Another preacher and teacher for a preacher training school divorced his wife for some other reason than adultery. Maybe they just could not get along. Maybe he did not like her cooking. He knew he had no right to remarry so he lived single for more than ten years, until his wife eventually started dating someone and remarried. When she remarried, he claimed she had committed adultery, so that gave him the right to remarry.
- When Moses allowed divorce under the Old Law, what reasons did the Israelites have to give for putting away their wives (Deut. 24:1-4)?
- Matthew 5:32 says, “But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.” If the wife committed adultery by remarrying, who caused it?
- Is the one who causes his mate to commit adultery (Matt. 5:32) justified in using the adultery he caused as grounds for his remarriage?
- What did Jesus say about the man who divorced his wife for a cause other than fornication and married another (Matt. 5:32; 19:9)?
- What did Jesus say about the woman who was put away by her husband for a cause other than fornication and who married another (Matt. 5:32; 19:9)?