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Old 06-12-2019, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by manson1972 View Post
Thank you for your thoughts on this. But one question regarding divorce that you mention: I thought divorce was allowed if the woman commits adultery? I mean, Jesus said "But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery"
On that quote, adultery is a consequence of [improper] divorce, not the grounds for it. The only ground for divorce is "sexual immorality", which is not the same thing as adultery. There's a view that what this means is that divorce is permitted where a sexual relationship between the spouses is intrinsically immoral - e.g. they are closely related, one of them is already married to someone else, or there is some other fundamental objection to the whole idea of their getting married in the first place.