Pastor Tim Romero

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Mark 10:6-9

Mark 10:6–9 (ESV): 6 But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.' 7 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate." 

God made two kinds of people, male and female. They are to live in two types of relational categories, single or married. There is no divorced status in heaven. Jesus makes that clear in this passage.

After leaving Capernaum Jesus came to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan and taught the crowd that gathered. Pharisees came to test Him about divorce. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" Jesus replied, "What did Moses command you?" He was pointing them to Deuteronomy 24:1-4 which declared Moses permitted divorce only on the account of sexual immorality due to the hardness of heart. Paul inspired by the Spirit adds abandonment (1 Cor 7). Jesus goes on to declare that marriage is between a man and woman for life.

God is the Creator of all things including marriage. We must not redefine or change the rules relating to it. He said there are only two genders, male and female. God made us be one or the other. He also defines marriage as a monogamous relationship between man and woman. What God joins together let no man separate. He means it for life.

Rather than trying to figure out how to get out of your marriage, the focus should be on how to stay in your marriage. If you get divorced for unbiblical reasons you are still married in God's eyes so stay single. There is no divorced category in God's eyes. If you divorce under Biblical terms then you are free to remarry. Amen?

Father, we thank You for the institution of marriage. Help us to join together as man and woman, in our natural biological state, and never separate in Jesus' name, amen.
Mark 10:44-45
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