everyone who divorces his wife, apart from the report of fornication, he causes her to commit adultery, and whoever takes her who is divorced is committing adultery."

Under Jewish law, if a betrothed woman committed fornication before the betrothal period and confessed it to her betrothed husband, he could make an official 'report of fornication' and could give her a 'certificate of divorce' (apoluó = divorce and send away). They were then both free to marry another (the bride price for a divorced woman was less than that of a virgin). If she committed the act during the betrothal period and it was not disclosed to her husband, rather discovered upon the wedding night, she would not be given a certificate of divorce, but have the same consequence as an adulteress, punishable by death (Deut 22:20-21). It appears the decision to divorce or stone (making her a public example) was up to the husband, when we consider Joseph's decision in such a case. As noted above, this is not to say a woman cannot get married, if she’s committed fornication and it is known by her husband-to-be prior to the betrothal. If that were so, God would not have asked Hosea to marry a harlot (a fornicator, not an adulteress):

  • Hosea 1:2 “When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, ‘Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry [zenunim – fornication] and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the LORD."

Disclosed, prenuptual fornication was not as grave a sin as undisclosed fornication discovered upon the wedding night, but that does not mean fornication is not a grave sin. In fact, Deut 22:28 states that if a man has sex with a virgin, outside of marriage, he is to marry her.

We may have noticed the Greek word for fornication is porneia. I don’t know about you, but this word makes me think of ‘pornography’ (pictures/movies of fornicating individuals). Married or not, those who participate in this harlotry are guilty of sexual immorality. Since Jesus clarified the seventh commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery” in Mat 5:28 as: “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”, does this mean we have grounds for divorce? NO. Jesus forgave the adulterous woman, and so should we forgive adultery, as long as it is repented of. Understand that anyone who continues to practice fornication (unmarried) or adultery (married), without turning from it completely (repentance) will NOT see the kingdom of God! (1 Cor 6:9)

Let’s observe a couple of passages that show both fornication and adultery in the Bible:

FORNICATION

1 Corinthians 5:1-3:

  • Vs. 1 "It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.”
  • Vs. 3 “…concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”

Why is this called ‘fornication’ and not ‘adultery’ or 'incest' (ervat/erwah), since this son was sleeping with his father’s wife? It could be that his father was dead and his father's wife was not his own mother (polygamy was lawful). I do not understand, however, why the fornicating widow was also not cast out. Under the Law, if the father was alive, his wife and son would be guilty of incest (if the woman was the son's mother) or adultery (if the woman was not the son's mother). The NLT calls her his step-mother.

Betrothal Fornication

In Jewish culture, a betrothal was deemed a marriage, right up until the ceremony and consummation (sexual union). We see this in Deut 22:23-24:

  • “If there is a girl who is a virgin engaged to a man, and another man finds her in the city and lies with her, then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them to death; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city [was not raped], and the man, because he has violated his neighbor’s wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.”

Now we can understand Mat 1:19-20

  • “And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away [apoluó = divorce and send away] secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” Did you notice the word apoluó is the same one used in Mat 5:31-32?

While Deut 22:13-20 uses the word zânâh (fornication) of undisclosed pre-nuptual fornication, discovered upon the wedding night, the consequence was death, not divorce. It was treated the same as nâ'aph (adultery). However, based on Joseph's decision to divorce Mary in Mat 1:19, it appears the husband could decide to make her a public example (stoning/death) or divorce her.

“But God gave Israel a ‘bill [certificate] of divorcement’”, you might be thinking. Again, Israel is betrothed to God. Hosea 2:19 "I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion." While Jer 3:6-11 speak of God’s 'certificate of divorcement' (notice Israel is called both a harlot [fornicator] and adulteress [betrothed fornicator]), vs. 14 states, "Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I AM MARRIED TO YOU." He IS the faithful Husband! The Marriage Feast is yet a future event! (Rev 19:9)

Adultery

What is one of the most notable cases of adultery found in the Bible? That of King David and Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite. David was not only guilty of stealing Uriah’s wife (2 Sam 12:4), but having Uriah killed as well. Why would David have Uriah killed?

Let’s look at Romans 7:2-3

  • “For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.”

1 Cor 7:39 takes it one step further

  • “A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.”

Now, we understand WHY David put Uriah on the front lines of battle, so he would die. It wasn’t because he didn’t want Uriah to find out, due to Bathsheba’s pregnancy. According to Deut 22:22 and Mat 5:32, if Bathsheba’s spouse still lived and yet David took her to be his wife, both of them would be guilty of adultery, with death as the consequence. We don't see God taking David and Bathsheba's lives, do we? Nor, did God order David to divorce her. At this point, her husband was dead. Surely, God disciplined David severely for his sin, and David repented, in that he NEVER did such a thing again.

