Today, points are shared on divine law, holy matrimony, and biblical divorce (putting away) as aspects of divine revelation.  Through his life and ministry upon the earth, Jesus taught that GOD is a spirit, who must be acknowledged “in spirit and in truth.”  Thus, in addition to attitudes and conduct showing obedience and respect from the general population, covenant and divine law require that priests, prophets, and all the people who would execute judgment also must display compassion, forbearance, forgiveness, humility, love, and genuine righteousness.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Lever” (Level 1 with 133 points, a member since July 07, 2010) posted the following:

 

Why did Jesus disagree with the concept of divorce if the Old Testament and Jewish scriptures were okay with it?

We read:

“If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her… he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house,
Deuteronomy 24:1”

What was Jesus trying to introduce or trying to say, when he said no to divorce?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,  They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.  Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned:  but what sayest thou?  This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.  So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.  And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.  And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last:  and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.  When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?  She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.  (John 8:  3-11, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Cross and The Pharisees? (04/21/2016); The Wife of Your Youth? (12/22/2015); The Death Penalty? (10/08/2015); Accountability and Challenge, Not Blame (09/03/2015); Divine Mercy and Revelation? (08/03/2015); Lawful Divorce (11/17/2012); The Faith of Ones Parents? (11/18/2012)

 

“Lever”, for mature Christian believers, marriage pertains to the intent of divine creation, the joining of spirit using flesh, and the production of spirit-filled seed (offspring).  Thus, biblical divorce pertains to the widespread abuse of marriage, and godly relief from the arrogance, indifference and mistreatment of spouses that appeared in the earth through sin.  Sacred law has been promoted as an aspect of revelation wherein the fullness of divinity is made approachable, knowable, and known to all created beings and living creatures.  The law (called “the expressed will of GOD”) is to operate within the living through their awareness and self-will.  The character, nature, and substance of law provide an “image” of the GODhead that includes enmity against sin, faith, holiness, life essence (i.e., breath, spirit, word), person, presence, eternal purpose, and righteousness.  The image of GOD that is to be seen within Creation conforms to divine law, and projects those deep aspects of Deity we speak of as the heart and mind of GOD.  For finite beings who must complete mortality to continue in relationship with an eternal Creator also requires other sacred devices that include covenant, dynasty, family, forgiveness, inheritance, nation, proclamation, promise, prophecy, rebirth (i.e., the imparting of spirit content from the makeup of GOD to indwell the living), repentance, resurrection from the dead, and the second death.  Correctly understood, the law is an appearance or incarnation of divinity as are “praise”, the holy writings, and Jesus Christ dying upon the cross.  Because the law identifies sin, yet, does not itself eliminate, remove or give power to resist sin, many speak of a “curse” from the law.  The spirit contained in the law has been uplifted by Christ in contrast to our erratic and unreliable practice of the law.  Consider again how some of this is stated in language from the Bible:

(1.)  Mark 10:  2-5, King James Version (KJV):  2 And the 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, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

(2.)  Malachi 2:  14-16, KJV:  14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously:  yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.  15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.  16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away:  for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts:  therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.  17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?

(3.)  1st Corinthians 7:  12-17, KJV:  12 But to the rest speak I, not the 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 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.  14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband:  else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.  15 But if the 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?

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  1st Corinthians 7:  29-33, KJV:  29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short:  it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;  30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;  31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it:  for the fashion of this world passeth away.  32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:  33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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