What about the Children?

When a man or woman has divorced his/her companion and married another, he/she is in a state of adultery. This is also true of people who are in polygamous marriages. It is the devil’s design to entrap people in these situations to hold them back from ever being saved. When people get saved, they are to forsake their sin and live in holiness. These mixed-up marriages cause much confusion and heartache. There are some situations which seem impossible to undo, but there is a Saviour who can give wisdom and untangle these problems. The Holy Spirit will guide into all truth and will never lead contrary to the Word.Read more

In the Case of Infidelity

Question: Would you please explain Matthew 19:9 which some use to support remarriage in the case of infidelity?

Answer: It would be difficult to write on the subject of divorce and remarriage without addressing the passage in Matthew 19:9 which 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.”Read more

Old Testament Custom of Espousal

In the Old Testament, there was a lengthy, legal espousal period for a Jewish couple before they were married. This betrothal was much more binding than the western concept of engagement. If it was discovered that there had been fornication, the espousal could be legally broken with a writ of divorcement. Betrothal was, in Jewish law, as valid as a marriage.

The espoused couple, although they did not live together and the marriage was not yet consummated, was referred to as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ as illustrated by Joseph and Mary in Matthew 1:18-19.

 

Tend the Flame

The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out. —Leviticus 6:13

The flame on the altar upon which the sacrifices were made was to never go out. The flame did not burn untended, but it had to be cared for and fed. The wood had to be replenished continually so that the flame would not be extinguished.

Marriage is the same way. God does not want the flame of love to flicker out. For the sacred union of marriage to be preserved, it must be tended. Many marriages have grown cold because couples have not taken the time to feed the relationship with love and sacrifice.Read more