Matthew 5:32 The True Meaning Of Fornication

In Matt 5:32, Christ isn’t saying a man can divorce his wife, if she cheats on him while they are married, Christ is saying, a man can divorce his wife, if she was not a virgin before they were married.

The New Testament does not support the teaching that says, “a Christian can divorce his or her spouse, and marry someone else if the husband or wife cheats on his or her spouse”. The only reason a husband can divorce his wife and not commit adultery, is if his wife was not a virgin before they were married.

A woman that has sex before she is married commits fornication, that is the definition of “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 in regards to a husband being allowed to divorce his wife. If a wife deceives her husband into thinking that she was a virgin before they were married, the husband can divorce her and not commit adultery, that’s what Matthew 5:32 is saying. porneia: fornication

The Greek word “poneia” for the word “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 means “fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry”. The Greek word for “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 doesn’t mean “adultery”

Matthew 5:32 is a word for the husband, not the wife, a wife is not supposed to divorce her husband, but if she does divorce her husband, she must remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband, or if her husband dies, she can marry another man.

A man that claims to be Christian, cannot divorce his wife if she cheats on him while they are married, and marry another woman, if a man that claims to be Christian does divorce his wife because she cheats on him while they are married, and marries another woman, the man and the woman that married him are in an adulterous relationship.

Matthew 5:32 – but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for {the} reason of unchastity, [except the wife not be a virgin before they are married] makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

A woman that claims to be Christian is not supposed to divorce her husband, but if she does divorce her husband, she must remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband, if a woman that claims to be Christian divorces her husband and marries another man, while her first husband is alive, the woman and the man that she married are in an adulterous relationship.

Romans 7:3 – So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 – But to the married people I give charge–not I but the Lord–that the wife is not to separate from her husband.

7:11 – But if she does [separate from and divorce him], let her remain single or else be reconciled to her husband. And [I charge] the husband [also] that he should not put away {or} divorce his wife.

The New Testament makes it very clear that those who commit adultery will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Do you [those who are born from above] not know that the unrighteous {and} the wrongdoers will not inherit {or} have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure {and} immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,

6:10 – Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers {and} slanderers, nor extortioners {and} robbers will inherit {or} have any share in the kingdom of God.

Galatians – 5:19-21 – Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

5:20 – Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

5:21 – Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit commits adultery, that means that those that claim to be Christian that commit adultery are not led by the Holy Spirit, those who are not led by the Holy Spirit, are led by the flesh, no one led by the flesh is a child of God.

Romans 8:13-14 – For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

8:14 – For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

 

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