Divorce

Outline

 

1. The Law as Stated by Moses and Christ

2. Paul's Statement

3. The Unbelieving Wife or Husband

 

1. The Law as Stated by Moses and Christ

 

Deuteronomy 24:1 “Suppose a man marries a woman but she does not please him. Having discovered something wrong with her, he writes her a letter of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house.

 

Matthew 19:3-9 Some Pharisees came and tried to trap him with this question: “Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife for just any reason?” 4 “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’  5 And he said, ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’  6 Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”  7 “Then why did Moses say in the law that a man could give his wife a written notice of divorce and send her away?” they asked.  8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended. 9And I tell you this, whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery—unless his wife has been unfaithful.”

 

2. Paul's Statement

 

1 Corinthians 7:10-11  But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not from me, but from the Lord.  A wife must not leave her husband. 11 But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else be reconciled to him. And the husband must not leave his wife.

 

3. The Unbelieving Wife or Husband

 

1 Corinthians 7:15 (But if the husband or wife who isn’t a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the Christian husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you  to live in peace.)

 

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 09/19/2010