Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 years ago

Why did Jesus say anyone marrying a divorced woman is comitting adultery?

26 Answers

  • Caesar
    Lv 7
    2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Why is really easy is all explained in Matthew from Matthew 19:7-9 New King James Version:

    7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?

    8 He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

    9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for [a]sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”

    There you go.... there is why Jesus says it, now a few divorced born-again Christians or any other denomination will explain all of us why some oath to god for marriage is not worthy enough to keep it... because was Not Adam and Eve and Lilith and later Eve Married Carl or Tom, was just Adam and Eve like they say about

  • 2 years ago

    There are exceptions. The Church permits annulments for abuse, breach of the covenant, abandonment, marriage was never consummated, and adultery.

  • Otto
    Lv 7
    2 years ago


    Adulter is a sin against God and against one's mate.

    Sex relations outside the marriage is the only Scriptural ground for divorce allowing remarriage. Read Matthew 19:6-9; Romans 7:2,3.

    Source(s): Bible
  • 2 years ago

    It was hyperbole intended to make the point that marriage, ideally, is intended to last forever.

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  • 2 years ago

    As a beggar, he said whatever that particular audience wanted to hear.

  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Because it is adultry.

  • 2 years ago

    It is highly unlikely that Jesus made that statement, as divorce was (and is) permitted in Judaism. What you see written in scripture is the opinion of one of those people who wrote about Jesus.

  • BJ
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Today legal divorces are granted on many grounds. In the eyes of the government, once such a divorce becomes final the two persons are “single” again.

    But God’s Word presents a different view. Jesus said: “Whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of fornication gross sexual immorality, and marries another commits adultery.” (Matt. 19:9)

    So if a government grants a legal divorce when no Scriptural basis for it exists, and no immorality has since occurred, God still views the two as man and wife.

  • 2 years ago

    Marriage symbolises the union of God and man.

    What do you suppose you are here for? just to indulge yourself?

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Because the souls of two people become one through the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. The bond is stronger than a divorce court. It is even stronger than death.

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