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Divorce and Remarriage.

Divorce and Remarriage.

1) Two Christian virgins marry.

Adultery by second marriage is a subject of heresy.

There is a difference between doctrines and persuasions. If you teach make it clear which category your teaching falls into, doctrine or persuasion. For any definite doctrine or teaching a preacher must answer to God on the day of judgement. The punishment for heresy, that is serious errors in teachings that are not repented of will be eternal Hell, and to deny this would simply add a further heresy to you errors, that of Antinomianism.

If a teacher ducks and dives out of his responsibilities by recategorising his heresies as mere persuasions, he may sometimes still go into a lost eternity by having a caustic effect on other people's lives by the foolishness of his persuasions. A preacher cannot afford to get it wrong by attacking the Godhead, the fundamentals of the faith such as the virgin birth or the resurrection, or about the "works of the flesh" to which damnation is promised.


The core center example of Christian marriage

This first teaching is the core centre topic to understand the issues of divorce and remarriage, is that of two Christian virgins marrying. Other marriages will be discussed at a later date. This is to create a simple core center topic, from which we can expand out later into more complex situations.


Doctrine and heresy.

All the teachings I will be writing in this essay are doctrines, not presented as persuasions. Please understand this. I will therefore be clearly stating that preachers contradicting some of these statements are heretics, such as the teachers out there who say adultery is a reason for two Christians to divorce and remarry. All unrepented heretics will go into a lost eternity, everlasting Hell in other words. A Christian teacher simply cannot afford to be frivolous or shallow about this subject, as if they are they can turn a church into a sex cult, defiled by adultery.

The new teachings of Jesus about marriage, divorce and remarriage.

1) Marriage is a covenant. When Joseph married Mary, and Jesus was later born, even though Mary and Joseph had never consummated the marriage and had sex, they were nevertheless married. If this was not so, Jesus would have been born illegitimate. Having completed the marriage vows and ceremony a couple is therefore married, even though they have not had yet had sexual intercourse


2) Christian marriage is for life. In the gospels of Mark and Luke, Jesus emphatically said that a true marriage is for life, with the exception only of the death of a partner. To say that the so called "Matthean Clause" completely reverses this teaching is preposterous, with some preachers giving about 15 reasons to supposedly legitimately divorce and remarry.

3) The Matthean Clause and its context.

In the Gospel of Matthew. in Matthew 5:32 and Matthew 19:9. Jesus mentions a reason to legitimately divorce and remarry, that of "porneia". Many expositors of ancient Greek Lexicons (dictionaries) say the word porneia includes a long list of sexual sins. However this word is used in a context that excludes any possibility that Christ meant to include post marital adultery as a reason to divorce and remarry. He stated that a person is committing continual adultery if he/she divorces and remarries, in the presence of all the legal divorce and remarriage paperwork. This means that the continual adultery is not breaking the marriage bond in order to be continual adultery, and it is therefore (in context) excluding adultery as a meaning of porneia in the teachings of Christ. Another example of porneia being used in a context, and excluding adultery, is in Revelation 17, where the Mother of Harlots or Whore of Babylon is commiting quote "porneia" but by the context she is not married to God, thus adultery is once again excluded as a meaning.

This means that the King James Bible, and Catholic bibles, have it right to interpret the meaning of the Greek word "porneia" in Matthew in context as fornication, an exclusively premarital sin.



"But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery." Matthew 5:32 KJV.

"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 19:9 KJV.

4) Two examples of porneia in Matthew:

5) Heresy and marriage partners.

If an Evangelical person gets engaged to be married and in this period their intended spouse either suddenly becomes an heretic, such as becoming a unitarian or Sabellianist, or reveals themselves to be heretical, and in my teaching finding out their believe Christians can kill in wars would fit that category of heresy, they can break off the engagement, but if you marry the person and the convert to sabellianism, unitarianism, or deny the virgin birth or resurrection, etc etc you cannot divorce them.

However..... if requires much more study to discuss if they can break off such an engagement if they have fornicated, especially if she has become pregnant, as this involves discussing he issue of if a person can be "obliged to marry" someone (this complex subject is not discussed here)

5) So can only two virgins marry?

Hillell and Shamai

Jesus was quoting new law.


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