This brings us to the notorious account of the woman caught in adultery found in John 8. Just as I didn’t understand why the widow was not cast out with the son in 1 Cor 5, I also do not understand why the man in this adulterous discovery was not present for the stoning. Regardless, Jesus, as the Bridegroom, spared the woman’s life and told her to “Go and sin no more.” While some may feel this is grounds for divorce (after all, if an adulterer(ess) was put to death so their spouse could be free to remarry, shouldn't we consider that one dead?), it appears we are to forgive, should s/he repent. The guilty one has certainly defiled the marriage bed (Heb 13:4), and I see no sin in separating yourself from him/her until full repentance is manifest.

Married to CHRIST

What does this mean for you? Someone said that since we are not under the Law of Moses any longer, why then must we adhere to it (i.e. Deuteronomy)? Let's look at what the Apostle Paul said in Rom 7:7:

  • "What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."

The seventh commandment of the Law of God (the 10 Commandments) clearly states, "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery." How do we know what adultery is, if not for the clarification given in Deuteronomy, thus clarified in Mat 5:32 by Jesus, our Lord? If you are in what God calls an adulterous marriage, believe it or not, you are still married to your covenant spouse! God has not joined you to another and repentance means, DIVORCE and return to your covenant spouse. If your covenant spouse is in an adulterous marriage, you remain unmarried. If your covenant spouse wakes up to the Truth and repents of that adulterous marriage, you may then be reunited under the grace of God.

Should I ever be called to a Covenant Marriage, I am willing. I will make sure that man is not an adulterer. See, if Christians are obedient to God’s word, we won’t prevent the repentance of sin and potential reconciliation of another’s Covenant Marriage!

If you (or your spouse) are committing adultery within your Covenant Marriage, understand that unless it’s repented of, the adulterer will NOT enter the kingdom of heaven. This is not grounds for divorce, however. Separate if you must, but reconcile with each other when repentance manifests (1 Cor 7:10-11). Forgive one another and honor your Covenant Marriage before God. This is how our LORD deals with us. If we commit spiritual adultery within our marriage to Him, He continues to plead with us to repent and is willing to forgive, right up until death. At that time, if we have not repented of our adultery, we shall not attend the Wedding Feast of the Lamb.

I pray this teaching will set you free and bless your life.

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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for sharing this teaching. I am divorced and am always interested in hearing all the different opinions on these verses. I appreciate your testimony. Living free in Christ is awesome!


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

I am also divorced, MsDora. This teaching helped bring healing to my failures. I didn't know this all those years ago, and what pain and shame may have been spared my heart and soul had I only been obedient to His Word. From now on, obedience is the life of my today and my future. God bless you.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Wonderful message and so full of interesting detail -- all true! I hate that divorce is a part of life, but knowing what God's word says about it will help many who read this post. Thanks for sharing from your life experience, it is touching and healing for many readers -- I'm sure. I'm sharing with others.


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Praise God, teaches12345. I so WISH I KNEW the Truth before I ever married the first time. What great distress I would have been spared. The Church didn't TEACH the TRUTH! Even now, I came across two videos by John Piper. In the one he teaches this Truth; in the other, he tells why he conceded to the wishes of his congregation on this matter. What a sorry state our churches are in! God is not mocked and no one who practices adultery (remaining in adulterous marriages, claiming God's 'grace') will enter the kingdom of heaven. Woe to us!!

http://youtu.be/rLh3wgC_k1E (Piper preached the Truth)

http://youtu.be/SzKxoi1VvPo (Piper concedes to his congregation)


L7 3 years ago

Hi Judahs Daughter. Interesting topic. I did a paper on biblical marriage and divorce for school a few weeks ago. And I was pointed to the different uses fornication and adultery played in Matt 5:32 but never came to the conclusion you did. Will have to prayerfully research this some more.

Also interesting to point out Davids misguidance in the reason he had Uriah killed.

I have a question regarding covenants and vows. What is your take on Jephtha making the promise to sacrifice his daughter and him being held to that promise?


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Judah's Daughter 3 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hello, L7! I would like to hear what the results of your study of fornication and adultery revealed.

