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        Mark 10:4
I am confused as to how multiple marriages are handled in todays society.[Mark 10:4-10] There are so many second and third marriages, and many with strong faith, are we all comitting adultery in the eyes of the Lord? 
Tuesday, December 26, 2000 10:04:56 PM   fitzrandolphjr

changed on Thursday, December 28, 2000 10:24:41 AM

      re:Mark 10:4   
Hello fitzrandolphjr,

I agree with amberrose that there are many issues here. Including whether both parties are Christians or whether one party is an unbeliever. The bible makes distinctions there. Also, whether adultery has been committed by any parties before a person can divorce their spouse.

There is also another article by Glenn Pease which deals with this issue in a very interesting manner.

[Matthew 5:32]
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.

Jesus introduced something new here. He is charging the man to be guilty for putting away his wife if she has not committed adultery. Glenn thinks that the only reason why most people put away their wives if they have not been unfaithful is because of their own lust for another woman. Divorce justifies their action and allows them to go free to choose another, while the wife becomes a victim of their lust for another. Jesus now has made it clear that the man is guilty because he is FORCING her to commit adultery. Is she guilty if she remarries another when she is put away or abandoned? This article provides an interesting perspective ... The real issue is the issue of the heart, prevention of actions due to our lust. 
Wednesday, January 31, 2001 8:48:22 AM waihun
      re:Mark 10:4   
I believe that you would benefit from [1 Corinthians 7] ---King James Version. It signifies marriage and it's duties. See, this question doesn't have a clean cut answer...because there are circumstances. For instance...if you are christian, the both of shouldn't marry another because it is committing adultery, but if you arent christians, or one is and one isn't, then different rules apply...Also read [Matthew 19]...maybe this will ease your confusion... 
Saturday, December 30, 2000 4:30:28 PM amberrose99

changed on Saturday, December 30, 2000 9:57:06 PM

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