Marriage

 

 

5. When Jesus said: “Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery” (Matthew 19:9), did He mean that because of sexual immorality a man can remarry (thus in this case he does not commit adultery)?

 

 

 

No, Jesus meant that the only valid reason for which a man can send away his wife, without causing her to commit adultery, is fornication (or sexual immorality), that is, marital unfaithfulness. That this is the meaning of His words is confirmed by these other words of Jesus: “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery” (Luke 16:18 – NKJV), for according to these words whether a wife is sent away because of fornication and thus justly, or for any other reason and thus unjustly, if her husband remarries he commits adultery.

 

 

 

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