I read Judges 11:19-40 and it appears Jephthah made a vow to the LORD who delivered on His promise, so Jephthah delivered on his vow, costing his virgin daughter, his only child (for she was the first 'thing' to come out of his house when he came home). I don't know the history of his father, Gilead's relation to Jephthah's mother, except that she WAS a harlot (fornicator). Obviously, Giliad married her, as Hosea also married a harlot, according to God's direction. God certainly used Jephthah, though he was the son of Giliad and his wife, who had been a harlot. Giliad certainly had not broken the Law of God when it comes to marriage and while Jephthah was looked down upon by his siblings, they lifted him up to leadership, which he fulfilled valiantly.

We are not to make vows to the LORD we cannot or won't keep. If we make a vow, we are to keep it, for He keeps His and does not break them. So, when it comes to marriage vows made before the LORD and even just two witnesses, this is a very serious thing.

God blesss you and hope to hear more about your biblical study results.


L7 3 years ago

I understood porneia to mean any sexual immortality including adultry. Porneia being the umbrella sin under which all other sexual sins fall.

So my question to you is, should a marriage vow made to God every be taken back? You said "if we make a vow, we are to keep it." I can understand there have been foolish or hasty marriage vows, but should divorce ever be condoned because an exspouse is still alive? If the vow was made befors God that is.


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Judah's Daughter 3 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi L7, there are different words, both in Hebrew and Greek for fornication and adultery. They are not the same thing. The only relation they have is sexual unchastity (fornication - before marriage nuptuals, and adultery - after marriage nuptuals).

We, as the Bride of Christ, can depart from Him, but He is our faithful Husband. He remains betrothed to us until death do us part. And, that is a literal parting. When people are joined together in marriage nuptuals before God and witnesses, whether they acknowledge God or not, they become one flesh (meshed together, inseparable). They are no longer 'two'. Now, if a homosexual couple marries and comes to salvation, they cannot stay in that unlawful marriage (God's Law), anymore than an adulterous marriage (that of a divorcee, while the covenant spouse still lives) can remain unsevered. No homosexuals or adulterers will inherit the kingdom of God; the Word declares it. We can forsake the perpetual sin and be forgiven, but forgiveness, even grace, does not permit non-repentant sin.


L7 3 years ago

Thanks for your reply. Grace and peace.


BrendaJames2 2 years ago

I looked at a few dictionaries and they all say the same thing, and this is what they say is the definition of fornication, which is what I thought. It is two people not married to each other. That can mean single and/or married to someone else It doesn't just mean single people.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fornication

Fornication

Sexual intercourse between partners who are not married to each other.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fornicat...

Fornication

: consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other — compare adultery

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Fornication...

Fornication

1.voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other.


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Judah's Daughter 2 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hello, BrendaJames2

None of the definitions you posted address either partner being married, so to say it's limited to two persons not married to each other (whether one is married or not) is stretching the definition. To compare the definition of fornication to adultery (not shown) does not mean they are the same thing. Adultery is a different word with a different definition. Fornication crosses the line into Adultery, as soon as a married person is involved.

I will use your references provided:

Adultery

1. (Law) voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man or woman and a partner other than the legal spouse

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/adultery

Adultery

voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband; also : an act of adultery

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adultery

Adultery

voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/adultery?s=...


Norine Williams 7 months ago

Judah:

We cannot continue to live under the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. You mentioned "David and Uriah!" They were in the flesh and operated under the Old Covenant! The Old Covenant was do, do, do in order to get GOD to do something! Under the New Covenant "EVERYTHING" is ALL SPIRITUAL - including "Marriage!"

FIRST, the Scriptures pertaining to "Marriage" were written to those "IN CHRIST" or "BELIEVERS!" It had to be otherwise Ephesians 2:1-10 LIED! (v1) "And you hath he quickened, who were "DEAD" in trespasses and sins;..." How can one do anything ("vow") to GOD if "DEAD?"

As you study Old Covenant marriages, GOD did not like the Israelites marrying "outside;" at least one of them (as David) had to be "in the Lord" (I Corinthians 7:39)!

Why would Paul tell the Corinthians that if spouse was dead (physically) the second marriage had to be "only in the LORD?" If the second marriage should be "only in the LORD," how much more do you think the first should be?

We can keep going to the courthouse getting "a piece of paper" and calling it a "Marriage" (as same sex) if you like, but at least "one" of the couple has to be "only in the Lord;" otherwise, they are just obtaining "a license to sin" (as same sex)!


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Judah's Daughter 5 months ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi Noreen, Please understand I have moved and been very busy adjusting from exiting one place and getting settled in another. Thus, my response to you is delayed. Bottom line is, God intended for believers to marry one another. The Corinthians were married without knowing Christ or God's Law regarding marriage and divorce. This is why Paul said, in the case of the couple hearing the gospel and one getting saved and the other rejecting it, the unbeliever is sanctified by the believer's faith and if the unbeliever depart, let him/her do so and the believer is not under bondage to stay in that marriage until death and never marry again. However, if the believer was to marry again, it MUST be ONLY IN THE LORD (for now they know better)!

