Imposing On Marriage
By Boyd Jennings
Marriage is one of three relationships God created for the betterment of mankind: Home (Gen 2:18), Government (Rom 13:1-7), Church (1 Cor 12:12-31). When, in any of these relationships, God’s wisdom is not respected, the result is harmful to those involved. What follows are three contemporary challenges or impositions to the divine relationship of marriage.
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“Except It Be For Fornication”
By Guthrie Dean
Most Bible students are familiar with the above statement. It is the only reason stated in the New Testament for the dissolution of a first marriage and the entrance into the second marriage.
Matthew 19:9 reads: “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery. And whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”
Matthew 5:32 uses the phrase: “saving for the cause of fornication.” While it is not the purpose of this article to argue the marriage/divorce/remarriage question, I wish to briefly analyze Matthew 19:9 before entering the body of this study.
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