Works, Works, or Works?

Written by Joyce C. Lock


Scenario No. 1

A child has just become a victim of a hit and run accident, lying inrepparttar middle ofrepparttar 126880 road with traffic coming. Their back could be injured, making it not safe to move them.

You pray, "Oh, dear God, 'help me' bless this child. Help him or her to not feel fearful and ease their pain. I know that you'rerepparttar 126881 Great Healer. So, I'm going to take this child home with me and decorate a bedroom for them to stay (making them feel welcomed and comfortable) as they're healing."

Scenario No. 2

Second verse, same asrepparttar 126882 first. It ain't no better, but it does get worse.

A child has just become a victim of a hit and run accident, lying inrepparttar 126883 middle ofrepparttar 126884 road with traffic coming. Their back could be injured, making it not safe to move them.

You pray, "Oh, dear God, bless this child today. Help them to not feel fearful and ease their pain. I know you'rerepparttar 126885 Great Healer and in control of all things. So, protect them from oncoming traffic and may help come soon," then keep going, to meet your appointment.

Scenario No. 3

A child has just become a victim of a hit and run accident, lying inrepparttar 126886 middle ofrepparttar 126887 road with traffic coming. Their back could be injured, making it not safe to move them.

May I Divorce and Remarry?

Written by Ray Stark


Divorce and Remarriage

Ray Stark

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This is a subject that has caused much heartache, spiritual shipwreck and tragic loss of ministry potential. I am not speaking ofrepparttar heartache of broken homes and broken dreams which arerepparttar 126879 inevitable results of a failed marriage, but ratherrepparttar 126880 legalistic and unbiblical attitudes which bring lifelong guilt and bondage to many believers as a result of not rightly dividingrepparttar 126881 New Testament teaching on this subject.

Asrepparttar 126882 church of Jesus Christ our mandate is to setrepparttar 126883 captives free, not put heavier chains on them and then kick them offrepparttar 126884 dock and intorepparttar 126885 deep waters of discouragement and despair. Hopefullyrepparttar 126886 following paper will bring freedom and peace to many who read it.

NOTE: As we study this subject please keep in mind that Jesus was talking to Jews underrepparttar 126887 Old Covenant and Paul is writing torepparttar 126888 Church underrepparttar 126889 New Covenant. When you take this into account you find no discrepancy betweenrepparttar 126890 teachings of Jesus and those of Paul.

JESUS ON DIVORCE & REMARRIAGE

"What does Moses (The Law) say?" (Mark. 10:1-12)

Mark 10:1 ∂ And he arose from thence, and cometh intorepparttar 126891 coasts of Judaea byrepparttar 126892 farther side of Jordan: andrepparttar 126893 people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again. 2 Andrepparttar 126894 Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. 3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? 4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. 5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Forrepparttar 126895 hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 6 But fromrepparttar 126896 beginning ofrepparttar 126897 creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10 And inrepparttar 126898 house his disciples asked him again ofrepparttar 126899 same matter. 11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Underrepparttar 126900 Law Remarriage is Legitimate in Some Cases

Remarriage is permissible underrepparttar 126901 law when divorce isrepparttar 126902 result of sexual immorality. (Matt 19:3-9 also see Matt 5:31,32)

Matt 19:3 ∂ The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them atrepparttar 126903 beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses because ofrepparttar 126904 hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but fromrepparttar 126905 beginning it was not so. 9 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. 10 His disciples say unto him, Ifrepparttar 126906 case ofrepparttar 126907 man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their motherís womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs forrepparttar 126908 kingdom of heavenís sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

NOTE: For believers, sexual infidelity should be grounds for forgiveness and reconciliation, not an excuse for divorce. Moses made his concession because ofrepparttar 126909 hardness of their hearts.

Please keep in mind that Jesus is teaching Jews underrepparttar 126910 law of Moses inrepparttar 126911 scriptures quoted above. We need to look atrepparttar 126912 writings of Paul onrepparttar 126913 subject in order to find out whatrepparttar 126914 teaching torepparttar 126915 church is onrepparttar 126916 subject of divorce and remarriage.

PAULíS TEACHING ON DIVORCE

In 1 Corinthiansrepparttar 126917 seventh chapter Paul give usrepparttar 126918 New Testament teaching on divorce and remarriage. He is apparently in answering questionsrepparttar 126919 Corinthian church sent to him asking for a definitive doctrinal teaching onrepparttar 126920 subject.

1 Cor 7:1 ∂ Now concerningrepparttar 126921 things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3 Letrepparttar 126922 husband render untorepparttar 126923 wife due benevolence: and likewise alsorepparttar 126924 wife untorepparttar 126925 husband. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, butrepparttar 126926 husband: and likewise alsorepparttar 126927 husband hath not power of his own body, butrepparttar 126928 wife. 5 Defraud ye not onerepparttar 126929 other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. 6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. 8 I say therefore torepparttar 126930 unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 10 ∂ And untorepparttar 126931 married I command, yet not I, butrepparttar 126932 Lord, Let notrepparttar 126933 wife depart from her husband: 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let notrepparttar 126934 husband put away his wife. 12 But torepparttar 126935 rest speak I, notrepparttar 126936 Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 13 Andrepparttar 126937 woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14 Forrepparttar 126938 unbelieving husband is sanctified byrepparttar 126939 wife, andrepparttar 126940 unbelieving wife is sanctified byrepparttar 126941 husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. 15 But ifrepparttar 126942 unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. 16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

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