If I meet a divorced Christian, I ask "Was your ex-wife a Christian?" If he says, "No", then I know he is only to remarry a Christian and once equally yoked, till death do they part (there is no more out). God wants us equally yoked. Always has wanted it that way and always will. Paul made provisions for those who knew not, but once they knew, they were without excuse and had to be very aware of what the definition of "adultery" Jesus gave was all about. People can repent of adultery as we understand it (stop committing adultery - sex outside the marriage - and be faithful to your spouse), but within an adulterous marriage, the irony is -- divorce is required in order to live in repentance.


Norine Williams 5 months ago

Hi Judah:

Welcome back! I realize how unsettling a move can be especially if moving from a place where you've been for years. Hope you're enjoying your new environment.

Again, marriage is a Spiritual union and to be done "...only in the Lord" (I Corinthians 7:39)! Since we were "dead" in our trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1), the marriage could not be recognized in the sight of God if not "...in the Lord."

Scripture confirming is I Corinthians 7:14 "...else your children were unclean..." How could a marriage be recognized in the sight of God and produce "unclean children?"


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Judah's Daughter 5 months ago from Roseville, CA Author

And that's the sad thing -- to think of the children born to "unrecognized" or "unholy" unions. The comfort in this is looking back at Hosea and Gomer. When they were in a holy union, joined by God, and Gomer committed adultery and bore "unholy" children by those men, when Hosea stayed faithful and bought her back from slavery (where she had ended up after returning to prostitution) and she repented of her adulteries, God called those "unholy" children "holy". The cleanness of the children is therefore determined by the obedience of the parents.

For our readers, 1 Cor 7 was again addressed to the Gentiles in Corinth who were married prior to hearing the gospel and the Law of God (rather than the Law of Moses), Commandment 7 namely - "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery". So, if one of the two in the marriage accepted the gospel unto salvation and the other did not, if the unbeliever depart, the believer could marry again, but "only in the LORD", so that he/she would finally be in a Covenant Marriage and yes, the children would remain CLEAN. Should the believer choose to marry an unbeliever again, the children are yet clean due to the believer's faith; however, the marriage will have a dividing factor once again, "for what fellowship hath Light with Darkness"? I was married to an unbeliever and know it separated us early on and eventually led to a divorce. I know that I am to keep the Law of God in my heart and mind and should it be His will that I have a Covenant Marriage, it will be "only in the LORD." Amen.


Norine Williams 5 months ago

Therefore, when we aren't "in the Lord" and "marry" it is not a Marriage "in the sight of God!" One party of the couple (I Corinthians 7:14) must be "in the Lord" (I Corinthians 7:39) for the Marriage to be recognized "in the sight of God!" Ephesians 2:1 confirms stating "We were dead in our trespasses and sins" (Spiritually) and "unclean children" (I Corinthians 7:14) were produced! However, once one party of the couple becomes "in the Lord" (I Corinthians 7:39), children become holy!

Paul may have been "speaking to the Gentiles," but it applies to ALL! Galatians 1:6-9 "If any one preaches ANY OTHER GOSPEL than what "WE PREACH" they are "ACCURSED" {Paraphrasing}! Amen.


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Judah's Daughter 5 months ago from Roseville, CA Author

God's Law on marriage is not the gospel of salvation, first of all. However, those who are saved will love the Law of God. Yes, if two are married and don't know the LORD, the marriage and the children of that marriage are of the world and not necessarily "joined by God". If one gets saved, the unbelieving spouse is set apart as the believer is (or "sanctified") and their children are also. Paul goes on to say, that if the unbeliever depart, let him/her depart and the believer may remarry. It wouldn't make sense for the believer to marry another unbeliever, as it is the Law to widows, for instance, that she may remarry, but "only in the LORD". Why apply the Law to widows and not to the divorced believers, whose unbelieving spouse has departed? God cares that believers are equally yoked. If they were yoked as an unbeliever to an unbeliever, prior to hearing the gospel and God's Law regarding marriage/divorce and remarriage, and receive the gospel unto salvation, while his/her spouse does not, Paul gives the ordinance found in Corinthians. Amen.


Norine Williams 5 months ago

Amen!

There are "churches" who believe if divorced and remarry, one must divorce current spouse and return to previous spouse or "till death do you part" although both in previous marriage were not "in the Lord!"

