The book of Matthew was originally written in Greek. The Greek word that was originally written in the book of Matthew in this specific verse was Pornea, which is often translated into Fornication in the kjv.I will say this, if you don’t believe me, that is good, because I want you to dig it out yourself. God has bless us with internet. There is a problem with some translations , substituted words in some English translation miss the mark of the original text. The words “sexual immorality” is replacement words for biblical “fornication” in which the word fornication in the historical grammatical context in which the Jewish people knew exactly what it meant. When Jesus spoke the words. Jewish people were engaged for one year in which that is a part of the marriage ceremony, they live together, reason to make sure the bride is a virgin and not pregnant! If she shows up pregnant within the allotted time the man can divorce her because of “fornication”. That is what Jesus was saving, the only reason for divorce. Outside of that , marriage is to death do you apart. Remember Joseph and Mary,!he was going to put her away privately., for “fornication”, remember the people call Jesus born of Fornication , because she had Jesus before marriage ceremony was over.
Dig it up for yourself, but now day you got to dig deep, These churches and ministers influence by the deceiver are burying the truth deep. Remember the Bible is for true Christians and not the world.
in order to answer you clearly with my sleep deprived brain at 2 am, I’m going to break down your reply and give my response to it. Please forgive me I’m advance if I change a few words here or there to help me better understand what you were trying to convey:Were is the commandment of “agape” and forgive as God has forgiven you? The “agape” of God and worlds “love” is like night and day, You remember I did say, when I interpret scripture, my method is the “historical grammatical “ hermeneutics. In sense: Meaning the text has one meaning, that God is trying to convey. But we know from Christianity there are many applications.
Side note: sometimes, never dig where they what you to dig, because, sometimes the scripture is true: “they who leads you, leads you astray “
There are two Greek words for “fornication” if you have old copy of “Vines dictionary of Greek New Testament Words” it can be a catalyst.
What is the meaning of the Greek porneia in this passage (Matthew 19)? The Church of God for 40 years has said it relates to an illicit sex act committed PRIOR to being bound in marriage, undisclosed to the husband until AFTER the marriage ceremony.”
“The word porneia in Matthew 5 and Matthew 19 does not, and cannot mean in this context, adultery …porneia can, and more often does mean fornication by an UNmarried person — prior to marriage. THIS IS THE ONLY MEANING THAT FITS THE CONTEXT IN MATTHEW 5 AND 19, CONSISTENT WITH GOD’S LAW AND ALL THE OTHER SCRIPTURES, AND CONSISTENT WITH GOD’S PURPOSE!”
“Matthew alone mentions ‘except it be for porneia’ because only he has explained the incident of Joseph thinking to put away Mary his betrothed. When Jesus said these words, recorded in Matthew 5 and 19, He was very conscious of the fact that this very ‘exception clause’ INVOLVED HIS OWN CONCEPTION AND BIRTH.”
And we must also remember:
“What God has join together let NO man put asunder”.
“If you do divorce REMAIN unmarried or be reconciled unto your own husband or wife”.
I have no earthly idea what you're talking about, so let me just say this.I fully understand what Jesus meant about fornication in the text. Jesus spoke that we may know the truth. He sent the Holy Spirit to guide us and to teach us in the truth we need for no man to teach us. Others maybe confused but we are not. “ marriage is to death do us part”. But people are sinful and there is none righteous no not one. All Deserve damnation. No one is “obligated” to do anything. No one desires to do God’s will, So I say let that man or women make their choice, but let them not remarry, if they do they are committing Adultery. “ no Adulterous person will enter the kingdom of God, for God will judge the adulterous person. I don’t thing we should take a chance we have to much to lose, it is not worth it. “The way” is hard and narrow and only a Few find it. Many have died a violent death to stay on that path. Which path will you choose.
I 100% agree, for we are under the grace of God.I have no earthly idea what you're talking about, so let me just say this.
You're not going to hell if you divorce your wife. Life is too short to be tied down to a person that hurts you (either physically, emotionally, or spiritually), and who disrespects the sanctity of marriage by sleeping people other than their spouse. If you feel in your heart that you've committed a sin as grave as genocide for divorcing your spouse for whatever reason, then pray and ask God for forgiveness and move on.
People could pick apart that verse in Matthew all they want, but I would rather read it as it is. And the facts remain as it is:
When you cheat, you break the bond that is two people becoming one flesh. When you're no longer bound as one flesh, then it's not a sin if you decide to leave your cheating spouse. You don't have to leave your spouse. You're more than welcome to try and stick around and make it work, but you're not a sinner who is condemned to eternal punishment if you don't. It's not adultery if you're no longer married and bound as one flesh.
Agreed . I have often stated that our vow before God will be held before us at judgement . Did i cherish my wife though good and bad times , did i forgive her 7 x 70 times and did i ask to be forgiven 7 x 70 times .Have we become, my brothers and sisters in Christ, pleasers of self instead of pleasers of God. And supporters of those, who thinks as such.
always trying to find loop holes to justify our sin, [sin means: missing the mark]. Satan said to Eve, you shall not die,