3 The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?”
4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made[a] them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’[b] 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?[c] 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?”
8 He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality,[d] and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”
So Jesus said, “in the beginning God created male and female and the two are to be united”. He also said,” because of the hardness of your hearts Moses (emphasis added) permitted you to divorce, but in the beginning it was not so.”
“In the beginning, God created male and female and the two are to be united, but because of the hardness of your heart, the Supreme Court has permitted you to marry whoever you wish, but in the beginning it was not so….”
Next, I want to address a question that always seems to come up during this debate, and that is sin. Why is it bad, and why do Christians seem to fixate on this particular sin?
The bible says in Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 6 a couple of things, first, that all sin is an abomination to God, he then names several in verses 9-10
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners (swindlers) will inherit the kingdom of God.”
12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful…. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”[b] 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[c] and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Ok I talked about the bad news of sin, I would be doing a disservice if I did not talk about the good news. It is true, all have sinned, there is sin in this world, no one is without fault, and I am including me in this, there have been many things I have done that I am not proud of.