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Marriage – Divorce – Remarriage è Marriage is to be a permanent relationship. è There is to be NO divorce. è If and only if fornication occurs, the innocent has authority from God to divorce or put away the guilty mate and remarry. è The guilty fornicator has no right from God to remarry and if he or she does remarry they are living in adultery along with the person they married. Matt. 5: 31 -32; 19: 1 -12; Mark 10: 1 -12; Luke 16: 18; Rom. 7: 1 -3; Eph. 5: 22 -33; 1 Cor. 7
Disrespect for Marriage Worldly Attitudes Toward Marriage èCasual Sex, Pre-marital Sex èLive-in Relationship, Trial Marriage èOpen Marriage – Multiple Sexual Partners èAdulterous Relationship èSwinging Lifestyle, Wife-swapping èBi-sexual Relationship èHomosexual Relationship èNo-fault Divorce
Disrespect for Marriage Consequences of Loose Moral Life STD’s – AIDS – Pregnancy – Poverty – Sin & Shame Solutions Offered by the World for these Consequences: è“Safe Sex” èAbortion èPsychotherapy èMedication, Depression Drugs
Disrespect for Marriage Among Christians èDivorce for any cause, both free to remarry èDivorced fornicator may remarry èBaptism washes away wives, stay with current wife èAlien not amenable to Law of Christ èUnbeliever departs, deserted free to remarry èWaiting game èRedefine adultery èOne covenant theory
Disrespect for Marriage Among Christians se au ny C Draw Your Reason Out of the Hat – Win A New Mate Every Time! for A e g rria a m Re Not Unde r Bondage venant Only One Co e to l b a n Law e m A t No n e i l ltery A Redefine Adu ves i W way A s ashe ? ? ? W m s i t p Ba Waitin e m g Gam a G g e n i t Wai
Disrespect for Marriage Among Christians Not Satisfied With God’s Law èCompromise to accommodate friends or relatives èBroaden Romans 14 to include matters of the faith èRe-define “False Teacher” èAmbiguity of Matthew 19: 9 èNon-controversial spirit of the age èFactional brethren who bind their own opinions
Disrespect for Marriage Among Christians Other Symptoms èCouples who do not work at their marriage èMarry for wrong reasons: èInfatuation, Not take it seriously èMoney èPhysical attraction èTo get away from parents èParents, Preachers, Bible Class Teachers who do not stress Biblical love in contrast to romantic love.