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- Marriage, Adultery, & Divorce -

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Marriage In Heaven

The Sadducees,  who claimed that there was no resurrection or life after death,  came to Jesus with a question:  Teacher,  "Moses said,  'If a man dies without children,  his brother must marry the widow and produce children for his brother.'

Once there were seven brothers.  The oldest got married,  but died before having any children.  So the next brother married the widow and he died without having children.  The same thing happened to the third brother and so on till all seven brothers had married the widow and died without producing any children.  Last of all the widow died.  At the resurrection,  whose wife will she be,  since all seven of them married her?"

Jesus answered them,  "The men and women of this age marry,  but the men and women who are worthy to rise from death and live in the age to come will neither marry or be given in marriage,  and they can no longer die;  for they are like the angels.  They are the children of God,  because they have risen from death.  And Moses clearly proves that the dead are raised to life.  In the passage about the burning bush he speaks of the Lord as  'the God of Abraham,  the God of Isaac,  and the God of Jacob.'  He is the God of the living,  not of the dead,  for to him all are alive."

( New Testament,  Book Of Luke,  Chapter 20,  Verses 27-39 )
also found in the Book Of Mark,  Chapter 12,  Verses 18-27
and the Book of Matthew,  Chapter 22,  Verses 22-33

Marriage In The Last Days

Jesus tells his disciples about the troubles,  persecutions and signs that will precede his return to earth and says,  "No one knows,  however,  when that day and hour will come-- neither the angels in heaven nor the Son,  for the Father alone knows.  The coming of the Son of Man will be like what happened in the time of Noah.  In the days before the flood people ate and drank,  men and women married,  up to the very day Noah went on the boat;  yet they did not realize what was happening until the flood came and swept them all away.  That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes."

New Testament,  Book Of Matthew,  Chapter 24,  Verses 36-39


As Jesus was teaching in the Temple,  the teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery,  and they made her stand before them all.  "Teacher,"  they said to Jesus, "this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.  In our Law,  Moses commanded that such a woman must be stoned to death.  Now,  what do you say?"  They said this to trap Jesus,  so they could accuse him.

Jesus bent over and wrote on the ground with his finger.  As they were pressing him for an answer,  he straightened up and said to them.  "If any one of you is without sin,  let him be the first to throw a stone at her."  A second time he bent down and wrote on the ground.  When they heard this,  they all left,  one by one,  the older ones first.  Jesus was left alone with the woman,  who continued to stand before him.

Jesus finally straightened up and said to her,  "Woman where did they all disappear to?  Has no one condemned you?"

"No one,  sir," she answered.

"Then neither do I condemn you,"  Jesus declared.  "Go now and sin no more."

New Testament,  Book Of John,  Chapter 8,  Verses 1-11

Divorce ( Jesus Defines Adultery )

Some Pharisees came to Jesus and tried to trap him by asking him if it was permissible for a husband to divorce his wife.

In reply he said,  "What command did Moses give you?"

Their answer was, "Moses gave permission for a man to write a divorce notice and send his wife away."

Jesus told them,  "Moses wrote that commandment for you because of your stubbornness.  At the beginning of creation God made them male and female;  for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,  and the two will become one flesh.  They are no longer two but one.  So man must not separate what God has joined together."

When they went back into the house,  the disciples asked Jesus about this matter.

He said to them,  "A man who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against his wife.  In the same way,  a woman who divorces her husband and marries another man commits adultery."

New Testament,  Book Of Mark,  Chapter 10,  Verses 2-12
( also found in the Book Of Matthew,  Chapter 19,  Verses 1-12 )
and the Book of Luke,  Chapter 16,  Verse 18

From The Book Of Matthew
( Jesus is speaking )

"It was also said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a written notice of divorce.  But now I tell you:  if a man divorces his wife for any cause other than her unfaithfulness, then he is guilty of making her commit adultery if she marries again; and the man who marries her commits adultery also."

(  New Testament,  Book Of Matthew,  Chapter 5,  Verses 31-32  )
also found in the Book Of Matthew,  Chapter 19,  Verses 1-12
and  Mark,  Chapter 10,  Verses 11-12
and  Luke,  Chapter 16,  Verse 18


Paraphrased Quotes From Jesus

January---------Lazarus And The Rich Man
February-------The Greatest Commandment ("about love")
March-----------The Lost Sheep / The Lost Son
April-------------Meaning Of Easter / 3 Examples From Jesus
May--------------The Worry Of Daily Life
June-------------The Ten Lepers
July--------------The Good Samaritan
August----------How To Give and How To Pray
September-----The Un-believing Towns
October---------Signs Revealing Christ's Return To Earth
November------The Last Supper
December------Why We Should Celebrate Christmas

January--------The Things That Make A Person Unclean
February-------Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce
March-----------Jesus Chooses The Apostles
April-------------The Coming Persecutions For The Believers
May--------------Jesus Feeds 5000 Men ( part 1 )
June-------------Jesus Walks On The Water  ( part 2 )
July--------------The Bread Of Life  ( part 3 )
August----------The Meaning Of The Cross
September-----Jonah And The Whale
October---------Jesus And The Devil ( Satan )
November------Jesus And The Sabbath ( The Day Of Rest )
December------The Christmas Story ( The Birth Of Jesus )

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