I had a divorced cousin who remarried and attended and eventually desired to join a church. However, due to her martial status, was not allowed! I began searching Scripture! After studying and with guidance of the Holy Spirit, it was revealed that since Marriage is a Holy Matrimony, one of the spouses had to be in a relationship with GOD!

You're right, "God's Law on marriage is not the gospel of salvation;" however, "twisted" FALSE DOCTRINE prevents one from TRUTH in HIS WORD which makes one "miss" Salvation!

She continues to attend that "church" but because of her martial status, cannot become a "member!" I keep telling her I Corinthians 7:17 says "But as GOD hath distributed to every man, as the LORD has called every one (man and woman), so let him walk." which means stay where you are and not divorce and return to first "husband!"

I Corinthians 7:39 has been misinterpreted also! "The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth..." This is true, but only if one of the couple was "in the LORD!"

In other words, one must know GOD'S definition of a husband and wife! Just because one goes to the courthouse and obtain a "marriage license," does not mean they are "Married" or are husband and wife, in the sight of GOD!

Were you able to study the other "revelations?" Not seeking your approval, because GOD has approved, but want to know your position on each!


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Judah's Daughter 5 months ago from Roseville, CA Author

Yes, amen! IF a couple "joined by God" (in that they were both believers when they married, or in a Covenant Marriage, based on the criteria) divorced and remarried (even to another Christian), they are in an adulterous marriage! That believer is to divorce the second Christian spouse and return to the first Christian spouse, for God does not sever equally yoked marriages for ANY reason! They are joined by God and remain joined by God until death do they part.

Too many Christians are taught that adultery by one spouse (or both) is grounds for divorce. Then, they go and marry another Christian. If one (or both) commits adultery, they divorce and go marry another Christian! Adultery is NOT grounds for divorce in an equally yoked marriage! Look at Gomer! Look at Jesus forgiving the woman of Israel (His Bride) caught in adultery! Oh, may we WAKE UP and STOP the false teachings out there that are putting ignorant Christians into adulterous marriages over and over and over again!

Do people ever give thought to God allowing adultery to happen in "adulterous marriages" to GET them to divorce because they are OUT OF HIS WILL and in adulterous marriages? Wow! He may keep busting up these marriages of ignorant Christians again and again and again, to get them to seek the Truth and find their way HOME.


Norine Williams 5 months ago

Amen!

I also noticed in Ezra 10:3 "They made a covenant with GOD to divorce strange women" {paraphrasing}! When one is not "in the LORD" is considered a "strange woman" unto the LORD or "dead in trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1)!

Yes, we'll learn or the divorce rate will continue to "skyrocket!"

Amen!


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Judah's Daughter 5 months ago from Roseville, CA Author

See? Ezra shows us that DIVORCE is part of REPENTANCE when we are in an adulterous marriage! They divorced their pagan wives (for it wasn't about being a foreigner because Ruth was a foreigner that converted to Judaism and married Boaz, joined by God!) and remarried within the Law of God - to be equally yoked! These false teachers that state first-time unholy marriages are "joined by God" and each is bound to the other as long as that one lives are preaching death and destruction! Look at the Muslim woman who converted to Christianity and now had her life endangered by not only her husband, her family, his family and all the Muslim community! She flees, divorces him and marries a Christian man in the confines of a Covenant Marriage. THEN, this cult group tells her she was joined by God to her original, Muslim husband, and she MUST divorce her Christian, Covenant spouse and go BACK to her first husband or remain alone until he dies! SHAME on THEM and I pray God's swift JUDGMENT come upon such LIARS!


Norine Williams 5 months ago

Amen!

The same way they did my cousin, told her she had to divorce current husband and go back to previous man or remain alone! WOW! I too pray God's swift JUDGMENT upon such LIARS!

Blessings


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Judah's Daughter 5 months ago from Roseville, CA Author

These cults are powerful (like bullies). I know because I almost got swept into it -- thus, when the Spirit of God showed me to search what Scriptures, He set me FREE from the LIES and kept the Truth in my heart. Thus, the whole reason for this hub!! I pray more people will come and read and get set free from their Satanic, disguised "light"!! They preach enough of the Truth that when the LIE takes hold, the DEATH does, too!!


Norine Williams 5 months ago

And is why I continue to "preach" GO BACK (Isaiah 28:13) and "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for HELP from the Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 16:13) for discernment of LIES and "revelation" of TRUTH in HIS WORD!

Without HIS HELP we are very gullible and will not be able to discern the "wiles of the devil!"

Amen!

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