Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Author:Pastor Chidi Onyesonwu
Marriage and Divorce (The Bible Truth)
The Pharisees and the ones that thought were wise asked Jesus,“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” (Mark 10:1-12/Matthew 19:1-10).
“Haven’t you read,"Jesus replied, “that at the beginning,God the Creator ‘made them male and female.In furtherance,He quoted Genesis 2:24,‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined,let no one separate." Jesus Christ used other scriptures to preach to them."Haven't you read,"...
'In Malachi 2:16,"For I hate divorce!" says the LORD, the God of Israel."To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies. "So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife." Our Lord Jesus Christ explained the perfect of God concerning marriage here.
"They asked again,(which means they were not ready to accept the perfect will of God)... "But Moses said...
Jesus replied,"Moses permitted you (permissive will, your own will) because you
people were wicked and hard.You could not forgive. Matthew 19:8.
What has been the most contending issue? It has been Fornication/Adultery!This sin is too complex and very dangerous.(For more info about this,click here).Jesus Christ Himself says in Matthew 5:28,"But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman or a man lustfully has already committed adultery with him or her in his/her heart." I am sure this is annoying.But before you throw that stone,first consider your glass house! In furtherance,when they kept on questioning Jesus Christ, He straightened up and said to them, "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." You look at a woman or a man lustfully on the road,Television,movies,facebook,etc!!! Guilty? Or not Guilty?
Unfortunately, So many people prefer divorce to forgiveness! Remember,when you divorce, you are not allowed to have any sexual relationship again unless the one divorced dies. When he or she dies,then you remarry! The danger is that you are not allowed to kill him or her!If you pray for his or her death,it backfires!
The perfect will of God takes you to Heaven.("Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21). It is all about forgiveness!
The permissive will and the devil's will lead one to destruction/ hell fire!
God allows you to choose! Be wise!
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