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Divorce & Remarriage

The Original Christian Teaching on Divorce & Remarriage

By examining the evidence below, it can be easily discerned that the original Christian teaching concerning the issue of divorce & remarriage was very different from that of most modern-day churches. The Scriptural and historical evidence supplied below clearly demonstrates what the orthodox Christian position was from the very beginning by a nearly unanimous or universal consensus. It was held to from the time that Jesus taught it clear up until the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The norms of professing Christian society may have changed, but “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb 13:8). This is not an easy or a comfortable subject to deal with, but it is an eternally important one. Please consider the evidence given below:

Matthew 5:31-3231 “Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’  32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality [porneia: i.e. fornication] causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.” Continue reading Divorce & Remarriage

The Sin of Homosexuality

The Sin of Homosexuality

It is very easy to prove from the Scriptures that Jesus Christ Himself and the New Testament (as a whole) teaches that sexual immorality will cause a person to be cast into the lake of fire or be shut out of ‘heaven’—unless they repent of their sin and follow Jesus for the remainder of their lives. It is also clear that the Bible teaches that sexual relations between people of the same sex is a type of sexual immorality. But what exactly was taught by the earliest followers of Jesus concerning the subject of homosexuality, or same-sex relations? How did the ancient followers of Christ interpret their Master’s words about sexual immorality? Did they believe Jesus allowed or authorized sexual relations to be practiced between people of the same sex? Or did they consider it to be sinful? Can we know what is true on this issue? See the evidence below. Continue reading The Sin of Homosexuality

The Seriousness of Sexual Sin

The Seriousness of Sexual Sin

It is not the purpose of this article to list and address every mention of sexual sin in the Bible, but merely to show that sexual sins are indeed portrayed as being serious and defiling in the New Testament in a similar way as they were in the Old Testament. In ushering in the New Covenant, Jesus & His Apostles and the writers of the New Testament did not suddenly begin winking at such sins. They taught that sexual sin, unless repented of and forsaken, would disqualify people from finally entering the eternal kingdom of God. There are various sorts of sexual sin. Sometimes sexual sin is spoken against in a general manner in the New Testament, and sometimes we find such sins being spoken against very specifically. However, it is very clear that whatever type of sexual sin is being practiced, it is all defiling (i.e. it all causes spiritual uncleanness). For example: Continue reading The Seriousness of Sexual Sin